Agenda 2021

Agenda 2021

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Global Leadership

Global Leadership

TBC 14th June 2021 Public trust and AI: diversity and inclusion

As the CEO of DeepMind, Lila Ibrahim is laser-focused on mission and impact. She’s responsible for guiding and developing teams across engineering, virtual environments, program management and...

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm 14th June 2021 New monetary policy and the deficit myth

When it comes to the vast public stimulus payments of the past year, Bernie Sanders adviser Stephanie Kelton argues that the question ‘how do we pay for it’ is misplaced. One of the...

Summit

Summit

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Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

TBC 14th June 2021 Where to now? A post-covid world

An unruly pandemic has forever changed the face of healthcare and the technologies that help run it. So now we ask the question: what’s next for the health and wellbeing industry? Join Dr Jack...

TBC 14th June 2021 How mRNA technology changed our world forever: a discussion with Drew Weissman

From a once-dismissed idea to a leading technology in the race for a Covid vaccine, this session delves into the fascinating story of mRNA technology. Drew Weissman, co-founder of the mRNA...

TBC 14th June 2021 So we’re all talking about mental health, what next?

The pandemic has exposed and deepened the wounds of an ongoing mental health crisis. Join leading health expert Dr Vikram Patel in conversation with mental health advocate Dr Alex George on how...

TBC 14th June 2021 Covid’s aftermath: treating the undiagnosed

Despite heroic efforts from NHS staff, the pandemic has had an enormous impact on care given to non-Covid patients. In 2020, six million fewer treatment referrals were made by GPs. We welcome...

TBC 14th June 2021 Psychedelics and pharmaceuticals: the next revolution in healthcare

With the unpredictability of Covid and the loneliness of lockdowns, we’ve seen a 30% spike in mental health issues. Psychedelics have always been a huge talking point, but now they’re being seen...

TBC 14th June 2021 Can Google revolutionize health? Alan Karthikesalingam, Google

AI can now read mammograms just as well as the experts — and can even outperform them. Alan Karthikesalingam, research lead at Google looks at how the company is changing the patient’s...

Lab to Live (AI)

Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0

Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0

TBC 14th June 2021
Curated with: techUK
Transforming enterprise with non-public 5G networks

With the spike in deployments of non-public networks for the enterprise, 5G and edge computing now have the potential to completely disrupt the telecoms sector. We look at the opportunities and...

TBC 14th June 2021
Curated with: techUK
Intelligent automation: driving industry transformation

Emerging technologies like AI, robotic process automation and business process optimisation have the capacity to revolutionise business services, enhance digitisation and build resilience. This...

TBC 14th June 2021
Curated with: techUK
Cloud native: what next generation cloud infrastructure means for the industries of tomorrow

Last year highlighted the reliability, flexibility and scope of cloud — but 2021 is the year we can really showcase its role in innovation. With huge potential to drive business transformation,...

TBC 14th June 2021 Future of data centre technology

Data centres are incredibly energy intensive and consume around 1% of the UK’s electricity. However, their unique characteristics position them perfectly to become energy prosumers. We...

TBC 14th June 2021 The UK’s Quantum future: Positioning the UK for success

Quantum-driven technologies will be transformational to financial services and bring profound changes to the tech sector itself. But will these opportunities be available to businesses in the...

TBC 14th June 2021 Blockchain and business in action. Could blockchain make a difference and if so to which industries and how?

Blockchain has been one of the most hyped technologies in the last few years, generating vast sums of venture capital and countless media headlines. This session takes a closer look at how...

Open Web

Open Web

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Research (AI)

Start-up to IPO

Start-up to IPO

TBC 14th June 2021 CogX Climate Awards semi-finals

Solving the climate crisis presents the single biggest opportunity of the last 200 years. Galvanising the potential of technology is urgent to achieving our climate goals. Our Climate Innovation...

The Future of Work & HR

The Future of Work & HR

TBC 14th June 2021
Curated with: Institute for the Future of Work
Good work for all

Join Nobel laureate Christopher Pissarides and Kate Bell to explore the importance of ‘good work’.Good work is central to the well-being and flourishing of individuals, communities,...

TBC 14th June 2021
Curated with: Institute for the Future of Work
Trends for the future of work

What have we learned about the future of work trends we emerge from the global pandemic? How will we educate, reskill and upskill our workforce through new career cycles? Are new educational...

TBC 14th June 2021
Curated with: Institute for the Future of Work
Designing Technology for a Better Future of Work

What new, disruptive technologies are on the horizon? Join us as we explore how the design process could help businesses and employees to create innovative solutions for a better future of...

TBC 14th June 2021
Curated with: Institute for the Future of Work
The Amazonian Era: Gigification of Work

We are living through a new transformation of work. We are living in an Amazonian Era. The ethos, practices, and business models that emerged within the gig economy have been packaged up and...

TBC 14th June 2021
Curated with: Institute for the Future of Work
ESG investment and good work

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing goes mainstream, with over $40 trillion of assets under management globally. Join us to explore why sustainable good work should be core to...

11:00 am - 11:30 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: Prospect Union and Institute for the Future of Work
Big brother and big boss: is surveillance in the workplace the new normal?

With digital processes at the heart of our work, more and more information is saved and stored on our every single action. And with remote working on the rise, our actions get monitored and...

The Planet & Smart Cities

The Planet & Smart Cities

TBC 14th June 2021
Curated with: Nature4Climate
The Future of Food: can food systems work in partnership with nature?

Today, the way we produce food is the number one threat to nature, driving accelerating loss and degradation of lands and waters, climate change and declining productivity in farms, fields,...

TBC 14th June 2021
Curated with: Nature4Climate
Biodiversity: how can economics, science and technology meet to unlock nature’s value?

The Dasgupta Review makes the case for nature’s services being essential to functioning societies. The report warns we have collectively failed to manage nature sustainably, noting that demands...

TBC 14th June 2021
Curated with: Nature4Climate
Nature tech and impact surveillance

The key to protecting the world’s forests, grasslands and wetlands is the tech to monitor and survey what’s going on in real time. As more companies invest in the carbon offset market, the...

TBC 14th June 2021
Curated with: Carbon Re
Decarbonising industry: the really big climate challenge

Cement and steel are the essential building block of human societies,. They also represent 15% of all global emissions and yet, have received much less attention than sectors such as...

CreaTech

CreaTech

TBC 14th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
Launch of the CREATECH Report 2021

Mapping the intersection of technology and creativity

The UK has long been renowned as a shining light in the global tech ecosystem, and, equally, seen as a preeminent creative force in...

TBC 14th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
Future of UK CreaTech

CreaTech companies in the UK raised nearly £1bn in VC investment in 2020, a 22% increase from 2019. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning based companies received the highest proportion...

TBC 14th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
5G AND THE CREATIVE SECTOR

The high-bandwidth low-latency technologies promised by 5G are likely to radically disrupt the Creative Industries. Across TV, film, music, advertising, theatre, the arts and digital creative...

Cutting Edge (AI)

Cutting Edge (AI)

TBC 14th June 2021 A whole new world with constructor theory: Chiara Marletto

What if we could solve technological barriers by reimagining the laws of physics? Chiara Marletto, research fellow and author of ‘The Science of Can and Can’t’, explores ‘hidden’ theories,...

TBC 14th June 2021 Artificial Intelligence for us and on our terms – Rohit Prasad, head of AI for Amazon AlexaA discussion with Rohit Prasad, head of AI for Amazon Alexa

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to enhance every aspect of our daily lives for everyone, everywhere. To do that, AI needs to be far more capable in terms of what it can do and how...

TBC 14th June 2021 Stealing thoughts from our head – exploring neurorights

What if technology had the right to our thoughts in the future? What if our own minds could be hacked? Two notable minds in neurotechnology link their expertise to discuss whether technology is...

TBC 14th June 2021 Mixed realities for all industries: let the spatial computing revolution begin

This past year has blended our digital and physical worlds more than ever before. But what’s the emerging technology driving this revolution? Three leading minds in this field pool their...

TBC 14th June 2021 Measuring our future: why quantum sensing is set to change everything

Quantum computers get a lot of hype, but what about quantum sensors? From perfecting underwater navigation and sharpening earthquake warning systems to Star-Trek-like portable scanners that...

TBC 14th June 2021 Understanding AI systems for a better AI policy with Jack Clark

Measuring AI systems is one of the most important aspects of a robust AI policy. Jack Clark discusses the new frontier of AI systems, their broad capabilities and how to navigate the intriguing...

Cyber & Defence

Cyber & Defence

TBC 14th June 2021 Superpowers and peace: making a multipolar world work

With Russia, China and the US all wrestling for power amongst a divergence of interests, we ask how can global superpowers cohabit peacefully? Join us as we look at the hurdles of coordinating...

TBC 14th June 2021 Will 2030 be real? A discussion on Deepfakes

What if we told you there’s an emerging technology so manipulative that it has the potential to sow seeds of chaos into our democracies? That tool is here, and it’s known as deepfakes. We look...

TBC 14th June 2021 Warfare at the speed of AI

With the advent of AI-powered information warfare, everything you know about the battlefield is about to change. Whether it’s harnessing information at the speed of relevance or empowering...

TBC 14th June 2021 AI Versus AI: The New Era of Cyber Threat

The nature of cyber-warfare is changing alongside a new era of sophisticated machine-speed attacks, where algorithms battle against each other. Join Poppy Gustafsson as she discusses the need...

TBC 14th June 2021 Existential threats: the unpredictable horizon

We live in unpredictable times. From emerging conspiracy networks and rogue AI to despot regimes and disastrous cyber security failures. The threats loom large. What do the experts say about...

TBC 14th June 2021 Solarwinds, Russia and the new cold war

The solarwinds attack in 2020 remains an unprecedented moment in cyber history, with 1,000 Russian engineers all dedicated to infiltrating the US administration and intelligence agencies. Is...

Economy

Economy

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm 14th June 2021 Using the power of Anthro-Vision to understand human behavior and drive change

Anthropology, the scientific study of human behavioural patterns and underlying meaning, has found new domains of research in business and economy. Bestselling author and Anthropology PhD...

EdTech & Education

EdTech & Education

TBC 14th June 2021 Right here, right now: education in 2021

This last year has been one of the most disruptive years for education in living history. So what have we learnt and what changes are here to stay? We discuss Covid’s far-reaching effects on...

TBC 14th June 2021 Blockchain in education: the game changer students are looking for

Could blockchain be the game-changing tech in education that we’ve been waiting for? We hear from a distinguished panel on how we can apply this fascinating new tech to decentralise learning and...

TBC 14th June 2021 Debatemate: should big tech stay out of the classroom?

EdTech companies, both large and small, have seen their user numbers skyrocket thanks to Covid. But are they genuinely motivated to help teach and learn? We invite education experts to discuss...

TBC 14th June 2021 Not leaving anyone out in the schools revolution

According to UNICEF, two thirds of the world’s school-age children have no internet access at home. Bridging the digital divide has never been more important, especially when the knock-on effect...

Ethics & Society

Ethics & Society

FinTech & Financial Services

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