Power & Responsibility Summit

Thursday 4 October 2018

British Library Knowledge Centre, London

A one-day DigitalAgenda summit on regulation, trust and the unintended consequences of the digital age

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What is the summit about?

Power & Responsibility debates regulation, trust and the unintended consequences of the digital age. And it explores the technology response to the challenges before us.

The summit looks at the downsides of the digital changes taking place across society and the economy. It covers critical themes including privacy, online safety, trust, developer ethics, the gig economy and the future of work.

We will look at the challenges that these issues present, and look at the policy and technology solutions to them. We will ask if regulation is the answer – or if technology itself holds the answers to the problems its application has created.

Who’s speaking so far?

Adam Thilporpe

Adam Thilthorpe

Eva Appelbaum

Eva Appelbaum
Arc Group

Peter Trainor

Peter Trainor
Us Ai

Jess Tyrrell

Jess Tyrrell

Larissa Suzuki

Larissa Suzuki

Oli Barrett

Oli Barrett MBE
Tenner, StartUp Britain

Julian Blake

Julian Blake

Matt Haworth

Matt Haworth
Reason Digital

Summit themes

The summit day is split into three broad themes – people, business and society. Each section will feature industry-leading speakers, policy and academic experts and a head-to-head debate with audience voting. We will hear from experts in the fields of trust and ethics.

There will be a keynote talk from the the government.

We’ll also hear answers, focussing on tech for good solutions to some of the problems that have come with tech innovation.

“With great power comes great responsibility” – Voltaire (and Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben in Spiderman)

Who’s coming?

250 are attending from across business, startups, big tech, policymakers, think tanks, academic and consumer groups. We’re building in time for people who come to connect and learn from each other.

What will I get out of the event?

Understanding. Inspiration. Lessons. Ideas. Connections.

How should I book?

The summit is taking place at the British Library, in London, close to King’s Cross, St Pancras, and Euston railway stations.

Full-day tickets for Power & Responsibility are available now, priced at £145 + VAT and fees via Eventbrite.

Tickets include your conference pass, and all food and drink on the day.

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Event partner

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is the professional body for computing and IT. Its royal charter defines its responsibility to promote and advance the study and practice of computing for the benefit of all.

In doing this, BCS set high standards of professionalism, conduct and ethical practice. It is uniquely placed in the tech industry to provide a trusted, independent voice for the profession. BCS works with government and others to develop policy, and ensure digital change is safe and positive for everyone in society