Former CEO of Grant Thornton, Sacha highlights what it means to lead a company through cultural and process change, to put people at the forefront of the business, and to communicate its core values both internally and externally. Under her leadership, Grant Thornton became an industry leader in diversity, social mobility and employee engagement.
A practising barrister, discrimination lawyer, and former fellow at Harvard’s Center for Internet & Society, Jamie is the author of Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech. He focuses on questions of power, justice and technology, the impact of digital systems on politics and democracy, and how individuals are increasingly subject to the dictates of code, data usage and media representation.
Former CEO of Lloyd’s of London, Inga led the 300-year-old City institution through changes and modernisation including increasing digitalisation, new global markets, and disruptive forces within the insurance industry. Covering leadership, regulation and culture, Inga was also a pioneering voice on diversity issues in the City.
Having led the Strategy & Prevention team at Europol and served as Facebook’s Trust & Safety Manager for EMEA, Dr Victoria Baines is an expert in cybersecurity and trust in the digital world. She advises policy makers on prevention strategies and regulation, and focuses her research on information security, the ethics of data mining, internet governance, and the rise in consumer mistrust.
Co-founder of concert ticketing site Songkick, Ian Hogarth is a tech entrepreneur who co-authored the State of AI report. An investor in and advisor to AI businesses, he is also a leading voice on ‘AI nationalism’ and commercialisation. Ian analyses the impact of revolutionary technologies on society, the urgent issue of the influence of politics, commerce, social benefit and state control over AI.
Former President of the European Parliament and German political leader, Martin is an influential voice on foreign policy and an enthusiastic advocate for EU politics. He led one of the longest-standing political groups in the European Parliament, and was leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, a role that saw him challenge for the Chancellorship.
Having served in key communications roles at Google, Facebook and SpaceX, Dex is now a Director of Brunswick, a global strategic communications company. Alongside speechwriting for the likes of Larry Page, Sergei Brin and Mark Zuckerberg, Dex also wrote for political figures in the US and UK. He now looks at the intersection of society, politics and tech, examining the power of the internet to connect and inform as well as the ethical, national and economic implications. He also considers communication challenges in an age of fake news, bots, hastily expressed opinions, and a constant barrage of information.
BBC Political Correspondent and co-host of the hugely popular Brexitcast podcast, Chris has been covering UK and European politics for over a decade on TV and radio. Bringing both insight and humour to the chaos of current political events, he analyses the personalities, opinions and uncertainties in “the most boring and most fascinating” story of modern times.