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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.

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.

An expert in brand and marketing, Scott is also a vital commentator on the tech industry and the part it plays in our lives. In his book The Four he examines how the biggest tech companies in the world have focused on basic human needs and, by design and by accident, exploited them for huge commercial gain. He considers the important lessons from the evolution of these companies, what new and competing businesses need to know about operating alongside them, and whether they in turn stand to be disrupted by unpredictable forces from new startups to regulation and policy.

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.

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.

With over two decades of experience at the famed Pixar Studios, Matthew has been involved in creating some of the best known and well-loved films of modern times, from Toy Story 2 and 3 to Monsters Inc. He now applies his expertise to the business world, enabling organisations to make the most of their most powerful tool - their story.

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.

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.

A first-hand witness to many of the latest innovations and the creative thinkers behind them, Sophie is a practiced translator between academia, technologists, corporates and governments. Rather than providing answers, she challenges organisations to question themselves and reassess their core business. If cheap satellite technology allows you to watch your competitors’ supply chain from space, how will that affect what you do? What questions can you now ask, using these new technologies? Today your competition doesn’t look like you, and Sophie helps to uncover where the new threats and opportunities lie.

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