Agenda 2021

Agenda 2021

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Global Leadership

Global Leadership

8:59 am - 9:04 am 16th June 2021 MC
9:30 am - 10:00 am 16th June 2021 How do you turn a Telco into a Digico? A conversation with Harmeen Mehta, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, BT

Telcos deliver the lifeblood of our economies, our society, our digital businesses; connectivity. Their impact is huge, their potential is enormous. But many have struggled to adapt to the...

10:00 am - 10:40 am 16th June 2021 What’s the role of the BBC in the next 10 years?

How we create, consume and relate to news and media is changing at a never before seen rate. We talk to Richard Sharp, Chairman of the BBC about the challenges and opportunities the BBC will...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 16th June 2021 What the UK needs from a National AI Strategy

Earlier this year the AI Council published an AI Roadmap suggesting the UK government double down on the good work started by the 2018 AI Sector Deal and proposing a national strategy fit for...

12:00 pm - 1:20 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: VISA
What does it take to be a responsible leader of AI?

Business leaders looking to leverage the power of data and AI find themselves navigating evolving regulations and a sea of new ethical, governance and organisational considerations. So what does...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 16th June 2021 The future: No place for the death penalty

The death penalty is skewed towards punishing the most disadvantaged members of society. If we want to build a fairer world, we have to uphold everyone’s human rights. We invite Afua Hirsch to...

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: Shell
Can technology lead the green recovery?

The global pandemic has sparked a technological revolution – changing the way we live, learn and work. Now can it help us tackle climate change? From carbon tracking, to energy efficiency,...

4:10 pm - 4:50 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: Accenture and The Alan Turing Institute
Make the leap, take the lead

Technology has been a lifeline during the pandemic—enabling new ways of working and doing business, creating new interactions and experiences, and improving health and safety. The pandemic has...

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm 16th June 2021 Amazon: Democratising machine learning

Machine learning (ML) is fundamentally changing the world around us. Amazon has been one of the powerhouses of applied ML from its start 25 years ago, operating hundreds of ML-driven services,...

6:00 pm - 6:40 pm 16th June 2021 High Risk, High Reward: The future UK Scientific Research

Amanda Solloway MP, Matt Warman MP and Hannah Fry discuss The Advanced Research & Invention Agency (ARIA) and its implications on scientific research in the UK, and how it can help cement...

6:40 pm - 6:45 pm 16th June 2021 MC

CreaTech

CreaTech

10:00 am - 10:45 am 16th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
The value of STEAM: How do we drive innovation and human connection in the post-pandemic world?

Open, original and optimistic — Festival UK 2022 is an unparalleled experiment in cross-sector creative ambition. Fusing creativity, innovation and technology, it can inspire millions and fuel a...

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
What will the Olympics look like in 10 years time? How esports and technology are changing the face of sport

E-sports and Formula E are defining a new era of sports; captivating fans and changing the entire way we view ‘athletes’. This session looks at how tech will evolve the traditional sports fan...

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 16th June 2021 Portals into the metaverse

We’re on the edge of an exciting transition in entertainment where the lines between gaming, music, fashion, art and technology are being blurred. In this session we look at a few new...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
Around the world in 1800 seconds

Investment in digital media, martech, media-tech and related areas has experienced significant change over the last year. As we all look forward to hopefully a safer and more stable economy, we...

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
Storytelling reinvented

How has technology transformed storytelling and immersive content creation? What opportunities does it open up to innovative creators? In this session, we see examples of storytelling reimagined...

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
How Epic Games takes us from real to unreal

Over the last few years, Epic Games has become much more than a games company, with Hollywood using the game engine for digital sets and city planners use it for digital twin projects. Sallyann...

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 16th June 2021 Tech vs media rules: Time for a level playing field

The media landscape is changing rapidly and new regulations and policies are coming our way in different areas. From online advertising to competition regulation and content moderation rules. In...

6:00 pm - 6:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: KTW London and The Wick
New ways of seeing: Cultural pathways for the next 10 years

The digital world has played a major role in broadening the boundaries of what’s considered art. Can new technology also increase engagement, making arts audiences more diverse and making sure...

Lab to Live

Lab to Live

9:59 am - 10:04 am 16th June 2021 MC
11:00 am - 11:40 am 16th June 2021 Using AI to improve human outcomes when it matters most

The stakes are at their highest when AI is in charge of decisions that will impact people’s lives — even entire populations. Mind Foundry is helping governments and organisations harness the...

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 16th June 2021 Bringing the future ‘home’: How Outra helped Heylo gain a competitive advantage with AI predictive technology

Heylo is the UK’s leading part-buy/part-rent home business, and its main mission is to get people into homes. In this session, Mackay and Pinto discuss how Outra’s advanced predictive AI helped...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 16th June 2021 Evolving principles to practice: AI in government

Learn all about how Global AI is collaborating with the US Department of Defense to advance their Responsible AI Principles and build a responsible AI ecosystem. We dive into how this...

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 16th June 2021 Unlocking human potential across AI-powered talent decisions

How can we use AI to drive diversity, performance and innovation in the workplace? Join Dr. Frida Polli, CEO of pymetrics, and Amber Grewal, Global Head of Talent, to explore how we can use...

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 16th June 2021 AI for good: Sustainability for the future

Currently, the food service and retail industries produce 362 million tonnes of food waste annually. Orbisk is a company focused on limiting the amount of food waste produced in hospitality...

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 16th June 2021 Human empathy & conversational AI: banking, transformed

In a world that’s becoming increasingly automated, HSBC chose to welcome more personal customer contact instead of less. Although providing trusted, top-quality service for millions of customers...

6:00 pm - 6:40 pm 16th June 2021 Supercharging science: How organisations can drive innovation with AI

From observing astrophysical phenomena to deep learning models that predict a tumor’s response to drugs, AI is integral to many scientific domains. Through novel AI architectures, like...

6:40 pm - 6:45 pm 16th June 2021 MC

Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0

Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0

There are no sessions available for this stage today. Please check another date.

Open Web

Open Web

10:00 am - 10:40 am 16th June 2021 Encoding values into a new generation of technology

In his talk, Dr, Steven Waterhouse will discuss how human values are built into our technology and how those values influence society. The next generation of technology can be built upon...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 16th June 2021 How large is the crypto ecosystem? (ConsenSys)

The total value of the crypto ecosystem is now above $2 trillion dollars but the jury is still out about how we should value cryptocurrencies and their multiple cases

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 16th June 2021 NFTs – Decentralised media. What is it?

Creators are discovering that they no longer need to be shackled by centralised rent takers, but can instead chart their own path.

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 16th June 2021 Venture investing in the Open Economy

The Open Web presents a unique new proposition for venture investors, with earlier liquidity, eye-watering valuations, and far more concurrent considerations than a typical startup.

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 16th June 2021 Post Quantum world: Is Crypto ready?

Quantum computing has the potential to break existing cryptographic algorithms. What can we do to prepare for an impending post quantum world?

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 16th June 2021 Gaming: Scarce digital assets

Covid-19 left many out of work, generating yield in blockchain games has provided them with some respite, but this is just the beginning of a new paradigm that rewards participants for their...

There are no in-person sessions for this stage on this day.

Research

Research

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Start-up to IPO

Start-up to IPO

10:29 am - 10:34 am 16th June 2021 MC
10:30 am - 10:55 am 16th June 2021 The Positive Disruptor with Claire Valoti and José Neves

Augmented reality is completely transforming the shopping experience. In this session, Farfetch and Snap discuss the curious evolution of shopping over the next decade, and their shared vision...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 16th June 2021 2021: Is it a year of Deep Tech?

This past year has renewed the industry’s focus on deep tech, but where does its unlocked potential lie in Europe? This session looks at both the exciting opportunities and head-scratching...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: Tech Nation
How to build an inclusive workplace

Tech Nation is releasing a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) toolkit for founders to help them make their growing businesses more inclusive, looking at the best way to start the dialogue with...

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 16th June 2021 Nurturing community safety with Roblox and Yubo

We’ve had very little in-person social connection this past year, which has led to virtual entertainment and online social platforms witnessing an immense spike in popularity. So what...

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 16th June 2021 Getting way more girls and women into STEM

How can society work better to support young women entering and succeeding in STEM fields? We hear from our panelists on the gender gap within tech, their own personal challenges and the advice...

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 16th June 2021 Managing design teams: From seed to scale

Join seasoned designers from Facebook, Lyft and Opendoor as they discuss the challenges and priorities of different-size design teams, look at the skills that first design-hires should have, and...

6:00 pm - 6:40 pm 16th June 2021 Using your money to support racial equality

Black founders receive less than 1% of VC funding in the US, and less than 0.24% in the UK. Why does this happen? Is it really a pipeline issue or is it down to the implicitly racist trope that...

The Future of Work & HR

The Future of Work & HR

9:59 am - 10:04 am 16th June 2021 MC
10:00 am - 10:40 am 16th June 2021 The future of HR: Unlocking human potential

How has HR changed during the pandemic, and how does the digital transformation of work change the way HR functions? From payroll to benefits, performance management, learning and development,...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 16th June 2021
Curated with: Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
The Ethics of AI in recruitment: From principles to practice

Using AI in recruitment systems is now commonplace. How can we ensure that data-driven approaches actually improve the status quo? In this panel, we discuss how to achieve best practices in AI...

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 16th June 2021 Reset work: Ideas to change how we work and live

Some people seek purpose in work. Others see it as a means to an end — a way to live with purpose outside of work. Where do you sit on this scale? In this session we explore a variety of ways to...

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm 16th June 2021 Creating a culture of innovation

In this session we’ll explore how innovation actually happens in a business. How can companies better support their own research and innovation efforts? How can leadership create the...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: QuantumBlack
Right back in the 1950s: The pandemic and women at work

Between lost income for the least well paid, unpaid childcare and escalating domestic work burdens, many of the hard-won gains in gender equality in the workplace have evaporated over the past...

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 16th June 2021 Next gen tools to boost productivity in the world of work

After a yearlong of social distancing and testing the tools needed to work through it, how will we work going forward? Will we return to pre-Covid life, blend the positive aspects of working...

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: Accenture
Supporting employees: mental, physical and digital wellbeing

The workplace has changed and the global workforce is still adapting. But to truly thrive in the new normal, they’re going to need support from their employers. This session looks at how...

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm 16th June 2021 Tech for leaders: Decision making 2.0

We’re at the dawn of a new era in AI, where a new kind of partnership between humans and machines is fast emerging. Many business leaders and decision-makers believe AI will transform how...

There are no in-person sessions for this stage on this day.

The Planet & Smart Cities

The Planet & Smart Cities

10:00 am - 10:40 am 16th June 2021
Curated with: Accenture
Innovation: Supercharging green cities

Innovation: the single most crucial ingredient to tackling climate change. In this session, we bring together two innovators out to reshape how we live and work in cities. From embracing the...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 16th June 2021 Two wheels good: Mobility and the city

What comes next for clean transport? How can we use innovation and technology to improve how people move around cities? In this session we hear from Isabel Dedring, Arup’s Global Transport...

11:59 am - 12:04 pm 16th June 2021 MC
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 16th June 2021 Reinventing the high street with geospatial and place-based innovation

As we look at the aftermath of COVID-19 on UK high streets, communities are asking how they can build back better, and prioritise sustainability, health and resilience to avoid future shocks at...

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: Shell
Can digitalisation and AI accelerate the energy transition?

Can digitalisation and AI accelerate the energy transition? The energy industry is going through a double transformation: one is decarbonization, the other is digital transformation. We now know...

5:50 pm - 5:55 pm 16th June 2021 MC

GLS Side Events

GLS Side Events

9:00 am - 9:55 am 16th June 2021 London’s first Emerging Technology Charter

The draft Charter represents the next step in London’s thinking around new digital infrastructure, along with services powered by 5G and AI. Developed over the last year, the draft Charter...

1:00 pm - 1:55 pm 16th June 2021 Graph AI: Get ready for the new wave of AI!

In this talk, a leading Graph AI expert and an audit technologist will explain how they are building a new wave of AI, built on graphical data structures rather than linear data, which is...

1:00 pm - 1:55 pm 16th June 2021 Using AI explainability statements to help build trustworthy and legal AI

The AI narrative is dominated by mistrust of the AI ‘black box.’ It leaves us with questions like: is AI fair? Is it safe? How does it work? And where does the data come from? Regulators, led by...

4:00 pm - 4:55 pm 16th June 2021 How to attract and retain diverse talent

To discover commonalities between inequitable hiring practices, learn new inclusive approaches to ensure diverse talent pipelines and share best practices gathered from community establishments....

There are no in-person sessions for this stage on this day.

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge

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Cyber & Defence

Cyber & Defence

10:00 am - 10:45 am 16th June 2021
Curated with: CyLon
Leadership in cyber security

The world of cyber security is highly unpredictable, putting an emphasis on effective and robust leadership. In this session, we are joined by two senior leaders in the world of cyber security:...

Economy

Economy

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EdTech & Education

EdTech & Education

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Ethics & Society

Ethics & Society

10:00 am - 10:40 am 16th June 2021
Curated with: Faculty
AI safety: Today and tomorrow

AI is only getting more powerful. There is huge potential for it to significantly improve our daily lives, but, if badly implemented, could lead to issues like gender-biased algorithms and...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 16th June 2021 Antiracism within AI research

Despite what we learn about scientific neutrality and objectivity, science has a long history of legitimising and perpetuating racism. This history plays an important role in how we understand...

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: BBC and Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
Down with doomscrolling: Improving recommendation algorithms

Designing digital services is difficult, and there’s plenty of evidence of bad practice and filter bubbles that disempower or frustrate users online. This session explores how we can deliver...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 16th June 2021 Collective imagination: Making and imagining alternatives

Innovation happens all around us all the time- in the ways we live our lives, solve problems, and make use of tools and technology. When we centre “innovation practice” in labs and...

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: Open Data Institute and Accenture
What is good data?

Data touches everything in our everyday lives, and we can either embrace it or reject it. While there’s no shortage of privacy issues surrounding the use of personal data, there’s also huge...

There are no in-person sessions for this stage on this day.

FinTech & Future Financial Services

FinTech & Future Financial Services

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GenZ

GenZ

9:59 am - 10:04 am 16th June 2021
Curated with: One Young World
MC
10:00 am - 10:45 am 16th June 2021
Curated with: One Young World
Youth representation in UK politics: Is there enough?

Studies show that less than a third of young people show any interest in politics, so how can we encourage more youth to participate? In this session we take a closer look at how we can make the...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 16th June 2021
Curated with: One Young World
How to get your first job in today’s world

The job market has drastically changed and job hunting isn’t what it used to be. So how can younger generations land a job nowadays? An experienced panel covers the must-have skills, gives tips...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: One Young World
Diversity was a 2020 buzzword — now what?

Studies show that diverse teams are 36% more likely to be profitable. This panel looks at how we can create human-first workplaces that champion diversity and inclusion, and how to spark the...

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: One Young World
The brands GenZ wants to buy

GenZ is the most eco-conscious and socially-aware generation yet. They want brands that walk the talk and put people and the environment first. So how can brands drive positive change and win...

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: One Young World
The fast-changing world of wellbeing

Working from home, pets without boundaries and around-the-clock childcare — lockdown has been unbelievably tough on mental health. From countering loneliness and avoiding burnout to prioritising...

6:00 pm - 6:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: One Young World
Immigration: COVID-19, nationalism and racism. What’s next for migrants?

Studies show the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on immigrant communities in the US, hitting their living standards and access to healthcare the hardest. We take a closer look at the...

There are no in-person sessions for this stage on this day.

Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

10:00 am - 10:40 am 16th June 2021 Indiana Jones and the variant trackers

Covid variants have continuously rocked our journey to recovery. We invite Sharon Peacock, one of the world’s most renowned variant sequencers, to share her expertise on the innovative...

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: NHSX
Paving the future: Developing a pipeline for AI in health and social care

The UK has the potential to become a world leader in developing and using AI-powered tech for improved health, well-being and healthcare systems. But the key is developing a pipeline of...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 16th June 2021 Death is just a technical problem

Does anyone really want to live until 180? Progress in longevity science is abundant at the moment, from healthspan hacking to novel therapies being brought under development. Our panel of...

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: London & Partners Limited
Battling the big one: AI’s fight to eliminate cancer

AI has become an incredibly important diagnostic tool in the fight against one of the world’s biggest killers: cancer. With 10 million people around the world losing their lives to cancer...

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 16th June 2021 Vaccines: Creating environments for global breakthroughs

After witnessing the fastest development of a vaccine in history, how can we drive even more ground-breaking innovations within the health industry? To answer this pressing question, we welcome...

5:20 pm - 6:00 pm 16th June 2021 Stopping the next pandemic: Eric Topol

The end of the pandemic is tantalisingly close, but what about the next pandemic? Have we learnt enough to prevent it from happening? We talk with AI health pioneer Eric Topol about his...

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