The independent community for disruptive business and technology leaders
We meet some of the new kids on the block: a selection of the most exciting innovators with big stories to tell.
Steven Haag, Managing Director, Sonder
Ollie Purdue, Chief Product Officer, Bó
The lifespan of a large company has collapsed, the saying goes, and organisations ride shorter but briefer waves before collapsing into the surf. How do you plan for the long term in a fast-paced environment? We hear from a strategy guru on thinking bigger picture.
Michel Masquelier, Chairman, IMG Media
James Tomkins, Chief Architect, Met Office
Schoolkids are striking off school; central London has been shut down with protests. Consumers are publicly shaming organisations that don’t align with sustainability objectives. How can you adjust your business to align with what your customers are calling for? We look at how to detox your supply chain.
Mark Jankovich, Founder and CEO, Delphis Eco
Charlie Curtis, Future4wards
Software is a tool which radically empowers anyone who uses it. But it’s also a tool to manage and control; AI can spot patterns in your underperformance and suggest improvements. How do you implement AI tools in the office without alienating human workers? What are the use cases?
Jessica Morley, AI Project Lead, NHSX
Robert Clifford, Senior Data Strategist, BAE Systems
Find old films slower than you used to? Struggle to finish book chapters? Welcome to the new impatience. This is the fug of consciousness brought in by modernity. It has specific demands for your customer journeys, your interfaces, and for how you treat your customers.
Jonathan Phillips, Head of Connect, Penguin
Lauren Dick, Director of Business Development, MailOnline
We live in a world of digital tailors: customers present their specific needs and expect them to be met with specific experience. Give your customers the specificity needed to hold their attention, with heightened analytics. In this session, we look at how you can use AI to personalise ahead of the crowd.
Evgeny Poberezkin, CTO, Threads Styling
Melinda Nicci, Founder and Managing Director, Baby2Body
What did you do the last time you were excited about something? Did you tweet? Tell a friend? Tell the Facebook world? When excited by a brand story, consumers are your most powerful advocates. We hear from a brand who has harnessed the power of the Enthusiastic Consumer through digital and learn just how they do it.
Nicola Matthews, Tony’s Chocolonely
We know what happens with words like “agile”. They become fashionable, everybody follows suit, and people start doing it wrong. Double-check: are you doing agile correctly? And what are the ways you can be going beyond it?
Phil Scully, CIO, Costa
Machine learning was ranked as the most disruptive technology for 2019 in this year's Digital Trends Report. More companies are implementing machine learning into their data strategy - soon, not having it will leave you far behind. We look at the most effective areas and methods for implementation, as well as scalability in mammoth companies.
Data Science Team, IBM
If you want evidence that humans are inefficient, look at emails. Think of the time people spend curating beautiful emails to satisfy our sensitive social brains. But is automating always more efficient? We look at the areas that are ripe for automation and those that aren’t.
Amitabh Ghatak, Chief Product Officer, Molo
Sunil Kumar, CDO VP, Barclays
Steve Morrow, UK Country Manager, Tableau
Richard Morley, Nerve Centre and Obeya Lead, Lloyds Banking Group
● Are global organisations capable of a democratic approach to data?
● How do you get the ethical foundations of data practice right?
● Is regulation such as GDPR changing behaviours?
● What is the role of experimentation in building a data culture?
● What are the drawbacks of data-driven corporate cultures? Is data science in danger of
becoming a siloed, elite field?
● How do you balance short-term data goals with a long-term strategy?
● When and how has data been at the heart of generating new revenue?
● Is employee behavioural data an untapped resource?
Tim Porter, Founder and CEO, Kare Knowledgeware
Darren Robertson, Lead Digital Analyst, Save the Children UK
Somi Arian, Founder, Smart Cookie Media
Will Sorby, UK Country Manager, N26
Earlier this year, a female NASA astronaut had to give up her place on a space mission because data based only on male astronauts hadn't accounted for her female body in a spacesuit. Data bias has knock-on effects and so we hear from an anti-bias collective on how bias is making certain groups invisible in a data-driven world.
Amy Lothian, Head of Marketing and Communications, Oxford Foundry James Wehner, Former Global Product Director, McDonald’s
Alice Bromage, UK Ambassador, The Black Mambas
Nicola Matthews, Tony’s Chocolonely
“When the car industry says ‘in ten years’, that’s in the next planning cycle. When the tech industry says it, they mean ‘on the edge of science fiction’,” says Andreesen Horowitz partner, Benedict Evans. We take a whistle-stop tour of what the future holds for the tech world.