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Chief disruptor live march 2019 agenda

Day Two: Thriving in Change

Enlightenment 2.0 | The Collapse of Distance | Technological Politics

08:30 - 9:00 Arrival

09:00 - 09:10 Good Morning from Nimbus Ninety

With Emma Taylor, Managing Director, Nimbus Ninety

09:10 - 09:25 The Four Failings of Start-Up Culture - Bruce Daisley, VP EMEA, Twitter

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?



09:30 - 09:45 Data Wizadry - Fergus Weldon, Director of Data Science, Trainline


 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?

09:50 - 10:05 AI Challenges and Opportunities -Lord Clement-Jones CBE, Former Chair, House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

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?


10:00 - 10:35 Break

10:40 - 11:30 The Quantum Reset

Expert Briefing:
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

11:35 - 12:25 Enlightenment 2.0

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

10:40 - 11:30 Practical Steps to Achieve Innovation at Speed

Solution Room:
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

11:35 - 12:25 "Act Natural": Achieving Authenticity

Speed Dating:
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

10:40 - 11:30 Keep your Business Safe from Harm

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

11:35 - 12:25 Building your Product: Finding the Right Team

Solution Room:
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

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch & Concept Tables

14:05 - 14:55 All-Out War

Expert Briefing:
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

15:00 - 15:50 Immersive Tech and Engaging Audiences

Expert Briefing:
Will new technologies impact how users will experience your services?

Solomon Rogers, Founder & CEO, REWIND

14:05 - 14:55 Generation Z: The All-Knowing Customer

Speed Dating:
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?

Kayee Cheung, VP Global Head of Investment & Commercial Development, Spotify

15:00 - 15:50 Growing your Business: Understanding your Users & Driving Business Outcomes

Speed Dating:
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

14:05 - 14:55 Machine Learning: How-To

Some journalists have called neural nets “machine laundering for data bias”. Others have shown that they will revolutionise healthcare and provide jobs. We go through examples of where the most powerful AI technology is going wrong, and going right. What’s the roadmap for delivering AI in your business?

Gaurav Bhatnagar, GM, Head of Acquisition - Europe, Search at Amazon Advertising, Amazon
Andrew Murphy, VP EMEA, K2

15:00 - 15:50 Disrupting Data

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

15:50 - 16:20 Break

16:25 - 17:10 Debate: The High Street is Not Dead - or is it?

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

17:10 - 17:30 The Endless Ambition

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

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