Events

Power & Responsibility Summit

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

In partnership with BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

Thursday 4 October 2018
British Library Knowledge Centre, London

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 the technology itself holds the answers to the problems its application has created.

Who’s speaking so far?

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 to be announced. Read more.

What are the event 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.

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.

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

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.

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