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TECH FEST 2017 - PANEL DEBATES AND PARTNERS

Summary Panel debates with partners about the future and 'Tech For Good'

Humanufacturing

Speaker - Andres Sorman-Nilsson
10:00 - 10:30 HRS
 

ANDERS SORMAN-NILSSON: Futurist, Innovation Strategist and Author

Anders Sorman-Nilsson is a futurist and innovation strategist who helps business leaders decode trends and answer disruptive questions. He is an expert on how the new world of online and digital has changed expectations, while the need for real-world and face-to-face interaction remains as important as ever. A former lawyer, Anders has since founded his own research company. Working with brands from Apple to Macquarie Bank, SAP to Johnson & Johnson, he looks at why individuals and businesses can be quick to invest in upgrading technology but less inclined to invest in personal and organisational upgrades. Anders highlights the important influence on real people that the rapid change in technology is having and how to prepare for it.

Millennials & mobility

Debate panellists
10:30 - 11:10 HRS

HOST: Sebastian Peck - Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover InMotion

Dan Howell - You Tuber, presenter

Jim Chapman - Blogger, journalist, Jaguar ambassador

Alice Levine - BBC 1 radio presenter

Neil Sharpe - Director Mobility Bosch

Yihyun Lim - Associate Director MIT Design Lab

Matilda Andersson - Head of Insights and Analytics Crowd DNA Insights

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I-PACE and Noodle
I-PACE and Noodle

Woman & machine

Debate panellists
11:40 - 12:20 HRS

DR Lucia Carassiti & Sophie Wakeford (Morsa Images) - Women in Engineering - Solihull
DR Lucia Carassiti & Sophie Wakeford (Morsa Images) - Women in Engineering - Solihull

HOST: Shelley Zalis - The Female Quotient/ Girls Lounge

Imogen Pierce - Aerodynamics Engineer and Programme Attribute Leader at Jaguar Land Rover

Michelle Kennedy - Entrepreneur and founder of Peanut

Baron David Blunkett - Former Home Secretary and champion for Diversity and Inclusion

Benita Mehra - President of Women’s Engineering Society

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Are the robots taking over?

Debate panellists
13:40 - 14:20 HRS

HOST: Timandra Harkness - Science writer, comedian and broadcaster

Sebastian Conran - CEO Consequential Robots

Tabitha Goldstaub - Co Founder of CognitionX a Market Intelligence Platform for All Things Artificial Intelligence

Paul Papadimitrou - Innovation strategist working with businesses across Europe looking at how layered digital innovation.

Daniel Wilson - Author Robocalypse

Phil Westcott - Co-Managing Director Filament

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Aluminium factory
Aluminium factory

The electric switch

Debate panellists
14:45 - 15:25 HRS

JAGUAR REVEALS THE I-PACE CONCEPT - STUDIO EXTERIOR
JAGUAR REVEALS THE I-PACE CONCEPT - STUDIO EXTERIOR

HOST: Justin Webb - Broadcaster and journalist

Mai Ikuzawa - Car lover and creative specialist

KT Tunstall - Musician

Guido Reinking - Automotive analyst/commentator

Jonny Smith - Broadcast/ motoring journalist/ electric car enthusiast

Richard Bruce - Head of OLEV

Ian Callum - Jaguar Design Director

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We need to talk about diesel

Debate panellists
15:50 - 16:35 HRS

HOST: Justin Webb - Broadcaster and journalist

Simon Birkett - Clean Air, London

Sophie Power - CEO of Airlabs

Quentin Willson - TV presenter, auto journalist

Mike Rann - Former Premier of S. Australia

Iain Gray - JLR Senior manager, powertrain advanced controls

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LAND ROVER REVEALS NEW DISCOVERY - ENGINE BAY
LAND ROVER REVEALS NEW DISCOVERY - ENGINE BAY

Can technology save humankind?

Closing speech
17:00 - 17:30 HRS

PROJECT HERO: NEW LAND ROVER DISCOVERY FEATURING WORLD-FIRST DRONE TECHNOLOGY CREATED TO HELP RED CROSS SAVE LIVES
PROJECT HERO: NEW LAND ROVER DISCOVERY FEATURING WORLD-FIRST DRONE TECHNOLOGY CREATED TO HELP RED CROSS SAVE LIVES

Led by Professor Conor Walsh from Harvard University

Looking at some of the most exciting advances in technology to help humankind. The talk will be grounded in the Soft Robotics projects and will also talk about how the technology is being used in patients with hand transplants. Professor Walsh will provide broader context for the speech which looks at some of the most interesting/ intriguing advances in technology with heart in the world today.