Emerging Technologies

Living Forever on Mars


2020 was an annus horribilis. The Covid-19 pandemic claimed almost two million lives worldwide and sent most countries into a deep recession. When the virus is eventually brought under control, we will feel its consequences on employment, education, and health for years to come.

But 2020 was also a year of incredible scientific and technological breakthrough. These advances could transform medical treatment and our lifespans. And, as we tackled our worldly problems, the new space race accelerated.

Emerging Technologies speakers

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Ciaran Martin Speaker
Ciaran Martin
First CEO of National Cyber Security Centre
Jimmy Soni Speaker
Jimmy Soni
Author of 'The Founders'
Jonas Kjellberg Speaker
Jonas Kjellberg
Co-Founder of Skype and digital transformation expert
Pascal Bornet speaking
Pascal Bornet Speaker
Pascal Bornet
AI expert and member of Forbes Technology Council
Shazeda Ahmed Speaker
Shazeda Ahmed
Expert on China's social credit system
Stefan Hyttfors Speaker
Stefan Hyttfors
Futurist, author and one of Europe’s leading voices on disruptive technologies and behavioural change
Reema Patel Speaker
Reema Patel
Co-Founder, Ada Lovelace Institute and expert in technology ethics, diversity and public engagement
Elin Hauge speaking
Elin Hauge Speaker
Elin Hauge
Futurist and speaker on artificial intelligence
Azeem Azhar Speaker
Azeem Azhar
Speaker on the intersection of technology and society
Shafi Ahmed Speaker
Shafi Ahmed
Keynote speaker on the future of healthcare and digital transformation
Xiaowei R. Wang Speaker
Xiaowei R. Wang
Artist, Writer, Organizer, Coder and Author of 'Blockchain Chicken Farm'
Charles Hoskinson Speaker
Charles Hoskinson
Founder of Cardano and co-founder of Ethereum
Danny Yeung Speaker
Danny Yeung
CEO of Prenetics
Charles d’Haussy Speaker
Charles d’Haussy
Managing Director at ConsenSys and digital currency expert
Genevieve Leveille Speaker
Genevieve Leveille
Principal Founder and CEO of agricultural-focused blockchain systems provider, AgriLedger
Joy Buolamwini speaking
Joy Buolamwini Speaker
Joy Buolamwini
Poet of Code and Expert of AI Discrimination
Georgie Barrat Speaker
Georgie Barrat
Presenter on The Gadget Show (2017-present) and well-known technology journalist
Sarah Roberts Speaker
Sarah Roberts
Co-Director of UCLA’s Center for Critical Internet Inquiry and expert on commercial content management
Suki Fuller speaking at event
Suki Fuller Speaker
Suki Fuller
Expert on intelligence, tech trends, connected data, social networks, surveillance, security, privacy, and tech ethics
Anne-Marie Imafidon Speaker
Anne-Marie Imafidon
Co-Founder, award-winning social enterprise, Stemettes


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Speaker Spotlight: Kersti Kaljulaid