There’s never been a more exciting time for technology investors - especially in robotics, augmented and virtual reality, mobility and artificial intelligence where the rate of change and innovation will surpass anything we’ve seen before.
These new and disruptive technologies are rapidly going from game-changing ideas to essential tools and the building blocks of the future, and we are already seeing larger private equity firms investing alongside VCs to maximise the opportunity.
This forum will delve into the themes driving change bringing together exciting entrepreneurs, investors, advisers and other industry experts to discuss key challenges and trends.
Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA
9.05 Singularity soon?
Carina Namih, Partner, Episode 1 Ventures
9.20 The Future of FintechJoe Giannamore, CEO and CIO, AnaCap Financial Partners interviewed by Tim Hames, Director General of the BVCA9.40 CEO presentation - Blockchain/smart contractsHumayun Sheikh, CEO & Founder, Fetch.ai
9.50 In which sectors will distributed ledgers soon become the norm?
Panel discussionModerator: Jamie Burke, CEO, Outlier VenturesHumayun Sheikh, CEO & Founder, Fetch.aiRichard Muirhead, Founding Partner, Fabric VenturesEeswaran Navaratnam, Founding Partner, 01 Ventures
10.20 CEO presentationSuzie Smith, Marketing & Communications Director, WaveOptics
10.30 AR and VR: Maturing business models?
Panel discussionModerator: Darren Murphy, Acceleration Programme Lead, Digital Catapult UKBarry Downes, Managing Partner, Sure VenturesJames Lewis, Investment Director, DowningGeorge Potts, Investment Director, NorthEdge CapitalSuzie Smith, Marketing & Communications Director, WaveOptics
11.00 Tea and coffee break
11.40 Smart mobility: Where to invest?
Panel discussionModerator: Leon de Bono, Assistant General Director, BVCASebastian Peck, Managing Director, InMotion VenturesMiles Kirby, Managing Director, AV8 Ventures
12.10 CEO presentation - RoboticsSilas Adekunle, Co-Founder & CEO, Reach Robotics
12.20 Robotics: the pace of change investors should be aware of
Panel discussionModerator: Dirk Holz, Head of Origination and Business Development Private Capital Services, RBC Investor & Treasury ServiceSilas Adekunle, Co-Founder & CEO, Reach RoboticsHenry Alty, Investment Director, LivingbridgeMartijn de Wever, Managing Partner, Force Over MassElliot O'Connor, Investor, Firstminute Capital12.50 CEO Presentation - Artificial IntelligenceTim Sadler, Founder & CEO, Tessian13.00 AI: What have we learnt?Panel DiscussionModerator: Raphael Grunschlag, Managing Director, William BlairAlex Flammant, Vice President, Notion CapitalSavvas Neophytou, Partner & Head of Life science, Deepbridge CapitalTim Sadler, Founder & CEO, Tessian
13.30 Closing remarks
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