London Innovation Summit 2014

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VICTOR HUGO once famously remarked: “No power on earth can resist an idea whose time has come.” Since the Industrial Revolution technology has played a unique role in powering growth and transforming economies. Catalysed by the internet, the pace of technological change and scientific breakthroughs is accelerating making it impossible to predict the next big idea.

Codex is proud to present the most significant London Innovation Summit of 2014, to review the very latest new technologies which have the potential to disrupt the status quo and transform every single aspect of our lives.

This summit will bring together high profile leaders from the most innovative companies that are reshaping, creating, disrupting, and expanding markets across the technology landscape. We will discuss what impacts these technologies could have for growth and performance of organisations and society, and ultimately what it will take to succeed in this brave new world.

Taylor Wessing LLP, New Street Square, London, United Kingdom
16 October 2014
9:00 am - 7:30 pm


Tim Eyles, Managing Partner, Taylor Wessing

Dr Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature, international journal of science
Graham Hann, Partner, Taylor Wessing (Moderator)


Establishing the UK as a world leader in science and innovation

Understanding how innovation drives business and economic growth

Commercialisation of new and emerging technologies

Q & A

Paul Croft, Director, Ultimaker GB
Paul Gately, EMEA Manager, 3D Systems
Dr Hamid Mughal OBE, Director of Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce
Rakesh Rawal, CEO, Codex (Moderator)


How 3D printing could change the rules of manufacturing § What range of products can today’s 3D printers make ?
What will the factory of the future look like ?
Are we on the brink of a Third Industrial Revolution ?

Live demonstration

Volker Buscher, Director, EMEA, Smart Cities Expert, Arup
Hubertus von Roenne, Vice-President, BT Global Services
Patrik Schumacher, Senior Director, Zaha Hadid Architects
Matthew Jones, Partner, Taylor Wessing (Moderator)


How smart cities can boost economic competitiveness
How to build a smart city from scratch
Connecting networks to enable better services for citizens and encouraging investment and growth
Which cities are using technology in the most creative way ?

Prof Sir Robert Lechler, Executive Director, King’s Health Partners; Vice-Principal, King’s College London
Dr Andrew Baum, Global Head of Healthcare Research, Citi
Dr Mene Pangalos, Executive Vice President, Innovative Medicines & Early Development, AstraZeneca
Christopher Thornham, Partner, Taylor Wessing (Moderator)


Which medical technologies will yield the greatest benefits ?

Immunotherapy – The Beginning of the End for Cancer

What benefits can we expect from MedCity ?

Rt Hon John Redwood MP, pioneered privatisation programme in Margaret Thatcher’s government
Sandeep Dave, Director, Global Digital Strategy, Citi
Valentin Marinov, European Head G10 FX Strategy, Citi
Robert Garlick, MD, Global Product Head, Citi Research (Moderator)

Will digital money replace cash ?

Can peer-to-peer currencies like Bitcoin transform international finance & payments ?

The economics of Bitcoin

Dr Matt Perkins, CEO, Surrey Satellite Technology
Marc Saunders, President, Space Imaging, e2v
Christopher Rees, Partner, Taylor Wessing (Moderator)


Which technologies will help us understand the mysteries of the universe ?

What benefits can we expect from nanosat technologies ?

Case Study

Dr Mirko Kovac, Director, Head of Aerial Robotics Lab, Imperial College London
Chris Sumner, Vice-President, Europe, FANUC
Bilal Aziz, European Industrial Analyst, Citi (Moderator)


What impact will robots have on the workplace ?
Can robots really think in an original and creative manner ?
How Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will improve our quality of life

Live demonstration



Taylor Wessing LLP, New Street Square, London, United Kingdom