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08:30
    • Future Stage
    Future Stage
    This session will teach you mindfulness techniques and breathing exercises that you can take away and adopt into your work life, improve your wellbeing and understand the importance of looking after yourself whilst you grow and scale your business.
09:20
    • Main Stage
    • Disruptive Innovation
    • Leadership
    Main Stage
    Rapid digitalisation and the growth of disruptive startups means large corporates have to deliver innovative solutions to keep pace. This has led to the proliferation of acceleration programs, incubators and mentorship schemes, with collaboration between startups and corporates more important than ever. Across all corners of the business landscape, it's increasingly important to consider how your company and employees could benefit from a collaborative approach to innovation. We assess the state of innovation, with leading corporates and startups asking: How can you be disruptive when you're not a startup? How you can collaborate to foster innovation? Do innovation schemes actually work?
09:55
    • Main Stage
    • Future of Finance
    Main Stage
    Technology has revolutionised finance, completely redefining the industry. It has catalysed the rise of platform banking, the sharing economy and empowered consumers with greater choice. The promise of artificial intelligence and digitalisation is infinite despite stricter regulations. This panel explores what's next for FinTech with regards to enhancing customer experience, and asks how banks can strike a balance between regulation and innovation.
10:25
    • Main Stage
    • Disruptive Innovation
    Main Stage
    The global cost of cybercrime is $600 billion annually, or 0.8% of global GDP (CSIS 2017). Cybercrime has demonstrated the undermining of democracy, the immense financial impact of espionage, intellectual property theft, and digital extortion and is an existential threat to each of us. This presentation explores the importance of digital trust within our evolving digital landscape, and recognising the role of cybersecurity as the foundation for innovation as opposed to the afterthought it is today.
10:40
    • Main Stage
    • Disruptive Innovation
    Main Stage
    Elvie is supercharging the femtech movement having recently raised $42M in funding that is supporting the release of four women's health products. Kate Ward, President, Refinery29 sits down with Founder & CEO, Tania Boler to discuss how Elvie is breaking taboos in healthcare and creating innovative solutions that will revolutionise women's health.
10:55
    • Future Stage
    Future Stage
    R&D tax relief and Patent Box are two very generous support schemes for innovative British companies, worth a combined £4.39billion to 41,000 claimants. Join this fast-paced interactive presentation and get the inside track on both schemes, and how they can support the growth of your business.
11:15
    • Main Stage
    • Era of Immersion
    Main Stage
    The VR and AR market is estimated to grow to over £116bn by 2020 and will transform how consumers interact with brands, promising to disrupt the consumer tech market. While VR and AR tech captures the attention of the experience-centric demographic that value engagement with products, it is still not completely mainstream. We assess what's needed for the widespread adoption of immersive tech, assessing strategies to ensure it is effectively monetised and to take it from a gimmick to a powerful and impactful tool.
11:25
    • Future Stage
    Future Stage

    Relative Insight applies law enforcement language understanding techniques to help brands and agencies better understand consumers. Knowing how different audiences talk means that ads can better targeted. By understanding the differences in brand discussion over time you can understand what affect your ad campaign had. Companies hold large amounts of language data which goes unused. By comparing different sets of language, the crucial differences between them can be understood. 

11:45
    • Future Stage
    Future Stage

    When Apple launched the iPhone 6 in September 2014 it had 625 times the number of transistors installed in a 1995 Pentium PC. That first launch weekend Apple sold more transistors than had existed in every PC on earth in 1995.  Close to three quarters of all the adults on earth now have a smartphone/supercomputer they keep in their pocket or purse and this puts enormous power in the hands of the mobile owner. Businesses agility to engage with this consumer is going to be dependent on their ability to bridge the gap between the constantly changing expectations of the supercomputer wielding consumer vs the multiple paths of engagement on offer. John will discuss the immediate, near term and future technology options and challenges for businesses seeking improved communication deliverables and better ongoing engagement outcomes.

11:50
    • Main Stage
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Tech For Good
    Main Stage
    Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, enables users to interact with technology in a more intuitive way by using their voice.  Older generations are connecting with Alexa devices in unexpected and beneficial ways.  Join us to hear about Alexa use cases that focus on maintaining a quality independent life for the elderly. Learn how developers and device makers around the world are using the Alexa Skills Kit and the Alexa Voice Service to build voice experiences that delight users of all ages. This session will demonstrate how technology can have a positive social impact.
12:05
    • Main Stage
    • Smart Spaces
    • Leadership
    Main Stage
    The Lord Mayor of London will discuss his skills programme, “Shaping Tomorrow’s City Today,” and will share the insights he has gained from taking this programme around the world. He and expert panellists will discuss how the tech community – from startups to corporates – can close the digital skills gap to ensure an inclusive and vibrant digital economy for years to come.
    • Future Stage
    • Accelerating & Scaling Growth
    Future Stage

    When navigating scalability, for Startups there is never a “one size fits all” solution, especially as you prepare your Startup to enter into new markets. Entering your business into unchartered territories will often call for adaptability and flexibility to meet the needs of the local market. Having led global operations at Just Eat managing teams across Italy,  France, Ireland, Canada and Spain and now overseeing UK operations at Ontruck as they continue expansion across Europe, Samuel McGuirk shares his best practices for scaling your Startup to new frontiers, and some common pitfalls to avoid.

12:20
  1. Future Stage
12:25
    • Main Stage
    • Disruptive Innovation
    Main Stage
    Technology has empowered a smarter work environment, enabling flexible working models, the growth of the gig economy and producing a more dispersed workforce. Alongside this, there is a new generation ...
13:00
  1. Main Stage
    We already take for granted new inventions that would have been unimaginable only a few years ago – from the internet to the smartphone to the digital assistant. But what are the uninvented inventions that we should look out for? And to what extent do they have the potential to change humanity?
13:15
  1. Main Stage
13:30
    • Future Stage
    Future Stage

    An interactive and dynamic session on the art of storytelling when presenting and how to bring your narrative to life in any setting, including on stage!

14:00
    • Future Stage
    • Future of Finance
    Future Stage
    This panel exploring the latest innovation in FinTech's followed by pitching sessions from the next best finance companies.
    • Main Stage
    • Accelerating & Scaling Growth
    • Tech For Good
    Main Stage

    Unbound invites a selection of well-known startups to give an overview of their journey to date, sharing lessons learnt along the way and plans for the future.

14:15
    • Main Stage
    • Smart Spaces
    Main Stage
    With the advancement of IoT and Smart City infrastructure impacting how we navigate urban spaces, passengers and travellers have greater choice and flexibility in how they get from point A to B. However, the practical implementation of transport innovation isn't moving as rapidly as the technology itself. We talk to key players in the transport space to assess what needs to happen to advance innovation in urban mobility.
14:50
    • Main Stage
    • Accelerating & Scaling Growth
    • Leadership
    Main Stage

    Innovation is at the core of every successful business - but creating a truly innovative culture goes beyond installing a slide and a ping-pong table in the office. The ‘fail fast, learn fast’ culture of Silicon Valley has become the mantra of the technology industry. However, few companies have succeeded in creating a truly safe culture that embraces failure, even though it’s common knowledge that few people will take a risk unless they feel it’s safe to fail.

15:10
    • Future Stage
    • Accelerating & Scaling Growth
    Future Stage
    4.54 billion years of in-field testing have created some truly amazing forms of competition, life cycles, reproduction and survival in the natural world. This talk by former scientist, current startup CEO, McKinsey and Harvard Business School alum, Jeremy King will share some fascinating stories from nature, applied to develop and evolve new ideas. Hear about the mantis shrimp, forest fires, deep-sea anglerfish, tiger complex butterflies and squid orgies. The aim is that all/many of the ideas will be at least interesting, a minimum of 2 might give you an entirely new perspective, and 1 might unlock your greatest new idea.
15:25
    • Main Stage
    • Era of Immersion
    Main Stage
    Nailing your visual content is essential to effectively communicate your brand message to your target audience. This session picks the brains of successful visual storytellers discovering not only how brands use visual content to engage their consumers, but also how they track this engagement, commercialise it and create a lasting impression.
15:30
    • Future Stage
    • Smart Spaces
    Future Stage
    With the Internet of Things growing rapidly and technology increasingly being integrated into everyday encounters, the standards for exceptional design and user experience are constantly being raised. This panel reveals key approaches that can be taken when designing for a connected world, how to be reactive to evolving human interaction with products, and explores the future capabilities of the technology for redefining the lived human experience.
16:00
    • Main Stage
    • Smart Spaces
    Main Stage
    Unleashing the power of 5G involves a mass infrastructure overhaul, with innovative solutions imperative to experiencing the transformative capabilities of this technology. It needs to be implemented in the networks, but new approaches to standardisation, collaboration and Smart City acceleration must also be considered. Unbound assesses the state of 5G in the UK and how close we are to mainstreaming this technology.
16:05
    • Future Stage
    • Accelerating & Scaling Growth
    Future Stage
    Finding the right VC is crucial for the success of your business. A lot of VC’s today have been marketing themselves as founder-friendly to convince entrepreneurs to take their money in a highly competitive market but actually, VC differentiation is minimal. As an entrepreneur, it’s important to truly understand how each VC works and can create value for your startup. This session will go into detail about the different ways you can get value from a VC and the pros and cons of each. This session promises top insights and best practices on how to get more from your VC.
16:40
    • Main Stage
    • Future of Finance
    • Accelerating & Scaling Growth
    Main Stage
    From startup to a multi-billion-dollar valuation and a profitable business in just three years. We pick the brains of OakNorths CSO, Amir Nooriala, on how to grow sustainably, rapidly and profitably in such a short space of time - and why profit matters when you've got unicorn status.
16:50
    • Main Stage
    • Future of Finance
    • Accelerating & Scaling Growth
    Main Stage
    Revolut has had stratospheric success since it was founded in 2015 having acquired over 5 million customers, raised $336 million from investors and got a $1.7 billion valuation in a short space of time. We sit down with the CEO & Founder, Nikolay Storonsky to get exclusive insight on the rapid growth experience by Revolut and his lessons learnt along the way. The session also promises to reveal what the future of finance holds with regards to financial inclusion, open banking and increasing consumer choice.
17:15
    • Main Stage
    Main Stage
19:00
  1. Main Stage
    Networking drinks at 93 Feet East
09:00
    • Future Stage
    Future Stage
    This session will teach you mindfulness techniques and breathing exercises that you can take away and adopt into your work life, improve your wellbeing and understand the importance of looking after yourself whilst you grow and scale your business.
10:00
    • Main Stage
    • Leadership
    Main Stage
    Digital transformation encompasses the digitalisation of business processes, assets or products. With the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence, high UX standards and increasing security threats, businesses need to be agile and embrace digital transformation. We ask our panel of experts: What are the most common mistakes when implementing digital strategies at scale? How do we avoid these? What makes the process difficult? Where do we find the greatest need for digital transformation?
10:40
    • Main Stage
    • Artificial Intelligence
    Main Stage
    The ethics of emerging technologies and of the firms that create them - is a hot topic today. Employees, citizens and regulators are coming up against ethical quandaries at every turn: Major tech companies are hiring philosophers, and rights organizations are starting to worry about 'ethics washing'. What is different about emerging technologies like machine learning, distributed ledgers and the latest genome editing approaches that has led to these crises? Is it possible to invest in, develop and use these technologies and many others in ethical ways? And, in the face of global competition, does it matter?
11:00
  1. Networking Room

    ·  Why the most innovative solution is always closer than you think

    ·  How limitations bring out the best in us

    ·  Why it's better to be resourceful than inspired

    ·  Why being playful with purpose always needs rules

    ·  How to use bad drawing to power great innovative thinking

11:15
    • Main Stage
    • Marketing
    Main Stage
    Are brands missing a trick by not engaging their customers as advocates? We assess the techniques you can use to drive customer loyalty and evaluate innovative technologies for a better user experience.
11:25
    • Future Stage
    Future Stage
11:50
    • Main Stage
    • Future of Finance
    Main Stage

    Tech-enabled innovation has predominantly benefited the biggest financial institutions and nimble start-ups. For mid-sized banks, especially those in developing economies, innovation is viewed as a high-risk tactic, and transformation seen as unattainable. However, enabling mid-tier banks to adopt new tech and business models will make a material contribution towards wider financial inclusion. Hear how xLabs developed a platform that removes the major friction points impacting a large bank’s innovation process and ended up lowering the barrier for innovation in the developing world.

12:05
    • Main Stage
    • Artificial Intelligence
    Main Stage

    Data Science is a new and interdisciplinary team sport, with its own challenges beyond traditional product engineering. Drawing on experience from building and managing high-performing teams at Channel 4, Memrise, and The Guardian, we'll share tried-and-tested tips

12:20
  1. Main Stage
    Hear how Lloyds banking group are unlocking the power of people to drive a culture of innovation. Connecting people by building an innovation community to encourage cross team collaboration and build innovation capability across the organisation whilst accelerate the organisational transformation journey.
    • Future Stage
    • Accelerating & Scaling Growth
    Future Stage

    It takes a hero to start a company, but it’s the successful exit will that will turn a startup into a hero. This panel shares how to build your company for an exit, how to find the acquirers, and how to negotiate and structure the best outcome. We will share some of the wins and fails that will help the founders - and the investors - in their quest for better exits. The Art of Exit helps the founders to become the heroes who will not just start the journey, but will win the battle.

12:40
  1. Main Stage
    There has been a boom of thriving tech ecosystems in recent years. With communities growing out of organised tech communities as well as co-working spaces, accelerators, online groups and hubs. Networking holds vital strategic value in excelling your position as a founder or growing your knowledge base. This panel explores how to build a tech ecosystem and create value from these communities in using them to connect with an international network. Not to be missed if you're a founder.
13:15
  1. Main Stage
14:00
    • Main Stage
    • Accelerating & Scaling Growth
    Main Stage
    Unbound invites a selection of well-known startups to give an overview of their journey to date, sharing lessons learnt along the way and plans for the future.
14:15
    • Main Stage
    • Accelerating & Scaling Growth
    • Marketing
    Main Stage
    Football Manager is the world’s most popular e-sports and has been one of the most played games for over 20 years and sold over 18 million copies to date. How has this game stayed influential and timeless for so long? Miles Jacobson OBE of Football Manager talks alongside Harry Hugo of The Goat Agency about how it has overhauled its entire marketing strategy to connect with new audiences and remain at the top of its game.
14:30
    • Future Stage
    • Tech For Good
    Future Stage

    14.30-15.00 - PANEL putting the spotlight on healthcare, this session explores the future of the healthcare asking how entrepreneurs can work with healthcare professionals? What's the best approach to implementing disruptive technology into the healthcare sector?

    15.00-15.40 - The most promising EnergyTech, EnviroTech & Healthcare startups present their startup idea in front of a panel of judges.

14:35
    • Tech For Good
    Main Stage
    Is Tech for Good a new trendy expression that companies use to make themselves sound environmentally friendly and appeal to consumers - or is it actually a socially impactful movement within technology? If it is genuine, what does it mean and how can you be sure you're doing it right? We talk to those in the Tech for Good space to understand more about this new phenomenon, and what it means in practice.
15:10
    • Main Stage
    • Artificial Intelligence
    Main Stage
    Customer service is already at the bleeding edge of automation. Add in all the hype about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the debate is whether humans will have a role in the future of customer experience. Will Botman or SuperAgent save the day? Are bots going to take over? How does the human front line fit in? Are we in a "post PC" era, where technologies such as virtual assistants increasingly organise our lives? Using a combination of research and practical experience, we will explore the realities of combining human and machine at the customer interface.
15:30
    • Main Stage
    • Accelerating & Scaling Growth
    Main Stage
    A wave of disruption has already hit historically stagnant industries like finance. However, there are still many industries that are complex and stressful to consumers which have fewer challengers. We'll talk to those trying to revolutionise age-old industries, tackling issues such as: What are the biggest risks to consider when going against large competitors? How do you convince investors to take that risk? And how do you win the trust of customers as a smaller challenger brand?
15:40
    • Future Stage
    • Disruptive Innovation
    Future Stage

    People spend too much time talking about innovation and not actually doing it. In this fun energetic workshop Mark Adams from Vice and Martin Adams, CEO & Co-Founder, Codec will teach us how to how to actively implement innovation and reveal how you could become one of the few in cult of extreme innovation.

16:10
  1. Main Stage

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