The Summit Stage

Curated sessions for GLS pass holders


The Summit is only available to GLS pass holders. Here, we will focus on an open and inclusive dialogue discussing the most important issues facing the world today, giving our invited speakers the opportunity to speak candidly whilst fostering the spirit of an open and inclusive dialogue. After each Summit session, attendees will be invited to join a live Q&A with the panel. These sessions are a unique opportunity to ask questions directly to the speakers.


Gavin Starks

Director Dgen Fireside

Carl Pratt

Founder & Creative Director Future Planet Rocks Panel

Elizabeth Filippouli

Founder, Athena40 Athena40 Panel

Jo Swinson CBE

Former Leader of the Liberal Democrats & Governor Ditchley Foundation Panel

Laura Round

Associate Director freuds Panel

Dr Vikram Bajaj

Managing Director Foresite Capital Management Panel

Patrick Campbell

PATCAM, CEO & Managing Director MOBO Organisation Fireside

Dr Minoo Zarbafi

Senior Vice President Bertelsmann Investments Panel

Heather Skipworth

Associate Professor & Director Cranfield School of Management Panel

Roger Hassan

COO TIER Mobility Panel

Mike Bracken

Partner Public Digital Panel

Cephas Williams

Founder 56 Black Men Keynote

Dr Daniel Kraft

Founder & Chair Exponential Medicine Panel

Dr. Ben Caldecott

Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme & Associate Professor University of Oxford Panel

Noor Sweid

Founder of Global Ventures Global Ventures Panel

Sara VaughAn

Global Chief Purpose & Sustainability Advisor Marie Claire Marie Claire Panel

Andrea Thompson

Editor in Chief, Marie Claire Marie Claire Panel

Paul Van Zyl

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer The Conduit Panel

Mattias Ljungman

Founder Moonfire Ventures Panel

Mike Butcher

Editor-at-large TechCrunch Fireside

The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC

The Secretary General The Commonwealth of Nations Panel

Dr Phillip Lee

Former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Youth Justice, Victims, Female Offenders & Offender Health Panel

Karim Jalbout

Partner Digital & Tech Egon Zehnder Panel

Lisa Witter

Co-Founder & Executive Chair Apolitical Panel

Michael Cervenka

CEO Vertical Aerospace Panel

Marco Iansiti

David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration, HBS Head of the Technology and Operations Management Unit and the Digital Initiative Harvard Business School Panel

Mikkel Hippe Brun

Co-founder & SVP of APAC Tradeshift Panel

Dr. Joanna Abeyie MBE

Managing Director Blue Moon Panel

John Randles

CEO Siren Panel

Ruby Wax OBE

Entertainer, Mental Health Advocate & Author Fireside

Clive Jackson

Founder FlyVictor Panel

Ralph Simon

Founder & CEO Mobilium Global Fireside

Dominic McVey

Non Executive Director Overseas Development Institute Panel

Simon Franks

Chairman Franks Family Foundation Panel

Melinda Ferguson

Vice-President VMware Panel

Tabitha Goldstaub

Co-Founder CognitionX Panel

Mary Robinson

Former President of Ireland Fireside

Julia Hobsbawm OBE

Writer, Speaker, Strategist Fireside

Chris Yiu

Executive Director - Technology and Public Policy Tony Blair Institute for Global Change Panel

Jimmy McLoughlin OBE

Former Business Director at No.10 Downing Street Panel

Brita Fernandez Schmidt

Executive Director and Vice President for Europe & External Relations Women for Women International UK Panel

Will Page

Former Chief Economist Spotify Fireside

Jyotika Virmani

Executive Director Schmidt Ocean Institute Fireside

Karen Silverman

CEO & Founder The Cantellus Group Panel

Steen Jakobsen

Chief Investment Officer Saxo Bank Fireside

Oliver Steeds

Chief Executive Nekton Fireside

Kate Wolfenden

Systems Advisor Project X Panel

Ed Vaizey

Senior Adviser FTI Consulting Panel

Emily Brooke MBE

Founder Beryl Panel

Jennifer Robinson

Barrister at Law Doughty Street Chambers Panel

Mandy Sanghera

Philanthropist & Human Rights Activist Panel

Tim Gordon

Managing Partner Best Practice AI Panel

Hanna Johnson

COO Public Panel

Vinay Menon

Senior Client Partner, IT Services & Software, Global Lead - Artifical Intelligence Practice Korn Ferry Panel

Adam Durant

Chief Executive Officer Satavia Panel

Jesus Mantas

Senior Managing Partner IBM Panel

Professor Dame Wendy Hall

Regius Professor of Computer Science University of Southampton Panel

Richard Muirhead

Managing Partner Fabric Ventures Panel

Baroness Nicola Blackwood

Minister for Innovation in the UK Department of Health and Social Care Panel

Prof Sir John Bell GBE

Regius Chair of Medicine University of Oxford Panel

Caroline Daniel

Partner Brunswick Group Panel

Anne Applebaum

The Atlantic Staff Writer, Pulitzer-prize winning historian Fireside

Paul Clarke

CTO Ocado Panel

Antonia Romeo

Permanent Secretary Department for International Trade (DIT) Panel

Anne-Marie Imafidon

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

Joy Lo Dico

Writer & Journalist Fireside

Will Tanner

Director Onward Panel

Ben Page

CEO Ipsos MORI Panel

Priya Guha

Venture Partner Merian Ventures Panel

Brittany Kaiser

Co-Founder Own Your Data Foundation Fireside

John Kerry

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

Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley

British Information Technology Pioneer, Businesswoman & Philanthropist Keynote

Azeem Azhar

Founder Exponential View Fireside

Jessica Wade

Professor of Physics Imperial College London Panel

Abadesi Osunsade

Founder Hustle Crew Panel

The Right Honourable Matt Hancock

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Workshop

June Sarpong

Director of Creative Diversity BBC Panel

Dr Jack Kreindler

Founder & Medical Director Centre for Health and Human Performance Panel

Bryony Worthington

Co-Director Quadrature Climate Foundation Environmental Defense Fund Europe Panel

Smart Concrete

Stage: 10:20 - 11:20


Main Talks