16 October 2019
Olympia London

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Think Summit London 2019

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In a period of unprecedented change, staying connected to technology trends has never been more important. And there’s no better forum for the latest (and future) insights than Think Summit London, IBM’s annual festival of innovation.

This is your chance to find out how IBM's enterprise ready, multi-cloud solutions are transforming businesses from 'surviving to thriving' and experience for yourself how IBM is channelling research and technology – including AI, blockchain and quantum computing – into protecting the future, helping to sustain not just business growth but also people and environments around the world. We’ll be celebrating World Food Day, for instance, by focusing specifically on ethical food sourcing and the reduction of waste in our supply chains.

Informative, inventive and entertaining, Think Summit will feature tech talks, immersive experiences, topical debates and thought-provoking guest speakers. With business strategies evolving more rapidly than ever, it's an event that progressive organisations cannot afford to miss.

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Meet the speakers

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a multi-award-winning writer and broadcaster known for his uncompromising commitment to seasonal, ethically produced food and his concern for the environment. He has earned a huge following through his River Cottage TV series and books, as well as campaigns such as Hugh’s Fish Fight, Hugh’s War on Waste, Britain’s Fat Fight, Saving Africa’s Elephants, and his latest War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita.

Hugh’s early smallholding experiences were shown in the Channel 4 River Cottage series and led to the publication of The River Cottage Cookbook (2001), which won the Glenfiddich Trophy and the André Simon Food Book of the Year award. Thirteen more books have followed, including the acclaimed River Cottage Meat Book and the immensely popular River Cottage Veg Everyday. Hugh’s latest book is River Cottage Much More Veg.

Hugh established River Cottage HQ in Dorset in 2004, and the operation is now based at Park Farm near Axminster in Devon. An organic smallholding, HQ is also the hub for a broad range of courses and events, and home to the River Cottage Cookery School.

Hugh’s broadcasting has earned him a BAFTA as well as awards from Radio 4, The Observer and the Guild of Food Writers. Besides more than 20 cookery-based series, Hugh’s TV work includes hard-hitting campaigns such as the highly influential Fish Fight, which brought about changes in fisheries law at the European level.

Hugh continues to work as a journalist and wrote a weekly column for The Guardian between 2006 and 2014. He is a vice president of Fauna and Flora International and a patron of Switchback, a charity that helps young offenders find opportunities in the catering industry.

Hugh, his wife Marie and their four children divide their time between East Devon and Bristol.

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Katie Derham

Katie Derham

Katie Derham

Katie Derham is a presenter on BBC Radio 3 and one of the station’s best known voices, having presented Afternoons on 3 and more recently taking on the mantle of drive time programme In Tune, fronting the show on rotation with Sean Rafferty. Other Radio 3 credits include Sound of Dance on Saturday afternoons where she explored the relationship between music and dance in varying genres.

She has also been the face of the BBC Proms since 2010 and hosts the weekly magazine show Proms Extra every Saturday on BBC2 during the season. Katie also presented for BBC Four’s series of Discovering concert programmes in 2019.

Katie spent the first 15 years of her broadcasting career in news and current affairs, first at the BBC then as ITV’s youngest ever newsreader, where her role as anchor meant she covered everything from elections to royal weddings and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

She also fronts television documentaries, most recently presenting The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach for the BBC, which saw her travelling to Rio de Janeiro, where her Father was born, to explore the story behind Brazil’s most famous and enduring song. She was the host of All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge for BBC4 and Fine Tuned, two specials for Sky Arts in which she discussed music with Alexander Armstrong alongside exclusive performances from his latest albums.

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John McGrath

John McGrath

John McGrath

John is a Senior Solution Architect for IBM Watson Financial Services leading the IBM TechForGood team in the IBM Centre of Excellence for Corporate Social Responsibility. Based in the IBM Ireland Software Lab, he was previously the Worldwide Practice Leader for IBM Security and Smarter Cities related project delivery. Prior to joining IBM, he was the Enterprise Program Director for Portal for TransAlta in Canada.

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Andy Stanford-Clark

Andy Stanford-Clark

Andy Stanford-Clark

Andy Stanford-Clark is the Chief Technology Officer for IBM in the UK and Ireland.

Andy is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor with more than 40 patents, based at Hursley Laboratories, Winchester.
He has been working in the area that we now call the Internet of Things for more than 20 years and is passionate about helping organisations create new solutions for their business challenges.
Andy has a BSc in Computing and Mathematics and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle, an Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southampton, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.
Andy is hosting the CTO Programme at Think Summit London.

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Tom Doughty

Tom Doughty

Tom Doughty
Hampshire Constabulary

Tom Doughty is the Potential and Performance Manager within the People Strategy at Hampshire Constabulary. Tom has a background in Human Resource Management and has worked within Policing in the UK for sixteen years, joining the Metropolitan Police in 2003 within a local Borough Operational Command Unit and then starting with Hampshire Constabulary in 2010 to support local delivery of the outcomes from the 2010 comprehensive spending review.

Since 2015 Tom moved outside of transactional HR Project Management and focused on Organisational and People Development. This includes two years with the Shared Service Workforce Development team with responsibility for design and delivery of leadership development in force.

Tom is currently in the second year within their People Strategy project to design and deliver a new approach to talent management in the Constabulary, with a focus on identification, retention and development.

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Yvonne Baker

Yvonne Baker

Yvonne Baker
Chief Executive of STEM Learning

Yvonne is Chief Executive of STEM Learning – an organisation working to achieve a world-leading Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for all young people across the UK, so benefitting them, their communities and the UK economy. Working with educators and employers of all sectors and sizes, STEM Learning drives forward UK STEM education by providing high-impact, STEM-specific professional learning for teachers, role models via the STEM Ambassador programme, support for STEM Clubs, and other high-impact STEM activities.

A Chartered Chemical Engineer, Yvonne spent time in manufacturing before moving into management consultancy. Whilst working full time, she studied for an MBA and moved into the STEM sector to establish the Science and Engineering (now STEM) Ambassadors volunteering programme in 2002. She joined STEM Learning in 2010, and has significantly grown the organisation’s reach and impact to become the UK’s largest provider of STEM support.

Yvonne has a strong personal passion for engaging all young people (particularly girls and those from disadvantaged backgrounds) with STEM, so they can understand the opportunities, enjoyment and excitement that STEM-related careers – particularly in the engineering and manufacturing sectors – can provide.

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Erika Lewis

Erika Lewis

Erika Lewis
Deputy Director for Data Policy, Strategy and Ethics
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Erika Lewis was a founding member of London Government, moving from the voluntary sector to join the set-up team in the London Development Agency in April 2000. At the LDA she delivered regeneration programmes across London, in particular working with the Finsbury Park Partnership and on the Olympic Park delivery programme. Subsequently, as the Director of Strategy at the LDA, she was responsible for the development and delivery of the Mayor’s Economic Development Strategy. In 2012, Erika became a Project Director at the Competition and Markets Authority where she delivered two merger investigations and led the Private Motor Insurance and Energy Market Investigation. Erika has joined DCMS in 2018 to deliver the National Data Strategy, in addition she is responsible for Data Policy and Ethics.

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Simon Green

Simon Green

Simon Green
Green Rock

Simon Green founded Green Rock as a dedicated post-production facility in 2008 following his extensive experience as an editor and producer, working on BAFTA-nominated documentaries for the BBC, Sky and Channel 4 as well working on acclaimed feature-documentaries. He's since driven the evolution of Green Rock to become a content production agency, working with both brands and broadcasters as they adapt their content to a digital-first world. Driven by creative innovation, Green Rock now has an end to end offering that operates all over the world, using cloud-based workflows from their London based film studio and into post production & delivery.

What's new for 2019?

Quantum Starts Here

IBM Q is the world's most advanced quantum computing initiative. While still in early stages of development, quantum computers will potentially offer unprecedented capabilities in areas such as financial services, chemistry, and artificial intelligence. Learn what it means to get quantum ready today.


Advanced AI supporting better decisions

Discover how Project Debater works at Think Summit London as it pushes the frontiers of AI, in the first AI system that can debate with humans on complex topics.

Revolutionising business transparency

Using Blockchain, IBM Food Trust is making the world’s food supply chain safer, more efficient and more sustainable. It’s the only network of its kind to connect growers, processors, distributors, and retailers through a permissioned, permanent and shared record of food system data.
Is your supply chain fully transparent and accountable?

Developers@Think London. Code.Learn.Network

Think London 2019 will have a dedicated conference track especially for Enterprise Developers. Learn new tricks, share some of your own, and get expert advice on your coding challenges.

Find out more about Quantum computing, Project Debater and Blockchain at Think Summit London and discover how these emerging technologies could support your business.

Think Summit London Campus: Focus on the topics you care about most



We have grouped activities including presentations, networking events, expert talks, demonstrations, immersive experiences, education, entertainment, and refreshments into a space we call our Campuses. Here, you will explore specific topics and connect with your peers, business leaders, and technologists who understand your enterprise goals and challenges.

Find the Campus that's right for you

Cloud and Infrastructure

Build once. Deploy anywhere.

Choose where and how you put all your data to work, no matter where it lives. A technology environment that scales with the potential of your business, brings agility, scalability and security.

  • Discover the next generation hybrid multicloud platform that lets you build once, and deploy anywhere, to best address your unique application, data and workload requirements.
  • Explore open standards-based container and kubernetes technology to run workloads on the right cloud infrastructure from any vendor, on or off premises.
  • Step into modernised systems with IBM Infrastructure, purpose-built to provide the performance, agility, and security that IT leaders can count on.
  • Understand how the IBM Garage experience helps you move faster, work smarter, ideate more rapidly and fundamentally change the way you work.
  • Discover why thousands of enterprises across 20 industries trust IBM Cloud as a faster, more secure journey to cloud.



Security & Resiliency

Protect your business, Respond to threats and Recover quickly in the event of disruption.

  • Learn from the largest cyber security and resiliency vendor, trusted by thousands of clients.
  • Discover how threat prevention is no longer sufficient to mitigate risk and the business impact of cyber disruptions; it must be combined with a rehearsed incident response and recovery plans.
  • Meet with industry experts and explore how to evolve your business resilience and security strategy to stay protected.
  • Dive deep into client stories, the latest technologies and experience a range of interactive activations.



Data & AI

Accelerate your journey to AI

  • Embark on a journey to AI and take an assessment of the steps to take to introduce and infuse AI across your organisation.
  • Experience AI in practice and how AI can deliver better client services, analyse images, gain insights from data by applying AI services and AI enabled business analytics tools.
  • Learn how to establish a data platform to Collect, Organise and Modernise all data to apply AI and other disruptive technologies.
  • Understand how to modernise your applications and information architecture to be secure, open, multicloud, hybrid and container based.
  • Discover how AI is transforming financial services, performance analysis in sport and impacting entertainment and media.



Shaping the Future

The world is our lab. Inventing things that matter to the world.

  • Discover the most promising and disruptive technologies that will bring new solutions to transform industries and society.
  • Take a journey through IBM Research, one of the world’s most influential corporate research labs, home to 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents.
  • Meet with scientists and researchers as you explore the future of Cloud, AI, Blockchain, computing, encryption technology and much more.
  • Learn how IBM is pioneering the future of problem solving and analysis with quantum computing and IBM Q.
  • Step into the world of advanced AI with Project Debater, the first AI system that can debate with humans on complex topics.



The Venue

Olympia London


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