Planet, Smart Cities & Space

Interconnected earth and cities


Our planet is a complex system, and its health is integral to ours. COVID-19 has shown us that in the face of imminent threat, radical action is possible. In the long term, climate change represents one of the biggest threats to the planet, but also the greatest business opportunity of the last 200 years. This year at CogX we will explore the approaches AI and other emerging technologies offer in the fight against climate change and environmental degradation. We will discuss the future of our cities, and the intersection of smart, sustainable and key advances in mobility.


Ann Vandenbroucke

Chief Regulatory Officer Avanti Communications Group Panel

Isobel Hamilton

Tech Reporter Business Insider Inc. Fireside

Joseph Bamford

Executive Chairman Wrightbus Panel

Lucy Thomas

Director of Corporate Affairs TalkTalk Panel

Christina Koch

Astronaut NASA Fireside

Emily Brooke MBE

Founder Beryl Panel

Mathieu Caudal

Co-Founder and COO unu Panel

Kate Robertson

Co-founder One Young World Keynote

Siån Sutherland

Co-founder A Plastic Planet Panel

Caroline Lucas

MP Brighton Pavilion Keynote

Claire Dykta

Head of UK Strategy National Grid Keynote

Maria McKavanagh

CEO Verv Keynote

Hanna Harris

Chief Design Officer City of Helsinki Panel

Andrew Eland

Founder at Diagonal Keynote

Maren Hjorth Bauer

Co-founder Katapult Ocean Keynote

Kenneth Cukier

Senior Editor The Economist Fireside

Gabriela Hersham

CEO Huckletree Keynote

Jorge Ahumada

Executive Director Wildlife Insights Conservation International Keynote

Anushka Sharma

Founder Naaut Keynote

Katherine Courtney

Chair Global Network for Sustainability In Space Panel

Pooja Agrawal

Programme Manager Greater London Authority Panel

Simon Höher

Lead Hybrid City Lab Panel

Farwiza Farhan

Chair and co-founder Yaysan HAkA Keynote

Sarah Stewart Johnson

Assistant Professor of Planetary Science, Johnson Biosignatures Lab Georgetown University Keynote

Paul Massara

Board Director iSize Technologies Panel

Emma Pinchbeck

CEO Energy UK Keynote

Elsa Bernadotte

President & Co-founder Karma Keynote

Frank Salzgeber

Head of Innovation & Ventures European Space Agency Panel

Martin Rees

Cosmologist & Astrophysicist Keynote

Sherif Elsayed-Ali

Director, AI for Climate Element AI Fireside

Chantal Beck

Partner McKinsey & Company Panel

Jack Harries

Filmmaker, Photographer, Environmentalist Panel

Gail Whiteman

Founder Arctic Basecamp at Davos Panel

Joanna Hubbard

CEO & Co-Founder Electron - Blockchain Systems for the Energy Sector Keynote

Caroline Daniel

Partner Brunswick Group Panel

Paul Stein

CTO Rolls-Royce Panel

Alain Revah

Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer Ÿnsect Keynote

Joshua Letcher

Managing Director Space Industries Panel

Shah Selbe

Tech Consultant Rainforest XPRIZE Panel

Anthony Levy

CEO Cistor Keynote

Peter Clutton-Brock

Director Hinge Panel

Kevin Njabo

Africa Director & Assistant Adj Professor UCLA Keynote

Søren Westh

Founder & Creative Director .506 Keynote

Emily Shuckburgh

Department of Computer Science & Technology University of Cambridge Panel

Juan Carlos Castilla-Rubio

Chairman Space Time Ventures Keynote

Priya Donti

PhD Student Carnegie Mellon University Panel

Marc Buckley

Innovation & Agriculture, Food & Beverage Expert Network World Economic Forum Keynote

Sander van der Vegte

Head of MediaMonks Labs MediaMonks Keynote

Joy Lo Dico

Writer & Journalist Fireside

Aza Raskin

Co-Founder Earth Species Project Keynote

Jenny Kleeman

Author, Sex Robots & Vegan Meat Panel

Mikela Druckman

Founder & CEO Greyparrot AI Keynote

Lucas Joppa

Chief Environmental Officer Microsoft Fireside

Ryan Prince

Founder Uncle Keynote

Azeem Azhar

Founder Exponential View Fireside

Chris Gorell Barnes

CEO & Founder Adjust Your Set Keynote

Zoë Berman

Director of Studio Berman and Founder of Part W Studio Berman Panel

Anna Strongman

Managing Partner Argent Keynote

Rafel Jorda Siquier

CEO & Founder Open Cosmos Ltd Keynote

Bryony Worthington

Co-Director Quadrature Climate Foundation Environmental Defense Fund Europe Panel

Tessa Clarke

CEO & Founder OLIO Panel

Jeremy Gilley

Founder & Chairman Peace One Day Keynote

Nadinè Galle

Fulbright Scholar & PhD Researcher MIT Senseable City Lab Panel

Joanna Haigh

Co-Director, The Grantham Institute on Climate Change & the Environment Imperial College London Keynote

Christine Murray

Editor-in-Chief The Developer Panel

Tom Rivett-Carnac

Co-founder Global Optimism Keynote

Stephen Fitzpatrick

CEO Ovo Group Fireside

Smart Concrete

Stage: 10:20 - 11:20


Main Talks