Digging a little deeper…
Recovery & Resilience
Economy & Future of Work
As the storms of the global pandemic continue to buffet businesses and individuals, we’re all in need of a double helping of resilience. If only there were a precise recipe for it, then we’d all be racing towards a brighter future but it’s not so simple. In this CogX Spotlight we explore the following topics in order to leave you both thinking bigger as well as taking away some practical advice.
The Tech We Want - An Ethical Approach to Innovation
Ethics & Society
All innovation should be ethical first. That’s where we need to set our bar to ensure fairness, safety and equal representation so that the benefits of emerging tech flow through to everyone. Covid-19 has raised issues and exposed weaknesses around how data is stored and collected, how AI is regulated and how web connectivity is not a luxury, it’s a lifeline. AI has been a huge force for good in problem solving around the pandemic, but as a society we have yet to come to terms with the major ethical concerns around privacy. In this CogX Spotlight, we will gather some of the leading voices and organisations charting a path through the ethics debates.
We’ll be exploring the following:
The future of Data Stewardship and exploring the UK National Data Strategy
Regulation of AI and emerging technologies
How Business can practically innovate ethically at scale and use responsible techniques to enhance products
The Road to UN Climate Week
With the COP-26 negotiations postponed to 2021, UN Climate Week is now the most important international moment to focus on the climate emergency. With Arctic temperatures having hit 38 degrees in July, there’s no question that the climate crisis continues unabated. This CogX Spotlight is a moment for discussing the challenges the world faces and what needs to be done. With partners we’ll look at the planet in 3 different lights, from the perspective of the arctic, the oceans and the forests. With a focus on waht needs to be done in the hope to highlight topics for discussion at the UN the following week.
Sustainable Businesses - Industry approaches to the climate crisis
Industry 4.0 & Sustainable Supply Chains
Supply-chain sustainability is a business issue affecting an organization’s supply chain or logistics network in terms of environmental, risk, and waste costs. A sustainable supply chain seizes value creation opportunities and offers significant competitive advantages for early adopters and process innovators.
In this CogX Spotlight we’ll be looking at the following:
What’s the way forward for policy and the climate? Can we hope for a green recovery?
What steps can all businesses adopt to become more sustainable?
How do we harness AI to improve the supply chain?
What’s the cost of AI on the environment?
How do we fund moonshot climate initiatives?
What next for the National Health System?
Health & Wellbeing
We learn more about the transmission, pathology and long-term effects of Covid-19 each month. Here we take the temperature on our health system and bring leading figures at the intersection of health and technology together to chart a path forward and highlight some of the most potent developments to date.
Dealing with the mental health epidemic
Focus on healthy living to avoid disease
Advances in treating Covid-19 and keeping the rest of the population healthy
In it for the long-term, Covid survivors
Global health collaborations