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Start-up mentality is often viewed as the key to success in any organisation. But where do start-ups go wrong and how can you avoid making the same mistakes?
What are the challenges to implementing data science on a large scale in your business? How is your data science function great, and how could you make it better?
After the 2016 ‘neural net’ breakthrough, sophisticated AI is starting to find its way into business. Examples ahoy.
Will AI impact the evolution of our species?
How will smarter technology fundamentally change how businesses and our society is organised?
Quantum Computing represents a step change in the capabilities of cyber attack technology. This means that when quantum arrives, your security team had best adapt immediately. If the enemy emerges with Gatling guns; your muskets will not be enough. Find out how you must prepare, here.
Liam Blackwell, Associate Director for Quantum Technologies, Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
Roger McKinlay, Challenge Director for Quantum Technologies, UK Research & Innovation
Professor Simon Benjamin, Professor of Quantum Technologies, University of Oxford
At its simplest level, Enlightenment 2.0 is a change in the way we think. We’re now dealing with the all-knowing customer. And we’re dealing with highly-sceptical customers. As individuals, we have to be more critical than ever of what we hear. This has profound implications for how we think, and how we educate. What are the main veins of change?
Jacob Waern, Founder & CEO, EduMe
Diane Borska, CEO & President, Fuld + Company
How can you create a business transformation strategy in the context of rapid industry change? How can brands better navigate evolutions in technology and corresponding shifts in consumer behavior?
Iain Preston, Executive Director Client Services, R/GA EMEA
George Aivazoglou, VP Marketing, Eurosport
It’s Baudrillard or bust: online representations threaten to render the world a simulation. Your customers live in a world of representations, and dissect the information as a means of distributing truth. Post-truth means post-trust too.
What’s “authentic” in this era? Does your brand stand up to that test? Do you even believe in this session?
Anna Sandgren, Head of Business Development Europe, Ben & Jerry's
Paul Bainsfair, Director General, IPA
In today’s world, it feels like a matter of when, not if, a cyber incident will impact your business. Preparedness is the key to your ability to not only detect and respond, but to recover and maintain your core purpose, integrity and data flow. Join Flick March, an IBM Cyber Resilience expert, to experience for yourself how Every Second Counts when disaster strikes a business and how to minimise the impact.
Flick March, IBM Europe Cyber Resilience SME, IBM
There are two ingredients to have a product-market fit, and each is useless without the other. We talk through anecdotes of product-market teething problems. Why are products successful in some markets, but fail in others?
Christine Ng, Talent Acquisition Partner - Product & Technology, Financial Times
New threats, challenges and opportunities arising from digital. Autonomous weapons - ethical concerns around this. New cybersecurity threats from Russia specifically. How is the army innovating to combat these challenges?
Dr Jacob Parakilas, Deputy Head, US & the Americas Programme, Chatham House
Major General Tom Copinger-Symes CBE, General Officer Commanding Force Troops Command, British Army
Dr Tim Stevens, Lecturer Global Security, King's College London
Will new technologies impact how users will experience your services?
Solomon Rogers, Founder & CEO, REWIND
Who has a team only in London anymore? Businesses now need offices around the world: Dubai, San Francisco, Beijing, New York, Edinburgh, Paris, Tel Aviv… But that brings with it a real management challenge. As we work around the world (or from home, but 10 miles away) how do we overcome that challenge? And what are the advantages of a global office? What extra efficiencies can it bring?
Business is fundamentally a system; a series of inputs and outputs. Where everything is measurable, everything can be corrected and optimised. We look at case studies of smart optimisation in a world of measurable devices: RPA and IoT.
Chris Bown, UK&I Country Manager, Amplitude
Some journalists have called neural nets “machine laundering for data bias”. Others have shown that they will
Gaurav Bhatnagar, GM, Head of Acquisition - Europe, Search at Amazon Advertising, Amazon
Andrew Murphy, VP EMEA, K2
The commoditisation of data has taken on a geopolitical dimension. Now, data law is big game. Copyright law could be next. We team up with an insider from the UK’s legal world to examine some of the precedents of interpretation of GDPR, and to ask, with the EU days behind us, what will the regulatory scene in technology look like?
Oliver Lewis, Deputy Director: Digital, Data & Technology, UK Civil Service
Indra Joshi, Digital Health and AI Clinical Lead, NHS England
With the added convenience of shopping online, will e-commerce retailers outpace more traditional outlets? Or do consumers still enjoy shopping in store? Is the high street's demise inevitable or entirely preventable ?
James Davey, Marketing Director, Casio Watches
James Llewellyn, UK Head of Shopper, Ipsos
Paul Edwick, Chief Executive, Fairy Glam Ltd
How are advancements in technology changing the world around us today? How can technology help us lead healthier, longer lives? Will space become our future vacation spot?
Umang Patel, Clinical Director, Babylon Health