Welcome to the CogX 2021

Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI & Emerging Technology

Connecting global leaders, technology expertise and the public at scale.

Our Mission

This year’s virtual CogX was the biggest, most inclusive and forward-thinking online gathering of leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists and activists in the world, all trying answer the question: “How to get next 10 years right?”.

CogX went Virtual for 2020

Discover how virtual CogX2020 was a success

Look back at the amazing 2020 agenda

Explore the 18 topics and 100+ side events

2020 Speakers

Cutting edge thinking from the brightest minds on the planet.

CogX 2020 Playback

Relive the inspiring talks at CogX2020

Past Speakers

Anne Applebaum

The Atlantic Staff Writer, Pulitzer-prize winning historian

Azeem Azhar

Founder

Exponential View

Benedict Evans

Venture Partner, Entrepreneur First, former Partner

Andreessen Horowitz

Tony Fadell

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

Jane Goodall

UN Messenger of Peace &Founder

The Jane Goodall Institute

Professor Dame Wendy Hall

Regius Professor of Computer Science

University of Southampton

Arlan Hamilton

Founder & Managing Partner

Backstage Capital

Dame Vivian Hunt

Managing Partner, UK & Ireland

McKinsey & Company

Anne-Marie Imafidon

Founder, Stemettes & Trustee, Institute for the Future of Work

Lucas Joppa

Chief Environmental Officer

Microsoft

John Kerry

68th United States Secretary of State, Founder World War Zero

Martha Lane Fox

Cross Bench Peer, House of Lords, Founder and Chair, Doteveryone

Nicola Mendelsohn CBE

Vice President, Facebook EMEA

Facebook

Samantha Power

Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations & Professor of Practice at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School

Eric Ries

CEO of LTSE

Long-Term Stock Exchange

Stuart Russell

Professor of Computer Science

UC Berkeley

June Sarpong

Director of Creative Diversity

BBC

Chris Wigley

CEO

Genomics England

Niklas Zennström

CEO & Founding Partner

Atomico

Shoshana Zuboff

Author, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

Jack Harries

Filmmaker, Photographer, Environmentalist

Safiya Umoja Noble

Associate Professor

UCLA

2020 Topics

Global Leadership

Focusing on the biggest questions of our time, leaders set our direction of travel

The Summit Stage

Curated sessions for GLS pass holders

The Cutting Edge

The tech that's coming in the next 12 to 18 months

Lab to Live – Real World Lessons

Real world lessons and best practice examples Lab to Live – Real World Lessons

Ethics and Society

Building tech that works for everyone

Economy and Future of Work

Building the economy with people at its heart

The HR & Ed Tech Revolution

Powerful tools for learning and managing people

Planet, Smart Cities & Space

Interconnected earth and cities

Start-up to Scale Up to IPO & Beyond

Innovation at every stage of business

Createch

Culture, Creativity and Technology

Health, Wellbeing & Covid-19

A 360 view on health under COVID-19

Research – The Long View

Curated by the Alan Turing Institute and Springer Nature

Web 3.0 and Decentralisation

Addressing global challenges with distributed technology

Cyber and Defence

Security in all its forms

GenZ

The place for the next generation

FinTech and Financial Services

Key trends in finance are rapidly reshaping the competitive landscape

Next Gen Infrastructure and Cloud Services

Bridging the digital and physical worlds

Industry 4.0 and Sustainable Supply Chains

Building resilient and sustainable systems

Why a Virtual CogX?

A Unique Opportunity to Innovate

Necessity is teaching the world how to work remotely and interact through technology and we see this as a moment for embracing the opportunities technology gives us to connect.

The more we thought about it, the more it seemed imperative to open CogX up and ensure that people are able to take part regardless of where they are in the world.

All of our team’s efforts, creativity, and attention to detail focused on creating a comprehensive Virtual CogX experience that aims to set the standard for what an online event should be.

Explore & Discover

Inspiring speakers and sessions across our 17 stages​.

Network & Connect

Engage with like minded people and organisations​​.

Stay on the Pulse

Set your own agenda and never miss a thing.​

Ai powered suggestions

Streamlined and targeted meetings and suggestions.

WE INTRODUCED

The Summit.

The Global Leadership Summit ran concurrently with the main CogX Agenda bringing together 4,500 leaders around a programme of activities.
The Global Leadership Summit pass allowed attendees to access the Virtual Leaders Lounge for peer networking, the fireside stage under Chatham House Rule, and exclusive side events and executive workshops.

CogX in 2019

Cindy RoseCEO of Microsoft UK
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“The decisions we make in the next 10 years will be absolutely crucial, not only for the long-term health of society and the global economy, but for our planet. We need greater collaboration and a shared commitment to economic growth that is built on sustainability, inclusion, and trust. CogX has proven itself a significant contributor in making this a reality as a platform that helps move the conversation forward with concrete actions. We are delighted to add our support for what we know will be a unique gathering that will seed creativity, inspiration and impact.”
Mike BartleyHead of Creative Industries, Department for International Trade
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"Joining the Virtual CogX platform has enabled Createch to present its biggest-ever programme and to demonstrate how technology and creative thinking can adapt business events and networking forums in the era of social distancing.“With many of the usual international industry events disrupted this year because of the pandemic, Createch 2020 at Virtual CogX is set to be one of the key events for UK creative organisations to get their message out to an international audience this summer."
Janet HullCIC Createch Organiser and Marketing Director at the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising
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“Now in its fourth year, Createch is ready to take centre stage alongside FinTech and HealthTech to demonstrate its credentials to the wider UK economy, and ensure the UK’s global leadership position. “The new all-digital format serves our interests in reaching a bigger, more international audience.”
Louise Conolly-SmithHead of Creative at London & Partners, the capital’s inward investment and promotion agency
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“London & Partners are excited to support Createch as part of Virtual CogX this year. London is home to a number of pioneering companies in the Createch sector and the virtual platform this year is a great opportunity for these companies to connect with global audiences.”
Andre CronjeCEO, HSBC GBM
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“CogX 2019 was a huge success for HSBC as principal partner. We are proud to have helped bring such a broad AI conversation and the sustainable development goals to the forefront of London Tech Week. Our own ambitions have been enlightened by the discussion, therefore we look forward to building even stronger partnerships with this ecosystem and leveraging these emerging technologies responsibly.”
Ray Eitel-PorterMD, Accenture
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“We had 1,400 engaged people...a mix of all 3 of our target audiences…everybody who was somebody in the AI world was there"
Stuart RussellProfessor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley
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"CogX is a marvellous feast of AI. It hums like few other conferences in the world."
SUNDAY TIMES
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“Loved the inclusion of Gail Bradbrook. Thank you. Edgar Bronfman was also excellent."
EXCITING MINDS
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"Meeting with extraordinary people, the quality of the content and speakers at stages were outstanding at CogX this year!"
SOFTBOT
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"My two highlights from cogx 2019; (1) the insightful and informative people I met and the conversations I had. (2)You set the objective to inform and excite; which you did. You also set the objective to catalyse us into action about the challenges of the impacts of AI & ML; which you also achieved."
Nigel Penn-Simkins
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"The incredible quality of the speakers. When one introduced himself with the words "Hi, I invented Alexa., and by the way, I'm a Brit!" my jaw dropped and I knew I'd come to the right place and we were in for a treat. Thank you very much."
SKY UK
Read More
“A series of presentations in the Lab to Live stage on Tuesday. Also the 100 Year Life sessions were interesting to say the least (if not a little unbelievable!). My 'could have been better' points below should be taken in context that it was overall a very worthwhile event that must have taken a great deal of effort to put together with so much going on across such a wide area - you and your team should be pleased and proud of that!"
THE CHANGE MANAGER
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“Spectacular quality of the speakers and of CogX founders, as well as very broad content from empowering women in tech to autonomous military equipment”
REDINGTON
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"Fantastic range of speakers and topic coverage. Plenty of food for thought and I came away feeling invigorated by the enthusiasm and desire to solve problems. Great to see the rate of change from topics last year, and some high profile speakers."
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Cindy RoseCEO of Microsoft UK
Read More
“The decisions we make in the next 10 years will be absolutely crucial, not only for the long-term health of society and the global economy, but for our planet. We need greater collaboration and a shared commitment to economic growth that is built on sustainability, inclusion, and trust. CogX has proven itself a significant contributor in making this a reality as a platform that helps move the conversation forward with concrete actions. We are delighted to add our support for what we know will be a unique gathering that will seed creativity, inspiration and impact.”
Mike BartleyHead of Creative Industries, Department for International Trade
Read More
"Joining the Virtual CogX platform has enabled Createch to present its biggest-ever programme and to demonstrate how technology and creative thinking can adapt business events and networking forums in the era of social distancing.“With many of the usual international industry events disrupted this year because of the pandemic, Createch 2020 at Virtual CogX is set to be one of the key events for UK creative organisations to get their message out to an international audience this summer."
Janet HullCIC Createch Organiser and Marketing Director at the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising
Read More
“Now in its fourth year, Createch is ready to take centre stage alongside FinTech and HealthTech to demonstrate its credentials to the wider UK economy, and ensure the UK’s global leadership position. “The new all-digital format serves our interests in reaching a bigger, more international audience.”
Louise Conolly-SmithHead of Creative at London & Partners, the capital’s inward investment and promotion agency
Read More
“London & Partners are excited to support Createch as part of Virtual CogX this year. London is home to a number of pioneering companies in the Createch sector and the virtual platform this year is a great opportunity for these companies to connect with global audiences.”
Andre CronjeCEO, HSBC GBM
Read More
“CogX 2019 was a huge success for HSBC as principal partner. We are proud to have helped bring such a broad AI conversation and the sustainable development goals to the forefront of London Tech Week. Our own ambitions have been enlightened by the discussion, therefore we look forward to building even stronger partnerships with this ecosystem and leveraging these emerging technologies responsibly.”
Ray Eitel-PorterMD, Accenture
Read More
“We had 1,400 engaged people...a mix of all 3 of our target audiences…everybody who was somebody in the AI world was there"
Stuart RussellProfessor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley
Read More
"CogX is a marvellous feast of AI. It hums like few other conferences in the world."
SUNDAY TIMES
Read More
“Loved the inclusion of Gail Bradbrook. Thank you. Edgar Bronfman was also excellent."
EXCITING MINDS
Read More
"Meeting with extraordinary people, the quality of the content and speakers at stages were outstanding at CogX this year!"
SOFTBOT
Read More
"My two highlights from cogx 2019; (1) the insightful and informative people I met and the conversations I had. (2)You set the objective to inform and excite; which you did. You also set the objective to catalyse us into action about the challenges of the impacts of AI & ML; which you also achieved."
Nigel Penn-Simkins
Read More
"The incredible quality of the speakers. When one introduced himself with the words "Hi, I invented Alexa., and by the way, I'm a Brit!" my jaw dropped and I knew I'd come to the right place and we were in for a treat. Thank you very much."
SKY UK
Read More
“A series of presentations in the Lab to Live stage on Tuesday. Also the 100 Year Life sessions were interesting to say the least (if not a little unbelievable!). My 'could have been better' points below should be taken in context that it was overall a very worthwhile event that must have taken a great deal of effort to put together with so much going on across such a wide area - you and your team should be pleased and proud of that!"
THE CHANGE MANAGER
Read More
“Spectacular quality of the speakers and of CogX founders, as well as very broad content from empowering women in tech to autonomous military equipment”
REDINGTON
Read More
"Fantastic range of speakers and topic coverage. Plenty of food for thought and I came away feeling invigorated by the enthusiasm and desire to solve problems. Great to see the rate of change from topics last year, and some high profile speakers."

Thank you to our 2020 Partners!

Our Headline Partner

We are delighted to have had the support of Microsoft as headline partner and our other lead partners, Ui Path, Elutions, QuantumBlack and IBM to deliver our Virtual CogX experience and discuss “How can we get the next 10 years right?”.

Lead Partners

What do I do now?

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