1:00 - 1:15 PM


1:15 - 1:20 PM

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

Duncan Edwards, CEO, BritishAmerican Business

Master of Ceremonies - Simon Collins, Founder, WeDesign

1:20 - 1:45 PM

Fireside Chat: Digital Transformation

Kate Lewis, Senior Vice President & Editorial Director, Hearst Magazines Digital Media

interviewed by Simon Collins, Founder, WeDesign

1:45 - 2:30 PM

Panel 1 | Shaping a Fourth Industrial Revolution

We are living in a time of extraordinary change. In this Fourth Industrial Revolution, every individual, business, industry, and government is being impacted by breakthroughs in IOT, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Autonomous Vehicles, VR, The Built Environment, and other innovative technologies and strategies. Which tech buzz words have gained prominence and point to significant trends that will upend existing business and people? How can companies continue to be great universities for educating the workforce of the future, while bringing along the workforce of today? How are policy-makers and regulators trying to keep up with the rapid pace of change? How can we ensure that digital revolution is a force for good? This panel provides a chance for executives to discuss the inevitability of new technology and innovation, and the role of businesses as an incredible platform for change and economic opportunity.


Arun Sundararajan, Professor and the Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow at New York University’s (NYU) Stern School of Business


Robert H. Brown, Associate Vice President, Cognizant Center for the Future of Work

John Godfrey, Corporate Affairs Director, Legal & General

Lisa-Anne Uhrmacher, Vice President of Sales, Vodafone

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Coffee Break

3:00 - 3:45 PM

Panel 2 | Startup Pitch Session

“They didn’t know it was Impossible, so they did it.” Discover the latest emerging technologies and the role they could play to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Companies will be nominated from member company’s startup programs., and audience members will have the opportunity to vote on the best pitch.


Anindo Dutta, Group Vice President, Oracle


 iGeolise, Peter Lilley - introduced by Anindo Dutta, Oracle

Swipecast, Peter Fitzpatrick - intoduced by Duncan Edwards, BAB

Signal Media, Charlie Mayer - introduced by Ken Bronfin, Heart Ventures

Fintros, Jonathan Garbe - introduced by Lauren Franklin, Barclays

3:45 - 4:30 PM

Panel 3 | Reinvention in a Wave of Disruption

Innovation is often applied to those companies that bill themselves as “cutting edge” and ready to provide consumers with “the next best product.” But increasingly, less emphasis is placed on companies who, on paper, were headed for trouble but managed to right their companies by reinventing themselves through innovation of their products & services, and their brand identities. This panel will focus on companies who epitomize this type of success.


Bediz Eker, Group Strategy Director of Technology & Business, Y&R


Nick New, Managing Director, AVADO North America

Kit Haines-Bornheimer, Head of Marketing, Vodafone Americas

Anindo Dutta, Group Vice President, Oracle

4:30 - 4:48 PM

Keynote Speaker

Alex Ibrahim, Head of International Capital Markets, NYSE

4:48 - 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Cocktail Reception