Improving lives through technology


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October 27-29, 2021

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Jane Sun

Jane Sun

CEO, Group

Nigel Duffy

Nigel Duffy

Global AI Leader, EY

Glenn Fogel

Glenn Fogel

CEO, Booking Holdings and

Susan Doniz

Susan Doniz

Chief Information Officer, Boeing

Damien Kieran

Damien Kieran

Chief Privacy Officer, Twitter

Yuri Sebregts

Yuri Sebregts

EVP, Chief Technology Officer, Shell

Lori Beer

Lori Beer

Global Chief Information Officer, JP Morgan Chase

Bret Arsenault

Bret Arsenault

Chief Information Security Officer, Microsoft

Tarika Barrett

Tarika Barrett

CEO, Girls Who Code

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Technology has wrought the most dramatic shifts in healthcare, education, and civil society for a generation. We must now capitalise on progress that has been made whilst ensuring that we don’t lose sight of our collective vision to build a more equitable society.

Panel discussion: The city of the future: enhancing quality of life through technology

Technology has the potential to transform our urban areas through technologies such as IoT and 5g which can collect and transmit various types of data. Analysis of this data yields valuable insights which power intelligent resource management and delivery of services. This panel will examine how various aspects of a city ranging from utilities and crime detection to education and healthcare can become smart through technology.

Jason Roos
Jason Roos Chief Information Officer King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Thomas Kiessling
Thomas Kiessling CTO Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Sponsorship opportunity available
Panel discussion: Transforming healthcare through technology

Technology can help us all live healthier, happier and longer lives. This diverse panel of healthcare organizations will discuss how technological innovation is revolutionizing drug development, patient care and telehealth.

Carissa Rollins
Carissa Rollins Chief Information Officer United Health Group

Vish Sankaran
Vish Sankaran Global Chief Innovation Officer Walgreens Boots Alliance

Darshak Sanghavi
Darshak Sanghavi Global Chief Medical Officer Babylon Health

Dr Paula Franklin
Dr Paula Franklin Bupa’s Chief Medical Officer Bupa

Sponsorship opportunity available
Panel discussion: Tech for good: solving the most pressing societal problems through technology

Tech leaders at the forefront of innovation have a pressing responsibility to ensure that technological innovation improves the lives of everyone living on this planet, not just a privileged few. This panel gathers a selection of experts to discuss the intentional design, development and use of digital technologies to help us achieve our collective vision of building a more equitable society.

Monique Morrow
Monique Morrow President and Cofounder Humanized Internet

Dan Sutch
Dan Sutch Director CAST Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology

Karen Dolva
Karen Dolva Cofounder No Isolation

Jose Luis Nuno
Jose Luis Nuno CEO Unima

Sponsorship opportunity available
Fireside chat: Improving lives through tech

Roshan will discuss what the pandemic has taught us all about the importance of agile development, and about designing with a diverse customer base in mind. As part of this discussion, he will showcase insights and perspectives on lessons learned and how tech can shape our collective future moving forward.

Roshan Navagamuwa
Roshan Navagamuwa Chief Information Officer CVS Health

Blake Dodge
Moderator: Blake Dodge Senior Healthcare Reporter Business Insider

Fireside chat

Michael Moreland
Michael Moreland CEO & Co-founder Field Intelligence
Fireside chat

Mark Gainey
Mark Gainey Co-founder and Chairman Strava
Fireside chat

Richard Stern
Richard Stern CEO TuneIn


Changes to consumer behaviour and business models that emerged in 2020 are set to continue to advance technological adoption, acceptance, and innovation into 2021 and beyond. Now is the time to harness this accelerated shift and shape a better future for work and business through technology. Workforce development and equal opportunities must stay front of mind to ensure that economic development benefits the many, not the few.

Delivering sustainable Artificial Intelligence (AI) impact: Combining the power of AI with human ingenuity

AI projects are often expensive, risky, and complex, with many failing to achieve a sustainable impact. To help mitigate and overcome these challenges AI can be used to augment rather than automate human work. Combining human talent with AI Augmented Intelligence reduces the costs and risks associated, accelerating and deepening its impact. Topics to be discussed, include:

  • The challenges to achieving a sustainable difference with AI
  • Discover the concept of Augmented Intelligence, and hear real-world examples of how EY is leveraging this tool on a number of projects
  • Learn how Augmented Intelligence, combined with Expertise Capture, provides an evolutionary path to create efficiencies at scale and improve the employee experience

Nigel Duffy
Nigel Duffy Global AI Leader EY

Sponsorship opportunity available
Panel discussion: Navigating the technology investment landscape

The tech sector spawns the most innovative, disruptive and successful companies in the world, but entrepreneurs must have big visions and be able to execute high growth plans. This diverse panel will reveal the high-quality business training and networking required for startups to successfully navigate the technology investment landscape.

Courtney McColgan
Courtney McColgan CEO Runa

Sebastian Vidal
Sebastian Vidal Chief Innovation Officer Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust

Mor Assia
Mor Assia Founding Partner, Co-CEO iAngels

Anis Uzzaman
Anis Uzzaman CEO Pegasus Tech Ventures

Sponsorship opportunity available
Panel discussion: Cultivating the tech talent of tomorrow

It is the responsibility of today’s tech leaders to cultivate the tech talent of tomorrow, but underrepresented groups including women and girls are still being left out of the fastest-growing and highest-paying jobs in the tech revolution. Education and training is key to levelling the playing field. This panel will delve into interventions from tech leaders, entrepreneurs and NGOs who are working to close the connectivity gap by creating scalable, sustainable platforms and jobs for the youth and women in society.

Tarika Barrett
Tarika Barrett CEO Girls Who Code

Yung Wu
Yung Wu CEO MaRS Discovery District

Lynne Oldham
Lynne Oldham Chief People Officer Zoom

Leah Belsky
Leah Belsky Chief Enterprise Officer Coursera

Sponsorship opportunity available
Panel discussion: Driving growth and efficiency through data & analytics

Companies across a wide range of industries are gathering exponentially increasing volumes of data but only a small fraction of this data is being analyzed to yield insights which transform into actionable insights to drive business decisions. This panel will discuss how data analytics can help businesses optimize their performance to drive growth and efficiency.

Susan Doniz
Susan Doniz Chief Information Officer Boeing

David Almeida
David Almeida Chief Strategy & Technology Officer Anheuser-Busch InBev

Eugene Becker
Eugene Becker General Manager of Global Data and Identity Products Acxiom

Sponsorship opportunity available
Fireside chat: The intersection of technology and travel in a post-pandemic world

The impact of the pandemic on the travel industry has been unprecedented. While travel has begun to rebound in certain parts of the world, the uncertainty of the virus continues to impact travel recovery - affecting millions of people around the world. Eventually, the pandemic will end, but COVID will likely remain a part of our reality indefinitely. In this conversation, Booking Holdings' CEO Glenn Fogel will discuss the role technology has played in the travel recovery, and the role it will continue to play as COVID becomes more and more a part of our daily realities in the future.

  • How did the pandemic transform the travel industry?
  • What role has and will technology play in the recovery of travel?
  • What role does technology have in ensuring vaccines are equitably distributed around the world, and not just to tourist hubs?

Glenn Fogel
Glenn Fogel CEO Booking Holdings and

Panel discussion: Technology in financial services

Financial services is an industry which is ripe for leveraging technology as a competitive advantage. Organizations able to provide faster, more secure, and customer-centric financial services through technological innovation will thrive. This panel gathers a range of expertise across financial technology and operations to discuss how technology is transforming this highly regulated industry.

Sreedhar Suragouni
Sreedhar Suragouni Chief Information Officer Oman Insurance Company

Jeff Wecker
Jeff Wecker CTO and Head of Engineering Two Sigma

Gareth Ross
Gareth Ross Head of Enterprise Technology & Customer Experience MassMutual
Sponsorship opportunity available
Fireside chat

Jane Sun
Jane Sun CEO Group
Fireside chat

Lori Beer
Lori Beer Global Chief Information Officer JP Morgan Chase

Felix Salmon
Felix Salmon Chief Financial Correspondent Axios
Fireside chat: Technology with purpose: creating customer-first experiences

Saul will share how disruptive technologies are being tested and applied at scale to transform employee and customer experiences in financial services.

Saul Van Beurden
Saul Van Beurden Head of Technology Wells Fargo
Fireside chat: Reinventing Consumer Spending

We have been discussing consumer behavior shifting to online for a long time, but nothing prepared us for the almost overnight shift that took place due to the pandemic. Now that everyone is online, the solutions and services needed to replicate and improve on familiar offline experiences need to match customer expectations, as well as elevate that experience with tools that can empower consumers and merchants alike. The future is a seamless experience that caters to users’ needs and wants in the right medium and at the right time.

  • Why did you launch a buy-now-pay-later solution for the region in 2020?
  • How can merchants improve their use of technology to optimize their customer experiences throughout the journey from exploration to repeat sales?
  • What new opportunities are there to elevate financial wellbeing for consumers through technology that was not possible in the 5 years?

Majeed Alsaikhan
Majeed Alsaikhan Co-founder and CEO Tamara
Fireside chat

Aaron Levie
Aaron Levie CEO Box
Fireside chat

Faraz Khalid
Faraz Khalid CEO Noon
Fireside chat
John Stecher
John Stecher Chief Technology Officer Blackstone

Jon Korngold
Jon Korngold Global Co-Head of Technology Investing and Head of Blackstone Growth Blackstone
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Through technology, humanity can take better care of the biosphere and develop an inclusive, circular economy based on sharing, leasing, reusing, and recycling existing materials and products. A cooperative approach enabled by technology will ensure that we meet our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.

Carbon-negative Blockchain: Accelerating sustainable development

Global, borderless, open-source technologies that aim to make the world a better place cannot disregard their impact on the environment. As blockchain will rapidly obtain mainstream adoption, there are increasing concerns about the expanding carbon footprint of this industry, Bitcoin as an example. This Fireside Chat provides insight into the environmentally friendly practices led by Algorand and how it serves as a vital tool to boost sustainability in the blockchain space.

  • Identify the underlying reasons of traditional blockchain projects regarding their high carbon footprint.
  • How can blockchain power sustainable development and even offset carbon footprint?
  • What opportunities are there in the blockchain space for the projects which are seeking a sustainable technology solution?

Sean Lee
Sean Lee CEO Algorand Foundation

Technology’s role in enabling the energy transition

The global energy transition will require accelerated deployment of new and emerging technologies. Technology historically has been a core strength of the oil and gas industry, but transformational capabilities won’t develop overnight. This discussion addresses strategies from Chevron and the industry to nurture innovation and leverage cutting-edge technologies that have the potential to enable a lower-carbon future.

Joe Geagea
Joe Geagea Executive Vice President Chevron

Fireside chat: Achieving net zero: leveraging carbon reduction technology to accelerate the energy transition

Yuri Sebregts
Yuri Sebregts EVP, Chief Technology Officer Shell

Panel discussion: Achieving net zero: How can technology accelerate the energy transition?

Technology ranging from carbon reduction to solar panels can help us all live greener lives. This panel discussion gathers a diverse selection of world experts to discuss technology’s role in helping us achieve net zero.

Dr Arunabha Ghosh
Dr Arunabha Ghosh Founder, CEO Council on Energy, Environment and Water

Page Motes
Page Motes Head of Corporate Sustainability Dell Technologies

David Eyton
David Eyton EVP Innovation & Engineering BP

Presentation: Drone enabled sustainable farming

Joseph-Olivier Biley
Joseph-Olivier Biley CEO Wefly Agri

Panel discussion: Tech in Food & Agriculture

Technology has the potential to help humanity produce enough food for our planet’s population, support the restoration of our eco-system and facilitate regenerative agriculture. This panel gathers experts across food and agriculture to examine how we can shift to a circular business for a healthier planet and population.

Ranjeeta Singh
Ranjeeta Singh Chief Product Officer The Climate Corporation

Kristy Folkwein
Kristy Folkwein SVP, Chief Information Officer ADM

Scott Spradley
Scott Spradley Chief Technology Officer Tyson Foods

Sponsorship opportunity available
Fireside chat

Ryan Lefers
Ryan Lefers Co-founder and CEO Red Sea Farms
Fireside chat: Controlled-environment agriculture’s (CEA) role in helping to secure the future of food

The future of sustainable farming is here. Controlled-environment agriculture (CEA)is set to serve the underserved billions who have historically heavily relied on imports from other markets for 70%+ of their food needs. With fast-growing populations, growing middle classes, and climate change threatening traditional food production methods, the import-dependent, climate-challenged countries are exposed to potential future food shortages. CEA has a role to deliver these nations true and tangible food security, to conserve fresh water, to diversify their economies (often natural resource-driven wealth engines), and to offer more sustainable, higher-quality, safer, and tastier fruits and vegetables.

  • Discover how innovations in both technology and capital markets have made possible agriculture solutions that make economic food production possible virtually anywhere.
  • Identify the fundamental drivers that influence the competitiveness of CEA farming methods versus more traditional farming methods, and how will this change with time?
  • Uncover what can versus should be produced in CEA solutions in each region of the world, and what opportunities does this present to both investors and entrepreneurs

Sky Kurtz
Sky Kurtz Co-founder and CEO Pure Harvest Smart Farms

Dave Chen
Moderator: Dave Chen CEO Equilibrium

Trust & Ethics

As the power and influence of technology and technology companies grow, we must ask ourselves urgent questions about the limits of technology, responsibilities, privacy and regulation. We need to consider and address the negative as well as the positive impacts technology can have on our collective future.

Trust & Ethics
Panel discussion: AI strategies, narratives, and ethics

Artificial Intelligence is a commonly misunderstood yet hugely powerful technology which will transform our lives in the near future. It is crucial that the stories we tell ourselves and others about AI, as well as the strategies organizations implement to leverage this technology, are transparent, ethical and serve wider society. This panel will gather a range of experts to discuss how algorithmic decision-making systems can be used in a safe, sustainable and ethical way.

Gil Perry
Gil Perry CEO, Co-Founder D-ID

Sana Khareghani
Sana Khareghani Head of UK Government Office for AI UK Government

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau
Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau CEO & Publisher MIT Technology Review

Nicola Morini Bianzino
Nicola Morini Bianzino Global Chief Technology Officer EY

Trust & Ethics
Panel discussion: Privacy and Information Security Trends

In a world of ever increasing cyberattacks and government regulation, privacy and information security have never been more important. This panel gathers leading experts from big tech to address the consumer and regulatory issues on rights we all have to control our personal information, how it's used and how it’s protected.

Bret Arsenault
Bret Arsenault Chief Information Security Officer Microsoft

Damien Kieran
Damien Kieran Chief Privacy Officer Twitter

Julie Brill
Julie Brill Chief Privacy Officer Microsoft

Andy Purdy
Andy Purdy Chief Security Officer Huawei Technologies USA

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