Johnny Mercer MP, MP for Plymouth Moor View and member of the House of Commons Defence Sub-committee.
Join us as Leni Wild, Director – Global Learning for Adaptive Management at ODI shares her insights and experience on the ‘doing development differently’ approach, of which DFID is a proponent. Leni is a recognised leader in this area, with particular interests in the politics and management of aid, institutional reform and incentives, and adaptive management.
Sir Nigel Shadbolt is one of the world’s leading scholars in the field of artificial intelligence. Beyond exploring A.I. from a technological standpoint, his work also considers some of the broader, philosophical questions posed by the digital age; his seminal text, The Spy in the Coffee Machine, examines how advancements in tech could corrode trust and privacy.
Andrew Wheen is Mott MacDonald’s principal communications consultant and the author of Dot-Dash to Dot.Com: How Modern Telecommunications evolved from the Telegraph to the Internet. An IT and Telecoms expert who has worked in a number of roles across the sector, including stints at Energis and Mentor, Andrew joined Mott MacDonald in 2006.
We are delighted to welcome back Dr Karin von Hippel, Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) to debate the implications and share her well-gotten insights. Having served nearly six years in the US Department of State as a Senior Adviser in the Bureau of Counterterrorism, then as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, she is extremely well placed to lead what should be a fascinating discussion.
According to Jeremy, CEO, The Digital Catapult, failure to establish an accessible network based on the IoT could “dull the UK’s competitive edge”. Digital Catapult’s Things Connected programme aims to counter this threat by supporting the development of the IoT, placing the UK in a better position to compete in this potentially lucrative market.
Ian Stewart is a Partner and Chief Economist at Deloitte where he advises Boards and companies on macroeconomics. Ian devised the Deloitte Survey of Chief Financial Officers and writes a popular weekly economics blog, the Monday Briefing. His previous roles include Chief Economist for Europe at Merrill Lynch, Head of Economics in the Conservative Research Department and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
Tim Morris has been the Chief Executive Officer of the UK Major Ports Group since November 2017. Tim joined the UK Major Ports Group from the communications consultancy Hanover, where he was the Director responsible for the energy and infrastructure practice. Prior to Hanover Tim spent eleven years in the steel industry with Tata Steel Europe and its successor companies, latterly as the Head of Public Affairs and interim Director of Corporate Communications. He has degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Warwick.