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Showing of Streams
09:05 - 09:15 10 mins Free
TechXLR8 Show Headliners (Main Stage) FREE
Chair’s Opening Remarks – Welcome from XConomy
  • Muki Kulhan - MD, Muki International
09:15 - 09:35 20 mins Free
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TechXLR8 Show Headliners (Main Stage) FREE
TechXLR8 Headliner: The Future is Served – the future of robotics in the home
  • Mark Oleynik - Founder & CEO, Moley Robotics


Main Stage
09:35 - 09:45 10 mins Free
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TechXLR8 Show Headliners (Main Stage) FREE
TechXLR8 Headliner: Give First – The Secret to Starting Anything
  • Nicole Glaros - Partner, Chief Produce Officer, Techstars


Main Stage
09:45 - 10:15 30 mins Free
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TechXLR8 Show Headliners (Main Stage) FREE
TechXLR8 Headliner: Building the next generation of startups
  • Moderator Semyon Dukach - Managing Partner, One Way Ventures
  • Nicole Glaros - Partner, Chief Produce Officer, Techstars
  • Amy Chow - Technology Council Member, GLG
  • Stéphane Girardin - VP Sales, Tiklee
  • What are the hottest tech sectors and how are you/startups entering them?
  • How do you think about big trends and market timing in your field?
  • How important is startup culture and diversity?
  • What surprises may be coming to disrupt the industry?


Main Stage
10:15 - 11:00 45 mins
TechXLR8 Show Headliners (Main Stage) FREE
Networking Break & Exhibition Visit
10:15 - 16:00 345 mins Free
Exhibition
Exhibition Open!
10:30 - 10:40 10 mins
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Connected Consumer Summit (Expo Theater G) FREE
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Paige Leuschner - Research Analyst, Navigant Research


Expo Theater G
10:40 - 11:10 30 mins Free
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Connected Consumer Summit (Expo Theater G) FREE
Making City Streets Smarter and Better Connected
  • Christina Huang - Managing Director, Advertising & Media, BT
  • Matt Bird - General Manager, InLinkUK


Expo Theater G
10:45 - 11:05 20 mins Free
Blockchain 360 (Expo Theater D) FREE
Moderator's Opening Remarks
  • Presenter Jillian Godsil - Blockchain Speaker and Journalist, Independent
11:00 - 11:10 10 mins
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IoT World Europe Keynotes (Main Stage)
Chair’s Opening Remarks


Main Stage
11:05 - 11:25 20 mins Free
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Blockchain 360 (Expo Theater D) FREE
The Future of Tokenomics: Where tokens are going, how we will get there
  • Presenter David Siegel - Co-Founder and CEO, Pillar
  • The Future will be Decentralized, and regulated. It's time for better regulations.
  • Tokenized Incentive Games will rise and perhaps rival utility tokens in number
  • Why governance matters. How governance will change


Expo Theater D
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
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IoT World Europe Keynotes (Main Stage)
IOT KEYNOTE: Unlocking Industrial Digital Transformation – An IoT Case Study
  • Deborah Sherry - Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, GE Digital
  • What are digital industrial and digital transformation?
  • A Roadmap to success
  • Digital transformation tools and key focus areas
  • Lessons from the “inside”


Main Stage
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins Free
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Connected Consumer Summit (Expo Theater G) FREE
Innovation and Connected Consumer: It's all Greek to me!
  • Manos Dramilaris - Digital Experience Developer, LV=
  • Can innovation take place in big and inflexible companies? 
  • How the internet and mobile phones are affecting the consumer and the products we develop for them? 
  • How can we bring innovation in a big company and the connected consumer together?

Expo Theater G
11:25 - 12:00 35 mins Free
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Blockchain 360 (Expo Theater D) FREE
Panel Session: The must-have cryptocurrency discussion
  • Panellist Clem Chambers - CEO & Founder, ADFVN
  • Panellist Nadia Filali - Head of Blockchain Programs, Caisse des Dépôts
  • Panellist Bobby Bhatia - CEO & Founder, TrakInvest Group
  • Panellist Nishant Bhaskar - Managing Director, Manthan Capital
  • Panellist David Siegel - Co-Founder and CEO, Pillar
  • How do you build on relationships to monetise cryptocurrency?
  • Is it scalable enough to be useful currency?
  • Will it become the bank account for all regardless of socio-economic status?


Expo Theater D
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
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IoT World Europe Keynotes (Main Stage)
IOT KEYNOTE: Telecom Industry’s New Reality: A World Built on Robust Ecosystem Collaboration
  • Jeff Travers - Head of Internet of Things, Ericsson

Telecom service providers realize that ecosystem collaboration is key to success in IoT. Open standards and strong partnerships mean everything. This session explores how service providers are best taking advantage of that growing trend.

  • From infrastructure-centric network and connectivity providers to ecosystem-centric service enablers and service creators 
  • How technology leaders are fostering ecosystem development to drive innovation and scalability
  • Bringing telecom ecosystem collaboration to life


Main Stage
11:30 - 12:00 30 mins Free
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Connected Consumer Summit (Expo Theater G) FREE
Developing IoT Devices with Android Things
  • Wayne Piekarski - Developer Advocate, Google

Android Things is Google's platform to build IoT products with the power and security of Android. Developers can use familiar tools such as Android Studio and the Android SDK to easily develop IoT software, and then scale the hardware from a single prototype into production. Anyone – from startups to large companies – can build commercial products at scale. This talk will explain how Android Things works, and how it can help to support your product development.

Expo Theater G
11:50 - 12:30 40 mins
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IoT World Europe Keynotes (Main Stage)
IOT KEYNOTE PANEL: Putting IoT to Work – A Viewpoint from Different Operating Lines of Industrial Business
  • Torbjørn Folgerø - SVP & Chief Digital Officer, Equinor
  • Peer Bentzen - EVP Business Development, Deutsche Post DHL Group
  • Rajesh Suseelan - Director, Innovation and Partnerships, Inmarsat
  • Moderator Johan Trip - Entrepreneur in Residence, Digi Gurus

We often think about IoT and an IT topic. Without doubt the CIO and IT function are crucial in developing adoption and integration strategies, but often the people who benefit from IoT solutions are operational functions within business. In this session, we put a spotlight on areas within businesses that IIoT is already having a huge impact.

  • How can IT better understand the true requirements from connected technologies across the business?
  • How and where is IoT enabling smarter business operations and smart decision making
  • In what ways, can IoT enable innovation and drive real business transformation and remake your industry?
  • Developing new business models and propositions to engage with the customer or consumer and collaborate with key verticals
  • IoT across the value chain


Main Stage
12:00 - 12:20 20 mins Free
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Connected Consumer Summit (Expo Theater G) FREE
Turning Ideas into Profitable Products that your Customers Love
  • Chairman Ross Fretten - BBC Apprentice Candidate 2017 and Founder, Kibble


Expo Theater G
12:00 - 12:20 20 mins Free
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Blockchain 360 (Expo Theater D) FREE
Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: Investing and trading
  • Presenter Clem Chambers - CEO & Founder, ADFVN
  • Why would financial infrastructures adopt blockchain? Would it overhaul their current infrastructure?
  • What are they looking for in their supply chain?
  • Can they take its development in-house?
  • What are the cost benefits?


Expo Theater D
12:20 - 13:10 50 mins
Connected Consumer Summit (Expo Theater G) FREE
Networking Break and Expo Visit
12:20 - 12:45 25 mins Free
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Blockchain 360 (Expo Theater D) FREE
Case study – Etherium
  • Presenter Massimo Morini - Head of Interest Rate and Credit Models, Banca IMI
  • What are the big advances seen in giving privacy to user data while keeping the blockchain fully decentralized?
  • The decentralization of exchanges, and the application to delivery-vs-payment atomic transactions for tokens and digital securities
  • The transformation of the role of banks into platforms for services, with a fundamental platform running a valid settlement coin, and a second layer for contracts, including the use case of decentralized financial derivatives


Expo Theater D
12:30 - 13:35 65 mins
IoT World Europe Keynotes (Main Stage)
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
12:40 - 12:50 10 mins Free
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Futurist Summit (Main Stage) FREE
Chair's Welcome to the TechXLR8 Futurist Summit: Advice from 2023
  • David Wood - Chair, London Futurists

TechXLR8 Futurist Summit: Advice from 2023

If your future self, in the year 2023, could send a message for you to consider now, in 2018, what would the content be?

The TechXLR8 Futurist Summit will feature a range of technologists and researchers who will share their best guesses at the advice our future selves might wish to transmit back to us, five years earlier. Which technological trends have the potential to deliver the most surprise? How might society react to these trends? What disruptive changes could take place in the attitudes of consumers, business partners, legislators, and political leaders? Which present-day buzzwords will prove to be the most exaggerated and distracting? Which emerging threats and opportunities deserve the most attention, as we set out on the journey from the present day towards 2023? And how should we prepare for these potential gales of transformation ahead?

At the Futurist Summit you'll be able to witness a series of TED-style talks, "Advice from 2023", interspersed with rapid Q&A that draws out the interplay and the contrasts between the different speakers. The speakers will highlight ways in which businesses and organisation in 2023 won't simply be operating the same way as today (except faster and cheaper), but might feature radically different practices and goals.


Main Stage
12:45 - 13:15 30 mins
Blockchain 360 (Expo Theater D) FREE
Networking break and opportunity to visit the exhibitors
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins Free
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Futurist Summit (Main Stage) FREE
Rediscovering our humanity
  • Matt O'Neill, Independent

Matt O’Neill can be found online at futuristmatt.com. He’s convinced that ordinary people have more power in their hands to create change than ever before. Matt takes great pleasure in exploring the relationships and patterns between technical and social trends. Social science is broadly the study of unintended consequences, many of which arise from technological progress. Matt is absolutely convinced that the path to a positive future lies in better understanding WHAT WE ARE.

It’s clear that AI, Robotics, Biotech and any number of other innovations are set to impact society in ways we’re only beginning to comprehend. Alongside, there are significant opportunities and existential threats to us as a species. Effectively, we are playing at the game of life with ever-higher stakes.

Matt’s talk will explore how since the Age of Enlightenment, science has diverged from mysticism and spirituality; yet trends – particularly in modern Neuroscience – are bringing these disciplines together again, with belief systems becoming endorsed by scientific rigour. Why are we seeing growth in spiritual (not religious) pursuits both in people’s personal and business lives? Matt will contend that a better understanding of WHAT WE ARE, not WHO WE ARE, has the potential to wash away contemporary negatives like insecurity and stress to reveal that we’re already perfectly designed to handle whatever life throws at us.


Main Stage
13:10 - 13:30 20 mins Free
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Futurist Summit (Main Stage) FREE
Security: through Renewal or through Protection?
  • David Bent - Sustainability Advisor, Independent


Main Stage
13:10 - 13:30 20 mins Free
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Connected Consumer Summit (Expo Theater G) FREE
Top SEO Tips for Optimising Your Website
  • Anna Surricchio - Customer Success Manager, Siteimprove


Expo Theater G
13:15 - 14:00 45 mins Free
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Blockchain 360 (Expo Theater D) FREE
Panel session: What is the future of blockchain innovation?
  • Panellist Lawrence Lundy - Head of Research & Partnerships, Outlier Ventures
  • Panellist Jonny Voon - Innovation Lead for IoT and Distributed Ledger, Innovate UK
  • Panellist Ellis Lindsay - Senior Principal IOT - Corporate Strategy and Development, Nokia
  • Panellist Luke Shipley - Co-Founder, Zinc
  • What is the future of investing?
  • How can you use developers to solve problems?
  • Is there room to innovate to maintain a competitive edge in this rapidly expanding market?
  • What’s the next blockchain killer app?


Expo Theater D
13:30 - 13:50 20 mins Free
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Futurist Summit (Main Stage) FREE
Values and the tech industry
  • Dr Katy Cook - Founder, Center for Technology Awareness


Main Stage
13:30 - 13:50 20 mins Free
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Connected Consumer Summit (Expo Theater G) FREE
Building a Digital Business Around The Customer
  • Rebecca Dibb-Simkin - Marketing and Product Director, Octopus Energy


Expo Theater G
13:35 - 13:45 10 mins
Track 1 - Strategy (Room 5)
Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Francisco Maroto - CEO, OIES Consulting
13:45 - 14:05 20 mins
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Track 1 - Strategy (Room 5)
Navigating Change and Guiding Your Workforce Through a Digital Transformation
  • Torbjørn Folgerø - SVP & Chief Digital Officer, Equinor
  • Should you drive a bottom up or top down engagement strategy?
  • Driving a deeper cultural understanding of a connected future at all levels of your business
  • How much organisational change is necessary to integrate IoT into day to day operations?
  • Sourcing and engaging influencers to become advocate of transformation
  • Growing an understanding of the value IoT can bring to various business units 
13:50 - 14:10 20 mins Free
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Futurist Summit (Main Stage) FREE
Advertising in 2023


Main Stage
13:50 - 14:20 30 mins
Connected Consumer Summit (Expo Theater G) FREE
Networking Break and Expo Visit
14:00 - 14:25 25 mins Free
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Blockchain 360 (Expo Theater D) FREE
Case study: Main disruption factors of Blockchain technologies and the impacts on the Automotive industry shown in three dimensions
  • Presenter Peter Busch - Distributed Ledger Technologies Mobility, Robert Bosch Group
  • Data usage
  • Market mechanics
  • Cooperation models
  • Under special recognition of Bosch’s strategy on the IoT challenges the automotive industry is facing currently


Expo Theater D
14:05 - 14:25 20 mins
Track 1 - Strategy (Room 5)
IoT as the Key Enabler for Sustainable Patient Safety &Accessibility to Patient Data
  • Michaelene Holder-March - Healthcare & Information Executive, NHS
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins Free
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Futurist Summit (Main Stage) FREE
Careers advice from 2023
  • Laura Thomson - Training Director, Phenomenal Training


Main Stage
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
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Connected Consumer Summit (Expo Theater G) FREE
A New London-Wide Approach to Smarter Streets
  • Stephen Lorimer - Smart London Strategy and Delivery Officer, Greater London Authority
  • How the Mayor will support takeup and innovation in smart infrastructure so that the industry can innovate at scale with more confidence


Expo Theater G
14:25 - 14:45 20 mins
Track 1 - Strategy (Room 5)
BASF 4.0 – Leading the Digital Transformation in Chemicals
  • Thomas Gottschalk - Cluster Head Smart Innovation & Smart Technologies, BASF
14:25 - 15:20 55 mins Free
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Blockchain 360 (Expo Theater D) FREE
Panel session: How are enterprises going to be transformed with smart contracts?
  • Panellist Tamoaki Sato - Founder, Starbase
  • Panellist Francesco Federico - EMEA Digital Director, JLL
  • Panellist Will Harborne - Ethereum Projects Lead, Bitfinex
  • Panellist Farabi Shayor - CEO and Co-Founder, ImmVRse
  • What is a smart contract and why do we need them?
  • Examples of smart contracts in action
  • Which industries are most likely to monetise and success from by using them?


Expo Theater D
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins Free
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Futurist Summit (Main Stage) FREE
New fuels and new tools
  • Jim O'Reilly - Strategist, Vital Growth


Main Stage
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins Free
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Connected Consumer Summit (Expo Theater G) FREE
The race for supremacy in the AI-enabled smart home market
  • Mariana Zamoszcyk - Senior Analyst Consumer Services, Ovum
  • Key user interfaces for the smart home
  • Consumer insight: AI assistants uptake and concerns
  • Telcos’ initiatives in the AI assistant space


Expo Theater G
14:45 - 15:25 40 mins
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Track 1 - Strategy (Room 5)
Readying an Industrial Workforce for Change
  • Moderator Francisco Maroto - CEO, OIES Consulting
  • Dougie Anscombe-Stephen - Digital Innovation Lead, London Luton Airport
  • Olivier Plaitin - Head of Digital Delivery, Brussels Airlines
  • David Burnet - Head of technology portfolio, OCS
  • Who is leading the facilitation of change?
  • Top down vs bottom up engagement strategies
  • How do you increase the understanding of how to use digital interfaces and processes?
  • Retooling and retraining
  • Hiring for the IIoT - a new age of IT skills – analytics and data science
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins Free
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Futurist Summit (Main Stage) FREE
Seize the bitcoin moment
  • Dil Green - Digital Anthropology Blogger, Independent


Main Stage

15:00 - 15:10 10 mins Free
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Connected Consumer Summit (Expo Theater G) FREE
End of Connected Consumer Summit


Expo Theater G
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins Free
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Futurist Summit (Main Stage) FREE
Schrodinger's future: 2023 and beyond
  • Paul Imre - Futurist, Independent


Main Stage
15:20 - 15:50 30 mins Free
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Blockchain 360 (Expo Theater D) FREE
Case study: Changing the music industry with blockchain
  • Presenter Wolfgang Senges - Co-Founder, Blockchain Working Group of the German Music Industry
  • Single companies in content industries may benefit from Blockchain, but can it work for the content (or music) industry as a whole?
  • What are the obstacles?
  • It's time for a rational discussion: why parts of the blockchain concept as it is now won't work in monetising music.
  • Why middlemen (collection societies) and trust are required in a large-scale network for music/content industries?


Expo Theater D
15:25 - 15:45 20 mins
Track 1 - Strategy (Room 5)
Delivering on a Digital Plan of the Future
15:30 - 15:55 25 mins Free
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Futurist Summit (Main Stage) FREE
From AI to Brexit: Coping with multiple shocks and disruptions
  • Rohit Talwar - CEO, Fast Future


Main Stage
15:45 - 16:20 35 mins
Track 1 - Strategy (Room 5)
Networking Break & Exhibition Visit
15:50 - 16:00 10 mins Free
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Blockchain 360 (Expo Theater D) FREE
End of Blockchain 360 - see you next year!


Expo Theater D
15:55 - 16:05 10 mins Free
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Futurist Summit (Main Stage) FREE
Advice from 2023: Concluding remarks
  • David Wood - Chair, London Futurists


Main Stage