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The author of Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead led some of Google’s biggest workplace projects from using analytics to improve people management to how to construct the perfect team. He examines how Google became one of the most envied employers in the world, how to attract and retain the best people, work smarter and prepare for the future.

The inventor of the flatbed scanner has been described as ‘the rightful heir to Thomas Edison’. Winner of the National Medal of Technology, he is also responsible for Optical Character Recognition, speech recognition and pioneering developments in music technology. Combining knowledge and experience of technology, society and behaviour, technology’s most credible optimist, looks to a future where human biology will merge with genetics, nanotechnology and robotics to create a new species of unrecognisable high intelligence and durability.

Originally an oil exploration engineer and marketer, Dan became head of Google UK – with responsibility for $5bn revenue. He’s now focused on founding and investing in fintech, with the aim of disrupting financial services. In his speeches Dan shows how Google use technology in the search for transformative solutions to major problems whilst also considering the next sector to be disruptive and lessons in rapid growth and innovation.

Andreas has become one of Europe’s leading digital futurists. His best-selling book, The Google Code, explores a company that has become culturally, technologically and commercially one of the most important in history. He tackles the intersection between building a successful business and striving towards a more equal digital society.

At Google Douglas led technical infrastructure, innovation policy and was involved in everything from data centres to the company’s IPO. He now runs his own fintech business, ZestFinance.com which applied machine learning to credit and loans. Douglas applies the ideas that underpin Google’s strategy of organising information to individuals and businesses overwhelmed by the onslaught of content, information and change.

Tom served as the foreign policy advisor to Blair, Brown and Cameron, before becoming British Ambassador to Lebanon (at the age of 36). He is now on the Global Tech Panel, promoting the UK creative sector, leading work on the future of learning, working with business to get millions into education, and has led influential reviews of the FCO and UN. His insider's view of modern international relations, Naked Diplomacy: Power & Statecraft in the Digital Age is the bestselling book on diplomacy ever written by a British author. Tom considers the 21st century survival skills we need as states, businesses and individuals.

Silicon Valley entrepreneur and software engineer, Martin has been looking at the implication of artificial intelligence for over a decade. He was one of the first to highlight the importance of the potential economic impact of automation and mass-redundancy and believes that the tech industry is not as short-sighted on this as some would suggest.

As Chief Business Officer for Google X, the search giant’s much-envied R&D division, Mo led some of the tech world’s most innovative projects. It was the climax of a successful career in technology but whilst on paper he was doing well, he often felt unfulfilled. He applied his engineering skills to the problem and after almost a decade developed a model which placed happiness in overall context of the experiences and expectations of life. His work became the international bestseller, Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy.

Working in academia, the public and private sectors, Daniel is a leading expert in artificial intelligence as well as its applications and the social, commercial, economic and ethical implications. In a world where many believe access to more and more data will lead to ever better decision-making, he looks at what AI really is, what it can achieve, and the potential pitfalls. He also asks how organisations need to change their structure and why people feel addicted to technology.

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