16th October 2019
Olympia London

Agenda

**Sessions and timings are subject to change**

Our Showcase Theatres feature an extensive agenda of client speakers from across industry who will share their stories of how they are partnering with IBM to put smart to work in their organisations; panel discussions featuring experts in their field and presentations from our scientists on exciting innovations and research.

08:30

Registration Opens

09:30 - 10:15

Welcome and opening Keynote. Bill Kelleher, IBM Chief Executive UK and Ireland

Chapter2 of the digital reinvention

The Cloud is now about scaling digital and AI everywhere in the business, modernisation and moving mission critical applications to the cloud and responsible stewardship. Join Bill and IBM clients as they explore Chapter 2 of the digital reinvention.

10:15 - 10:45

Guest Keynote - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

11:00 - 11:25

Developer Keynote

11:35 - 12:00

Industry Showcase

12:10 - 12:35

Industry Showcase

12:45 - 13:10

Stop the Traffik

People shouldn’t be bought and sold

IBM works with organisations across the world using AI, IBM Cloud and other emerging technologies to help disrupt the business of the traffickers and prevent millions of men, women and children from becoming victims of Human Trafficking. Join John McGrath, leader of the IBM TechForGood team in IBM’s Centre for Excellence for Corporate Social Responsibility to learn how IBM Technology helps prevent Human Trafficking.

13:55 - 14:20

Industry Showcase

14:30 - 14:55

Girls who Change the World

Tomorrow’s innovations will be created by the children of today.
IBM, STEM Learning and Marvel Studios teamed up in 2019 to celebrate the cinema release of Captain Marvel by inspiring girls aged 11-14 to be a force for change, channelling their superpowers to be part of Girls Who Change the World. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), teams were asked to come up with ground-breaking ideas that will change the world for the better.
Grace Jansen, one of our superheroes based at IBM’s Hursley Labs, mentored the teams and will bring to life the many exciting and innovative ideas submitted in the challenge and the winning idea from the team of girls who we know will go on to change the world.

15:05 - 15:30

Industry Showcase

15:40 - 16:05

Industry Showcase

16:15 - 16:40

Industry Showcase

17:00 - 18:00

Closing Presentations

11:00 - 11:25

Industry Showcase

11:35 - 12:00

Industry Showcase

12:10 - 12:35

Industry Showcase

12:45 - 13:10

Industry Showcase

13:55 - 14:20

Industry Showcase

14:30 - 14:55

Industry Showcase

15:05 - 15:30

Industry Showcase

15:40 - 16:05

Industry Showcase

16:15 - 16:40

Industry Showcase

17:00 - 18:00

Closing Presentations

Join in our discussion sessions covering a variety of topical and thought-provoking issues at The Debate. Independently facilitated by Katie Derham, these 30 minute fast-paced sessions will feature experts with great experience but we'd like to hear from you too! Whilst we certainly can't promise resolution of the issues that get an airing, we're looking forward to a lively exchange of opinions, views and ideas. Check the abstracts for further details and come along.

11.00 – 11.30

All for Tech and Tech for All

Over the past twenty years we have seen technology become fully embedded in our daily lives, and increasingly embraced across all age groups. With an eye firmly on the future, we are bringing together a panel of younger and older people, to discuss where technology is heading, what problems it could solve, how it is developed and marketed and how it will be used. How should technology address the needs of the different generations in our society moving forwards, and what will need to change, so that we are truly living in an age of “All for Tech and Tech for All”?

11.45 – 12.15

Time may not be on our side...but Innovation is
(Invite only debate)

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, nurturing an environment of continuous innovation is key - but how effective are we at leveraging both academic innovation research and business sources of innovation to drive transformation?
In this debate, we will explore how businesses generate and adopt new ideas, and whether we are getting better at translating research and academic understanding into benefits, into profit and into better lives.
How well do research departments in universities and corporations produce output for the applied and ever innovation-hungry business world? What causes the tension in the relationship between “pure” ideas and the “need it now” culture we see in business as it seeks to show ROI and demonstrate shareholder value?

12.30 -13.00

To Be Confirmed

13.45 – 14.15

“I want it now.” Speed vs Ethics in the modern Supply Chain

68% of consumers today will make a purchasing decision that is based not on price or quality - but on delivery. Order Management and Supply Chain will be the new front line in managing consumer expectations; to be faster, easier and more convenient.
But in nurturing a culture of instant gratification, are we considering the long term implications? Are we training a generation to be less patient, less attentive, less resilient - less interested? Do our expectations as consumers impact how we act as individuals, employees, citizens - as humans? Does instant gratification for one override the welfare and wellbeing of many and compromise the drive to ethical supply chains? How do we and our institutions adapt, thrive and survive in a culture of instant?

14.30 – 15.00

Order...Order… Data Governance in the Cloud
(Invite only debate)

Regular surveys of top concerns amongst CIOs show that data overload, a major concern 12 months ago, might be less of a worry as new data-hungry tools and AI help make sense of data and drive business decisions. CIOs are now saying that they’re more concerned with how to protect that data, as organisations grapple with new privacy regulations.
So could AI help with privacy and data governance issues in the same way it has helped with data overload? Might AI help a CIO govern and protect a multi-cloud IT estate containing many different, often incompatible and inconsistent security systems? Would citizens and consumers be reassured or even comfortable if AI did take on looking after data privacy and policing what data organisations have - and more importantly, how they are allowed to use it?

15.15 - 15.45

To Be Confirmed

Think tanks are fast-paced explorations of technology and solutions from clients, subject matter experts and partners in multiple formats.

Cloud and Infrastructure

Hear fast-paced explorations of technology and solutions from IBM experts and partners including:

  • Journey to Cloud - A Kubernetes case study.
  • Management in a multicloud world.
  • How to run workloads on any infrastructure with IBM Cloud Paks on RedHat OpenShift.
  • The future of infrastructure.

Security and Resillency

The Security & Resiliency Think Tank theatre features a range of industry experts who will share their perspectives on how to evolve your business resilience and security strategy and help to:

  • Protect your business and the mitigate risk of a cyber incident.
  • Respond effectively to continuously evolving range of threats to your business.
  • Recover core functionality and purpose quickly to get your business operational.

Data & AI

Explore technology and solutions with IBM experts and partners in these fast-paced presentations including:

  • How to establish a robust information architecture ready for infusing AI across the organisation.
  • Complex use cases for AI, data insights and how to grow the use of AI across the organisation.
  • Preventing fraud in financial services.
  • How AI is applied to supply chains.

Shaping the Future

Take a deeper dive into the technology innovations from IBM Research including:

  • The technology behind Project Debater and IBM Q.
  • Sports analysis.
  • Disgusting Cryptography.

Developers