Summit probes power & responsibility

This October in London, DigitalAgenda hosts a major all-day summit exploring the unintended consequences of the digital age – from privacy to online safety, trust, the gig economy and the future of work.

Speaker Summit CollagePower & Responsibility, an all-day summit from DigitalAgenda debates regulation, trust and the unintended consequences of the digital age. And it explores the technology responses to the challenges in front of us.

The summit happens on Thursday 4 October 2018 at The British Library Knowledge Centre in London. Get your tickets now.

Power & Responsibility is run in partnership with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

The summit explores the downsides connected to the digital changes taking place across society and the economy. It covers critical themes including:

  • privacy
  • online safety
  • trust
  • Ai developer ethics
  • the gig economy
  • fake news.

The day looks at the challenges that these issues present, and at the policy and technology solutions to them. We will ask if regulation is the answer – or if the technology itself holds the answers to the problems its deployment creates.

The summit will debate whether ‘responsible technology’ is the answer – or whether monopoly power is a more fundamental problem. We’ll also be presenting our new ‘green paper’ discussion findings.

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

Speakers include

Andrew Keen, Sogeti
Chi Onwurah MP, Labour, industry spokesperson
Jamie Bartlett, Demos
Sonia Livingstone, LSE
Jeremy Silver, Digital Catapult
Larissa Suzuki, Oracle
Pete Trainor, Us Ai
Sue Daley, techUK
Oliver Buckley, DCMS
Imogen Parker, Ada Lovelace Institute
Matt Haworth, Reason Digital
Adam Thilthorpe, BCS
Jess Tyrrell, Ustwo
Eva Appelbaum, Arc Group
Emma Prest, DataKind UK
Simon Gunning, CALM
Katz Kiely, Kiely & Co
Oli Barrett, Tenner, StartUp Britain (chair)
Julian Blake, DigitalAgenda (host).

Many more speakers to be announced. Read more.

250 guests are joining us 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.

BCS, our event partner, is the professional body for computing and IT. It provides a trusted, independent voice and works with government and others to ensure digital change is safe and positive for everyone in society.

“We live in a time of unprecedented change,” said BCS director of external affairs Adam Thilthorpe. “The world as we know it is throwing up new digital and technological innovations on a daily basis, and their effects on society as a whole are potentially seismic and long-lasting.

“We are ready and willing to play our role in help navigate through these important but difficult issues, and that is why we are delighted to be supporting this important and very timely summit.”

Full-day tickets for Power & Responsibility are available now, priced at £145+VAT and fees. Tickets include your conference pass and all food and drink on the day. Buy your tickets now.