David M Brear
CEO and Co-Founder of 11:FS

David is the CEO of 11:FS and since his dream of being a sportsperson was crushed (along with the ligaments in his knee!) and he had to get a proper job, he has worked in pretty much every angle of the financial services industry never losing that competitive desire to drive forwards and win.
Having pitched, established, and run billion-pound transformations for some of the biggest FS companies on the planet the realisation that Digital Financials Services Is Only 1% Finished has spurred his desire to establish an organisation that can actually support the industry through its greatest challenge.

David Rowan
Tech investor, author, Founding Editor-in-Chief of WIRED UK magazine

David Rowan explains compellingly how emerging technologies will impact business — and how leaders should prepare now. As founding Editor-in-Chief of WIRED magazine’s UK edition, David came to know the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Didi, Spotify, Xiaomi, Nest, Twitter and countless other ambitious startups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen. He has since invested in more than 80 early-stage tech companies, including eight that became billion-dollar “unicorns”, and has built a health-tech and climate-tech fund; and he’s an adviser to Lakestar, one of Europe’s largest venture-capital funds. His best-selling book “Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds” (Penguin, 2019) has been translated to Japanese, Korean, Russian and Ukrainian. The book, a 20-country quest for bold corporate innovation in the face of technology-led disruption, sets out 17 proven strategies for future-proofing a successful business — from “Turn products into services” to “Empower your team” and “Become a platform”. David has been a technology columnist for The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller and The Sunday Times, and founded the VOYAGERS.io not-for-profit community of 600 innovators working to solve health and climate problems. He has received repeat requests to keynote for clients such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Google, KPMG, McKinsey, Chanel and Unilever, and has moderated events for the World Economic Forum and the UK and French governments. And he is still searching for the future.

Gerry Brown
CX Research Director Europe, IDC

Gerry leads IDC's European CX Practice. His research includes CX platforms and design services, agile innovation, employee experience, CRM, analytics and smart personalisation, emotional engagement, customer adventures, customer success and customer loyalty. 
Previously Gerry was a lead analyst at Ovum and Bloor Research. Prior to becoming an analyst Gerry was a CIM lecturer in strategic marketing management, a quality trainer, a Marketing Director at Hyperion and MicroStrategy, and an entrepreneur. Gerry is a CIM Fellow with a Level 7 professional post-graduate Diploma in Marketing, and a BA Hons Business Studies degree from Sheffield Hallam University. 
Follow Gerry on LinkedIn: /gerrybrown

Dr. Isabelle Flückiger
Program Lead for New Technologies and Data, The Geneva Association

Dr. Isabelle Flückiger is the program lead for New Technologies and Data at the global insurance industry think tank The Geneva Association. Her responsibility is to define, explore, and develop the strategic New Technologies and Data agenda and content for the members who are the 90 CEOs of the leading global (re)insurance companies. Before joining The Geneva Association, she was a partner at Accenture for data analytics and AI for financial services in the D-A-CH region (Germany-Austria-Switzerland).

Jay Upchurch
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, SAS

As Chief Information Officer, Jay Upchurch is dedicated to helping customers and partners address today’s increasingly complex software and hardware infrastructure challenges. Leading a global IT organization, his charter is to deliver efficient and consistent operations support across all business functions to help accelerate how companies can unlock value from data and analytics.

Prior to joining SAS Upchurch was Vice President of Hospitality and Retail Cloud, overseeing the design, delivery and ongoing operations of Oracle’s global Hospitality and Retail Cloud.

Upchurch is an accomplished IT executive with more than 16 years’ experience leading global managed hosting, managed application, Cloud and SaaS organizations. He joined Oracle with the MICROS Systems acquisition in 2014. While at MICROS, Jay served as Chief Information Officer and led Global Hosting and SaaS.

Prof. Dr. Koen Kas
Healthcare futurist, CEO, Healthscouts

Prof. Dr. Koen Kasis a healthcare futurist& delight thinker, entrepreneur, professor of molecular oncology& healthtech, and renowned international keynote speaker.He published his vision in 2 books. ‘Sick no more’ describes how we will transition from reactive sickcare to proactive healthcare. ‘Your guide to Delight’ is a roadmap towards that future.

He is founding CEO of HealthSkouts. Healthskouts deliver the inspiration, insights & connections needed to help eradicate disease & make healthcare delightful. HealthSkouts also curates the public database of certified digital health Apps & devices (https://apps.healthskouts.com).

Koen is a guest professor at Ghent University in Belgium. Heis Chairman of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation; Co-chair of the healthcare vertical from the Digital Twin Consortium; Ambassador of Health House; Jury of the Prix Galien; d sits on the advisory board of 5emerging (digital) healthcare companies and 1 investor.

Mark Smith
General Manager, Microsoft Solutions, Microsoft UK

Mark has been in IT Sales, Service and Management for 24 years covering all sectors and multiple solution areas from Software & Service providers including SAP, KPMG Consulting, webMethods joining Microsoft in 2004.
Mark is a member of the Microsoft UK Leadership Team and runs Microsoft Solutions comprising of 350 diversely skilled people covering the three Microsoft Clouds. The teams comprise of Solution Specialist Sales and Technical Specialists in a shared service model serving over 800 business customers. (Global, Enterprise and Partner and Public Sector). Mark has previously held a variety of leadership roles at Microsoft most recently running the Microsoft Intelligent Cloud Business including Azure and AI. Other leadership roles include Western Europe Dynamics Partner Channel, Healthcare and Corporate Accounts.

Matteo Carbone
Founder and Director of the IoT Insurance Observatory

Founder and Director of the IoT Insurance Observatory. Board Member and Chairman of the Innovation Advisory Board at Net Insurance, after having acquired this insurance carrier through the SPAC Archimede, which he co-founded in 2018. Global Ambassador of the Italian InsurTech Association.

Internationally recognized as insurance industry strategist and world-renowned authority on InsurTech, he has worked in 20 different international insurance markets.

Before creating Observatory and co-founding Archimede, he spent 11 years in Bain & Company. He received his Business Administration degree from Bocconi University, also an executive program certificate in IoT from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Stefanie Naujoks
Research director for Manufacturing Insights Europe, IDC

Stefanie Naujoks rejoined IDC as research director for Manufacturing Insights Europe in June 2020, based in Munich, Germany. She has 20+ years of industry experience, both from the analyst and the IT vendor side. 
Her research topics have included digital transformation, industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, the digital factory, PLM, MES, and SCM.

Dr. Timnit Gebru
Computer Scientist

Dr Timnit Gebru is a researcher in artificial intelligence, working to reduce the potential negative impacts of AI. Until her recent firing from Google which ignited a labor movement resulting in the first union to be formed by tech workers at Google, Timnit co-led the Ethical Artificial Intelligence research team. Prior to her work at Google, she did a postdoc at Microsoft Research, New York City in the FATE (Fairness Transparency Accountability and Ethics in AI) group, where she worked on algorithmic bias and the ethical implications underlying projects aiming to gain insights from data. 
Timnit received her PhD from the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where her thesis used large-scale publicly available images to gain sociological insight, and addressed computer vision problems that arise as a result. This work won the 2017 LDV Capital Vision Summit competition. Prior to her PhD Timnit worked at Apple designing circuits and signal processing algorithms for various Apple products including the first iPad, and spent one year as an entrepreneur. After experiencing the dire lack of representation in the field of artificial intelligence, Timnit co-founded the nonprofit Black in AI, which works on initiatives to increase the presence, visibility and wellbeing of Black people in the field of AI.
Timnit’s work has been covered by outlets ranging from the New York Times to The Economist, and she has been named to notable lists such as the Bloomberg 50, Wired 25, and Forbes 30 inspirational women. Most recently, she was awarded the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s pioneer award along with Joy Buolamwini and Deborah Raji.


Andrew Proctor
Senior Director of Enterprise Analytics, Medical Operations Division, Cleveland Clinic

Aurelio Nocerino

Björn Odenhammar
Head of Networks & Managed Services, Ericsson’s Customer Unit UK & Ireland

Jani Kangas
Divisional Head of Automation & IoT, Stora Enso

Mikael Larsson
CIO & VP Global Trucks Operations, Volvo Trucks 

Nina Olsson
Head of Connectivity, Scania

Dr. Peter Bergsten
Program lead, Swelife, Prof. at Uppsala University

Srikanth Madani
Industry Advocate, Worldwide Financial Services, Microsoft Corp.

Tom Palving
Center of Excellence Lead, Jyske Bank


George Berekos
Senior Business Development Manager IOT

Christer Bodell
AI Business Advisor Manufacturing

Johnny Steele
Senior Manager, Retail Banking

Kimberly Nevala
Strategic Advisor

Mari Nilsson Björkman
Global TMT Industry Lead & Principal Marketing Manager

Mattieu Joosten

Paul Ridge
Head of Insurance, UK & Ireland

Steve Perks
Sr Manager, Customer Intelligence, North EMEA