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Meet our 2021 Speakers

We may have fewer speakers on-site this year, but there’ll be no shortage of knowledge and inspiration led by some of the most distinguished names in world’s biggest industries

CogX at King’s Cross

We’re bringing all the excitement of our hybrid Festival to the heart of King’s Cross Knowledge Quarter, thanks to the support of forward-thinking organisations including: The Alan Turing Institute, The Francis Crick Institute, British Library, Wellcome Trust, Google and many more.

What’s in it for you?

Glimpse into the future

Dive into the minds of world-leading experts for personal insights on global topics. From EdTech to sustainability — this is where you can learn what's ahead and how it can help you win in your industry.

Find new opportunities

Showcase your ideas to a global audience and meet the people who can make them reality. From finding potential customers to meeting investors, CogX is where the magic happens.

Grow your network

With the most diverse gathering in tech, this is where you can find like-minded people, meet your industry heroes and catch up with your professional circles.

Join the conversation

Have your say in the most important conversations of our time. From the future of AI to the climate crisis, bring your brightest ideas to the table so we can all get the next 10 years right.

Our Partners

Join CogX Festival 2021

Choose from our action-packed passes to join the world’s largest hybrid Festival — virtually or in person (or both!)

The most affordable way to immerse yourself in the CogX Festival experience through our virtual platform.

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Get the CogX Festival experience and take your virtual networking to the next level.

Too busy to travel? You can still join your peers with an exclusive Virtual GLS pass. 

Join us in person for half a day and unlock the full virtual festival. Your agenda, your way.

An exceptional day listening to your industry heroes and asking them your biggest questions in person. It’s a day to meet new people, spark new opportunities and cultivate lasting memories.

The full CogX experience. Relax and enjoy everything King’s Cross has to offer, with unlimited access to the online Festival and on-demand sessions. 

The most productive day of your year. Reconnect with your peers and meet new customers, partners, and prospects — all in one place. Plus, get access to our personal concierge service for the best Festival experience.

Kick back in our exclusive Global Leaders Lounge for unparalleled networking, spontaneous meetings and candid conversations with world-class speakers and like-minded peers. 

*Check our Health & Safety page to learn how we’re protecting you on-site. Note that if we can’t go ahead due to Covid, you get a full refund.

Explore this year’s topics

We’ve carefully curated 18 topics to captivate your senses, delight your curiosity and bring you to the forefront of the digital age 


Culture, creativity and technology

Cutting Edge

A glimpse into the technology of tomorrow

Cyber & Defence

Securing spaces online and offline


Building a people-first economy

EdTech & Education

Reshaping the way we learn

Ethics & Society

Technology engineered with empathy

Fintech & Financial Services

The future trends in finance

Future of Work & HR

What’s next for the workplace


A 101 on the next generation

Global Leadership

Answering the biggest questions of our time

Health & Wellbeing

The best breakthroughs in healthcare

Lab to Live

From theory to the real world

Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0

Bridging the digital and physical worlds

Open Web Forum

A fairer digital world awaits

Planet & Smart Cities

Connecting earth, nature and technology


The latest advances in academia

Start Up to IPO

Scaling the brightest ideas