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Deep Dive Innovation Discovery

Uncovering the Power of Innovation
 

An Unbound festival is a place where the innovation community comes together to discover the latest cutting-edge technology. Unbound London offers an environment where organisations can build their own platforms, connect with key audience members, and deliver their strategic objectives. The event will be a truly cross-industry, cross-vertical endeavor, building bridges between players from across the innovation ecosystem under one roof to discuss the trends that are shaping our world through a variety of presentation formats including main stage, side events, additional conferences, exhibition, start-up challenges, hackathons and more to provide a content-rich experience for attendees.

The agenda offers a rich and diverse range of topics that cover 8 pillars of innovation. Through panels discussions, fireside chats and keynotes the sessions will offer valuable and practical insights from leading experts.

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2019's Top Nine Themes

SMART SPACES

As technology advances, the realms of its use is expanding beyond just a device in our hand into the physical landscape of the city, home and workplace. The smart city industry alone is projected to be a $400 billion market by 2020. Unsurprisingly, traditional tech companies are seeing the economic value in contributing to this movement, investing in the development of smarter spaces and fuelling the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G connectivity, smart transportation and data management in the process. The scope of possibility for smart spaces is endless and its range means there is no clear leader in the field. Unbound brings together the numerous tech innovators curating these smart spaces and offers you crucial insight into the future of the urban landscape.

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

As cutting-edge technology becomes mainstream new organisations are shaking up traditional services with sharper, savvy alternatives. The finance, transport and consumer goods sectors in particular are being challenged by new leaner start ups. Corporates are having to learn to modernise faster in order to keep up. We show corporates and executives the best practices for disruption and look at what brands can be doing to implement the traits of disruptors in their organisation.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The breadth of Ai is vast with the technology being deployed across all sectors from retail, entertainment, finance and healthcare at a rapid rate. With this wide-spread application of AI and ML, automation is also transforming work practices making systems efficient and revolutionising HR processes. This growth means AI-derived business value could reach $3.9 trillion by 2022. Yet there are challenges to Ai adoption including how to combat data bias, regulating Ai and humanising the technology. We take a look at the latest uses for Ai and the frameworks corporates are using to implement Ai across businesses.

ERA OF IMMERSION

The ability to create new experiences for users with augmented or enhanced environments is ever growing with the development of AR and VR technology. Marrying this with the increasing desire for an experience economy, immersion is becoming a crucial marketing tool that brands can utilise to connect with consumers. We explore the latest advancement in this technology and the various ways you should be using this as a part of your brand strategy.

THE FUTURE IS FINTECH

London is the global leader in finance with more head offices of banks here than anywhere else in the world, 43,000 financial services companies and a tech ecosystem valued at $44bn. This makes Unbound London the perfect place to stay ahead of the curve on the future of finance. The event will present the latest topics of open banking, multi-banking experience, Ai in banking and reveals what's next for blockchain after the hype.    

TECH FOR GOOD

Businesses are increasingly expected to produce technology that has a positive social and environmental outcome. Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Robotics are all examples of technology being used to create a better world. Unbound puts the spotlight on those who are harnessing technology for the good of people and the planet and explores how tech innovators can be a part of this movement.

ATTRACTING INVESTMENT & SCALING START UP

It’s not enough to just have a great idea, start-ups need to know how attract the attention of the investors who can elevate their business. In a post-Brexit world, it is more imperative than ever to hone these key business skills as competition may increase. Not only this but scaling the business correctly is imperative to ensure sustainable and fruitful growth. We explore effective ways to excel your start up growth and scale it effectively.

INNOVATION THROUGH COLLABORATION

A sure-fire way to accelerate innovation is through collaboration. With both start-ups and corporates seeing the benefits of these partnerships, the number of corporate incubators and corporate accelerators among the 30 world largest companies rose from 2% to 44% between 2010 and 2016. However, successful collaborations can be difficult to achieve, and the benefits of these incubators may take time to manifest. We take a look at how these partnerships have worked in practice and how both parties can benefit from collaboration.

ETHICS, SECURITY & TRUST

Tech companies have come under increasing scrutiny after recent scandals of data breaches, misconduct and cover-ups. These events have catalysed feelings of distrust, calling into question the moral obligations of corporates made digital ethics and security the most important topics of the year. In light of this, we explore the steps you should be taking to increase your security and arm your business against threats that could jeopardize your reputation as a trustworthy brand.

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