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Summit probes power & responsibility

On 4 October in London, DigitalAgenda hosts a major all-day summit exploring the unintended consequences of the digital age – from privacy to online safety, trust, fake news and the future of work.

Speaker Summit Collage Power & 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:

  • trust
  • privacy
  • online safety
  • mental health
  • Ai developer ethics

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.

The summit will feature industry-leading speakers, policy and 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 confirmed

Andrew Keen, Sogeti
Chi Onwurah MP, Labour, industry spokesperson
Jamie Bartlett, Demos
Katie O’Donovan, Google
Tom Kibasi, IPPR
Sonia Livingstone, LSE
Jeremy Silver, Digital Catapult
Louise Marston, doteveryone
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
Mark McGinn, Edelman
Emma Prest, DataKind UK
Simon Gunning, CALM
Katz Kiely, Kiely & Co
Kajal Odedra, Change.org UK
Oli Barrett, Tenner, StartUp Britain (chair)
Julian Blake, DigitalAgenda (host).

Many more speakers to be announced. Read more.

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.

Who’s joining us

3LA
Accolade Consulting
Ada Lovelace Institute
Adapt
Advanced Electronics
AgeUK
Arc Group
B Lab UK
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Beep
Bethnal Green Ventures
Big Innovation Centre
Big Revolution
Big Society Capital
BMC Global Services
body>data>space
Brands2Life
Campaign Against Living Miserably
Career College Trust
Cass CCE
Change.org
Coadec
Collective Foundation
The Conduit
Congregation Partners
Corke Wallis
Corsham Institute
DataKind UK
DCMS
Demos
DevLab
DICE
Digital Catapult
Digital Catapult NETV
Digital Leaders
Doteveryone
The Dot Project
Durhamlane
Edelman
Fiona Glover
Fourth Group
Flavourfy Digital
Friday Club
Future Cities Catapult
Futureheads Recruitment
Getmapped
Give
Good Business
Good Things Foundation
Google
Having Time Media
Health Education England
House of Commons
i2iapp
Impact Hub King’s Cross
Independent Network
Internet Advertising Bureau
Intuitive Analysis
JIN Digital Influence
Kagisha
Karen Bendell
KTN
Lloyds Banking Group
London Belongs To Me
LSE
Maeve Walsh
MHabitat
Microsoft
Middlesex University
Montfort
Mr
Neighbourly
Nesta
Nesta Impact Investments
NHS
Nuffield Foundation
Office for National Statistics
OLIO
Opencast Software
Optimity Advisors
Oracle
PUBLIC
PwC UK
RT
Reason Digital
Responsible 100
RocketSpace
Royal Academy of Engineering
Sandtable
Satalia
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Securys
Simone Seiter
Social Tech Trust
Sogeti
St John Ambulance
techUK
TeenTech
Tes Global
The Tin
Thomson Reuters
ThoughtWorks
UCL Grand Challenges
UK Parliament
Unicef
Unit9
University of Bath
University of Cambridge
University of Oxford
Us Ai
Ustwo
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Wales Co-operative Centre
Wayfindr
World Class Britain
Yoomee
Yoti

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