2019 Speakers



Chief Digital Officer, NHS

Juliet leads all patient-facing digital technology projects for NHS England. This includes responsibility for the ten Empower the Person Digital Transformation Programs such as the transformation of nhs.uk (the NHS website), the launch of the new NHS app, the new NHS Apps Library and Citizen Identity. She also leads the work to ensure digital experiences can be used to help people to manage life-long conditions.

Prior to joining NHS England, Juliet led similar technology programmes at a range of businesses from start-ups to major media companies. Learn more about Juliet’s role and background by listening to her podcast interview with Tech-Talks or reading her blog for The Guardian’s Healthcare Professionals Network.




Founder and Advisor, Bersin by Deloitte
Josh founded Bersin & Associates in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and a popular blogger. Prior to founding Bersin & Associates, Josh spent 25 years in product development, product management, marketing, and sales of e-learning and other enterprise technologies. Josh’s education includes a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Cornell, a master’s of science degree in engineering from Stanford, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.




Global CIO/COO, London Stock Exchange


Head of AI, World Economic Forum

Kay is the Head, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, at the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution at the World Economic Forum. Prior to taking this position, she was Executive Director of AI-Global and led the Ethics Advisory Panel of Lucid.ai.

She has worked for the past three decades as a barrister, mediator, arbitrator, business owner, professor and judge in the United Kingdom. In the United States, she has taught at the undergraduate and law school levels and worked as a professional lecturer. She is a humanitarian with a strong sense of social justice and have advanced degrees in Law and International Relations. In her role as Chief Officer of the EAP, she has advised governments, think tanks and non-profits about artificial intelligence. She is co-founder of the Consortium for Law and Policy of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the Robert E. Strauss Center, University of Texas and teaches a course at the UT Law School for the Consortium: “Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies: Law and Policy”

Additionally, she is a Distinguished Scholar of the Robert E Strauss Center at the University of Texas and Vice Chair of the IEEE Industry Connections “Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems.


Dame Wendy


Professor of Computer Science, Managing Director, University of Southampton, Web Science Trust

Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng is Regius Professor of Computer Science, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Engagement) at the University of Southampton, and is the Executive Director of the Web Science Institute.
With Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt she co-founded the Web Science Research Initiative in 2006 and is the Managing Director of the Web Science Trust, which has a global mission to support the development of research, education and thought leadership in Web Science.

She became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2009 UK New Year’s Honours list, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society. She has previously been President of the ACM, Senior Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, was a founding member of the European Research Council and Chair of the European Commission’s ISTAG 2010-2012, and was a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance.

She is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on the Digital Economy, and is co-Chair of the UK government’s AI Review, which was published in October 2017.




Assistant Professor in Robotics at the University of Bristol, President and Co-founder of Robohub.org


MD Warburg Pincus, Author of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy


Global Chief Scientist, AIG and Co-Lead of Deep Medicine Programme at
University of Oxford’s Martin School

Lane Fox

Founder and Chair, doteveryone, co-founder lastminute.com


Head of Partnerships and Researcher, Governance of Artificial Intelligence Program (GovAI) Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford

Jade is the Head of Partnerships and researcher with the Governance of Artificial Intelligence Program (GovAI), and is simultaneously a DPhil candidate in International Relations at the University of Oxford and a research affiliate with the Center for Technology and Global Affairs.

Her research centres on the governance of emerging dual-use technologies, with a specific focus on advanced artificial intelligence in the US and China. She focuses on the critical relationship between large technology firms and state actors with the view to understanding how these inter-actor dynamics impact long-term dual-use risk mitigation, and the safe and ethical deployment of strategic technologies.




CEO, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Dr. Claire Melamed is the CEO of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. This growing network brings together over 300 members — governments, private sector, and civil society — to harness and leverage data and data technology towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. She was previously Managing Director of the Overseas Development Institute, and in 2014, she worked in the office of the UN Secretary General, writing the report of the Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution, “A World That Counts”. “We say that every life counts, but we still don’t count every life”, she says in her advocacy to use the knowledge provided by data to improve lives and protect the planet. Claire is based in London and heads up a global team based in five countries.




Tess Posner is the CEO of AI4ALL, where she works to make artificial intelligence more diverse and inclusive and to ensure that AI is developed responsibly. Previously, she was Managing Director of TechHire, a US-based initiative launched out of the White House to increase diversity in the tech economy. Tess’s work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Fortune, The Atlantic, and Fast Company and funded by top foundations and influencers including Melinda Gates, Jensen Huang, Google.org, Capital One Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Autodesk, and the Robin Hood Foundation.




CEO, Commercial and Private Banking, RBS
Rt. Hon. Amber

Rudd MP

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
PROF. Jeffrey


Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development, Former Director of the Earth Institute

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development. He has been advisor to three United Nations Secretaries-General, Kofi Annan, Ban Ki-moon, and currently Antonio Guterres.

Professor Sachs was the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership. He was twice named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders and has received 28 honorary degrees. The New York Times called Sachs “probably the most important economist in the world.”

Professor Sachs serves as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He is University Professor at Columbia University, the university’s highest academic rank. Sachs is the Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development. Sachs was Director of the Earth Institute from 2002 to 2016.

Sachs has authored and edited numerous books, including three New York Times bestsellers, The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). Other books include The Age of Sustainable Development (2015), Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair & Sustainable (2017), and most recently A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism (2018).




Executive Chairman of CognitiveScale, Founding Managing Director of The Entrepreneurs’ Fund IV, former General Manager of IBM Watson

Seely Brown

Independent Co-Chairman of the Deloitte’s Center for the Edge, visiting scholar and advisor to the Provost at University of Southern California (USC)


Head of the Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University and Head of AI Research, JP Morgan
Manuela Veloso is the Head of the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University & Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She was the President of AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) until 2014, and the co-founder and a Past President of the RoboCup Federation. She is a fellow of AAAI, IEEE, AAAS, and ACM. She is an international expert in artificial intelligence and robotics. In May 2018 she was hired by J.P. Morgan Chase as to head its artificial intelligence research.


Dr. Sandra


Lawyer, Research Fellow (Asst. Prof.) in Data Ethics, AI, and Robotics at the University of Oxford, Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute and a member of the Law Committee of the IEEE

More to be announced…