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10:20 - 10:30

Welcome address

10:30 - 10:50

Keynote presentation: A Day in the Future 

10:50 - 11:20

Putting the AI into sustainable

Recognising how AI can and will positively impact humanity by enabling the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.

11:20 - 11:40

Technology’s best kept secret: Transformative transport

Hyperloop is revolutionising the future of transportation. Hear as Jay Walder explains our only chance at combating uniquely 21st century existential threats, like our climate crisis, is to step away from incrementalism and take the massive leaps forward we need.

Placing transportation at the heart of this fundamental change and Jay makes a case to move people and goods, further, faster, and more sustainably with hyperloop.

11:40 - 12:00

Making AI trustworthy and ethical: The Rolls-Royce story

Firstly, why and how are Rolls-Royce utilsing AI? And secondly, how have Rolls-Royce achieved the incredible and developed the Aletheia Framework™ that controls bias and effectively ensures the ethical and safe deployment of AI? 

This session will explore the ethical and regulatory challenges associated with AI and leave you equipped with an understanding of how to uphold a strong culture of ‘digital safety’ whilst running ‘business as usual’.

12:00 - 12:30 

Augmented reality, Flexible contactless payment, Personalisation – Shopping in 2050 

Over the past decades, shopping has been evolving at an ever-increasing pace – From the advent of hypermarket chains that remodeled cities during last century to mobile shopping and the eve of drone delivery. Let us peep into the future and imagine what the retail experience will look like in the next thirty years.

13:30 - 13:50

On the path to more profit: Smarter vs. safer

Robo-cars may be smarter but what about safety? Join the head-runners in self-driving transportation and hear as they explore how the transport revolution will enhance lifestyles and can ultimately provide significant economic benefit.

Recognise what hurdles are needing to be overcome to achieve mass adoption of totally autonomous transport services, exploring the feasibility for autonomous driving systems to be relied on to make life-or-death decisions in real time and considering open frameworks for public safety.

13:50 - 14:10

Smart cities and the internet of connected vehicles

Juniper Research says 62 million vehicles will be capable of V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) communication by 2023 which will mean large amount of data will be exchanged: an autonomous car can generate 40 terabytes of data for every eight hours of driving.

How can networks carry this amount of data?

Furthermore, Vehicle to Everything means that vehicles will communicate with hundreds of sensors in real time.

How is connection technology going to meet these expectations?

14:10 - 14:30

The need for speed as the key to future: The exponential technology explosion

This is the exciting story of when AI meets 5G…

What is the role of 5G in catalysing AI and IoT deployment and how can stakeholders work together to effectively deliver on the 5G vision? Exploring how to prepare for life beyond 5G and seizing opportunities from the development of new advanced digital technologies.

14:30 - 15:00

“Alexa, where to next?”: The Evolution of conversational AI

Natural Language Processing and Conversational AI has come a long way from rule-based systems to generative models like GPT-3. We have built assistants like Amazon Alexa, built contact center conversational applications for better customer experience, and helped the elderly or people with disabilities through easy to use conversational interface. But what is next?

This talk will update you on the latest, so you know exactly what you are talking about when it comes to conversational AI.

15:00 - 15:30 

Utopian vs. Dystopian Future

Common sense dictates that technology must be used and developed with ethics in mind. History shows that it has not always been the case. Which paths lie ahead of us? A conversation between people who build or dream of our future.

15:30 - 16:00 

A look at the most prominent future technologies 

Two disruptive technologies to be showcased on stage



End of day one


10:00 - 10:10

Welcome address

10:10 - 10:30

Keynote - The future of reality

10:30 - 10:50

Keynote - The  quantum paradigm

Quantum computing is expecting to be giant breakthrough in progress helping us taking steps towards reversing climate change or curing cancer. Quantum computers which are able to process information millions of times faster than regular computers are also expected to be commercially available within the next decade.

How is quantum computing going to change our lives? What are the implications in cybersecurity?

10:50 - 11:10

Keynote - The future of consumer interactions: How AI will fuel CX to be the new disruption for businesses

11:10 - 11:50

Panel discussion - The future of data and privacy

11:50 - 12:30 

Panel discussion - Super smart is super close, are you ready? 

The COVID era accelerated deployment of smart technologies at an unprecedented speed. Were you and your team ready or did you lag behind? Whatever the case, this is your opportunity to get the inside scoop on how technology will accelerate human progress and benefit society by creating a new smarter future.

Exploring the power of partnership in building towards innovative solutions, identify triumphs achieved thus far and gain insight into how super smart will impact you.

13:30 - 14:10

Fireside chat - Working together with technology and technologies working together

Delving into the emerging technologies that have the greatest business impact across industries: Which technologies have the potential revolutionise the workplace? What is the right balance between human and digital? As human and artificial intelligence converge, are we headed to a world of higher unemployment or a place where technology enables employees to achieve their full potential?

14:10 - 14.30

Is your business fit for purpose? The secret to succeeding with enterprise AI 

Identifying how enterprise can succeed with AI to transform business and to attain or maintain industry leadership. Explore how CTOs are currently managing the transition of AI into corporate environments.  What are the biggest opportunities and challenges for use of this technology and what industries are currently being affected and who is next?

Hear tips on how to prepare an enterprise AI strategy and learn how to accelerate your business’ digital parity through radical data-driven transformation.

14:30 - 15:00

Help: A robot stole my role!

AI implementation is set to transform the way we work dramatically so what will be the AI impact on employment and jobs. Are the fears that robots will replace our roles rational and how do organisations that seek operational excellence using technology strike a balance where man and machine work in harmony and cooperate without a sense of competition? 

15:00 - 15:30

Responsible AI and vision for intelligence

Identify the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) in enhancing intelligence in your company and recognise, how you can blend artificial intelligence with human intelligence to gain competitive advantage.

15:30 - 16:00

A look at the most prominent future technologies


End of day two


Welcome address

10:10 - 10:30

Keynote: Taking first place: The remarkable making of the world’s number one Paralympic tennis player

Stéphane Houdet is a firm believer that “every disadvantage has an advantage” and is extremely excited to see how technology can be increasingly used for good.

Following a tragic motorcycle injury, Stephane has overcome unforeseeable challenges to become a superstar tennis player. Hear his story, exploring his experiences playing wheelchair tennis and learn how application of innovation to disabilities has great potential now and for the future.

10:30 - 11:10

Beyond eradicating disability – building the Iron Man

Pacemakers, cochlear implants, insulin pumps… people have been relying on engineering and electronics for a while to address their medical needs.

Meanwhile, reality inches closer to science fiction every day with the emergence of bionic limbs, artificial organs or neural-digital interfaces.

How close are we to eradicating disability? What does the future and affordability of bionics look like? What industrial applications are derived from medical research? This discussion will also paint a picture of what our next evolutionary step as a species might look like.

11:10 - 11.30

Avoiding emergency: AI in heath

Exploring the role of AI in addressing epidemic challenges and reviewing how AI technology can assist policymakers and leaders in avoiding widespread catastrophes. 

Appreciate how data analytics and digital technologies must be leveraged to build resilience to epidemic and pandemic threats in a post-COVID world.

11:30 - 12:00

Fueling a future of targeted attacks or strengthening our defenses?

Celeste Fralick will talk all things AI and security whilst considering ethics and humanity.

Join her to recognise key considerations for the deployment of AI at scale across organisations. Hear exclusive insights into AI reliability and discuss how advancements with decision intelligence can occur without causing detriment

12:00 - 12:30

Panel discussion - Technology to end world hunger

Today, the low estimate is that over 700 million people are hungry, a figure that is hard to reconcile with another estimate that places at 40% the amount of food globally produced that went wasted between farms, retailers and consumers.

Food technologists, entrepreneurs, techno farmers – How are we tackling the issue of food waste? How is the accrued pressure to produce food sustainably effecting our future nutrition?

13:30 - 14:00

The BIG debate: AI regulation

AI regulators are faced with an impending challenge of creating rules and structures that both protect the public whilst also promoting industry innovation. But is this achievable without trading off one for the other? What is an AI regulation strategy that could really work?

14:00 - 15:00

Beyond singularity – Ethical dilemmas at the heart of progress

Autonomous robots can make their own decisions and are already replacing humans in executing some of the most dangerous tasks, such as assembly chains, underground mining, military missions or driving us around.

In the wake of a global pandemic that saw a global state of emergency rock the foundations ethics in the medical field, this thought-provoking session aims to address the question of ethics. Our panel will take a shot at the eternal trolley dilemma in the eve of achieving singularity as robots are already an integral part of our everyday lives.

15:00 - 15:30

A look at the most prominent future technologies

15:30 - 16:00

One giant Leap


End of day three