World’s Top 50 Innovators 2019

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Congratulations to our friends at NASA on the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Next stop Mars..!

Codex is proud to invite you to one of the most prestigious events in the technology calendar. The ‘World’s Top 50 Innovators 2019’ will take place at the Royal Society in London from 23rd to 25th September 2019.

A distinguished line up of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and visionaries who are moving the world forward with the power of their technologies and ideas will convene to share their excitement with you.

The format will be a series of Codex Talks, each of which 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.

The pace of change is accelerating and what was once science fiction is becoming reality. How will you respond to this, when your business could be endangered if you miss a disruptive technology that’s on the horizon today?

Come and join us to learn what’s on the horizon, understand the bigger picture, and future proof your business. Entrepreneurs and innovators from all the industries of the future will be there to fire your imagination..!



The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AG
23 September 2019 - 25 September 2019
8:00 am - 6:30 pm


H. James Wilson, Managing Director IT and Business Research, Accenture Research
Human+Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI    What new kinds of jobs will AI create?
Bruno Maisonnier
, CEO, AnotherBrain
Will the next generation of AI fly us to the stars?
Mark Pivac, CTO, Fastbrick Robotics
How do you take the precision of indoor robotics outdoors?
Dr. Barbara Mazzolai, Director, Micro-BioRobotics, IIT
Can robots grow and behave like plants?

Anima Anandkumar, Director of Machine Learning Research, NVIDIA. Bren Prof, Caltech
The path to embodied intelligence
Victor Riparbelli, CEO, Synthesia
How will AI generated content rewire the media industry?
Vishal Chatrath, CEO, Prowler
Does AI really need big data?

Dr. Jim Green, Chief Scientist, NASA
Why Return to the Moon?

Karin Bjerde, Kognity
Why technology is needed to solve the world’s greatest scaling challenge – education
Dr. Gareth Davies, CEO, Kwiziq
The limits of what’s possible: will future EdTech turn anyone – including you – into a genius?
Jamie Brooker, Founder, Kahoot!
How must technology adapt to enable relevant learning experiences for tomorrow’s world?
Dr. Xiang Cao,
CEO, Wonder Painter
How can technology boost creativity?


Dr. Mark Bentall, COO, Corporate Technology Office, Airbus
What does the future of aviation look like?
Tom Vice,
CEO, Aerion Supersonic
Is green speed possible?

Jonathan Carrier,
Vice-President, AeroMobil
Why the sky is the best place to travel ?
James Murdza, Founder, Silverwing Aeronautics
How can a student-designed personal flying machine compete with Aerospace giants?
David Keith, Founder, Carbon Engineering
How to make transportation carbon neutral?



Kenneth Mulvany, Chairman, BenevolentAI
How will AI driven drug discovery make future medicines more affordable?
Robert Hariri, CEO, Celularity
Harnessing the Powerful Biology of the Placenta to Treat Cancer, Immunological and Degenerative Diseases
Prof. Dr. Ugur Sahin, CEO, BioNTech
Individualized Cancer Immunotherapy

Maxine Mackintosh, The Alan Turing Institute
How can Big Data help us realise the “Social Determinants of Health”?
Abhinav Kandala, Experimental Quantum Computing, IBM
How can we compute with the full power of nature?
Kristoffer Famm, President, Galvani Bioelectronics
When your immune system turns against you, can bioelectronic medicines come to rescue?


Bruce Schneier
Why technologists need to get involved in public policy?
Katie Moussouris, CEO, Luta Security
We Hacked the Planet; Now What?
Wendy Nather,
Head Advisory, Duo Security at Cisco
How do we live securely from cradle to grave?
Martina King,
CEO, Featurespace David Excell, Founder, Featurespace
Would you trust Machine Learning to keep your hard earned money safe?

Andy Clark, Design Innovation Director, Oracle
How can AI and emerging technology help to protect food security and smallholder farmer livelihoods?

David Kaiser, General Manager, Amazon Alexa
Are Voice User Interfaces Here to Stay?

Charbel Aoun, AI City Managing Director, NVIDIA
How can AI make cities smarter?

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Designswarm
What does it mean to have a smart home?

Clare Jones, CCO, What3words
Where is dining.moving.change?

Dr. Richard Price, CTO, PragmatIC
Can IoT transform waste reduction and recycling?



Michael Grant, President, British Computer Society
Making IT Good for Society

René Bostic, VP Innovation and New Technologies, IBM
How can Cryptographic Anchors tie together the logical and physical provenance of blockchain assets?

Nick Ogden, Founder, ClearBank
Why has banking not responded to the Internet Opportunity?

Sumit Kishore, Head Of Operations, ConsenSys Poland
What does the future of digital assets look like?

Ethan Ng, CEO, BiKi
Is the crypto winter over for good?

Richard Davies, COO, Revolut
Has Fintech reached critical mass to bring major economic benefits?

Hugo Philion, CEO, Flare
What are Blockchains Useful For?

Antony Jenkins, Founder & Executive Chairman, 10x Future Technologies
The three key things you need to know about the future of financial services


Maya Al Sid Cheikh, Microplastics expert, Plymouth University
How can we investigate the impact of nanoplastic litter in the ocean?
Dr. William Bateman, CEO, CCell Technologies
How can we harness wave power to save our beaches?
Adrian Griffiths, CEO, Recycling Technologies
Recycling the un-recyclable

Wilhelm Myrer, CEO, Empower
How can the circular economy meet the world’s needs?

Bernard Marr, Author and Futurist
How Will The AI Revolution Augment Humans In The Workplace?
Will Eaves, Winner Wellcome Book Prize 2019
What is Ability?
Professor Steve Fuller, University of Warwick
The Fork in the Road for the Future of Humanity: Or, another look at Leonardo’s “Vitruvian Man”
Nell Watson, Faculty, Singularity University, Chairman, EthicsNet
How can technology help build trust and better societies?


The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AG