CogX Partners with Microsoft for New Live Sessions

Our ambition at CogX is to be the most inclusive and forward-thinking community of leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, scientists, policy makers, artists and activists in the world. This vision has only become clearer over the past nine months, with the world at a tipping point as we experience a once-in-a-century pandemic, ongoing civil rights protests and face up to the climate emergency.

The complexity of the issues hitting us right now seem to know no bounds. We believe – now more than ever – that leaders must be across all of the opportunities that are presented to us, through technology, to tackle these challenges and to answer the question: ‘How do we get the next 10 years right?’

This summer, the pandemic meant we held a fully virtual CogX Festival for the first time. It was the largest of its kind in the world with 44,000 attendees, 1,211 speakers and 14,000 meeting requests. It set the standard for what a digital event should be, streaming 18 simultaneous topic stages online over three days in June, using best-in-class broadcasting technology and Artificial Intelligence to bring together attendees to network with like-minded peers and attend events relevant to them.

This success, combined with increased clarity that our ‘new world of work’ is here to stay, showed us that we should not stop there. And so, we have expanded our scope with the CogX Live Network – an opportunity for hundreds of organisations and thousands of thought leaders to host live video sessions and build meaningful new relationships.

It is an evolution of the core CogX proposition – a more efficient, greener way to exchange ideas and build meaningful connections.

The inaugural series of sessions on CogX Live, the co-curated CogXtras, will focus on addressing the question “How do we get the next 10 years right?” The events will bring together political leaders, policymakers, chief executives, scientists, skilled professionals and the world’s brightest academics across 18 topics such as building resiliency for the future, strengthening health systems and developing infrastructure that will prepare us for future crises.

We are excited to announce that we are joining forces with Microsoft, who will be our headline partner in co-curating our Health & Wellbeing sessions – kicking off with the 30th September CogXtra, “What now for the National Health Service?

The session will include guest speakers such as the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock; pioneer of medicine Eric Topol; Director of Artificial Intelligence for NHSX, Indra Joshi, and Glen Robinson, National Technology Officer at Microsoft UK.

We will explore the intersection of healthcare and technology, including why better data could help us overcome some of our biggest healthcare challenges, how new technology could reimagine health systems for the future, and what healthcare professionals can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Health & Wellbeing CogXtra is open to all, and CogX Live premium members have additional access to networking features, meet the speaker breakout Q&As, the year-round online expo, and intelligent recommendations to make their time as productive as possible. All NHS workers will receive premium access at no extra cost. Ten of Microsoft’s ISV partners will feature in the expo alongside the upcoming sessions.

Against the backdrop of this once-in-a-century health crisis, CogX and Microsoft are hosting problem solvers, entrepreneurs, and technologists seeking to bolster future resilience through innovation. We are excited to host this and thousands more sessions just like it over the coming year as we look to tackle the world’s greatest challenges head on.

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