1 Impact Stage

Leaders look at the future of AI and emerging technology to explore the impact on business, government and society.


Leaders look at the future of AI and emerging technology to explore the impact on business, government and society. From trust and ethics, innovation, disruption, governance, culture and society, we examine the big picture.


Helia Ebrahimi

Economics Correspondent, Channel 4 News ITN

Thomas Lee Warren

Digital CTO Rolls-Royce

Cuong Do

President Samsung Global Strategy Group

Karenann Terrell

Chief Digital and Technology Officer GSK

Leslie Nooteboom

Co-founder & CPO Humanising Autonomy

Fei Xie

AI Finance Department General Manager iFLYTEK

Geoff Mulgan

CEO Nesta

Guan Wang

Founder of SayABC VIPKID

Tom Standage

Deputy Editor and Head of Digital Strategy The Economist

Jeffrey Sachs

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 Columbia University

Wuxu Zhang

GM International Development iFLYTEK

Adrian Lovett

President & CEO World Wide Web Foundation

Georgia Gould

Leader Camden

De Kai

Professor of Computer Science & Engineering HKUST

Lauren Sager Weinstein

Chief Data Officer Transport for London

Parmy Olson

Staff Reporter Wall Street Journal

Sir Nigel Shadbolt

Chairman Open Data Institute

Edgar Bronfman Jr.

Executive Chairman The Global Thermostat

Dr. Pippa Malmgren

Co-Founder H Robotics

Dr. Jack Kreindler

Founder CHHP

Elena Sinel

Founder Teens in AI

Peter Mandelson

Co-founder & Chairman Global Counsel

James Harding

Co-founder and Editor Tortoise Media

Diane Coyle

Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge University of Cambridge

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama

Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence UAE

Ashok Vaswani

Global Head of Consumer & Payments Barclays

Marc Sasserath

Chairman SK+ Sasserath Kienbaum Plus

Kriti Sharma

Founder AI for Good UK

Kate Raworth

Senior Visiting Research Associate, Environmental Change Institute University of Oxford

Gail Bradbrook

Co-Founder Extinction Rebellion

Fabrice Beaulieu

Executive Vice President Global Marketing, Digital, Research Development & Sustainability Reckitt Benckiser Group - RB Hygiene Home

Kamal Ahmed

Editorial Director BBC

Andre Cronje

Global Chief Operating Officer, Global Banking and Markets HSBC

Tabitha Goldstaub

Co-Founder CognitionX

Karim Jalbout

Partner, Digital & Tech Egon Zehnder

Dame Vivian Hunt

Managing Partner UK & Ireland McKinsey & Company

Julie Hanna

Senior Advisor X

Terah Lyons

Founding Executive Director Partnership on AI

Rakshit Kapoor


Lindsay Trout

Partner Egon Zehnder

Charlie Muirhead

CEO & Co-Founder CognitionX

Sunil Wadhwani

CEO & Co-Founder iGate Corp

June Sarpong

Television Broadcaster Sky

Gerard Grech

CEO Tech Nation

Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London Mayor's Office

Phil Smith

Chairman & Non-Executive Director IQE

Claire Melamed


Kirsty Lloyd Jukes

CEO Latent Logic

Martha Lane Fox

Founder Doteveryone

Nick Jennings

Vice-Provost for Research & Enterprise Imperial College London

Ronan Dunne

EVP & Group CEO - Verizon Consumer Verizon

Alex Benay

CIO of Canada & Deputy Minister at Treasury Board Secretariat

Rahmyn Kress

Chief Digital Officer & Founder, HenkelX Henkel

Mary Lou Jepsen

CEO & Founder Openwater

Joanna Bryson

Associate Professor, Dept. of Computing University of Bath

Rosemary Luckin

Professor of Learner Centred Design, Knowledge Lab UCL

John Thornhill


Tess Posner


Jacquelline Fuller

VP Google & President Google.org Google

Azeem Azhar

Founder Exponential View

Stan Boland

CEO & Co-Founder FiveAI

Priya Lakhani

Founder & CEO Century

Dame Wendy Hall

Executive Director, Web Science Institute University of Southampton

Sir Anthony Seldon

Vice-Chancellor University of Buckingham

Karen Silverman

Partner Lathams

Richard Curtis

Screenwriter & Director Project Everyone

Joanna Shields

CEO BenevolentAI

Bill Janeway

Economist and Author Warburg Pincus

Wendy Mars

President of EMEAR CISCO

Astro Teller

Captain of Moonshots X

Manoj Saxena

Executive Chairman CognitiveScale

Yossi Vardi

CEO Various

Kumsal Bayazit

Chief Executive Officer Elsevier

Omar Abbosh

Chief Executive of Communications, Media & Technology Operating Group Accenture

Salim Ismail

Co-Founder & Chairman OpenEXO

Jamie Susskind

Author of Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech

Jacqueline De Rojas

President TechUK

Manuela Veloso

Head of AI Research JP Morgan

Jeremy Wright

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport UK Government

Alison Rose

CEO, Commercial and Private Banking Royal Bank of Scotland

Stuart Russell

Professor of Computer Science UC Berkeley

Mariana Mazzucato

UCL Professor, Founding Director of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, Author of The Value of Everything: making and taking in the global economy UCL

Matt Hancock

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care dhsc.gov.uk

Kay Firth-Butterfield

Head of AI & Machine Learning at the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution World Economic Forum