Back for it’s sixth year, our annual International Technology Conference equips you with the mindset, tools and resources to successfully navigate your transformational journey to the future.
Held at Microsoft HQ in Reading, the world-class line up of speakers, themes and topics in this one-day programme attract over 200 delegates from across all sectors.
|Welcome from Facilitator
|Welcome from Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce||Paul Britton
Chief Executive Officer, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
Welcome from Microsoft UK
|GENE-EDITING – OUR BIO-ENGINEERED GRANDCHILDREN
In the future, devices will interface flawlessly with the human brain and epigenetic modification will allow people to reshape their own mental and physical identities at will.
Bioelectronics, advanced pharmaceuticals and genetic interventions could potentially be used to restore the sick whilst boosting human performance to unprecedented levels. This session explores how technology can be used to produce better humans, however, at what cost?
|CYBORG ERA – GETTING TO KNOW THE FUTURE YOU
Cyborgs can be defined as a being with both organic and biomechanical body parts. Augmented reality and artificial intelligence, among other ‘godlike’ technology, is making it easier and faster for lesser humans to achieve feats of strength. Achieve a better understanding on how this new era will improve the quality of life for many people and the ethical and social aspects that need to be considered.
|GLOBAL CASHLESS ECONOMY – THE FUTURE OF MONEY
The emerging new world and its implications for individuals, businesses and Governments is all linked to the economy. This talk covers themes among disruptive trends in business strategy, financial markets, cryptocurrencies and economic policies.
|TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN POTENTIAL
A dystopian narrative of the world has captured everyone’s attention and we can see it changing dramatically. Is it time for a new, positive narrative to enhance human capabilities and grow effective strategies to fuel an abundant future? With technology looking after mundane tasks for this complex alerted organism, will we use the spare time to be more productive and leverage our potential or just become slaves to technology? This interactive panel discussion looks at key technologies that will assist us to reach our full potential and outline an ideal journey, from start to finish, for the next generation of children.
|TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS POTENTIAL
Many forward-thinking companies have a business model with evolving strategies, coupled with surfacing technologies. Our panel will discuss the importance of ‘Model Thinking’ to better understand business, using technologies to build a roadmap to lasting value creation.
|APPLICATIONS & CASE STUDIES|
|A SCHOOL IN THE CLOUD – CHILD DRIVEN EDUCATION
Are we adequately preparing our youth for the rapidly-changing world of tomorrow? How can we transform education to provide experiences that will ensure they become lifelong learners? This session will breakdown current learning models and allow us to understand the importance of educating the next generation about the changing world, before they inherit it.
|HOW TO DIGITALLY RUN THE WORLD – TECHNOLOGY, THE HEART OF GOVERNMENT
Governments across the world are investing in analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning that will revolutionise their economies. The pace of technological change is also transforming the way we conduct business, work and communicate. Our speaker will take a deep dive into the network of cultures and societies, crime, services, movement of people and trade, focusing on how digital innovation will create an economy fit for the future – an ideal economic and political framework for the digital age.
|ZOOMING OUT ON EARTH – SPACE AND RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGIES
The ability to immerse ourselves in visual experiences and to annotate the world is moving at a previously unknown pace. Are these breakthrough applications transforming how we see and feel about earth and its habitants? Understand how technologies monitor our planet from space, recognise people walking on it and track habits of billions of individuals.
|EARTH: WITH OR WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY
Our keynote will discuss the increasing impact of technological change, new emerging talent models and the rising power of the individual. Can changes in accelerating evolutions within organisations help us understand the future? By leveraging moon-shot and prize thinking, can we solve some of the greatest challenges we are currently being faced with?
|TECHNOLOGY AND THE CHANGING WORLD ORDER
As human minds develop, become enlightened and discoveries are made, new truths are discovered about the world and ourselves, reflecting changes of manner and opinion. Technology has, and will always be, used to shape civilisation, from behaviours to actions. Our closing keynote speaker will help us understand exactly how far we are from global governance and planetary domination of technology.
Due to high demand, we can only accept a maximum of two delegates per company.
Business Alliance members: Please note that this event is not included in the two free places offered to BA members at our events.
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