We selected the name “Codex” as Leonardo da Vinci was the embodiment of the Renaissance ideal.  His “Codex”, or notebooks, are a testament to his interest in a multitude of subjects and to visionary ideas which were centuries ahead of their time.  Codex’s mission is to evoke a similar spirit of enlightenment by inspiring technology leaders and entrepreneurs to apply their collective imaginations to deliver technologies that will continue to transform our lives. Whilst the creativity of Leonardo da Vinci was captured in his notebooks, Codex shares the wisdom of today’s great innovators via Codex Talks and events.



Technology has played a unique role in powering growth and transforming economies, since the Industrial Revolution.  Catalysed by the internet, the pace of technological change and scientific breakthroughs is accelerating making it impossible to predict the next big idea. Codex events are designed to review the very latest new technologies which have the potential to disrupt the status quo and transform every single aspect of our lives.

Once an interesting or exceptional topic is picked for discussion, no effort is spared to find the most high profile speakers to provide a focal point for the occasion.  This special mix creates compelling dialogue, and provides a high-level platform for cross-industry debate.

Founded in London in 2005, Codex events have captured the imagination of sophisticated audiences for nearly 15 years, hosting some of the biggest names in business, science, technology, politics, media and academia.  Our celebrated list of speakers include:

Dr Douglas Terrier, Chief Technologist, NASA; Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke CH QC MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1993-1997);  Tom Purves, CEO, Rolls-Royce;  Willie Walsh, CEO, British Airways; Neha Palmer, Head of Energy and Global Infrastructure, Google; Amir Khusrowshahi, Chief Technology Officer, Artificial Intelligence, Intel; Naveen Jain, Executive Chairman, Moon Express; Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer, F-Secure; Dr Kari Stefannson, CEO, Decode Genetics; Gordon Sanghera, CEO, Oxford Nanopore Technologies; Andrew Rubin, CEO, Illumio; Lord Neil Kinnock, Vice-President, European Commission; Rt Hon Lord Michael Howard QC;  Michael Wood, BBC Broadcaster;  Mihir Bose, BBC Broadcaster;  Ashish Chauhan, CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange;  Marek Reichman, Director of Design, Aston Martin;  Dr Hamid Mughal, Director of Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce;  Patrik Schumacher, Senior Director, Zaha Hadid Architects;

Dame Helena Morrissey DBE; Andy Palmer, CEO, Aston Martin; Dr John M Sankovic, Glenn Research Center, Chief Technologist, NASA; Nikita Chen-iun-tai, CEO, Apis Cor; Caroline Hargrove, Technical Director, McLaren; Jane Zavalishina, CEO, Yandex Data Factory; Joanna Hubbard, COO, Electron; Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof, Founder, Bitnation; Mr Babulal Sethia, President, The Royal Society of Medicine; Jaideep Prabhu, Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise, Cambridge University;  Aram Shishmanian, CEO, World Gold Council; Jeremy Webb, Editor-in-Chief, New Scientist; Stephen Murphy, CEO, Virgin Group;  Dr Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature; Michael Cervenka, Head of Future Technologies, Rolls-Royce; Lawrence Orsini, CEO, LO3 Energy; Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Big Data Expert, Master of Jesus College, Oxford; Rich Walker, CEO, Shadow Robot; Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO, Azuri Technologies; Baroness Susan Greenfield; Andrew Neil, BBC Broadcaster; amongst many others.

No speaker has ever been paid to speak at a Codex event.  This is testament to the quality of the business network we have built over the past decade.

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Codex is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests.

Worldwide Expansion of Codex

As membership has spread across the world, Codex is inviting applications from members who wish to establish the Codex network in their local cities.  Our vision is to find new partners to grow the Codex network and to provide tangible benefits to international business leaders.  Codex is ideally placed to help interested parties establish new Chapters, to which every local business person would aspire to join.

With the best people, we can be the best business network.  If you are interested in running a Chapter of Codex in your city, please contact Rakesh Rawal for further information.

To become a member please visit the membership page (click here)

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