2018 Speakers

 


Danilo Poccia

Technical Evangelist, Amazon

 
 
 
Danilo Poccia is a technical evangelist at Amazon Web Services, where he leverages his 20 years of experience to support innovation and to help startups and companies bring their ideas to life.
Danilo focuses on event-driven programming and serverless architectures as well as the technical and business impact of mobile platforms and data analytics. Prior to joining Amazon, he worked at Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Some of his interests include IT, simulation and modeling, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and photography.
He will be delivering Speech 2.
 

 
 
 
Nigel Willson has been with Microsoft for the last 17 years in a number of different technical and strategy roles across the business, for the last three years he has worked as a Global Strategist working with ‘the big 4’ in Professional Services.
His role covers Strategy and Innovation, working with clients to exploit new areas of technology or bringing new ideas to existing business processes. Outside of Microsoft, Nigel is a contributor to LinkedIn, and Twitter (@nigewillson) where he expresses his interests on Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Technology.
He will be delivering Speech 4.

Nigel Wilson

Global Strategist, Microsoft

 

Hugo Pinto

Managing Director, Accenture Digital

 
 
 
Hugo is currently part of the Accenture Digital leadership team and Accenture, based in London, UK. He mixes business strategy, technology and design thinking to drive true transformation both internally and externally from challenger to multinational organisations, enabling them to leapfrog their competitors.
Hugo has been consistently brought into both startup and global businesses to create new products and revenue streams. Once described as an energetic self-starter that makes things happen, he has 17+ years experience working across agencies, brands and consultancies, and is deeply involved with the startup and VC world.
He will be delivering the Opening Speech.
 

 
 
 
A highly experienced Chief Technology Officer, Sally undertakes bespoke projects, specialising in transformational change enabled by disruptive technologies.
She has in-depth knowledge of the transformative capabilities of blockchain and its application across multiple sectors. Sally is a member of the Strategic Management Board for TeamBlockchain and Chief Technology Officer at Mind Fit. She is active across all social media channels, building community, awareness and sharing knowledge. This is underpinned by a breadth of commercial leadership and intrapreneurial experience gained at Orange, Everything Everywhere and T-Systems alongside cutting edge research and study at leading universities including Said Business School, Oxford and Aston Business School. Sally is an international events speaker and established author with 60+ publications in business, technology (Blockchain, VR, AR, AI) and education. She is also a STEM Ambassador and works actively on developing, mentoring and advocating projects that harness business and technology as a force for good.
She will be delivering Speech 5.

Sally Eaves

Member, Forbes Technology Council

 

Luciano Floridi

Director, Digital Ethics Lab, Oxford Internet Institute

 
 
 
 
Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he directs the Digital Ethics Lab (DELab) of the Oxford Internet Institute. He is also Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute and Chair of its Data Ethics research Group, and Chairman of the Ethics Advisory Board of the European Medical Information Framework.
He sits on the EU’s Ethics Advisory Group on Ethical Dimensions of Data Protection, on the Royal Society and British Academy Working Group on Data Governance, and on Google Advisory Board on “the right to be forgotten”. His areas of expertise include the philosophy of information, digital ethics, and the philosophy of technology. Among his recent books, all published by Oxford University Press: The Fourth Revolution – How the infosphere is reshaping human reality (2014), The Ethics of Information (2013), The Philosophy of Information (2011).
He will be delivering Speech 7.
 

 
 
Alice Bentinck MBE is COO of Entrepreneur First and Founder of Code First: Girls.
EF supports the world’s most ambitious technologists to build their own tech startups from scratch. EF has £50m under management and has built more than 100 startups in London and Singapore. Significant exits include Magic Pony Technology ($150m to Twitter) and Represent ($100m to Custom Inc). EF’s investors include LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman and Greylock Partners, alongside Mosaic Ventures, Lakestar and Founders Fund. She also set up Code First: Girls, a not-for-profit that has taught 5,000 women to code for free while at university.
She will be delivering Speech 6.

Alice Bentinck

COO, Entrepreneur First & Founder, Code First: Girls

 
 

James Luke

Chief Architect, IBM Watson

 
James Luke is the Chief Architect for Watson Tools and has over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of machine learning and cognitive systems. In his IBM career, James has held several key leadership roles including being the Chief Architect for i2 intelligence products and the lead architect for the Text Analytics Group.
Prior to joining IBM, James worked as an Artificial Intelligence (AI) consultant with Data Sciences (Data Sciences was taken over by IBM in 1996). Whilst at Data Sciences, James managed a number of AI projects for both military and commercial clients. Examples of this work range from the development adaptive systems for EW classification to the identification of wavering customers for a major superstore (Safeway).
He will be delivering Speech 8.
James Luke, IBM

Final Panel Mediator

David Wood

Chairman, London Futurists

 
 
 
David has spent 25 years road-mapping and enabling the rapid growth in capability of smart mobile devices, where he expects to spend the next 25 years road-mapping and enabling the emergence of increasingly smart human beings. In 1998, David co-founded Symbian and is now a full-time futurist speaker, analyst, commentator, and writer.
He will be chairing the Final Panel, which will focus on the implications of AI for FinTech and delve into the ethics of AI.
 

Panelists

 
 
 
Jeremy Sosabowski co-founded AlgoDynamix in 2013, an innovative risk analytics company that detects disruptive events in global financial markets and anticipates directional price movements hours or days in advance of the event.
Jeremy is an expert in experimental physics, mathematics, however is now concerned with the world’s obsession with using past data for future extrapolation purposes; even more so when there is little or no past data available for events such as elections, referendums or other ‘never seen before’ events.
 

Jeremy Sosabowski

Founder, AlgoDynamix

 

Kriti Sharma

VP Artifical Intelligence, Sage

 
 
 
Kriti is the VP of Artificial Intelligence at Sage, overseeing the design and development of AI for enterprise and accounting solutions at the FTSE 100 technology company.
Kriti is the inventor of Pegg, the world’s first accounting smart assistant for entrepreneurs. Recently, Kriti was celebrated in the Recode 100, recognised for her contribution and impact to technology and business in 2017. She was named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for advancements in AI and invited to give evidence to the AI Select Committee’s Parliamentary inquiries in the House of Lords. She is an elected Civic Leader, chosen by President Obama for her work in ethical technology. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Google Grace Hopper Scholar and Government of India’s Young Leader in Science.
 

Rob McCargow

AI Programme Leader, PwC UK

 
 
 
Rob works with partners across academia, government, technology vendors,and startups in order to drive innovaAon within the firm and develop new services for PwC’s clients.
Rob is an evangelist responsible for technology and promoting awareness of the growing ethical agenda relating to AI. He is also an advisory board member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, an adviser to The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in AI and Autonomous Systems, and a TEDx speaker.

Nicole Anderson

FinTech CEO and Advisor

Nicole is a multiple times CEO, a FinTech entrepreneur, accomplished mentor and advisor with a strong track record at board and general management level across international markets.
Over the last 10 years she has worked across multiple segments within the Financial Technology markets – payments, wholesale banking, transacation services, forex, wealth management as well as traditional retail and supply chain management.
 

 

Danilo Poccia

Technical Evangelist, Amazon

 
Danilo Poccia is a technical evangelist at Amazon Web Services, where he leverages his 20 years of experience to support innovation and to help startups and companies bring their ideas to life.
Danilo focuses on event-driven programming and serverless architectures as well as the technical and business impact of mobile platforms and data analytics. Prior to joining Amazon, he worked at Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Some of his interests include IT, simulation and modeling, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and photography.
He will be delivering Speech 2.
 

Nigel Wilson

Global Strategist, Microsoft

 
Nigel Willson has been with Microsoft for the last 17 years in a number of different technical and strategy roles across the business, for the last three years he has worked as a Global Strategist working with ‘the big 4’ in Professional Services.
His role covers Strategy and Innovation, working with clients to exploit new areas of technology or bringing new ideas to existing business processes. Outside of Microsoft, Nigel is a contributor to LinkedIn, and Twitter (@nigewillson) where he expresses his interests on Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Technology.
He will be delivering Speech 4.
 

Hugo Pinto

Managing Director, Accenture Digital

 
Hugo is currently part of the Accenture Digital leadership team and Accenture, based in London, UK. He mixes business strategy, technology and design thinking to drive true transformation both internally and externally from challenger to multinational organisations, enabling them to leapfrog their competitors.
Hugo has been consistently brought into both startup and global businesses to create new products and revenue streams. Once described as an energetic self-starter that makes things happen, he has 17+ years experience working across agencies, brands and consultancies, and is deeply involved with the startup and VC world.
 

Sally Eaves

Member, Forbes Technology Council

 
A highly experienced Chief Technology Officer, Sally undertakes bespoke projects, specialising in transformational change enabled by disruptive technologies.
She has in-depth knowledge of the transformative capabilities of blockchain and its application across multiple sectors. Sally is a member of the Strategic Management Board for TeamBlockchain and Chief Technology Officer at Mind Fit. She is active across all social media channels, building community, awareness and sharing knowledge. This is underpinned by a breadth of commercial leadership and intrapreneurial experience gained at Orange, Everything Everywhere and T-Systems alongside cutting edge research and study at leading universities including Said Business School, Oxford and Aston Business School. Sally is an international events speaker and established author with 60+ publications in business, technology (Blockchain, VR, AR, AI) and education. She is also a STEM Ambassador and works actively on developing, mentoring and advocating projects that harness business and technology as a force for good.
She will be delivering Speech 5.
 

Luciano Floridi

Director, Digital Ethics Lab, Oxford Internet Institute

 
Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he directs the Digital Ethics Lab (DELab) of the Oxford Internet Institute. He is also Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute and Chair of its Data Ethics research Group, and Chairman of the Ethics Advisory Board of the European Medical Information Framework.
He sits on the EU’s Ethics Advisory Group on Ethical Dimensions of Data Protection, on the Royal Society and British Academy Working Group on Data Governance, and on Google Advisory Board on “the right to be forgotten”. His areas of expertise include the philosophy of information, digital ethics, and the philosophy of technology. Among his recent books, all published by Oxford University Press: The Fourth Revolution – How the infosphere is reshaping human reality (2014), The Ethics of Information (2013), The Philosophy of Information (2011).
He will be delivering Speech 7.
 

Alice Bentinck

COO, Entrepreneur First & Founder, Code First: Girls

 
Alice Bentinck MBE is COO of Entrepreneur First and Founder of Code First: Girls.
EF supports the world’s most ambitious technologists to build their own tech startups from scratch. EF has £50m under management and has built more than 100 startups in London and Singapore. Significant exits include Magic Pony Technology ($150m to Twitter) and Represent ($100m to Custom Inc). EF’s investors include LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman and Greylock Partners, alongside Mosaic Ventures, Lakestar and Founders Fund. She also set up Code First: Girls, a not-for-profit that has taught 5,000 women to code for free while at university.
She will be delivering Speech 6.
 

James Luke

Chief Architect, IBM Watson

James Luke is the Chief Architect for Watson Tools and has over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of machine learning and cognitive systems. In his IBM career, James has held several key leadership roles including being the Chief Architect for i2 intelligence products and the lead architect for the Text Analytics Group.
Prior to joining IBM, James worked as an Artificial Intelligence (AI) consultant with Data Sciences (Data Sciences was taken over by IBM in 1996). Whilst at Data Sciences, James managed a number of AI projects for both military and commercial clients. Examples of this work range from the development adaptive systems for EW classification to the identification of wavering customers for a major superstore (Safeway).
He will be delivering Speech 8.
James Luke, IBM

Final Panel Mediator

David Wood

Chairman, London Futurists

 
David has spent 25 years road-mapping and enabling the rapid growth in capability of smart mobile devices, where he expects to spend the next 25 years road-mapping and enabling the emergence of increasingly smart human beings. In 1998, David co-founded Symbian and is now a full-time futurist speaker, analyst, commentator, and writer.
He will be chairing the Final Panel, which will focus on the implications of AI for FinTech and delve into the ethics of AI.
 

Panelists

Jeremy Sosabowski

Founder, AlgoDynamix

 
Jeremy Sosabowski co-founded AlgoDynamix in 2013, an innovative risk analytics company that detects disruptive events in global financial markets and anticipates directional price movements hours or days in advance of the event.
Jeremy is an expert in experimental physics, mathematics, however is now concerned with the world’s obsession with using past data for future extrapolation purposes; even more so when there is little or no past data available for events such as elections, referendums or other ‘never seen before’ events.
 

Kriti Sharma

VP Artifical Intelligence, Sage

 
Kriti is the VP of Artificial Intelligence at Sage, overseeing the design and development of AI for enterprise and accounting solutions at the FTSE 100 technology company.
Kriti is the inventor of Pegg, the world’s first accounting smart assistant for entrepreneurs. Recently, Kriti was celebrated in the Recode 100, recognised for her contribution and impact to technology and business in 2017. She was named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for advancements in AI and invited to give evidence to the AI Select Committee’s Parliamentary inquiries in the House of Lords. She is an elected Civic Leader, chosen by President Obama for her work in ethical technology. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Google Grace Hopper Scholar and Government of India’s Young Leader in Science.
 

Rob McCargow

AI Programme Leader, PwC UK

Rob works with partners across academia, government, technology vendors,and startups in order to drive innovaAon within the firm and develop new services for PwC’s clients.
Rob is an evangelist responsible for technology and promoting awareness of the growing ethical agenda relation to AI. He is also an advisory board member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, an adviser to The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in AI and Autonomous Systems, and a TEDx speaker.

Nicole Anderson

FinTech CEO and Advisor

Nicole is a multiple times CEO, a FinTech entrepreneur, accomplished mentor and advisor with a strong track record at board and general management level across international markets.
Over the last 10 years she has worked across multiple segments within the Financial Technology markets – payments, wholesale banking, transacation services, forex, wealth management as well as traditional retail and supply chain management.