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Tickets are selling fast for the 5th How To Change the World Conference. With keynote talks from Dr Jane Goodall, DBE on How To Make the World a Better Place for People, Animals and the Environment and Lord Rees on the Future Of Humanity plus 15 world-leading experts on China and Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, the Blockchain Revolution, Medical Futures, New Materials, Vertical Farming and more, the Conference promises to deliver unparalleled insight into the near (and distant) future.

Speakers

Martin Rees

Keynote on Future of Humanity

Martin Rees

Martin Rees is Astronomer Royal, and has been Master of Trinity College and Director of the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge University. As a member of the UK’s House of Lords and former President of the Royal Society, he is much involved in international science and issues of technological risk. His books include Our Cosmic Habitat (Princeton), Just Six Numbers, and Our Final Hour(published in the UK as Our Final Century). He lives in Cambridge, UK.

Martin Rees is Astronomer Royal, and has been Master of Trinity College and Director of the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge University. As a member of the UK’s House of Lords and former President of the Royal Society, he is much involved in international science and issues of technological risk. His books include Our Cosmic Habitat (Princeton), Just Six Numbers, and Our Final Hour (published in the UK as Our Final Century). He lives in Cambridge, UK.

Dr Daisy Robinton

Conquering Ageing

Dr Daisy Robinton

Dr Daisy Robinton is a postdoctoral fellow, science communicator and science advocate based out of Boston, MA. Her current academic research focuses on neurodevelopment and the cell-to-cell interactions that contribute to neurodegenerative diseases. Daisy completed her PhD in Human Biology and Translational Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. George Q. Daley at Harvard University. Her doctoral work focused on mechanisms of stem cell identity at the intersection of cancer and developmental biology. Daisy’s passion for the effective translation of science has fueled her years of teaching, speaking, and consulting on numerous projects in the US and abroad. In addition, she is a co-founder of Weird and Wonderful, a production company aimed at bridging the knowledge gap in science by connecting with creativity and entertainment to engage, educate and inspire people from all walks of life.

Dr Daisy Robinton is a postdoctoral fellow, science communicator and science advocate based out of Boston, MA. Her current academic research focuses on neurodevelopment and the cell-to-cell interactions that contribute to neurodegenerative diseases. Daisy completed her PhD in Human Biology and Translational Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. George Q. Daley at Harvard University. Her doctoral work focused on mechanisms of stem cell identity at the intersection of cancer and developmental biology. Daisy’s passion for the effective translation of science has fueled her years of teaching, speaking, and consulting on numerous projects in the US and abroad. In addition, she is a co-founder of Weird and Wonderful, a production company aimed at bridging the knowledge gap in science by connecting with creativity and entertainment to engage, educate and inspire people from all walks of life.

Daan Roosegaarde

How Creativity can Change The World

Daan Roosegaarde

Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde is a creative thinker and maker of social designs which explore the relation between people, technology and space. His fascination for nature and technology is reflected in his iconic designs such as the Smog Free Project (the largest outdoor air purifier in the world which makes jewellery from smog). Roosegaarde is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and was named Artist of the Year 2016 in The Netherlands.

Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde is a creative thinker and maker of social designs which explore the relation between people, technology and space. His fascination for nature and technology is reflected in his iconic designs such as the Smog Free Project (the largest outdoor air purifier in the world which makes jewellery from smog). Roosegaarde is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and was named Artist of the Year 2016 in The Netherlands.

William Tunstall-Pedoe

Artificial Intelligence & Start-Ups

William Tunstall-Pedoe

William Tunstall-Pedoe is a British entrepreneur focussing on world-changing products powered with Artificial Intelligence. He founded the British company Evi which (under Amazon) created and built Alexa, Amazons’ AI operating system and worked as product Lead on the Amazon Echo. William is now an angel Investor who has invested in more than 40 early-stage technology startups.

William Tunstall-Pedoe is a British entrepreneur focussing on world-changing products powered with Artificial Intelligence. He founded the British company Evi which (under Amazon) created and built Alexa, Amazons’ AI operating system and worked as product Lead on the Amazon Echo. William is now an angel Investor who has invested in more than 40 early-stage technology startups.

Kate Hofman

Vertical Farming

Kate Hofman

Kate Hofman, co-founder and chief executive, set-up the company in 2013. She previously worked as a management consultant for IBM. In her spare time she runs around after her toddler and her dog. GrowUp Farms produce sustainable salads and herbs in Controlled Environment Production (CEP) farms – also know as Vertical Farms – using automated hydroponics. It’s currently working on the design and build of its second farm, to serve the retail and wholesale markets, using cutting-edge technology and processes to grow safer, cleaner and more sustainable food for consumers.

Kate Hofman, co-founder and chief executive, set-up the company in 2013. She previously worked as a management consultant for IBM. In her spare time she runs around after her toddler and her dog. GrowUp Farms produce sustainable salads and herbs in Controlled Environment Production (CEP) farms – also know as Vertical Farms – using automated hydroponics. It’s currently working on the design and build of its second farm, to serve the retail and wholesale markets, using cutting-edge technology and processes to grow safer, cleaner and more sustainable food for consumers.

James Bidwell

China and Innovation

James Bidwell

James Bidwell is the owner of SPRINGWISE the most cutting edge online resource for innovation spotting and business ideas. James has been listed in the Financial Times Creative Business Top 50, and named as one of London's 1000 most influential by the London Evening Standard.

James Bidwell is the owner of SPRINGWISE the most cutting edge online resource for innovation spotting and business ideas. James has been listed in the Financial Times Creative Business Top 50, and named as one of London’s 1000 most influential by the London Evening Standard.

Dr Garrick Hileman

Blockchain Revolution

Dr Garrick Hileman

Garrick is a Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, and an expert in cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology . He developed the UK’s first university taught class on blockchain technology and is the founder of the MacroDigest, which employs a proprietary algorithm to cluster trending economic analysis and perspective.

Garrick is a Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, and an expert in cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology . He developed the UK’s first university taught class on blockchain technology and is the founder of the MacroDigest, which employs a proprietary algorithm to cluster trending economic analysis and perspective.

Tristram Stuart

Global Food Waste

Tristram Stuart

Tristram Stuart is an international award-winning author and expert on the environmental and social impacts of food. His book Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (2009), has been described as "a genuinely revelatory contribution to the history of human ideas” (The Times)

Tristram Stuart is an international award-winning author and expert on the environmental and social impacts of food. His book Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (2009), has been described as “a genuinely revelatory contribution to the history of human ideas” (The Times)

Daniel M Davis

New Science of the Immune System

Daniel M Davis

Daniel M. Davis is Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester. His research, using super-resolution microscopy to study immune cell biology, was listed in Discover magazine as one of the top 100 breakthroughs of the year. He is also the author of over 120 academic papers, collectively cited over 10,000 times.

Daniel M. Davis is Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester. His research, using super-resolution microscopy to study immune cell biology, was listed in Discover magazine as one of the top 100 breakthroughs of the year. He is also the author of over 120 academic papers, collectively cited over 10,000 times.

Dr Ameet Bakhai

Medical Futures

Dr Ameet Bakhai

Dr Ameet Bakhai, is a renowned cardiologist who provides access to his patients to cutting edge clinical trials, novel diagnostics, devices and digital technologies. As a “positive health hacker” he works with commissioners on value of medicines and technologies, pharma partners on designing and evaluating therapies and digital companies on integrating with treatment pathways.

Dr Ameet Bakhai, is a renowned cardiologist who provides access to his patients to cutting edge clinical trials, novel diagnostics, devices and digital technologies. As a “positive health hacker” he works with commissioners on value of medicines and technologies, pharma partners on designing and evaluating therapies and digital companies on integrating with treatment pathways.

Dr Shira Raveh-Rubin

Understanding the Weather

Dr Shira Raveh-Rubin

Dr. Shira Raveh-Rubin works at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the Weizmann Institute where she studies the causes and dynamics of extreme weather. By combining case studies of highly destructive storms with detailed and long-term weather and climate data, she hopes to improve weather forecasting and global climate models.

Dr Shira Raveh-Rubin works at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the Weizmann Institute where she studies the causes and dynamics of extreme weather. By combining case studies of highly destructive storms with detailed and long-term weather and climate data, she hopes to improve weather forecasting and global climate models.

Mark Miodownik

New Materials to Shape the World

Mark Miodownik

Mark is a materials engineer at UCL and is Director of the Institute of Making where he runs a special research programme that focuses on animate materials, innovative manufacturing, and sensoaesthetic materials. He wrote the New York Times best selling book Stuff Matters.

Mark is a materials engineer at UCL and is Director of the Institute of Making where he runs a special research programme that focuses on animate materials, innovative manufacturing, and sensoaesthetic materials. He wrote the New York Times best selling book Stuff Matters.

Hannah Critchlow

The Brain & Consciousness

Hannah Critchlow

Hannah is a neuroscientist who demystifies the human brain using Radio, TV and Festival platforms. In recognition of her accomplishments Hannah has been named as a Top 100 UK scientist by the Science Council for her work in science communication and as one of Cambridge Universities ‘inspirational and successful women in science’. In the past year Hannah has co-presented BBC's Tomorrow's World Live, Channel 4's The Secret Lives of 4 & 5 year olds, helped judge the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and published her first book – Consciousness: A Ladybird Expert Guide with Penguin. A BBC Radio 4 documentary focusing on the Science of Fate, the topic of her second book, will presented by Hannah and is due to broadcast in Spring 2019. She is an elected member of the Magdalene College Fellowship at Cambridge University and the European Dana Alliance for the Brain. Hannah’s choice of career stemmed from working as a Nursing Assistant at St Andrews Psychiatric Hospital.

Hannah is a neuroscientist who demystifies the human brain using Radio, TV and Festival platforms. In recognition of her accomplishments Hannah has been named as a Top 100 UK scientist by the Science Council for her work in science communication and as one of Cambridge Universities ‘inspirational and successful women in science’. In the past year Hannah has co-presented BBC’s Tomorrow’s World Live, Channel 4’s The Secret Lives of 4 & 5 year olds, helped judge the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and published her first book – Consciousness: A Ladybird Expert Guide with Penguin. A BBC Radio 4 documentary focusing on the Science of Fate, the topic of her second book, will presented by Hannah and is due to broadcast in Spring 2019. She is an elected member of the Magdalene College Fellowship at Cambridge University and the European Dana Alliance for the Brain. Hannah’s choice of career stemmed from working as a Nursing Assistant at St Andrews Psychiatric Hospital.

Dr Tobias Stone

Digital Identity

Dr Tobias Stone

As an entrepreneur, Tobias Stone has worked in the technology and finance sectors for many years, bringing together a background in innovation policy, economic development, investment, and entrepreneurship. His interests include digital government, Identity, healthcare, and innovation in general.

As an entrepreneur, Tobias Stone has worked in the technology and finance sectors for many years, bringing together a background in innovation policy, economic development, investment, and entrepreneurship. His interests include digital government, Identity, healthcare, and innovation in general.

Moran Cerf

Hacking the Brain

Moran Cerf

Moran Cerf is a neuroscientist and business professor at the Kellogg School of Management and the neuroscience program at Northwestern university.

Most importantly, he is right handed.

Moran Cerf is a neuroscientist and business professor at the Kellogg School of Management and the neuroscience program at Northwestern university.

Most importantly, he is right handed.

Dr Jack Kreindler

Cancer: Crossing the incurable sea

Dr Jack Kreindler

Jack is a doctor, serial technology entrepreneur, and international thought leader on the future of life science and medicine.

Having trained at UCL in Medicine and Physiology, and after practicing in Emergency Medicine and High Altitude Physiology, in 2007, Jack founded The Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP) in London. CHHP is now renowned for its work with elite athletes and applying sport science to help the sickest and most unlikely individuals succeed in extraordinary challenges, including all the Sport Relief charity

Jack has founded and funded several innovative medical technology ventures in the UK and California aiming to bring predictive analytics and Artificial Intelligence into healthcare management and medical practice to enable doctors and patients make better, earlier decisions.

Jack is a doctor, serial technology entrepreneur, and international thought leader on the future of life science and medicine.

Having trained at UCL in Medicine and Physiology, and after practicing in Emergency Medicine and High Altitude Physiology, in 2007, Jack founded The Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP) in London. CHHP is now renowned for its work with elite athletes and applying sport science to help the sickest and most unlikely individuals succeed in extraordinary challenges, including all the Sport Relief charity.

Jack has founded and funded several innovative medical technology ventures in the UK and California aiming to bring predictive analytics and Artificial Intelligence into healthcare management and medical practice to enable doctors and patients make better, earlier decisions.

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

How to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace is world renowned for her pioneering research into wild chimpanzees. Today Jane travels the world lecturing on conservation issues that affect us all. Jane is truly inspired by the many young people she meets who are involved in Roots & Shoots who are empowered to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

For more information on Dr Goodall, the work of the Jane Goodall Institute and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots please visit www.janegoodall.org.uk – www.rootsnshoots.org.uk

Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace is world renowned for her pioneering research into wild chimpanzees. Today Jane travels the world lecturing on conservation issues that affect us all. Jane is truly inspired by the many young people she meets who are involved in Roots & Shoots who are empowered to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

For more information on Dr Goodall, the work of the Jane Goodall Institute and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots please visit www.janegoodall.org.uk – www.rootsnshoots.org.uk

Whitney Richardson

Moderator

Whitney Richardson

Whitney Richardson is the Global Events Manager of The New York Times based in London, bringing together NYT journalists with a live audience around the world. Before moving to London, she spent seven years in the New York office of the NYT covering a number of roles, including the lead visual editor for the Business and Technology section and as the producer and writer for the Lens photography column. She has lectured on trends in the media landscape at Harvard University, Yale University and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

Whitney Richardson is the Global Events Manager of The New York Times based in London, bringing together NYT journalists with a live audience around the world. Before moving to London, she spent seven years in the New York office of the NYT covering a number of roles, including the lead visual editor for the Business and Technology section and as the producer and writer for the Lens photography column. She has lectured on trends in the media landscape at Harvard University, Yale University and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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