World’s Top 50 Innovators 2017

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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 progress is accelerating, creating the new industries of the future.

We are inviting the scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and visionaries who are building the “Industries of the Future”, to better understand where new wealth will be created, whilst also examining the impact on the economy and society. 

The format will be a series of Codex Talks. A Codex Talk is a concise presentation, lasting 15 minutes (or less), in which the speaker addresses a challenging question faced by their technology or industry today and ends with a bold prediction for the future. 

Codex talks are engaging, entertaining and elucidating. They give the audience something they can walk away with: valuable insights, actionable information, fresh perspectives, and renewed optimism.

Come and join CEOs, tech entrepreneurs, scientists, investors and media, from across the world for one of the most significant conferences on innovation in 2017.

BT Auditorium, 81 Newgate street, London, EC1A 7AJ
27 September 2017 - 29 September 2017
8:00 am - 6:30 pm


Michael Cervenka, Head of Future Technologies,  Rolls-Royce
How will AI transform manufacturing ?

Amir Khosrowshahi, Chief Technology Officer, Artificial Intelligence, Intel
What does the future of computing look like?

Rich Walker, CEO, Shadow Robot
What are these new robots going to do for me?

Mark Oleynik, CEO, Moley Robotics
What will your robotic chef cook for you tonight?

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Dr Mirko Kovac, Director, Aerial Robotics Lab, Imperial College London
What will the robotics ecosystem look like in future smart cities?

Jane Zavalishina, CEO, Yandex Data Factory
How will AI make industrial production more sustainable and efficient?

Vidhya Karthikeyan, Principal Research Scientist, BT
Will your broadband be smarter than you?

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Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Master of Jesus College, Oxford
How much of our data should be open?

Dr. Simon Thompson, Head of Practice, Big Data & Customer Experience, BT
Can we turn data science into the science of data?

Dr. Caroline Hargrove, Technical Director, McLaren Applied Technologies
What can Formula 1 teach business about data analytics?

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Filippo Moroni, CEO, ONO 3D
Could dissemination of 3D printing lead to a renaissance in design, engineering and innovation?

Andy Bowyer, Director, Kleos Space and Magna Parva
How does making things in-Space help us on Earth?

Amos C. Breyfogle, Senior Engineer, EMEA, Stratasys
How do we get more from additive manufacturing?

Markus Glasser, Senior Vice President, EOS
Industrial 3D Printing – the future is digital, the future is additive

Nikita Chen-iun-tai, CEO, Apis Cor
How to 3D print a house in 24 hours

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Dr. B. Dusty Majumdar, CMO and Vice-President, IBM Watson Health
Why is genomics becoming more relevant in cancer care and what is Watson’s role in delivering better outcomes for cancer patients?

Gordon Sanghera, CEO, Oxford Nanopore Technologies
Can we stop the spread of superbugs through real time biological surveillance across healthcare, agriculture and the public?

Dr. Kari Stefansson, CEO, Decode
The Genetics of Human Diversity

Rodrigo Martinez, Chief Marketing & Design Officer, Veritas Genetics
What will it take to sequence and interpret 1 million human genomes?

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Dr. Yaniv Erlich, Faculty, Columbia University and CSO, MyHeritage
Can we store all of the world’s data on a pickup truck?

Gary Mudie and Dr Sophy Jessica Welch, CTO and COO, Babylon Health
How is technology going to make healthcare affordable and accessible for everybody

Francis White, Vice-President, AliveCor
Is the human being in healthcare an endangered species?

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Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer, F-Secure
How are we going to secure ten billion new devices that will be going online over the next decade?

Andrew Rubin, CEO and Founder, Illumio
Has digital innovation destroyed our ability to live securely?

Dave Palmer, Director of Technology, Darktrace
How will AI impact the future of cyber crime?

Dr. Emil C. Lupu, Director, Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, Imperial College London
When can we trust cyber-physical systems?

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Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof, Founder at Bitnation
What comes after Nation States?

Calogero Scibetta, Head of Business Development, Everledger
How do we use blockchain to build a ledger of trust?

Samantha Radocchia, Co-Founder, Chronicled
What are Blockchain’s Picks and Shovels? What’s holding Blockchain back from large scale adoption? Blockchain ethics?

Kumar Gaurav, CEO, Cashaa
What’s wrong with the existing economic system?

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Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO, Azuri Technologies
Digital Divide to Digital Dividend: Empowering the Last Billion

Simon Daniel, CEO, Moixa
How to manage all the world’s battery resources as a collective energy system?

Simone Pugliese, COO, Kayrros
Can alternative data change energy markets?

Graciela Chichilnisky, CEO, Global Thermostat
How can we avoid extinction?

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Lawrence Orsini, CEO, LO3 Energy
To be connected, or not to be connected: that is the question.

Joanna Hubbard, Co-founder and COO, Electron
How will blockchain transform digital energy?

Neha Palmer, Head of Energy Strategy & Global Infrastructure, Google
Is 100% Renewable Energy the silver bullet to save the world from climate change?

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Dr. Douglas Terrier, Chief Technologist, NASA
What will the next generation of space exploration look like?

Naveen Jain, Founder and Executive Chairman, Moon Express
Are entrepreneurs becoming the next set of superpowers making nation states irrelevant?

Dr. John M. Sankovic, Glenn Research Center, Chief Technologist, NASA
Space Technology: How can we extend the benefits to all?

Anita Bernie, Director, Surrey Satellite Technologies
What will the railroads of the solar system look like?

Ben Baseley-Walker, Senior Director EMEA, Planetary Resources
Space Resources: A Game Changer?


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Richard Nockles, CEO, Surround Vision
Is AR putting VR out of business?

Henry Stuart, CEO, Visualise
Virtual Reality – The Route to Mass Adoption

Jason Lovell, Director, Jaunt VR
How can brands effectually harness VR’s incredible storytelling power?

Danny Lopez, COO, Blippar
How will AR & Computer Vision impact our lives?

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BT Auditorium, 81 Newgate street, London, EC1A 7AJ