The Cutting Edge

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


Tune into the next wave of technology, discover what’s coming down the line and inform your 5-10 year strategy. Here’s where we explore how the compute fabric is changing, from chips to hardware via software and data use. What are the most promising applications of these new technologies, and where is it all heading?


Emine Yilmaz

Professor UCL Panel

André M. König

Chairman OneQuantum Panel

Helen Lyashenko

Software Development Manager Amazon Alexa Keynote

Raza Habib

Co-Founder Humanloop Panel

Eric Hess

Senior Director for Product Management - SAFR Face Recognition Solutions RealNetworks Fireside

Nick Fishwick

Advisor to the Group Chief Executive HSBC Holdings Panel

Anthony J. Annunziata

Director of the IBM Quantum Network IBM Panel

Denise Ruffner

Chief Business Officer Cambridge Quantum Computing Panel

Tony Uttley

President Honeywell International Inc. Panel

Naveed Sherwani, Ph.D

President & CEO SiFive, Inc. Panel

Lisha Li

CEO Rosebud AI Panel

Professor Steve Jackson

Ahren Science Partner, Originator of Olaparib Lynparza, recently partnered by AstraZeneca with Merck and valued as an asset at up to 17BN and used to treat 30,000 patients worldwide to date. Panel

Sir Shankar Balasubramanian

Ahren Science Partner, Principal inventor of the leading next generation human genome sequencing technology core to all Illumina sequencing platforms, estimated to be worth 30BN. Panel

Louis Rosenberg, PhD

Founder Unanimous AI Panel

Dharani Dhar Burra

Data Scientist - Agriculture and Food Systems Pulse Lab Jakarta Panel

Professor Yvonne McDermott Rees

Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law University of Swansea Panel

Edward Challis

Co-Founder and CEO re:infer Panel

Karla Diaz Ordaz

Associate Professor of Biostatistics London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Panel

Amber Case

Futurist, Author & Researcher Panel

Andrew Feldman

CEO and co-founder Cerebras Systems Panel

Andy Webb

Head of Voice & AI BBC Keynote

Heidi Christensen

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science University of Sheffield Keynote

Rosemary Nan Ke

PhD Candidate Montreal Institute of Learning Algorithms Panel

Maya Pindeus

CEO & Co-Founder Humanising Autonomy Keynote

Jonathon Morgan

CEO & Founder Yonder Panel

Kristine Gloria, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Emerging Technologies The Aspen Institute Panel

Oliver Smith

Strategy Director & Head of Ethics Telefonica Keynote

Zoë Webster

Director, AI & Data Economy Innovate UK Workshop

Iggy Bassi

CEO & Founder Cervest Panel

Nafissa Yakubova

Visiting Researcher Facebook AI Research Fireside

Hassan Mahmud

Senior AI and Machine Learning Technologist Digital Catapult Keynote

Blaise Thomson

CEO BitFount Keynote

Gemma Milne

Author, Smoke & Mirrors Fireside

Irina Kofman

Director & Business Lead, Facebook AI Facebook Fireside

James Wang

Research Analyst ARK Invest Panel

Jack Kelly

Co-Founder Open Climate Fix Keynote

Philippe Beaudoin

Co-Founder Element AI Keynote

Aleksandra Berditchevskaia

Senior Researcher, Nesta Centre for Collective Intelligence Design Nesta Keynote

David Barber

Professor of Machine Learning UCL Keynote

Matt Clifford

CEO & Co-Founder Entrepreneur First Fireside

Ravi Gurumurthy

Chief Executive Officer Nesta Panel

Anima Anandkumar

Director of ML Research Director, Bren Professor at Caltech Nvidia Keynote

Catherine Breslin

Solutions Architect CobaltSpeech Fireside

Libby Kinsey

Machine Learning Consultant Digital Catapult Panel

Marcus du Sautoy FRS OBE

Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics University of Oxford Fireside

Alice Newcombe-Ellis

Founding and Managing Partner of Ahren Innovation Capital, an institution that invests at the intersection of deep technology and deep science Ahren Innovation Capital Panel

Greg Cross

Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer Soul Machines Keynote

Rob Glaser

CEO & Founder RealNetworks Fireside

Smart Concrete

Stage: 10:20 - 11:20


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