The will of the people? Science and innovation in a post-truth world - 29 November 2017 - Huxley Summit
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2 3 Chapters Contents Agenda Today, the Huxley Summit will bring together business leaders, scientists, senior policy-makers and opinion-formers to discuss the challenges of creating innovations that are accepted and trusted by the public. We will look at how learnings from the Page 2 Agenda 11.00 Registration and GM crisis should inform companies, institutions, government, and public responses. networking The Summit will also look at how these learnings can be applied to the current Page 3 Chapters challenge of data ethics and explore the impact of artificial intelligence on society. 12.00 Chapter 1: Learning from There will be provocations and debates, plus time for networking and focussed Page 4 Welcome discussions about how we navigate the future. the past - what can society learn from GM? Page 7 The will of the people? Chapter 1: Science and innovation 13.20 Roundtable discussions Learning from the past - what can society learn from GM? in a post-truth world and lunch Despite a huge amount of scientific research into GM crops and their impact on Page 10 Advisory board human health and the environment, the public remain resistant to their widespread 14.50 Chapter 2: Current introduction to agriculture and industry. What learnings can be gleaned from this challenges - the data story? And what does this mean for the public, business leaders, scientists and policy- Page 11 Building a explosion and the makers in relation to new technologies and scientific advances in the future? better world commercial imperative Page 12 Speakers Chapter 2: 16.10 Coffee and networking Current challenges - the data explosion and the commercial Page 16 Sponsors and partners imperative 16.50 Chapter 3: Future challenges - preparing for Just over 10 years since the phrase ‘data is the new oil’ was coined, the new oil rush is Page 17 Attendees gaining momentum. Enabled by the exponential growth of data and AI capabilities artificial intelligence we are seeing the creation of markets, business models and data assets as a source of unique commercial value. 18.30 Drinks reception However, these opportunities can come with ethical risks, and misjudging the use of data in business or policy could lead to long-term reputational damage and stakeholder mistrust. What opportunities are there for organisations and society to gain extra value from data? What role does compliance play in safeguarding consumer and stakeholder trust? How will decisions organisations make today impact future technologies that utilise data? We encourage attendees to use Chapter 3: Twitter during the Summit, and we recommend you use the hashtag Future challenges - preparing for artificial intelligence #HuxleySummit to follow the How does society overcome the challenges of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ and a conversation. potential breakdown of trust in technology from the public? New technologies – such as AI, driverless cars and gene editing – are challenging the relationship between the A film crew and photographer will be present at the Huxley Summit. If you do not wish to be filmed public and the physical, digital and biological worlds. or photographed, please speak to a member of the All content and information correct at the time team at the British Science Association. of going to print.
4 55 Welcome Rt Hon. the Lord David Willetts Chair of the British Science Association Welcome to the British Science As the UK prepares to leave the EU, Association’s 2017 Huxley Summit. how can we ensure the UK is a leading After a successful pilot event last force in creating innovative solutions year, we are pleased to once again be to the 21st century challenges the bringing together business leaders, world faces, such as developing ethical policy makers and scientists to discuss A.I, harnessing the power of big data, and debate some key issues facing combatting the spread of microbial science and society. diseases and tackling climate change? Today’s event will explore the public’s The British Science Association’s view relationship with emerging technologies; is that only when we take a step back the role that societal acceptance plays in and look at the bigger picture, and have the success of cutting-edge innovation. discussions at a broad, strategic level – involving representatives from within We are delighted to once again have a and, crucially, beyond science – will we stellar line up of speakers for today. The be able to create a successful future for Huxley Summit is as much about your the UK where research and innovation contribution as it is about our speakers. thrive and where science and its The agenda, we hope, allows plenty of applications are understood and owned time for you to have your say – both via by society. the Q&A sessions that conclude each of our three ‘Chapters’ and over roundtable I would like to thank our sponsors and discussions at lunch – and network with supporters – EY, Diageo, SCI, the London fellow attendees, during the breaks and Chamber of Commerce and Industry at this evening’s drinks reception. – and our partner and host, the Royal Institution. I would also like to thank The Summit’s speakers and attendees you all for coming. I hope you enjoy this deliberately represent a broad range event and together we can come up of industries and sectors, but we all with some solutions to the challenges have something in common. We are all of engaging with and responding to interested, in some shape or form, in the attitudes to technological change. interface between innovation, regulation, and public opinion. Karen Blackett OBE, Chairwoman of MediaCom UK, speaking at the Huxley Summit 2016
6 7 The will of the people? Science and innovation in a post-truth world Katherine Mathieson Chief Executive of the British Science Association Last year, on the eve of the US Presidential election, the British Science Association’s inaugural Huxley Summit discussed and debated the role of trust in the 21st century. We wanted to know: do we really not trust experts anymore? We delved into topics as diverse as why the public are happy to hand over their credit card details on the internet, but stopped short of feeling comfortable about ID cards; how our memories can trick us and what we can do to tackle our own biases before they affect our work; and how to not only win the trust of your customers, but then to keep it. This year, with the UK Government in the As we approach the end of 2017, looking midst of Brexit negotiations, our theme back on a year that has shone a light on focuses on how to ensure that the UK huge divisions in societies all across the can continue to be a leader in science globe, I wonder what we can learn to and innovation, while being mindful of help move us forward? Trust, acceptance the public’s concerns about emerging and consensus all go hand in hand. technologies. Technology advances. Our lives change. Trump and Brexit are frequently We weave in new ideas and surrender explained in political discourse as a result old ones. It’s human nature to continue of “the will of the people” despite being tirelessly with discovery and innovation, hugely divisive - with one not winning the but the stakes are high, and many of the popular vote, and the other just shading consequences are unforeseeable. it by a few percentage points, Politics is not alone in this regard. In business, customers vote with their feet. And science is not immune to dividing public opinion. Ed Williams, CEO of Edelman UK and Ireland, speaking at the Huxley Summit 2016
8 9 The will of the people? Science and innovation in a post-truth world Consider how vaccinations have stopped of the public, or how small businesses While the debate over GM crops is no terrifying Terminator franchise to the diseases in their tracks, and the positive would keep up with the fast pace of longer top of the agenda, we’re now on introspective and claustrophobic Ex impact this has had on global health, the technological advances. Public the cusp of an AI and data revolution. They Machina. or how computers have connected and pressure culminated in the EU issuing a will be transformational for a wide range educated us beyond imagination, or how moratorium on the growth and sale of GM of sectors, and we need to tread carefully. Unacceptable and unintended problems air travel has accelerated our efforts to foods at the time. Not only did the sudden These emerging technologies draw many are already emerging in real life: Flickr explore and trade. But also consider how, change halt any potential benefits, it parallels with GM crops. They are largely and Google came under criticism after decades of use, we realised the lethal also absorbed a great deal of research, developed or controlled by small and after pictures of black people in their effects of asbestos, or how diesel engines commercial and civic society resource. homogeneous groups of people, often photo apps were labelled as “apes” and are polluting our cities and shortening within commercial settings where the “gorillas”. Microsoft’s AI Twitter chatbot, thousands of lives. Take antibiotics, for regulation framework is still being shaped. Tay, which learnt through interaction example: they have saved millions, but For some, these new technologies carry an with users, was shut down after only the rise of antimicrobial resistance will be, uneasy sense that the genie has already 24 hours when a user community according to Paul Cosford at Public Health Technological and scientific been released from the bottle, and can’t taught it to be racist. Extrapolate these England, “one of the most dangerous innovation impact society in be stuffed back in. cases to 50 years in the future, and you global crises facing the modern world”. endless ways, both for good can only begin to imagine how new and bad. While they offer Take Facebook: for many of us, a new way technologies may impact in a negative Technological and scientific innovation to connect and share our lives, and for way, particularly to already marginalised immeasurable benefits, they businesses and governments, an efficient groups, such as ethnic minorities or impact society in endless ways, both for good and bad. While they offer also introduce new risk way to reach customers and citizens. people from poor backgrounds. immeasurable benefits, they also The number of ways this data can be introduce new risk. Outcomes are repackaged and used has mushroomed. So, how do we address these challenges? complex and interconnected, and This has created a dialogue around Firstly, we need discussions that are the effects are too widespread for the So, what can we learn from the past? privacy and data protection that’s not just widespread and informed, among decisions to be left to any scientists, GM crops provide an ideal case study restricted to Facebook, but to anywhere people representing as much diversity governments or businesses alone. from which to better our practices. that stores personal information: financial as society has to offer. This is why we’re Ultimately, the destiny of technology relies We can study what went wrong, why services, health providers, government bringing you to the Huxley Summit on the society in which it’s administered. people rejected them, and how we can agencies, retailers, the list goes on. today: to participate in this dialogue, gain knowledge, trust and ultimately, Incidents like unauthorised hacking, data and use what we’ve learned from past What are the consequences when acceptance from the public. loss and data theft are all occurring with experience to enhance the world for the technologies are not accepted? What increasing regularity. The credit reporting better. It’s not an impossible task, but it is happens when they are protested or That is why we want to explore the topic firm Equifax was a recent target with 143 an important one. outright prohibited? The attempt to of public acceptance of science and million people’s information being stolen. introduce GM crops into the food chain innovation at this year’s Huxley Summit. Such events further erode public trust in was disastrous in terms of commercial Without the support of society, we all business, science and government. success and public acceptance. As a risk losing the lasting positive effects that technology, GM crops have the potential innovation has on health, politics, ideas, And what about AI? A glance at the films to end hunger for millions of people values, the environment, and so much and literature of the past few decades worldwide and would mean the need more. shows us a reflection of our collective for fewer pesticides, but what wasn’t expectations and fears, as portrayed in considered at the time were the fears a series of dystopian worlds, from the
10 11 Advisory Board Building a better world Ben Taylor EY UK&I Assurance Chief Innovation Officer Ben leads a team which develops technologies and solutions to protect our clients’ brand, people, and intellectual property. About The British Advisory board Science Association The British Science Association is a Lord David Willetts Chair of the British Science Association charity that wants to see science at the heart of culture and society. Through our We are delighted to be leading the Professor Alice Roberts work in education, public engagement Chapter 2 debate exploring the Professor of Public Engagement in and collaboration with other sectors, Science, University of Birmingham challenges of the data explosion and the we inspire people to get involved in all commercial imperative. areas of science - whether it be natural, Ed Whiting social, technological, or otherwise. We Chief of Staff and Director of Policy, In support of the Summit we have have established major campaigns Wellcome Trust EY’s purpose is to build a better working undertaken research which has shown and initiatives across the UK, including world. We see that societal trust in that: Fiona Fox British Science Week, the British Science business is at an all-time low, with Chief Executive, Science Media Centre Festival, and the CREST Awards. Our UK- reputations and brands ever harder to • An overwhelming majority of wide network of volunteer-led branches Professor Jackie Hunter CBE protect. Our intent is to protect investors corporates agree trustworthiness is run thousands of events each year and Chief Executive, BenevolentBio and society from future issues that will important, but most are having to work we bring together thought leaders, damage trust. much harder to demonstrate it; opinion formers and professionals from Jamie Angus across industry and society, including Deputy Director, BBC World Service Group • Corporates say that they are aware We are mindful of the need for business, politics, sport and the arts. standards and ethics that will influence of ethical issues, but that short-term Society’s biggest issues cannot be Baroness Onora O’Neill the development and application of decision making will drive the Professor of Philosophy, solved by science alone. By unlocking emerging technologies in a positive approach to data; University of Cambridge the potential of a more diverse group of way, ensuring their optimum use people, we increase our ability to tackle Rain Newton-Smith and acceptance by all stakeholders. • Regulatory compliance is difficult some of the world’s most intractable Chief Economist, CBI We are proud to be sponsoring this and unlikely to be sufficient - only a challenges and shape our future for the year’s Huxley Summit and debate the small proportion are on track for GDPR better. Rowena Ironside ethical and practical challenges of deadline and less than half believe Chair, Women on Boards UK creating publically acceptable technical GDPR will be sufficient to keep their Thanks innovations. We will consider how we data safe and secure; Professor Uta Frith The British Science Association would President 2017/18, British Science Association might introduce greater transparency like to thank our sponsors – EY, Diageo, and auditability into the technologies • There is emerging evidence supporting SCI, London Chambers of Commerce Vinay Gupta now becoming an integral part of the the commercial imperative around the and Industry, and the Royal Institution – Technologist and Policy Analyst way we work and live. ethics of data given how markets react. for all their support.
12 13 Speakers Samira Ahmed Evan Davis Lord Chris Holmes MBE Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser Samira is a broadcaster Evan is the main presenter of Chris is a Conservative Ottoline is a Professor and writer who presents the BBC2 show, Newsnight, member of the House of of Plant Development Front Row on BBC Radio the host of Dragons’ Den Lords Select Committee on and Director of the and Newswatch on the and the Radio 4 business Artificial Intelligence and Sainsbury Laboratory at the BBC News Channel. She discussion programme co-chair of the Parliamentary University of Cambridge. also presents The Proms on BBC4. Her Bottom Line. Before Newsnight, Evan Groups on Assistive Technology and Her research uses control of shoot documentaries for BBC Radio 3 and 4 was a presenter of the Today programme Fintech. Chris is also a Diversity Adviser branching in Arabidopsis as a model include HG Wells and H Bomb and was on BBC Radio 4, in addition to spending to the Civil Service and is non-executive system to understand aspects of plant previously a reporter on Newsnight, The seven years as the Economics Editor of director at Channel 4. Chris was Director development. She currently serves on Today Programme and a presenter of the the BBC. His latest book is called ‘Post of Paralympic Integration at the London the Prime Minister’s Committee on Channel 4 News. She writes regularly for Truth: Why we have reached Peak Bullshit 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) and Science and Technology, and Chairs the newspapers and magazines including and what we can do about it’ is a former Paralympic swimmer who Royal Society’s Science Policy Advisory The Guardian, the New Statesman, The won nine gold, five silver and one bronze Group. In 2017 she was appointed Dame Big Issue and The New European. medal across four Games, including a Commander of the Order of the British record haul of six golds at Barcelona 1992. Empire for services to plant science, science in society and equality and diversity in science. Kenneth Cukier Sarah Drinkwater Justin King CBE Dr Pippa Malmgren Kenneth is a New York Sarah heads up Campus Justin is vice-chair of private Dr Malmgren is the Founder Times bestselling author, London, Google’s first equity firm Terra Firma of H Robotics, which makes the Senior Editor for Digital physical start-up hub, overseeing a portfolio that HiSight – a military grade, at The Economist in London providing founders with stretches from cinema aerial robotic platform and a trustee of Chatham work and event space, chains to garden centres. (drone) with deep data House. He is the co-author of “Big Data: mentorship and innovative educational Previously he served as CEO of J management for commercial enterprises. A Revolution That Transforms How We programs as well as access to a vibrant Sainsbury for a decade, at the time She is a Presidential advisor who served Live, Work and Think,” an award-winning start-up community. Her previous role at one of the youngest CEOs in FTSE 100 in the White House for President George book translated in over 20 languages. Google was launching a global Google history, Justin’s time in charge is seen as a W. Bush. She is now a Non-Executive His TED Talk on AI, data and society has Maps community team. Before Google, success story of modern British business. Board Member of the British Department over 1 million views. Previously, Kenn was she worked in content and community Justin led Sainsbury’s during huge of International Trade, chairs the Lewis a foreign correspondent for two decades for startups in the UK and Germany, shifts including diversifying into general Media Advisory Board, and is on Indiana in Europe, America and Asia. advised brands such as Nokia on their merchandise, the rise of online shopping University’s School of Public Policy and social strategy and was a journalist for and discount retailers, the move into Environmental Affairs. She is ranked in the Guardian. smaller, convenience stores, and a cut- the top 20 Most Influential Economists throat price war between rivals. in the World, the 10th Most Influential in Geopolitics and in the top Women in Finance Power List in 2017.
14 15 Speakers Chi Onwurah MP Professor Sophie Scott Ben Taylor Chi is the MP for Newcastle Sophie is Deputy Director Ben is the EY UK’s Chief upon Tyne Central and is and Head of the Speech Innovation Officer for the also Shadow Minister for Communications Group at Assurance business. Ben Industrial Strategy Science UCL’s Institute of Cognitive runs a team developing & Innovation for Labour. Neuroscience. Sophie’s technologies and Prior to Chi’s election to Parliament research investigates the neural basis of solutions to help clients protect their in May 2010 she worked as Head of vocal communication – how our brains strategic assets such as people, brand Telecom’s Technology at the UK regulator process the information in speech, voices, and intellectual property. As part of Ofcom focussing on the implications and laughter. She was elected a Fellow this, Ben is researching the risks and for competition and regulation of the of the Academy of Medical Sciences in ethical and trust issues relating to services and technologies associated 2012 and a Fellow of the British Academy emerging technologies such as artificial with Next Generation Networks. Chi is in 2016. Her work was featured in a intelligence, robotics and blockchain. Ben a Chartered Engineer with a BEng in September 2013 edition of the BBC Radio has worked with global multi-nationals, Electrical Engineering from Imperial Four Programme The Life Scientific. including Vodafone, Shell and Centrica, College London and an MBA from In December 2017 Sophie will deliver helping them to develop data strategies, Manchester Business School. the Royal Institution’s annual CHRISTMAS technologies and skills. LECTURES. Jérôme Pesenti Dr Tali Sharot Lord David Willetts Jérôme is the CEO of Tali is the author of ‘The David is Chair of the British BenevolentTech, the Influential Mind’ and Science Association and technology division of ‘The Optimism Bias’. She the Executive Chair of the BenevolentAI, a British is a Reader in Cognitive Resolution Foundation as technology company using Neuroscientist at University well as a visiting Professor artificial intelligence to accelerate College London, where she is the director at King’s College London. He was scientific discovery. Jérôme is an of the Affective Brain Lab. Her research Minister for Universities and Science expert in the commercialisation of focuses on how emotion, motivation and and has served previous roles in the AI. He co-founded Vivisimo, a tech social factors influence our expectations, Government regarding parliament, firm specialising in text mining and decisions and memories. Her papers policy and finance. He has also written enterprise search engines, which was have been published in top scientific widely on economic and social policy acquired by IBM. At IBM he became journals including Nature, Science, with his most recent book, ‘A University chief scientist of big data, created and Nature Neuroscience and Psychological Education’, published in November 2017. led the development of the Watson Science. She was a speaker at TED’s Platform - the first comprehensive cloud annual conference 2012 and her essays platform for artificial intelligence. have been published in Time Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, The Guardian, Observer, BBC and more.
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18 19 Attendees Gill Riches British Science Association Director of Strategy and Operations Clancy Childs Dow Jones Chief Product & Technology Officer Katherine Mathieson British Science Association Chief Executive Francesca Warner Downing Ventures Principal Stephen Nuttall British Science Association Trustee Justin Westcott Edelman UK Managing Director Matt Locke British Science Association Deputy Chair John Hutchins EDF Energy Head of Connected Home Professor Julia Buckingham Brunel University Vice Chancellor Louise Kingham OBE Energy Institute Chief Executive Melanie Lee BTG Plc Chief Scientific Officer Mark Titterington Engineering UK Chief Executive Sarah Atkinson CA Technologies Vice President, Communications, EMEA Dr Glenn Watts Environment Agency Deputy Director of Research Dr Owen Jackson Cabinet Office Head of Science and Engineering Profession Leanne Kemp Everledger Founder & Chief Executive Dr Tony Raven Cambridge Enterprise Chief Executive Sanjay Bhandari EY Partner Sarah Main Campaign for Science & Engineering Director Jeanne Boillet EY Global Assurance Innovation Leader Rain Newton-Smith CBI Chief Economist Ariane Buescher EY Blockchain Lead & Innovation Manager Subhash Thakrar CBW Blackstone Franks LCCI Deputy President Sam Davies EY Assistant Director Vicky Pryce CEBR Board Member Harry Gaskell EY EMEIA Chief Innovation Officer & FSO Partner Keith Thompson Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult Chief Executive Rahul Gautam EY TMT Sector Leader & Head of TMT Advisory Aidan Courtney Censo Biotechnologies Chief Executive Services, UK&I Susan Webster Central Manchester University Hospitals Richard Goold EY Head of Tech Law, Partner NHS Foundation Trust Governor Rhian Johns EY Marketing Lead - Assurance Nick Wells Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Director of Impact and Innovation Julia Kriegler EY Marketing Manager Dr Debbie Hopkins Centre on Innovation and Energy Vanessa Matiussi EY Business Modelling & Analytics Manager Demand Departmental Research Lecturer Amil Pasic EY Director (Innovation Lead) Pawel Konzal Chevron Senior Adviser Kim Paykel EY EYX Programme Director Troy Preston Civil Aviation Authority Head of Safety and Business Assurance Mike Rudberg EY Assurance Partner Sarah Laessig Civil Service Commission Commissioner John Simlett EY Partner Julie Ashworth Clear Returns Chair Ben Taylor EY Chief Innovation Officer (Assurance) Vasilis Tsolis Cognitiv+ LTD Co-Founder & Chief Executive Ian Williamson EY Director of Tech Law Clara Durodié Cognitive Finance Group Founder & Chief Executive Tanya Castell MBE Faster Payments Scheme Limited Independent Non-Executive Director David Coughtrie Commercial Education Trust Chairman Robert Madelin Fipra International Chairman Andy Richards Congenica, Ixico, Abcodia Chairman Helen Munday Food and Drink Federation Chief Scientific Officer Sitar Teli Connect Ventures Managing Partner Tim Rycroft Food and Drink Federation Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director Alan Mak MP Conservative Party MP for Havant Sam Myers Foreign and Commonwealth Office Head of Global Economic Issues Stephen Metcalfe MP Conservative Party House of Commons Science and Ann Tourle Foreign and Commonwealth Office Head of Personnel Technology Select Committee Adam Grodecki Forward Institute Executive Director Tony Smith Consumer Council for Water Chief Executive David Rouch Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Partner Alison Nimmo Crown Estate Chief Executive Natasha Good Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Corporate TMT Partner Liz Brandt Ctrl-Shift Chief Executive Julian Pritchard Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Partner Adrianna Whish David and Claudia Harding Family Office Head of Family Office Almira Cemmell FTI Consulting Managing Director Lauren Walker Dentsu Aegis Network Chief Data Officer EMEA Helen Lamb Fujitsu Vice President, Strategic Pursuits Unit, Global Lord David Prior Department for Business, Energy Delivery Group & Industrial Strategy Parliamentary Under-Secretary Jarmo Eskelinen Future Cities Catapult Chief Innovation & Technology Officer Stephen Axford Department for Business, Energy Nicola Yates OBE Future Cities Catapult Chief Executive & Industrial Strategy Deputy Director, Science, Research Tamar Kasriel Futureal Managing Director & Innovation Funding Pauline Egan Galinago Limited Client Experience Director Joe Butler Department for Culture, Media & Sport Director Annette Nabavi Gemserv Non Executive Director Sam Jones Department for Culture, Media & Sport Principal Science Officer Nigel Clarke General Pharmaceutical Council Chair Professor Ian Boyd Department for Environment, Sir John Chisholm Genomics England Executive Chair Food & Rural Affairs Chief Scientific Adviser Sarah Matthew Global Healthcare Practice Chair Jo Bacon Department for Transport Head of Behavioural Insights Alissa Davies Google Public Policy and Government Relations Professor Phil Blythe Department for Transport Chief Scientific Adviser Manager Dr Siobhan Campbell Department for Transport Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser Sarah Drinkwater Google Head of Campus Jon Elliott Department of Health Senior Strategy Advisor Mike Warriner Google Director of Engineering Dan Enachescu Diageo Head of Public Policy Europe Dr Sarah Gates Government Digital Office Data Policy Advisor Alan Butler Diageo Global Policy & Public Affairs Director Oonagh Harpur Government Legal Department Non Executive Director Aileen Keyes Diageo Head of Alcohol in Society Dr Rupert Lewis Government Office for Science Director Laurence Meehan Diageo Head of Public Affairs Mary Daunt Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Ltd Non-Executive Director Jill Ridley Smith Digital Catapult Non Executive Director Natalie Bennett Green Party Politician Baroness Martha Lane Fox Doteveryone Founder & Executive Chair David O’Toole Harvey Nash Director
20 21 Attendees Jen Stebbing Hawthorn Advisors Associate Director Jan Hall JCA Group Headhunter & Founding Partner Mary Trainor Health and Safety Laboratory Head of Science Impact & Quality Deborah Bull King’s College London Assistant Principal (London) Imelda Redmond CBE Healthwatch National Director Sir David Omand GCB King’s College London Visiting Professor, Department of War Dame Frances Cairncross Heriot Watt University Chair of the University Court Studies Chris Knight hevnly Chief Technology Officer Professor Karen Yeung King’s College London Professor of Law Vinay Gupta Hexayurt Founder Peter Williamson Knights Brown Business Systems Director John O’Brien Hitachi Consulting Chief Strategy Officer| Executive Vice James Stewart KPMG UK Chairman, Global Infrastructure President Chi Onwurah MP Labour Party Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science Professor Anthony Finkelstein HM Government Chief Scientific Adviser for National and Innovation Security Daniel Zeichner MP Labour Party MP for Cambridge Dr Gillian Tully HM Government Forensic Science Regulator Dr Derek Craston LGC Chief Scientific Officer Joanna Baldwin HM Revenue & Customs, Helen Crooks Lloyd’s of London Chief Data Officer Aviva France and Starcount Insights Portfolio Non-Executive Director Professor Richard Clegg Lloyd’s Register Foundation Managing Director John Salmon Hogan Lovells Technology Partner Stuart Porter Lockheed Martin UK Head of Strategic Engagement Darrin Disley Horizon Discovery and BIA Board Chief Executive Angela Reed LCCI Sponsorship and Promotions Manager Professor Lord Robert Mair House of Lords Science and Technology Sean Mckee LCCI Director of Policy and Public Affairs Select Committee Colin Stanbridge LCCI Chief Executive Baroness Sally Morgan House of Lords Science and Technology Professor Simon Tavaré London Mathematical Society President Select Committee Daniel Wong Macquarie Capital Global Co-Head, Infrastructure & Energy Group Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones House of Lords Science and Technology Jane Frost CBE Market Research Society Chief Executive Select Committee Mike Cowen Mastercard Senior Vice President, Digital Payments & Labs Lord Ernest Oxburgh House of Lords Science and Technology Nick Hoffman McKinsey Partner Select Committee Sir Cyril Chantler GBE Media Standards Trust Trustee Lord Colin Renfrew House of Lords Science and Technology Chris Molloy Medicines Discovery Catapult Chief Executive Select Committee Daniel Batts Microsoft Head of Business Development Baroness Barbara Young House of Lords Science and Technology Daniel Kenyon-Smith Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, UK Select Committee Steven Trew Microsoft Global Accounts Executive, UK Baroness Julia King DBE FREng House of Lords Committee on Climate Change Cross Nigel Willson Microsoft Global Strategist bench Peer | VC of CCC Sally Britton Mishcon de Reya LLP Partner, Intellectual Property Ruairidh Husband HSBC Head of Data Analytics, Global Risk Martin Fahey Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV Head of Sustainability & New Business Analytics Noriyuki Sato Mitsui & Co. Europe Plc Executive Vice President & Executive Coordinator Sally Cheshire Human Fertilisation and David Kelnar MMC Ventures Investment Director Embryology Authority Chair Jeremy Long MTR Corporation Chief Executive - European Business Michael Izza Icaew Chief Executive Professor Gillian Leng CBE National Institute for Health Dr Claire Thorne Imperial College London Executive Officer to the Vice-President and Care Excellence Deputy Chief Executive (Innovation) Professor David Haslam CBE National Institute for Health Walter Merricks CBE IMPRESS Chair and Care Excellence Chair Kate Jack innogy Consulting GmbH Head of UK Innovation Hub Ed Humperson National Statistics Authority Director General of Regulation Dr Ruth McKernan CBE Innovate UK Chief Executive Dr Tim Hill Natural England Chief Scientist Phil Smith Innovate UK Chair Geoff Mulgan Nesta Chief Executive Dr David Hardman MBE Innovation Birmingham Chief Executive Jeremy Vincent Network Rail Group Chief Information Officer Mike Kennedy Inogesis Director Stuart Calvert Network Rail Head of Early Contractor Engagement Initiative, Tim McSweeney Inogesis Solutions Director Digital Railway Dame Uta Frith Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Ali Harrison NHS Non Executive Director Development John Paul Maytum MBE NHS England Special Adviser to the Chief Scientific Officer Paul Hardaker Institute of Physics Chief Executive Amanda Spielman Ofsted Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector Professor William Yule Institute of Psychiatry, Tony Jones One Nucleus Chief Executive Psychology & Neuroscience Emeritus Professor of Applied Child Katherine Priestley Park Vale Capital Managing Director Psychology John Timothy Portman Group Chief Executive Andrew Wall Intellectual Property Office Head of Industrial Policy Julia Grant Pro Bono Economics Chief Executive Nigel Inkster International Institute for Aimee Goldsmith Proctor & Gamble Associate Director Communications Northern Strategic Studies Senior Adviser Ted Fjällman Prokarium Chief Executive Tom Kibasi IPPR Director Jonathan Garrett Prudential Head of Environment, Health and Safety Elizabeth Passey J Stern Co Senior Adviser David Watson Public Health England Head of Marketing Tim Hanford J.C. Flowers Managing Director, Europe Dr Gill Samuels CBE RAND Corporation Member European Advisory Board Jane Player Jane Player Mediation Mediator and Non-Executive Director Europe, France, Belgium & Holland
22 23 Attendees Carolyn Stebbings RAPP SVP Data & Technology Christopher Exeter United Health Group Director David Cleevely CBE FREng Raspberry Pi Foundation Chair Dr Helen Czerski University College London Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering Linda Zeilina Re-Define Special Advisor (Sustainability) Professor Lucie Green University College London Professor of Physics & University Research Neil Murray Redx Pharma and BIA Board Chief Executive Fellow Olav Hellobo ReNeuron Group Chief Executive Catherine Holloway University College London Senior Lecturer Eddy Littler ReViral Ltd Chief Executive Professor Mark Maslin University College London Professor of Climatology Susan Watts Rothamsted Research Head of Communications Dr Jack Stilgoe University College London Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Professor Angela Karp Rothamsted Research Director of Science Innovation, Engagement and Studies Partnerships Dr Chris Tyler University College London Director of Public Policy at Department of Philip Greenish Royal Academy of Engineering Chief Executive Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Nigel Williams Royal Commission for the Policy Exhibition of 1851 Secretary & Chief Executive Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell University of Bath Vice-Chancellor Professor Gail Cardew Royal Institution Director of Science and Education Sir Tom Blundell University of Cambridge Professor of Biochemistry Professor Alex Halliday Royal Society Physical Secretary and Vice-President Dame Athene Donald University of Cambridge Professor of Experimental Physics, Robinson Dr Robert Parker Royal Society of Chemistry Chief Executive College Christopher Lake S & P Global Vice President, International Government Baroness Onora O’Neill University of Cambridge Emeritus Professor of Philosophy Relations Lord Martin Rees University of Cambridge Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Stuart Dorman Sabio Chief Innovation Officer Astrophysics Ian Mulvany SAGE Head of Product Innovation Professor Joyce Tait University of Edinburgh Director, Innogen Institute Mark Howden Santander Head of Data Management Professor Ian Wilmut University of Edinburgh Professor Emeritus, MRC Centre for Regenerative Adam Preston Santander Chief Data Officer Medicine Christine Ashton SAP Global CDO, Digital Office S/4HANA Cloud Professor Steve Beaumont OBE University Of Glasgow Vice-Principal for Research & Enterprise Dr Chris Francis SAP Director for Government Relations Dr Dave Richards University of Hull Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise) Stuart Martin Satellite Applications Catapult Chief Executive Professor Natasha Merat University of Leeds Research Group Leader for Human Factors and Richard Goodfellow Scancell Chief Executive Safety Sharon Todd SCI Executive Director Professor Paul Boyle University of Leicester President and Vice-Chancellor Ian Bradshaw SCI Marketing Manager Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell University of Oxford Visiting Professor of Astrophysics Fiona Fox Science Media Centre Chief Executive Professor Sarah Harper University of Oxford Professor of Gerontology Dame Mary Archer Science Museum Chair of the Board of Trustees Professor Ursula Martin University of Oxford Professor of Computer Science Roger Highfield Science Museum Director of External Affairs Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE University of Surrey Professor of Physics, Professor of Public Carol Monaghan MP SNP MP for Glasgow North West Engagement in Science Azad Ootam SDL Chief Transformation Officer Professor Michael Davies University of Sussex Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) Tracey Brown Sense About Science Director Maziar Nekovee University of Sussex Head of the Department of Engineering and Nick Ross Sense About Science Trustee Design Andrew Hartshorn Shakespeare Martineau LLP Partner and Head of Technology Sector Thomas Nowotny University of Sussex Professor of Informatics Takashi Takenoshita Shionogi EU Chief Executive Laurie Benson Upnexxt Ltd Chief Executive Professor Paul Beasley Siemens plc Head of R&D UK Jane Franses Visa Europe Director of Client Communications Angelica Anton SILK Ventures Founding Partner Rodolfo Rosini Weave.ai CEO & Co-founder Natasha Sayce-Zelem Sky Head of Technology David Johnson Weightmans Partner Zoe Cunningham Softwire Managing Director Kurt Rowe Weightmans Associate Tim Edwards STORM Therepeutics Limited Executive Chairman Imran Khan Wellcome Trust Head of Public Engagement Elizabeth Varley TechHub CEO & Co-founder Ed Whiting Wellcome Trust Director of Policy & Chief of Staff Anthony Miller Techmarketview LLP Managing Partner Audrey Mandela Women in Telecoms Julian David techUK Chief Executive & Technology Chair Catherine Brien The Co-operative Group Data Science Director Rowena Ironside Women on Boards Chair Roberto Hortal The Co-operative Group Membership Products and Services Director Michael Maran XL Catlin Chief Science Officer Mark Aikman The North of England P&I Sally Duckworth You at Work Director & Chief Executive Association Limited Group Chief Information Officer Andy Morris YouGov Chief Innovation Officer Jonny Ohlson Touchlight Genetics Chief Executive Dr Charles Akle, BSc, MS, FRCS Retired surgeon and biotech/research investor Crispin Bolt TRO Sponsorship Director Tom Chatfield Author, broadcaster and tech philosopher Rebecca Endean UK Research and Innovation Strategy Director Alison Maitland Author, journalist, conference speaker & Graham Turnock UK Space Agency Chief Executive moderater Samantha Tucker-Samaras Unilever UK and Ireland Vice President, Strategic Science R&D
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