Day three: GROW Future Horizons

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Future Horizons allowed attendees to discover future tech trends and how they could transform industries.

Don't miss the chance to attend GROW Summit scheduled for early November 2024.

Thursday 9 November 2023

Future Horizons is a new platform to inspire conversation around the technological opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. Convening business, investors, scale-ups and policy makers, we ask the questions – what are the new opportunities for business? What will it take to be competitive?   

The day involved conversations on the new economics of creativity, how digital assets are changing our world, understanding how AI will increasingly impact our lives and businesses; and hearing about how new technology will influence our health and education. Attendees joined world-class keynotes, stimulating panel discussions, lightning talks and had the opportunity to network with technologists, investors, futurists and industry pioneers.   

Future Horizons was hosted at Battersea Power Station, a regenerative icon reborn as a futuristic powerhouse, blending past, present and future. 

Sessions

The new economics of creativity 

Examining the burgeoning digital asset landscape and considering the changing ways in which work will be created, distributed and monetised in the future. With speakers from Channel4, Local Globe, Yoto, DREST, Dentsu and GenZ VCs.  


Tomorrows assets are digital 

As technology continues to develop, tomorrow's assets will be increasingly digital, and digital assets will play an ever-greater role in our economy. With speakers from a16Z, Fidelity, Mastercard, Eunice and The Sandbox.  


Your brain might not be private anymore 

New technologies are emerging that have the potential to accurately forecast our decision making, or even read and record our thoughts and feelings without our consent. AI alone is becoming increasingly sophisticated and is able to learn from large amounts of data. With international speakers from CLEO Capital and Lobby Capital.    


How will health and education change as we embrace AI? 

AI has the potential to revolutionise health and education, providing new opportunities to improve quality, efficiency and accessibility for everyone. Including input from Google and Microsoft. 

Speakers

  • Barbara Sessa

    Barbara Sessa

    SVP Product & Innovation, Mastercard
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    Barbara Sessa

    Barbara Sessa

    SVP Product & Innovation, Mastercard
  • Ben Dury

    Ben Dury

    Founder, Yoto
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    Ben Dury

    Ben Dury

    Founder, Yoto
  • David Hornik

    David Hornik

    Founding Partner, Lobby Capital
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    David Hornik

    David Hornik

    Founding Partner, Lobby Capital
  • Hannah Prevett

    Hannah Prevett

    Deputy Editor, The Times Enterprise Network
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    Hannah Prevett

    Hannah Prevett

    Deputy Editor, The Times Enterprise Network
  • Jennifer Dickinson

    Jennifer Dickinson

    VP of Brand & Content, DREST
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    Jennifer Dickinson

    Jennifer Dickinson

    VP of Brand & Content, DREST
  • Jonathan Lewis

    Jonathan Lewis

    Head of Commercial Innovation & Partners, Channel 4
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    Jonathan Lewis

    Jonathan Lewis

    Head of Commercial Innovation & Partners, Channel 4
  • Mathieu Nouzareth

    Mathieu Nouzareth

    Serial Entrepreneur, The Sandbox
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    Mathieu Nouzareth

    Mathieu Nouzareth

    Serial Entrepreneur, The Sandbox
  • Meagan Loyst

    Meagan Loyst

    Founder, Gen Z VCs
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    Meagan Loyst

    Meagan Loyst

    Founder, Gen Z VCs
  • Sarah Kunst

    Sarah Kunst

    Managing Director, Cleo Capital
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    Sarah Kunst

    Sarah Kunst

    Managing Director, Cleo Capital
  • Saul Klein

    Saul Klein

    Partner, LocalGlobe
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    Saul Klein

    Saul Klein

    Partner, LocalGlobe
  • Sherry Coutu CBE

    Sherry Coutu CBE

    Serial Entrepreneur, Founders4Schools
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    Sherry Coutu CBE

    Sherry Coutu CBE

    Serial Entrepreneur, Founders4Schools
  • Sriram Krishnan

    Sriram Krishnan

    General Partner, a16z
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    Sriram Krishnan

    Sriram Krishnan

    General Partner, a16z
  • Yi Luo

    Yi Luo

    CEO and Cofounder, Eunice
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    Yi Luo

    Yi Luo

    CEO and Cofounder, Eunice
  • Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho

    Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho

    President, British Chambers of Commerce
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    Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho

    Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho

    President, British Chambers of Commerce
  • Pete Flint OBE

    Pete Flint OBE

    General Partner, NFX
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    Pete Flint OBE

    Pete Flint OBE

    General Partner, NFX
  • Jason Ward

    Jason Ward

    Head of Blockchain Incubator, Fidelity Center for Applied Technology
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    Jason Ward

    Jason Ward

    Head of Blockchain Incubator, Fidelity Center for Applied Technology