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The future of central banks and digital currencies featuring HSBC & IMF
CBDC's are gaining momentum globally but what could the future look like globally? Is the future of digital currencies a competition between anarchic, decentralised crypto and commercial monopolies or state-backed central bank digital currencies? How radically will CDBC's transform financial systems and the world of central banks as we know it? Join us as we explore these questions and more.
Global economic growth: The view from China and Europe
We explore what global economic growth looks like and focus on the view from China and Europe. What and where will economic growth come from? What the major risks and opportunities? Will inflation act as both the big destroyer and the big enabler and also what does healthy long term growth really look like?
Stakeholder capitalism: Why should business leaders care? - Global Economy
This session looks at the rise of Stakeholder Capitalism and why it is an important consideration for c-suite in their short and long-term strategic planning.
This panel will discuss how AI can provide wide-ranging stakeholder intelligence as a critical Stakeholder Capitalism benchmark for providing business leaders with “why?” stakeholders feel the way they do about business activities. In a world where decision-makers are drowning in data, this panel will also digest “how” this insight can be used to create opportunities that meet stakeholders’ expectations as businesses tackle an increasingly challenging reputational environment with the rise of boycotting and media storms, both on and offline.
How to accelerate the energy transition across multiple sectors
The energy transition is underway and accelerating, driven by public demand, policy, technology innovations, and economic forces. The greatest and fastest change will come from collaboration and broad coalitions of businesses, governments, and other parties, working sector by sector, to identify and then pursue decarbonisation pathways. What does it take to unlock the potential or rapid decarbonization across multiple sectors? How can industry or policymakers help to achieve this globally?
The business of entertainment: How tech is transforming the way we play
The way we experience art, gaming and media is changing radically and new ways of engaging and paying for art and artists are emerging at an incredible rate. Join us as we discuss everything from the ground-breaking Abba Voyage show to the mobile gaming revolution.
Bias in, bias out: Getting the next 10 years of speaking to machines right
Over the next 10 years how we communicate with machines will transform the way we live, work and play. But how do we combat the threat of the way we communicate creating unwanted bias that has far-reaching consequences. From understanding regional accents to reading body language and emotions - how do we ensure inclusion, fairness and understanding going forwards.
Transformational technology: How AI & technological development is shaping business
AI is driving exponential transformation across businesses. From climate change and climate impact to contributution to business performance. What are the current developments in MLOps? What will the convergence of data, AI, and cloud look like in the metaverse? We explore how AI & technological development is shaping business.
Building trust in transformation
The power of technology has never been greater, but true tech success still depends on applying the right human insight and understanding - to the problems it can solve, how it is used and the risks we might encounter along the way. This session explores how organisations can strike the right balance between risk and reward and trust and transformation, with a human-led, tech-powered approach.
TechUK: Are we ready for a quantum future?
Quantum powered technologies are no longer the reserve of science fiction. Working alongside transformative tech including Cloud and AI, quantum technologies are set to transform everything we know today, from industry, society and our planet. But what does this change really mean in the coming years and are we ready, as an industry and society, for this future?
In this conversation, a panel of industry leaders will discuss the potential impact and implications of quantum transformation from security, regulatory, ethical, responsible, environmental and geopolitical points of view. It will ask if we are not ready for our quantum future who is and what could this mean globally.
Why leaders are in a funk and how to get them out of it with MindGym and Cambridge University
New tensions, old challenges, enormous demands, and limited resources leave your organisation's top leaders overworked with no clear way to get ahead.
So how can we help leaders step up?
This session will deliver proven scientific insight into how your organisation can make leadership learnable and turn tensions into success.
Health = Wealth: A data-driven formula for economic growth and human prosperity
Given the increasing evidence showing health impacts on global prosperity, the time is coming to bring health into an ESG framework focused on outcomes. The positive and negative health impacts of companies can, along with climate impacts, be assessed to encompass 3 key areas: direct impact on employee health, secondary impacts via products and services sold and contribution to the community and societal resilience. With health data plentiful and objectively credible, and at least on a par with climate data, the time is now to incorporate “H” into “ESHG”.
The business and investor community has immense power to drive positive change and impact.
This power can be used to influence the risk factors that can damage your health, like unhealthy food, poor work, pollution, and poor housing, but it can also be used to promote health and wellbeing. System change is needed to focus on health as an asset to invest in, not as a cost in an increasingly unsustainable healthcare system buckling under the burden of poor health driven by growing health inequalities and ageing populations.
Designing an online world for the well-being of children
Digital technologies offer children unprecedented prospects for online education, entertainment, social connection and active participation in society, but this is not without risks, such as exposure to disinformation or harmful online content. What should business, government and regulators be doing to strike a balance between mitigating online risks while ensuring children continue to have access to the benefits of digital technology? What practical steps can we take to build in the well-being of children into products and services and what could this look like in new frontier technologies – e.g metaverse.
Inside digital: Insights from the front line of BT’s digital transformation with BT’s Harmeen Mehta
Join BT’s Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Harmeen Mehta, to learn about the work she is doing to build and embed a digital first culture at BT as the UK’s longest-serving telco accelerates its transformation.
Join to hear at what they’re doing to modernise decades of legacy with a new, industry-leading architecture; at what they’re doing to empower and supercharge their people, at what they’re doing to deliver consistently great digital customer experiences, and what they’re doing to build and explore new platforms and opportunities for the business.
How to achieve rapid growth: Insights from Tech Nation’s scaleups
Join us at CogX to hear from the innovative UK scaleups about how they've navigated their way to success in different growth stages and about their experiences with Tech Nation growth programmes from Libra to Future Fifty. This will be an opportunity to learn about the challenges and opportunities of scaling up a tech company in the UK from seed to IPO.
Chaos Theory: Strengthening the global supply chain Next Gen Infrastructure
Recent and current events exposed the vulnerabilities of the global supply chains and accelerated the transformation needed to make them more resilient and sustainable.
Hear the discussion on how advanced digital technology could help mitigate risks in our just-in-time and globalized distribution systems and make them more resilient, greener and more efficient.
Attendees will also hear about the recently launched UK-wide initiative aiming to address key challenges within the supply chain through accelerating digital innovation, collaboration and sharing of knowledge.
How AI is revolutionising patient care with Emma Hughes, NHS England - Health & wellbeing
Artificial intelligence (AI) has significant potential to improve patient care and the efficiency of the health and care system. The NHS hopes to realise this potential by becoming a world-pioneering hub to support the development, evaluation and deployment of AI technologies. Achieving this will require investment in creating the right data infrastructure, optimising the regulatory pathway, evaluating these technologies, as well as providing ethical assurances.
Aligning AI with human intent: A discussion with Mira Murati, OpenAI, Cutting Edge
One of the most powerful AI research centres globally, we ask Mira Murati, Chief Technology Officer of OpenAI, about the consequences of an enormous innovative leaps forwards like DALL·E and GPT-3 and what will OpenAI surprise us with next?
Is science really under attack? With Jim Al-Khalili - Ethics & Society, Is science really under attack?
With misinformation channels wreaking havoc on society, distrust towards science increases every day. We explore how this upheaval is playing out and what we can do to build credible information channels.
Preparing for a blended reality: The rise of AR
How will AR shape the way we interact with the digital world, and can it contribute to the public good, develop communities, and deliver new experiences? Hear from some world-leading experts about cutting edge projects, potential opportunities and business benefits in this new world.
Leveraging AI and Sales Intelligence to create a growth flywheel - carwow & Re:infer
Join John Veichmanis, Chief Operating Officer at carwow, and Re:infer Co-Founder and CEO Ed Challis as they discuss how to continuously improve customer experience, revenue and operational efficiency. Creating a growth flywheel with conversational data intelligence.
Dreamachine and the science of perception with Anil Seth, University of Sussex - Createch
Imagine a machine that creates vivid illusions, kaleidoscopic patterns and explosions of colour in your mind, as you experience it with your eyes closed. Commissioned by UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, Dreamachine is designed to explore the limitless potential of the human mind. Join Director Jennifer Crook, neuroscientist and bestselling author Anil Seth, Anthony Engi Meacock of the Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble and Kim Leigh Pontin, Creative Director of Nexus Studios, as they share the inspiration behind Dreamachine, how it works and how it’s helping to explore the wonder of how we perceive and create the world around us.
Diversity and storytelling in the Metaverse: How to build a better reality
The Metaverse is reaching critical mass. As it does, the people who build, create and interact within digital environments are asking questions about inclusion, accessibility and diversity with an unprecedented level of commitment. Despite this, creators and producers in the Metaverse continue to be predominantly white and male. So, what are we doing wrong, and how can we get it right? By speaking to award-winning leaders from across visual art, fashion and theatre who are driving key conversations about creating work in the Metaverse – and, indeed, creating the Metaverse – this conversation will bring new perspectives to light, showcase the work of incredible diverse entrepreneurs and explore the solutions we need to build a better reality.
Boster Group Account Director Maggie Schroeder is joined by Jude Kelly, CBE (Founder and CEO, The WOW Foundation), Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (Artist), Paula Sello and Alissa Aulbekova (Co-Founders and CEOs, Auroboros) to discuss how storytelling is evolving and the implications that it has for building an accessible, significant and relevant Metaverse.
Guardrails for procuring AI in the public and private sector
As AI systems become more integrated into service delivery it’s important to revisit our supply chain governance. How is AI procured? Who is responsible if the AI system makes a wrong or harmful decision? What guardrails must be put in place to protect the organization and its customers?
Join industry, governance, and academic experts to discuss practical solutions on how to embed responsible AI in your end-to-end procurement process to protect yourself from risk and get the most out of your AI investment.
Blockchain increasing access to low carbon energy products with Priya Guha - Climate
From tracking the source of renewable energy to changing the relationship between how energy is produced and consumed, blockchain has the potential to transform the way companies collaborate and interact to accelerate the development of low-carbon energy. Blockchains are ecosystems that require broad adoption to work effectively, so how can we accelerate this for solutions to scale quickly?
How Gen Z are thinking about the future with Selina Tishler, Microsoft - Gen Z
They are the most digitally savvy generation ever to emerge, but how are they thinking about our uncertain future? We sit down with four young leaders to discuss some of the most impactful issues of the day, including the trust, the environment, social justice, AI and leadership.
Decarbonising cities pitching challenge, Climate
CogX and Shell are looking for start-ups with novel ideas on how digital technologies can provide a cleaner-energy future for our cities. The four finalists are start-ups working on the next big idea that could revolutionise the way we decarbonise cities. Join as they pitch their solution to a jury of city solution experts and investors.
The next frontier in sustainability of data centres
Digital technologies are transforming our lives in ways that were unimaginable even a decade ago. Today’s connected society has triggered an explosion of data and there are no signs of this slowing down. Underpinning high-performance computing and cloud services are physical data centres which are estimated to use more than 1% of the world’s power supply. Tech companies face important challenges – including how to scale and progress digital economies while reducing the carbon footprint of these data services to net zero. Hear from a panel of experts who will share how their companies are working to reduce the carbon footprint of their data centres beyond the first steps of shifting to renewable energy, through for instance the use of immersion cooling technologies and AI to optimise performance.
Keeping the markets honest: Why greenwashing is a dead-end
How can we keep the business world more accountable in the midst of a climate crisis? We chat with two sustainability leaders to find out why greenwashing is harming not only our collective response to the climate but the future of capitalism.
Digital cultural transformation with Manisha Mistry, R² Factory at Rolls-Royce - Future of Work
As COO at R² Factory, Manisha Mistry leads the digital culture programme working with member firms across the aerospace, energy, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors to help prepare them to deploy digital solutions at scale. In this fireside chat, Manisha will discuss what it really takes to create the cultural 'muscle memory' required, to implement AI and ML technology in the workplace of the future.
Collaborating on the race to net zero - Caroline Gorski, R² Factory at Rolls-Royce - Climate
As the pandemic took hold in 2020, the Emergent Alliance convened over 50 corporates, individuals, NGOs and governments for the first time to leverage expertise, data, and resources to aid societal recovery. Here, founder Caroline Gorski is interviewed, to find out how she is applying the same collaborative approach to climate change at R2 Factory, helping corporations with reaching net-zero commitments, climate reporting and reducing scope 3 carbon emissions.
Digital ecosystems accelerating innovation
Good ideas can come from anywhere and can be adopted quickly with standardised formats. Companies are recognising that developing proprietary in-house solutions may not always be the best or most cost-effective way to achieve their goals. We have to rely on each other’s strengths to deliver the competitive and affordable technology that can support the transition to lower-carbon energy systems. How can data and platform standards help accelerate digital innovation? How can digital ecosystems drive the adoption of AI?
How to meet challenges in hard times with Gelong Thubten - Health & Wellbeing
Bad news all the time? Crisis after crisis? Author of the Sunday Times bestseller ‘A Monk’s Guide to Happiness’, Gelong Thubten, will guide us through a unique meditation and address how we can meet challenges in hard times.
Regulation: Crypto's sword of Damocles
In crypto, it is easy to see that rapid technological advancement has taken place – while the regulations governing that technology have historically been slow to catch up. However, to allow the technological infrastructure to continue to grow at an exponential pace – we need to make sure that the regulation and taxation infrastructure can both catch up and then be in a position to grow at the same pace. This panel seeks to dissect the changes needed in the current regulatory landscape to ensure that crypto startups can continue on their hyper-growth trajectories.
Ripe for disruption: A decentralised future For finance
Blockchain technology gives rise to a better financial end-user experience – through reducing settlement times, extending operation hours, and making the process more transparent and trustworthy. In this panel, we discuss the “primitives” that need to be developed for the financial ecosystem to move on-chain.
Fireside chat with Arthur Breitman, Co-founder of Tezos Blockchain,
In this session, Arthur and Tom will walk us through the a bumpy ride we had in the market this year, and chat about the recent collapse, use cases, protocol design and scaling strategies. Grab a hot drink, sit back, and enjoy the chat.
Igniting the wallet revolution: your passport into Web 3 universe
Blockchain infrastructure allows for reduced settlement times – and extremely smooth payments between different users without the use of centralized intermediaries. This means that there will not be any more unnecessary transaction costs for sending capital back home for international students – and democratized access to the same investment classes across the globe.
How to not get rugged or hacked: A life-saving lesson
Cryptocurrencies was invented to allow individuals to exchange value without the use of intermediaries – however, centralized intermediaries always brought in one primary advantage – transaction safety. This panel seeks to dissect the best practices involved in dealing with cryptocurrencies to prevent end users from getting exploited.
From DAOs to cloud nations: Debunking the world’s longest standing dogma
Decentralized Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) are the necessary toolkits to begin developing an idea – and allow for its growth without the necessary continuation of its leadership – and thus, mimicking decentralized nations. DAOs will live on without their initial rulers – and grow to fulfil the needs of its people – this panel seeks to dissect how DAOs seek to revolutionize organizational dynamics and change innovation forever.
How to build the next killer decentralised application, How to build the next killer decentralised application
Developer tooling is a space that has exponentially grown over the last decade – low-code platforms can now automate core software development features allowing developers and domain experts to build on tailor-made solutions for every possible use case. This paradigm shift has allowed for a greater influx of developers into the Web 3 ecosystem – in this panel, we dissect what constitutes developer tooling.
Stabilize the stablecoin: What works and what doesn’t?
Over the past month, we saw what happens that stablecoins are not necessarily as stable as they are often deemed. Due to the occurrence of this black-swan event that Leo terms the subprime collateral crisis – we will witness a shift in both stablecoin development and the regulatory/auditing infrastructure set up around it. This panel seeks to unwind what constitutes stablecoin development.
Equipping digital artworks with the characteristics of real-world assets
ERC-721 and ERC-1155 token standards have ushered in a new era allowing digital art and digital assets to have the same ownership primitives as real-world assets -- blurring the boundaries of digital collectibles and their real-world counterparts. This panel seeks to explore the development of the digital art landscape through NFTs as a cutting-edge tool to propel its rapid growth.
Decentralised social media: The next big theme in crypto, Decentralised social media: The next big theme in crypto
We are getting used to socialising on media run by big tech companies. Will decentralised social media lead us to a world without algorithm dictatorship, creator exploitation, and censorship? How do we social, in a decentralised way?
Rethink, redefine & reshape: The world of blockchain gaming
Of the many traits that set humans apart from animals, perhaps none are more salient than our ability to conjure fiction and immerse in role-play. It may come as no surprise then that gaming has become one of the greatest hobbies of our generation. In this panel, we break down the evolution of the blockchain gaming space.
Building next generation marketplace: An insider's view
The non-fungible token market exceeded $40B in value at its peak in 2021. The global physical art market stands at $65B in 2022. The two markets are currently competing with each other – but for the NFT markets to win the race – it is necessary for traders and collectors to have the necessary toolkits to do so such as access to existing marketplaces and tools to create new marketplaces, compliance and regulations around sales, and taxation software. This panel seeks to answer key questions around what is needed for the NFT market to surpass the global physical art market in value.
Vogue meets crypto: Bringing fashion industry on chain
Runway in metaverse? NFT sneakers? Re-branding for the crypto-native Gen-Z? When fashion meets crypto, there is no limitation for imagination. In this panel, we are going to discuss what does crypto and metaverse mean for designers and the fashion industry.
Empowering creativity 3.0
The "super power" of web 3 is a shared mindset: that data should be open, unconfined, harnessable. That we should remove walled gardens and empower the 'citizens' of web 3 to be as creative as possible. In this session, Susan will talk about how web 3 allows us to create the building blocks of interoperability for users and creators by fostering cross chain support, reinterpret-able metadata, thoughtful NFT rights, and open standards.
When real asset goes non-fungible: Unlocking the trillion-dollar tokenisation market
In this panel, we seek to dissect how and why the cryptoeconomic landscape is intersecting with real and tangible assets – and how this intersection will allow users to experience a higher level of comfort while democratizing access to all classes of investment opportunities.
WAGBB (We Are Gonna Beat the Bear): How do we come out stronger?
The pendulum of market is swinging bearish. This is not the first bear market we've witnessed, and definitely not the last one we will see. In fact, for Fabric Ventures, some of the best investments were made during market turmoil. In this keynote, chairman and managing partner of Fabric Ventures, Richard Muirhead will walk us through his approach to wrestle with the bear and how do we build back better.
The way we DAO: Tools to build great DAOs
We already know that DAOs will act as the necessary toolkits to build decentralized nations – uniting people with ideas and not geographical boundaries. In this panel, we seek to dissect the infrastructure that needs to be built to allow for easier DAO-development. , We already know that DAOs will act as the necessary toolkits to build decentralized nations – uniting people with ideas and not geographical boundaries. In this panel, we seek to dissect the infrastructure that needs to be built to allow for easier DAO-development.
Higher highs & higher lows: What's next after the $1 trillion crash?
Each crypto cycle seems to usher in a new epoch of innovation and use cases, from Bitcoin to altcoins, smart contracts and ICOs and more recently NFTs and Layer 2s. These epochs have been marked by higher highs and higher lows, as new use cases drive increased network usage and real utility, independent of prices.
So what can we expect after the recent crypto and defi contraction? What are the catalysts and when? How will the next epoch be ushered in?
Whatever the future may hold, it probably won’t be boring!
Hear from Jeremy Millar, Chief Development Officer of Consensys, discuss these issues and Consensys’ view on the market and current cycle.
A conversation with NEAR: The future of learning and equitable confusion
We're on a mass transition to meaningful learning experiences that mimics the boundless joy of learning outside of school and at the same time is an individual battle with our sense of self-worth and belonging. The new primitives introduced by web3, specifically identity and time, give us everything we need to make education equitable and even profitable.
Fireside chat with Marieke Flament and Richard Muirhead: Open Web for a more open, fair, and prosperous economy
Participation in information networks is inescapable - we are either products or the proletariat. However, the Open Web creates a third way, where we are the proprietors. In this closing session of OpenWebForum, the co-founder & chairman of Fabric, Richard Muirhead and the CEO of Near Foundation, Marieke Flament, will discuss how the Open Web has given us the building blocks of a fair and prosperous Open Economy.
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