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Innovation Editor, Financial Times
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John Thornhill is the Innovation Editor at the Financial Times, writing a regular column on the impact of technology. He is also the founder of the FT125 forum, which holds monthly events for senior business executives, and host of Tech Tonic, the FT's weekly podcast on technology.
John was previously deputy editor and news editor of the FT in London. He has also been Europe editor, Paris bureau chief, Asia editor, Moscow correspondent and Lex columnist.
Barrister-at-Law, Distinguished Scholar, Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas, Austin, and Co-Founder, Consortium for Law and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
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Kay Firth-Butterfield is a Barrister-at-Law and part-time Judge in the United Kingdom where she has also worked as a mediator, arbitrator, business owner and Professor of Law. In the United States, Kay is Executive Director of AI-Austin and former Chief Officer, and member, of the Lucid.ai Ethics Advisory Panel (EAP). She is a humanitarian with a strong sense of social justice and has advanced degrees in Law and International Relations.
Kay advises governments, think tanks and non-profits about artificial intelligence, law and policy. Kay co-founded the Consortium for Law and Policy of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Texas and as an adjunct Professor of Law teaches Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies: Law and Policy. She is a Distinguished Scholar of the Robert E. Strauss Center for International Security and Law.
Kay thinks about and advises on how AI and other emerging technologies will impact business and society, including how business can prepare for that impact in its internal planning and external interaction with customers and other stakeholders and how society will be affected by these technologies. Kay speaks regularly to international audiences addressing many aspects of these challenging changes.
Group Head of Innovation, HSBC
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Christophe Chazot is Group Head of Innovation for HSBC. He leads Strategic Innovation Investment, responsible for investing in disruptive companies; Innovation Strategy, responsible for identifying and analysing themes that are key to HSBC's future; and the Innovation Centre, which organises internal initiatives including incubation.
Christophe has over 20 years' experience across all the major asset classes in Capital Markets. He joined HSBC in 2005 as Global Head of Equity Derivatives. He was promoted to Co-Head of Global Equities in 2008 and was made a member of the Global Markets Executive Committee in the same year. In 2012, he became Head of Strategy and Planning for Global Banking and Markets.
Prior to joining HSBC, he worked at Dresdner Kleinwort as the Global Head of Equity Derivatives; at Bankers Trust as the Global Head of Foreign Exchange Options; and at Barclays de Zoete Wedd as an interest rates swaps trader.
Christophe's interest in FinTech dates to 1987, when he founded Softinvest, a technology company specialising in financial services which developed the Topval Option pricing and visualisation software which was sold to the French Stock Exchange.
Christophe holds a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from MIT. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He is the author of Les swaps: concepts et applications, which is rated 4.7 stars on Amazon.fr.
He is an avid skier and sailor of the northern European seas. He is passionate about technology and artificial intelligence, and their impact on society.
He is married to Isabelle and they have three children.
Founder and CEO, Lykke and Co-Founder, OANDA
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Richard is the founder and CEO of Lykke, a blockchain Fintech that launches a global regulated marketplace for all asset classes and instruments. He is a pioneer in high frequency finance with extensive entrepreneurial experience and well known for his academic work. Richard was a co-founder of OANDA, a currency information company and market maker in foreign exchange. He is visiting professor at the Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents at the University of Essex. His ambition is to transform financial markets into a seamless system without the inefficiencies we currently take for granted.
Columnist, Bloomberg View
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Mark Gilbert joined Bloomberg News in 1991 as a bond reporter. Born in Liverpool, he graduated from King's College, Cambridge, in 1989 with a BA Hons in Philosophy. He was London Bureau Chief from June 2009 until April 2014, when he joined the editorial board of Bloomberg View. He was a finalist in the Commentary category of the UK 2006 Business Journalist of the Year awards, and holds a Malcolm Forbes Award for Best Business Story from the Overseas Press Club of America. Mark is the author of Complicit: how greed and collusion made the credit crisis unstoppable. He is a member of the Investment Committee at King's College, and plays bass guitar in the as yet undiscovered rock band WWJD.
Tim Jones, CBE
Former CEO of NEST Pensions
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Tim Jones is an experienced CEO with specialisms in financial transactions including payment systems, retail banking and pensions. Tim is the former CEO of NEST Pensions in the UK and serves additionally as an Independent Director at ITG, a NYSE listed institutional broker dealer in New York.
Earlier in his career, Tim spent seventeen years at NatWest Bank in the UK where, from 1990, he led the development of Mondex digital cash, as well as becoming Chief Executive of Retail Banking in the late 1990s.
Tim is now introducing Tibado, a new global digital cash venture, to which he will be devoting his full attention from 2016 as he concludes his period leading NEST.
Tim is married with three grown up children and has homes in East Sussex and London.
Christoph H. Loch
Director and Professor of Management Studies, Cambridge Judge Business School
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Christoph Loch is Dean of Cambridge Judge Business School. Prior to joining the School, Professor Loch was the GlaxoSmithKline Chaired Professor of Corporate Innovation (2006-2011), Professor of Technology and Operations Management (2001-2011) and Assistant and Associate Professor (1994-2001) at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. He earned his PhD from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
CRO, European Stability Mechanism
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Cosimo Pacciani has been the Chief Risk Officer for the European Stability Mechanism since 2015. He joined this key European institution as Senior Credit Officer and Deputy Head of Risk in 2014. Previously, he spent 20 years working in the City of London. He worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for 11 years, where he was Chief Operating Officer for the Group Credit Risk function and Head of Risk and Compliance for the Asset Protection Scheme, the mechanism established by the British Government to rescue the banking system. Previously, at RBS he was Head of Credit Risk for Corporate and Public Institutions in Europe.
He worked previously in portfolio management at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) and for the London branch of Monte dei Paschi di Siena in London, dealing with derivative products and portfolio management. He holds a PhD from the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Siena and a masters degree from the Faculty of Economics, University of Florence.
Director of IoT Global Practice & Partnerships for Watson Internet of Things, IBM
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Phil leads a global team building strategic and technical partnerships for the Watson IoT platform. He is also responsible for building out the industry’s first global IBM Watson IoT Consulting Solutions practice, with 1,500 experts across the globe.
When IBM established the new Watson business in February 2014, Phil launched the Watson Ecosystem in Europe, building up a portfolio of product, agency and systems integrator partnerships. Phil built the team that can now boast the best understanding of the Watson API business in Europe, establishing a process to build use cases, partnership business models, and infusing AI and cognitive into services and products.
Phil has 16 years of experience working in technology from startups to multinationals across four continents. Through his multinational experience in IBM and BAE Systems, his previous clients include the Manhattan Transit Authority, the Energy Supply Board in Dublin, Transport for London, and Airbus Aerospace. Between his multinational experience, Phil also spent time in entrepreneurial technology businesses, most notably driving business development for educational technology platform Glovico.org. He also worked in the London Venture Capital scene working for Zouk Ventures on their Low Carbon Technology investment pipeline.
Phil was recruited into IBM in August 2011 from Colombia Business School under the prestigious IBM General Manager Leadership Development Program. Initially working as a Senior Managing Consultant, he was a key thought-leader in the UK Smart Grid and Electric Vehicles strategy. In early 2012, Phil pioneered IBM Smarter Impact, the company’s approach to using data driven solutions and greater private-public-third sector partnerships to drive inclusive economic development at city and national level, with its first solution now in implementation.
Previously, Phil led Business Development for the Smarter Cities business in Southeast Asia, bringing solutions to clients in a range of industries such as transport, energy, public safety, healthcare and education. He developed the regional go-to-market strategy, forming strategic partnerships with global players like AECOM and regional players like the Malaysia Economic Development Agency. Overall, he brought structure and management systems for the cross-brand sales teams in ASEAN and grew repeat business by 60 per cent during this time. Based in Kuala Lumpur for this role, Phil also advised the IBM Malaysia leadership on a range of strategic country initiatives.
Phil has authored a number of IBM point-of-view papers, and regularly represents IBM at conferences and speaking events, typically at the nexus of emerging technology, entrepreneurship, sustainability and economic development.