London Innovation Summit 2016

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ARTHUR C CLARKE once famously remarked: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Catalysed by the internet, the pace of technological change and scientific breakthroughs is accelerating making it impossible to predict the next big idea.

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 be successful in this brave new world.


Demand for this event is high. You are advised to register early.

Roof Terrace, 125 London Wall, London, United Kingdom
29 September 2016
8:45 am - 6:30 pm


Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer, Microsoft

Rakesh Rawal, CEO, Codex (Moderator)


The nature and power of digital technologies

How can we harness the benefits of new technologies whilst limiting the negative externalities ?

How should the education system adapt to meet the needs of a hi-tech economy ?

How can we boost creativity in schools ?

Daniel Benamran, Country Manager UK, BlaBlaCar

Roddy Campbell, Vrumi Founder & CEO

Rikke Rosenlund, CEO and Founder,


Why is the Sharing Economy taking off now ?

Which are the most successful companies in the Sharing Economy and why ?

What are the implications for consumers and traditional businesses ?

Which industries are most at risk of disruption ?

Regulating the Sharing Economy

Luis Alvarez, CEO Global Services, BT

Barnaby Voss, Head of Marketing, Google for Work, UK & Ireland

Dr Bernd Korves, Head of Visioning, Siemens Corporate Technology

Ritchie Mehta, Fellow, Judge Business School, Cambridge University (Moderator)


How can large corporates retain the most innovative and creative employees ?

What mind sets, methods and leadership approaches are required ?

How to foresee change in your organisation

Case studies from world-class companies

Dave Gorman, Global Blockchain Labs, IBM

Alasdair Blackwell, Head of Technology, Everledger


Benefits of a public distributed ledger

What are the most interesting applications of blockchain technology ?

How can blockchain technologies transform financial services ?

Public blockchains v private blockchains

Who are the leading players in blockchain technology ?

Mária Rakušanová, Senior Product Marketing Manager & VR lead, Samsung

Dominic Collins, General Manager EMEA, Jaunt VR

Danny Lopez, COO, Blippar


What does the future hold for augmented and virtual reality and how will it impact our lives ?

What can users do and experience ?

How could mobile augmented reality revolutionise shopping ?

Latest uses of virtual and augmented reality in education, gaming, pilot training and business applications?

Live demonstration

Dr Mirko Kovac, Head of Aerial Robotics Lab, Imperial College London

Prof Tony Prescott, Director, Sheffield Robotics

Rich Walker, Managing Director, Shadow Robot Company

Dave Swan, CTO, Tharsus


Robots in the workplace

Domestic robots and care of the elderly

Can robots develop a sense of self ?

What challenges must be overcome to make a robotic hand ?

How could Unmanned Aerial Vehicles improve the quality of our lives?



Roof Terrace, 125 London Wall, London, United Kingdom