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The Planet & Smart Cities
TBC 14th June 2021 Decarbonising industry: The really big climate challenge

Cement and steel are the essential building blocks of human society. They also represent 15% of all global emissions, and yet, have received much less attention than transportation and power....

The Planet & Smart Cities
TBC 14th June 2021 MC
Global Leadership
8:45 am - 8:55 am 14th June 2021 MC
Global Leadership
8:59 am - 9:14 am 14th June 2021 Opening of Festival

Welcome to CogX2021 from festival CEO, Charlie Muirhead

Global Leadership
9:00 am - 9:40 am 14th June 2021 Tech Zero Taskforce

Join the UK’s fastest growing startups as they launch the Tech Zero Taskforce. Led by Bulb and with the support of Tech Nation, the Taskforce aims to get 1,000 UK companies signed up to...

Global Leadership
9:40 am - 10:00 am 14th June 2021 Rolls Royce and the path to Net Zero

A year on from signing up to the UN’s Race to Zero — with a bold ambition to play a leading role in pioneering a resilient, inclusive, net zero carbon future — we talk to Warren East, CEO...

CreaTech
9:59 am - 10:39 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
MC CreaTech

The high-bandwidth low-latency technologies promised by 5G are likely to radically disrupt the Creative Industries, transforming the production, distribution and consumption models as well as...

EdTech & Education
9:59 am - 10:04 am 14th June 2021 MC
Ethics & Society
9:59 am - 10:04 am 14th June 2021 MC

5 minutes to open the stage and intro the first session

FinTech & Future Financial Services
9:59 am - 10:04 am 14th June 2021 MC
Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0
9:59 am - 10:04 am 14th June 2021 MC
Open Web
9:59 am - 10:04 am 14th June 2021 MC
Research
9:59 am - 10:04 am 14th June 2021 MC
Start-up to IPO
9:59 am - 10:04 am 14th June 2021 MC
The Future of Work & HR
9:59 am - 10:02 am 14th June 2021 MC
The Planet & Smart Cities
9:59 am - 10:04 am 14th June 2021 MC
Global Leadership
10:00 am - 10:40 am 14th June 2021 How technology can serve everyone: Stakeholder Capitalism – The what, the why and the how

Health, economy, social justice, technology, ESG — the Covid crisis has made several industries realise the urgent need for change due to major shifts in stakeholder needs. Tech-driven...

CreaTech
10:00 am - 10:45 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
Introducing CreaTech: Where creativity meets technology

‘CreaTech’ marries creative skills and emerging technologies to produce new ways of engaging audiences. Embracing technologies such as virtual reality, AI and 5G, CreaTech opens up new cultural...

Cutting Edge
10:00 am - 10:40 am 14th June 2021 A Physicist’s Guide to Life on Earth

Each of us has three life support systems: our own body, our planet, and the infrastructure of our civilisation. We are completely dependent on them, and these three systems all operate under...

Cyber & Defence
10:00 am - 10:30 am 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...

EdTech & Education
10:00 am - 10:40 am 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...

Ethics & Society
10:00 am - 10:45 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: Ada Lovelace Institute
Vaccine passports and the next generation of digital infrastructure

As the pandemic response moves into vaccine distribution, vaccine certification and health status applications are being offered as a promising digital tool to enable freedoms. But what are the...

FinTech & Future Financial Services
10:00 am - 10:40 am 14th June 2021 Green rockets or green bottlenecks? What does the next cycle hold?

There’s a growing realization that everyone in the world cannot decarbonise at the same speed. Steen Jakobsen, Chief Economist, Saxo Bank will provide his insights on the green transition...

Health & Wellbeing
10:00 am - 10:40 am 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...

Lab to Live
10:00 am - 10:45 am 14th June 2021 How the NHS is using AI to predict demand for services

The first wave of the pandemic made it tremendously difficult to predict the demand on health and care services. In response, NHS England and NHS Improvement developed the COVID-19 Early Warning...

Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0
10:00 am - 10:45 am 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...

Open Web
10:00 am - 10:40 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: Fabric Ventures
Open Economy (Fabric Ventures, RM)

Rentier capitalism turbo-charged by technology has profited the few; negatively impacted politics, mental health and the environment and constrained economic outcomes to silo’d local optimums....

Research
10:00 am - 10:45 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: Springer Nature
The future of research lies in collaboration

Research is a collective effort. The lab bench needs to work with the science-policy interface, and public-private partnerships in drug development need to involve patients to design clinical...

Start-up to IPO
10:00 am - 10:35 am 14th June 2021 Profile on The Stack Founder

We hear from Sharmadean Reid, Founder of Beautystack on her thoughts on why women don’t read the news, how to connect readers together and grow women’s economy, and how the media can be a one...

The Future of Work & HR
10:00 am - 10:45 am 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,...

The Planet & Smart Cities
10:00 am - 10:45 am 14th June 2021 Raising climate ambition: The COP26 opportunity

It’s all hands on deck when it comes to preserving our planet. With the COP26 climate talks in November, great headwinds are building for real progress. How can we be at the forefront of change...

Cyber & Defence
10:59 am - 11:04 am 14th June 2021 MC
Health & Wellbeing
10:59 am - 11:04 am 14th June 2021 MC
Global Leadership
11:00 am - 11:40 am 14th June 2021 Building a digitally fit future: Big tech and accountability

We live in an age where big tech companies like Amazon and Facebook wield an extraordinary amount of power. The question of our time is, how do we keep them accountable? We join two pioneers of...

CreaTech
11:00 am - 11:40 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
The CreaTech report 2021

UK CreaTech companies raised nearly £1bn in venture capital investment in 2020, up 22% on 2019, and ahead of the £846m raised by Energy Tech in the same period, according to a new report...

Cutting Edge
11:00 am - 11:40 am 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...

Cyber & Defence
11:00 am - 11:40 am 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...

Economy
11:00 am - 11:40 am 14th June 2021 When private investment fears to tread: The role of public development banks

You can’t build a better future without taking risks. From financial and (geo)political leaps of faith to accepting that your return on investment might not be quick or even monetary — pushing...

EdTech & Education
11:00 am - 11:40 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: Nesta
NESTA: If EdTech is here to stay, how can it make education fairer?

As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, education leaders are faced with some tough questions: how will we support children who have fallen behind to catch-up? And how do we improve teaching in...

Ethics & Society
11:00 am - 11:40 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: Ada Lovelace Institute
How do we get biometric-based technologies right in the future?

Biometrics technologies like facial and gait recognition systems are a source of ongoing controversy. Are there ways to design and build these systems to serve the needs of people they affect...

FinTech & Future Financial Services
11:00 am - 11:40 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: Level39
The role of finance and cities in delivering a sustainable future

Mark Carney, the Climate Finance Reformer, and Shobi Khan, CEO of Canary Wharf Group, sit down for an honest conversation about what breakthroughs have to become mainstream in order to have the...

Health & Wellbeing
11:00 am - 11:40 am 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...

Lab to Live
11:00 am - 11:35 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: McKinsey & Company and QuantumBlack
From collaboration to innovation: How Porsche Motorsport sharpened their competitive edge with AI

How do you successfully collaborate and implement an AI project — from lab to track? Join Zara Davies, partner at QuantumBlack, and Malte Huneke, Technical Project Leader, 2020, for TAG Heuer...

Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0
11:00 am - 11:40 am 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...

Open Web
11:00 am - 11:40 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: Fabric Ventures
Healthcare: Who owns my data?

Do you know where your private critical data is stored or who has access to it?

Research
11:00 am - 11:40 am 14th June 2021 Future of AI Industry-Academia Relations

For AI to positively impact society and the economy, collaboration with the industry is key. But first, we need to move away from outdated mechanisms. As AI continues to develop at incredible...

Start-up to IPO
11:00 am - 11:40 am 14th June 2021 The ethical mission of our startups

Solving the climate crisis presents the single biggest opportunity in the last 200 years. But how can a business balance both purpose and profit? Our panel of sustainability-focused...

The Future of Work & HR
11:00 am - 11:40 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...

Economy
11:59 am - 12:04 pm 14th June 2021 MC
Global Leadership
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 14th June 2021 Responsible leadership: The risks and the rewards of advancing the state of the art in AI

As the COO 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...

CreaTech
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
Creative industries on 5G

The high-bandwidth low-latency technologies promised by 5G are likely to radically disrupt the Creative Industries, transforming the production, distribution and consumption models as well as...

Cyber & Defence
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 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...

Economy
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 14th June 2021 Post-pandemic: Society and the economy

The pandemic has uprooted our society and economy in a way not seen for decades. To quote Churchill, ‘No crisis should go to waste’, so what have we learnt and how can it help us deal with the...

EdTech & Education
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 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...

Ethics & Society
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Ada Lovelace Institute
What does the future hold for regulating social media?

In the last year, sweeping new powers have been proposed for UK and EU regulators to audit, inspect and assess social media platforms. Similar discussions are underway in the USA. But what will...

FinTech & Future Financial Services
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Accenture
Financial transformation: Data, operations and holistic services

Laura O’Sullivan from Accenture and James Bickerton from HSBC will be sharing insights in how they support their clients on their own financial transformation through data, ops, all the way up...

Health & Wellbeing
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 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...

Lab to Live
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Accenture
Data&AI: Why now is the time to rethink?

The pandemic has changed the way we work, what we consume, the way we consume.. It also has “broken” the supply chain for many organisations…. Data was always important – but it has never been...

Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: techUK and QuantumBlack
Cloud future: 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,...

Open Web
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Fabric Ventures
Sustainability: Open Web innovations

Compared to the Petrodollar, Proof of Work presents a unique opportunity to accelerate renewable energy adoption and incentivise zero marginal cost energy production.

Research
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: The Alan Turing Institute
AI in Financial Services: Turing report launch

The Alan Turing Institute, in collaboration with the Financial Conduct Authority, has thoroughly examined the benefits and challenges raised by the use of AI in financial services and the role...

The Future of Work & HR
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 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...

The Planet & Smart Cities
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Nature4Climate
Biodiversity: How can economics, science and technology meet to unlock nature’s value?

Many see nature and tech as opposing forces, where one must dominate the other to solve our ongoing global crisis. We see it differently. This session explores the economics of biodiversity, the...

CreaTech
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm 14th June 2021 Old Vic: in camera

OLD VIC: IN CAMERA was a new artistic initiative created by The Old Vic in response to the pandemic when, following closure, income dropped by almost 90% overnight. As an independent charity,...

Cutting Edge
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm 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...

Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: techUK
Edge computing: Why the future of business transformation is at the edge

Edge computing is entering an extraordinary new phase of capabilities. Join our panel of experts as we look at how Edge has the potential to unlock the value of data assets, as well as enabling...

Research
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm 14th June 2021 Backing our brightest and best AI stars who will help alight the UK’s future

Skilled experts are needed to develop AI, and they are in short supply.

Hear how the UK Government intends to Build Back Better by investing in the growth of AI skills across the UK; a...

GLS Side Events
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 14th June 2021 Ask Me Anything about the future of healthcare

Healthcare as we know it is mostly about sick care. It’s designed to help people when it’s too late, or they’re already sick. Join Dr. Ali Parsa, Founder and CEO of Babylon, for a casual...

GLS Side Events
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm 14th June 2021 AI for the C-Suite

This masterclass provides C-Suite executives with a clear overview of what they need to know for their AI journey, with a focus on relevant questions such as: what’s AI and what can it help...

GLS Side Events
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm 14th June 2021 Shifting world powers

Though geopolitical struggle for power in the world is ongoing, the COVID pandemic seems to have acerbated it by impacting economic and political stability in all parts of the world. In...

Global Leadership
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021 Planet: What benefits will fully autonomous transportation bring?

The evolution of driverless transportation will change the way we live and work forever. From the design of urban environments to reducing emissions, road safety to vehicle ownership all the...

CreaTech
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
How is fast fashion becoming slow fashion?

Since 2000 clothing production has doubled, but 85% of textiles end up in landfill, and fashion production itself contributes to 10% of humanity’s carbon emissions. This session explores the...

Cutting Edge
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 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...

Cyber & Defence
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 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...

Economy
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Digital Catapult and QuantumBlack
The New Normal, according to the latest research

The pandemic has accelerated changes in consumer preferences and sparked new trends in consumer behaviour. Now that the end of the pandemic is tantalisingly close, everyone is talking about...

EdTech & Education
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021 Schools are not working: How do we prepare students for a future world?

School systems across the world are rapidly fading into obsolescence. How can we start engaging students with AI and nanotechnology sooner? Will the future of schooling revolve around...

Ethics & Society
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Ada Lovelace Institute
Closing the data divide: COVID 19 and beyond

During the pandemic, the digital divide has had an onward effect on who can be represented by, and has agency to shape, data-driven technologies – at a time when tech has been accelerated...

FinTech & Future Financial Services
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021 Is innovation and disruption within the insurance industry possible?

What demands have insurance companies been facing since the pandemic? How is digitalisation going to alter the insurance experience in Europe? This session looks at how people’s behaviour...

Health & Wellbeing
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021 Can Google revolutionise 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
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021 Forget manual searches! Gain supplier discovery and insights at scale with AI

Companies need to optimize costs, protect market share, drive innovation and embrace sustainability. While many still struggle with slow methods to identify suppliers, join Scoutbee and Siemens...

Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: techUK
Future of data centre technology

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

Open Web
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Fabric Ventures
Part 1. Data Economy – How do we inspire the best-in-breed technical talent to Open Web companies?

The most successful business model of the internet has been to harvest as much data as possible and only share it if profit can be extracted. Let’s consider a new model, where all...

Research
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021 Securing blockchains against current and future (quantum) threats.

Is quantum computing a cybersecurity threat to blockchains? In this session we explore how ready-to-deploy quantum technology can secure blockchains against current (and future) threats, and how...

The Future of Work & HR
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 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...

The Planet & Smart Cities
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Nature4Climate
The future of food: Can food systems work in partnership with nature?

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, forestry...

The Planet & Smart Cities
2:00 pm - 2:01 pm 14th June 2021 MC
Global Leadership
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 14th June 2021 The power of privilege and the importance of allyship in the workplace

Many of those privileged enough to be distanced from racism are now having to come to terms with the uncomfortable fact that they continue to prosper at the detriment of others. They’ve been...

CreaTech
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
AI Poetry and performative architecture

The UK Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai is a performative structure that uses artificial intelligence to create poetry. The Pavilion will feature an illuminated “message to space”...

Cutting Edge
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 14th June 2021 Artificial Intelligence for us and on our terms with Rohit Prasad

AI has the potential to enhance every aspect of everyone’s daily lives, everywhere. To do that, AI needs to be far more capable in terms of what it can do and how it learns new skills. As AI...

Cyber & Defence
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 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
3:00 pm - 4:20 pm 14th June 2021 What about China?

China is the world’s second largest economy and its second most important superpower. It has a grand strategy for itself and for the world that may just reshape the global economy. But far...

EdTech & Education
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Debate Mate
Debate: 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 debate if...

Ethics & Society
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 14th June 2021 Queer-tech: Designing for diversity

Diversity and the number of identities in the LGBTQIA+ community makes algorithmic design, decision-making and prediction exceptionally difficult. Particularly when people identify as queer or...

FinTech & Future Financial Services
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Level39
Opening up stock markets to all

How can we make the investment market more inclusive and accessible and how can we change its underlying culture? We are joined by Amy, Jaime and Yoni to look at what the wealth management and...

Health & Wellbeing
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 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...

Lab to Live
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 14th June 2021 Data-driven marketing with AI

There’s significant value at stake from data-driven marketing and strategic audience building. Manuel Mesa, The Data Consultant at Artefact, and Guilherme Amaral, Global Digital Transformation...

Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 14th June 2021 High tech and hard tech and the road to net zero – fireside chat with Rolls Royce CTO Paul Stein

The road to net zero is an enormous global challenge, where the high-tech and hard tech industries must work seamlessly. The transformative and emerging technologies, together with industry 4.0...

Research
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 14th June 2021 The 2D materials age

How can progress in material science drastically change our physical and digital worlds? Graphene, a material made of a single layer of carbon atoms, was first isolated in 2004 by Andre Geim,...

The Planet & Smart Cities
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 14th June 2021 How can fashion create a better world

The United Nations’ Global Goals are the world’s ultimate do-to list. But what if they were also the key to helping the $2.5 trillion global fashion industry change for the better? Meet Fashion...

GLS Side Events
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Shell
How can partnership and co-innovation get us to net zero?

How does the world get to net-zero emissions?
It will not be achievable without cross-industry collaboration and the faster flow of ideas, intellectual property and technology across...

GLS Side Events
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 14th June 2021 Quantum computing: the (im)possible, a look at data

Quantum Computing is a spooky technology that, over the past 3 years, has made its way from the lab into commercial reality. In this talk, we will explore the global QT ecosystem, use cases and...

CreaTech
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
CreaTech Clusters: The key to global growth

West London is one of the most important global clusters for creative industries. Not only does it have an incredible history of media and innovation, it also has a competitive advantage, with...

Cutting Edge
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 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...

Economy
4:00 pm - 5:20 pm 14th June 2021 Using the power of Anthro-Vision to understand human behaviour 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...

FinTech & Future Financial Services
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 14th June 2021 When the challenged become the challengers

We’re exploring the key features and opportunities in the rise and the growth of challenger banks like BM Technologies from the US and Monzo from the UK. What are their plans to deliver a...

Health & Wellbeing
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 14th June 2021 Mind, mood & microbes: The revolutionary science between your gut and brain

There’s now strong evidence to support the inextricable relationship between your gut and your brain. With the power to influence cognitive maladies, from Parkinson’s to Alzheimer’s,...

Lab to Live
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 14th June 2021 Delivering more purpose, more transparency, more inspiration with every product: Knorr and Scantrust 2021

By 2025, every Knorr product will connect consumers to online details explaining how the company is making food that’s better for them and the planet. Backed by impressive sustainability...

Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 14th June 2021 The UK’s Quantum future: Positioning the UK for success

Quantum-driven technologies will be transformational to the UK, but will these opportunities be available to businesses in the next few years? Or will it be decades before the industry is ready...

Open Web
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Fabric Ventures
Crypto and Macro Investing

When volatility is the norm and meme culture inspired coins are making teenage millionaires – what are the fundamentals and metrics we should use when investing in crypto?

Research
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 14th June 2021 Was there life on Mars?

Some of the finest minds in the world joined the most recent Mars mission to solve one of the biggest questions in the Solar System: ‘was there life on Mars?’
Professor Sanjeev Gupta,...

Start-up to IPO
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 14th June 2021 Cannabis & sex: Overcoming barriers to build taboo businesses

Social media has become the golden medium to promote any business. But there are a few hoops to jump through when it comes to promoting businesses that operate on the fringes of society — like...

The Future of Work & HR
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 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...

GLS Side Events
4:00 pm - 4:55 pm 14th June 2021 AI for the boardroom

This masterclass provides a boardroom perspective on AI, led by key contributors to the World Economic Forum’s Empowering Leadership Boardroom AI Toolkit. The class covers seven topics: What is...

GLS Side Events
4:00 pm - 4:55 pm 14th June 2021 A Biography of the Pixel with Alvy Ray Smith, Author & Co-Founder of Pixar

Alvy Ray Smith argues that the pixel is the organising principle of most modern media, and has a few simple but profound ideas that unify the dazzling varieties of digital image making. Taking...

GLS Side Events
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm 14th June 2021 Ask Me Anything about WallStreetBets

Join Jaime Rogozinski and ask him everything you want to know about WallstreetBets, the Gamestop short squeeze or how he sees the future of retail trading.

Economy
4:40 pm - 4:45 pm 14th June 2021 MC
Global Leadership
5:00 pm - 5:40 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...

CreaTech
5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 14th June 2021 From here to the Metaverse

Our future in virtual worlds is closer than you think. They will impact our economy, how we work and how we live. The coming revolution will begin to recalibrate how we think of ourselves and...

Cyber & Defence
5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 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...

Economy
5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 14th June 2021 New world, same humans: Three AI-fuelled trends for 2022 and beyond!

Powerful new trends in human behaviour, attitude and expectation emerge when new technologies collide with age-old human needs. In this fast-paced session, leading trend-watcher David Mattin...

EdTech & Education
5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 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
5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 14th June 2021 The future of AI: Views from history

We hear from Dr Richard Staley, Dr Sarah Dillon, and Dr Jonnie Penn, co-organisers of an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar on the ‘Histories of Artificial Intelligence.’...

FinTech & Future Financial Services
5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 14th June 2021 Unlocking financial freedom through the open finance framework

Google, Microsoft, Apple and other major enterprises are making big moves in FinTech — but what does this mean for consumers, financial institutions and the entire financial ecosystem? This...

Health & Wellbeing
5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 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...

Lab to Live
5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 14th June 2021 Superhuman vision meets superhuman strength: Applying AI visual processing to industrial kitting – Cogniac AI and Bobcat

Manufacturing requires precision and speed at scale. Bobcat has to deliver equipment with specific kitting using pieces fitted exactly right, every time. We delve into how Cogniac’s innovative...

Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0
5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 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
5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Fabric Ventures
DeFi – Risks to Sovereign Monetary Policy

The power that is given to individuals and protocols to control their assets and economic parameters threatens the influence of Central Banks.

Research
5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 14th June 2021 To be like a bat

The University of Glasgow developed a remarkable machine-learning algorithm that can measure echoes and sounds to generate images, and then recreate the shape, size and layout of the immediate...

Start-up to IPO
5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 14th June 2021 Creators economy: How to build business within your community

In 2019, Discord had at least 250 million people registered, and by 2020 they had 100 million active users each month. We speak to Discord’s CMO and Principal of Index Ventures that invested in...

The Future of Work & HR
5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 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...

The Planet & Smart Cities
5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Nature4Climate
Nature and climate: How can ‘nature tech’ help scale up nature-based solutions?

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...

The Planet & Smart Cities
5:00 pm - 5:01 pm 14th June 2021 MC
Economy
5:04 pm - 5:09 pm 14th June 2021 MC
Cyber & Defence
5:40 pm - 5:45 pm 14th June 2021 MC
EdTech & Education
5:40 pm - 5:45 pm 14th June 2021 MC
Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0
5:40 pm - 5:45 pm 14th June 2021 MC
The Future of Work & HR
5:40 pm - 5:45 pm 14th June 2021 MC
Global Leadership
6:00 pm - 6:40 pm 14th June 2021 Switched on: The next revolution for our planet.

What if we could reduce power consumption around the world in the flick of a switch? Join Russ Garcia and Tony Fadell to learn all about their revolutionary technology, how it could impact...

CreaTech
6:00 pm - 6:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Creative Industries Council
Bridgerton: Innovating beyond TV

The Netflix series “Bridgerton” was the biggest-ever debut for an original series on the streaming service with a global audience of 82 million in its first 2 weeks. Since then we have seen that...

Ethics & Society
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Ada Lovelace Institute
Can you do ethical research in a corporate environment?

The last decade has seen a rise in ethical principles seeking to carve a path for governments and industry to develop safe and responsible technology. This movement spawned teams like Google’s...

FinTech & Future Financial Services
6:00 pm - 6:40 pm 14th June 2021 The time is now: Democratising data in FinTech

Where does the potential of data and technology lie in order to make financial services more inclusive and accessible to everyone, especially to the underrepresented communities and...

Open Web
6:00 pm - 6:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Fabric Ventures
DeFi – Beyond Arbitrage and Trading

With the replication of traditional financial instruments and creation of entirely new ones, what is next for Decentralised Finance?

Research
6:00 pm - 6:40 pm 14th June 2021 A Thousand Brains: A new theory of intelligence

For all of neuroscience’s advances, we’ve made little progress on its biggest question: how do simple cells in the brain create intelligence? In his latest book, neuroscientist and computer...

Start-up to IPO
6:00 pm - 6:40 pm 14th June 2021 Value added from investors

What else can investors give their founder portfolio companies aside from just capital? Join two VC experts as they discuss maintaining active and appropriate channels of advice and...

Global Leadership
6:40 pm - 6:45 pm 14th June 2021 MC
Ethics & Society
6:40 pm - 6:45 pm 14th June 2021 MC

5 minutes to close the stage at the end of the final session

FinTech & Future Financial Services
6:40 pm - 6:45 pm 14th June 2021 MC
Open Web
6:40 pm - 6:45 pm 14th June 2021 MC
Research
6:40 pm - 6:45 pm 14th June 2021 MC
The Planet & Smart Cities
6:45 pm - 6:50 pm 14th June 2021 MC
Start-up to IPO
7:00 pm - 7:40 pm 14th June 2021 Are we pricing IPOs correctly?

Jay Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar, University of Florida and also known as “Mr. IPO” for his work on initial public offerings and Fredrik Cassel, General Partner, Creandum who backed Spotify,...

Start-up to IPO
7:40 pm - 7:45 pm 14th June 2021 MC
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