CogXtra Editorial Calendar

Join us online every Wednesday for live talks, networking and cutting edge discussion

Coming Up

November

  • November 11th – Innovate, Challenge, Imagine: The Future of Financial Services
  • November 18th – GovTech: The Final Frontier of Innovation
  • November 25th – Science, Technology and Research as UK Competitive Advantage

December

  • Dec 2nd – Education in the 21st Century:  The Bigger Picture
    December 9th – A new normal for our cities: Resiliency and innovation
    December 16th – CogXtra Crystal Ball – 2021 Predictions

Past events

  • 2nd September – Economy and the Future of Work: Recovery and Resilience
  • 9th September – Ethics & Society: The tech we want an ethical approach to innovation
  • 16th September – The Planet: The Road to UN Climate Week
  • 23rd September – Industry 4.0 and Sustainable Supply Chains: Sustainable Business – How Industry is addressing the Climate Crisis

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 CogXtra 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 CogXtra, 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
Responsible Capitalism

The Road to UN Climate Week

The Planet

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 CogXtra 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 CogXtra 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

What can you expect?

They will be editorially-led, co-curated, single topic, ”Live Conversations” providing a deep dive into industry trends and topics from the 18 stages at CogX this year.

Half day per week

8am – 2pm, every wednesday

Live discussions

1 stage content track/week, 4 editorial sessions/CogXtra

30+ Content Partners

Co-curated content with 30+ Partners

Side Events

Partner hosted and listed on main agenda

Past Speakers

June Sarpong

Director of Creative Diversity

BBC

June Sarpong

Stuart Russell

Professor of Computer Science

UC Berkeley

Stuart Russell

Samantha Power

Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Samantha Power

Lucas Joppa

Chief Environmental Officer

Microsoft

Lucas Joppa

Dame Vivian Hunt

Managing Partner, UK & Ireland

McKinsey & Company

Dame Vivian Hunt

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

Founder - the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

The Jane Goodall Institute

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

Tony Fadell

Future Shape Principal, iPod inventor, iPhone co-inventor, Nest founder

Tony Fadell

Azeem Azhar

Founder

Exponential View

Azeem Azhar

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