Global Leadership

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


There’s never been a greater need to explore the role that technology will play in helping us rebuild, reconstruct and get the next 10 years right. How do we embed resilience into our organisations, harness technology for good and address the current health crisis whilst not forgetting the climate and importance of a strong economy?


David Howden

CEO Hyperion Insurance Group Fireside

Eleanor O’Keeffe

Head of Content CognitionX Keynote

Harry de Quetteville

Special Correspondent, Technology Telegraph Media Group Limited Fireside

Leif Johansson

Chairman of AstraZeneca Panel

Lilian Anekwe

Assistant News Editor New Scientist Ltd. Fireside

Bernard Marr

Bernard Bernard Marr & Co. Keynote

Tom Keith-Roach

Therapy Area Vice President, Respiratory AstraZeneca Panel

Jacqueline de Rojas CBE

President techUK Fireside

Megan Smith

CEO shift7, Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer shift7 Panel

Sachin dev Duggal

CEO & Founder Builder AI Keynote

Tabitha Goldstaub

Co-Founder CognitionX Panel

Angela Saini

Science journalist Fireside

Kartik Poddar

Chief Business Officer Haptik Keynote

Richard Jones

Chief Strategy Officer C2-Ai Keynote

Danna Harman

Journalist, Haaretz Fireside

Rosamund Urwin

Senior Reporter, The Sunday TImes Fireside

Edward Kliphuis

Investment Director M Ventures Workshop

Thomas Fauvel

Deep Tech Industry Expert Choose Paris Region Workshop

Cyrill Gutsch

Founder Parley for the Oceans Fireside

Thorold Barker

Editor, Europe, Middle East and Africa for the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Wall Street Journal Fireside

Rob May

General Partner PJC

Yi Luo

Head of Strategy Earnd Workshop

Kutlu Kazanci

Associate Director Creative Destruction Lab Workshop

Gerard Barron

CEO & Chairman DeepGreen Fireside

Steve O’Hear

Reporter TechCrunch Fireside

Sir Richard Barrons KCB CBE

Co-Chairman Universal Defence & Security Solutions Fireside

Rune Christensen

Founder MakerDAO Panel

Professor Dame Wendy Hall

Regius Professor of Computer Science University of Southampton Panel

Eric Ries

CEO of LTSE Long-Term Stock Exchange Fireside

Lucy Cooper

Head of Innovation - Europe Accenture Panel

Richard Muirhead

Managing Partner Fabric Ventures Panel

Luis Cuende

Founder Aragon Panel

James Chou

Managing Director & CEO, Microsoft for Startups, North Asia Microsoft

Dr. Divya Chander

Faculty Chair, Neuroscience Singularity University Panel

Sylvia Earle

President & Chairman, Mission Blue, National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence Fireside

Madhumita Murgia

European Technology Correspondent Financial Times

Bjarke Ingels

Founding Partner Bjarke Ingels Group Fireside

Armen Sarkissian

President of the Republic of Armenia Fireside

Sherry Coutu

Chairman of Raspberry Pi, Workfinder, Founders4Schools and The Scaleup Institute, Director at Pearson and London Stock Exchange Panel

The Right Honourable Oliver Dowden

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Alice Webb

CEO, Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd. Panel

Diana Fox Carney

Senior Advisor Pi Capital Fireside

Dr. Matthew Wang

CTO WeDoctor Panel

The Honourable Joyce Murray

Canada’s Minister of Digital Government Canada Panel

Sir Ronald Cohen

The Impact Revolution Bridges Fund Management Fireside

Andrei Brasoveanu

Partner Accel Partners

Charlie Muirhead

Founder & CEO CognitionX Panel

Sherif Elsayed-Ali

Director, AI for Climate Element AI Fireside

Alexandra Mousavizadeh

Partner, Tortoise Media & Director of Tortoise Intelligence Tortoise Media Panel

Anne Applebaum

The Atlantic Staff Writer, Pulitzer-prize winning historian Fireside

Zoë Webster

Director, AI & Data Economy Innovate UK Workshop

Elizabeth Denham CBE

Information Commissioner ICO Panel

Shoshana Zuboff

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

Timandra Harkness

Writer & Broadcaster Panel

Tony Blair

Former Prime Minister of the UK, Executive Chairman Tony Blair Institute for Global Change Fireside

Joanna Hoffman

Tech Pioneer Panel

Saul Klein

Founding Partner LocalGlobe Fireside

Claire Enders

Founder Enders Analysis Panel

Cathryn Ross

Chair Regulatory Horizons Council Panel

Vanessa Neumann

President Asymmetrica Fireside

Dame Vivian Hunt

Managing Partner, UK & Ireland McKinsey & Company Fireside

Simon Greenman

Partner Best Practice AI

Sir Mark Walport

Chief Executive UKRI Panel

Miles Kirby

Long Time Venture Investor Workshop

Nicola Mendelsohn CBE

Vice President, Facebook EMEA Facebook Keynote

Magdalena Skipper

Editor in Chief Nature Research Panel

Claire Craig

Provost The Queen's College, Oxford Panel

Roy Bahat

Head Bloomberg Beta Fireside

Tony Fadell

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

Emma Sinclair MBE

Co-Founder EnterpriseAlumni Panel

Tom Glocer

Executive Chairman & Co-Founder BlueVoyant

Maxine Mackintosh

Co-Founder, Research Associate One HealthTech Panel

Samantha Power

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

Dame Angela McLean

Chief Scientific Advisor Ministry of Defence Panel

Ben Page

CEO Ipsos MORI Panel

Sir Martin Sorrell

Executive Chairman S4 Capital Fireside

Diana Coyle

Bennett Professor of Public Policy University of Cambridge

Sarah Kerruish

Chief Strategy Officer Kheiron Medical Panel

Grace Cassy

Co-Founder CyLon Fireside

Shân Millie

Founder Bright Blue Hare Fireside

Mariana Mazzucato

Professor, University College London; Author of The Entrepreneurial State and The Value of Everything Panel

Georgia Gould

Leader Camden Fireside

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

Founder - the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace The Jane Goodall Institute Fireside

John Kerry

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

Jim Messina

CEO The Messina Group Fireside

Irina Haivas

Partner Atomico Panel

Stuart Russell

Professor of Computer Science UC Berkeley Fireside

Azeem Azhar

Founder Exponential View Fireside

Will Marshall

CEO Planet Labs Fireside

Sharmadean Reid

Founder Beautystack Panel

Hannah Fry

Author, Hello World: How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine Panel

The Right Honourable Matt Hancock

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Workshop

Niklas Zennström

CEO & Founding Partner Atomico Fireside

June Sarpong

Director of Creative Diversity BBC Panel

James Harding

Co-Founder & Editor Tortoise Media Panel

Bryony Worthington

Co-Director Quadrature Climate Foundation Environmental Defense Fund Europe Panel

David Spiegelhalter

Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics Harvard University Fireside

Joanna Shields

CEO BenevolentAI Panel

Lila Tretikov

Corporate Vice President, AI, Perception & Mixed Reality Microsoft Panel

Smart Concrete

Stage: 10:20 - 11:20


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