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The European Technology Summit

Technology for the 2020s:
The next frontier

London, Tuesday October 15 2019

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This, our fourth, DLA Piper European Technology Summit 2019 will bring together business leaders in the European tech industry and key figures who shape the regulatory and financial landscape. Our full day's programme is set to cover some of the key issues impacting enterprise in the context of emerging technology, innovation and the pursuit of growth while we're delighted to have eminent industry leaders joining us as keynote speakers and panellists to share their insights.

This year's gathering follows on from our successful previous event in 2016 and our widely acclaimed global Technology Summits held last year in Silicon Valley and Dubai. As with our previous European Technology Summit, we anticipate more than 350 senior executives will attend this exclusive event from across Europe’s technology, media and telecommunications industries as well as the financial services, retail, manufacturing and other industries looking to grasp opportunities and manage risks arising from digital transformation, plus private equity and venture capital organisations, entrepreneurs and investors from digital start-ups and local and regional regulators.

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Sam Zell

Sam Zell

Chairman

Equity Group Investments

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Sam Zell is the Chairman of Equity Group Investments (EGI), the private investment firm he founded more than 40 years ago. The firm's investments span industries and continents and include interests in finance, energy, transportation, communications, health care and real estate. Mr. Zell is recognized as a founding father of today's public real estate industry after creating three of the largest REITs in history.

He is also Founder and Chairman of Equity International, a private investment firm focused on building real estate-related businesses in international emerging markets. Mr. Zell has been particularly active in bringing Equity International's companies to the public markets.

Three of these investments are listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Gafisa, a leading homebuilder in Brazil; Xinyuan, a fast-growing regional homebuilder in China; and Homex, Mexico's leading homebuilder. A fourth, BR Malls, Brazil's largest retail property owner and operator, is listed on the Bovespa.

Programme

08:00 - 09:00
Registration
09:00 - 09:05
Welcome / opening remarks
Kit Burden
Speakers
Kit Burden

Kit Burden

Partner, Global Co-Head of Technology Sector

DLA Piper

09:05 - 09:55
Opening keynote
Thimon de Jong
Speakers
Thimon de Jong

Thimon de Jong

Founder

WHETSTON / strategic foresight

10:00 - 11:00
Morning plenary
Competitors or collaborators? The financial services v fintech Challenge
Martin Bartlam, Chris Michael, Martin Kissinger, Lawrence Wintermeyer and Janine Hirt
This session will help business leaders better understand the impact of computer systems that can perform tasks normally carried out by humans.

This session explores how new and traditional financial services business models are both competing as well as collaborating as both FinTechs and incumbents strive for market share locally, regionally or globally. The intensifying innovation across the financial services industry spectrum is creating demonstrable value, in areas such as customer experience and transactional efficiency, as well as presenting potential risks for investors, consumers and other stakeholders.

However, with those gains also comes the responsibility of effectively navigating: evolving regulatory and compliance frameworks across various jurisdictions; different digital infrastructures and advancing technological applications; and cultural differences both across markets as well as between large enterprise and start-ups where both invest in the establishment of partnerships to improve the delivery of services as a new decade of further technology-fuelled transformation dawns.

Speakers
Martin Bartlam

Martin Bartlam

Partner

DLA Piper

Chris Michael

Chris Michael

CEO, Ozone and Head of Technology

Open Banking

Martin Kissinger

Martin Kissinger

Founder and CEO

Lendable

Lawrence Wintermeyer

Lawrence Wintermeyer

Co-Chair

Global Digital Finance

Janine Hirt

Janine Hirt

Chief Operating Officer and Board Member

Innovate Finance

11:05 - 11:25
Break
11:30 - 12:30
Morning break-outs
Real sports v esports – the play-offs begin
Moderator: Nick Fitzpatrick
Hazel Southwell
This session explores and contrasts the different dynamics at play within ‘real sports’ and ‘esports’ environments, particularly in the context of rights ownership and sponsorship by global brands.

This session explores and contrasts the different dynamics at play within ‘real sports’ and ‘e-sports’ environments, particularly in the context of rights ownership and sponsorship by global brands.

Our panellists will discuss how authenticity, intimacy and content are integral to the consideration for brands’ and audiences’ participation, especially in today’s social media-led world, and therefore how this, as well as an evolving regulatory landscape, shapes the approach rights owners and brands take as they seek to meet changing consumer demands while delivering on revenue, profit, reputational or other strategic motives as we enter a new decade set to offer further opportunities and challenges from future advances in technology innovation.

Moderator
Nick Fitzpatrick

Nick Fitzpatrick

Partner, Global Co-Chair, Media, Sport and Entertainment Sector

DLA Piper

Speakers
Hazel Southwell

Hazel Southwell

Journalist

Motorsport & Esports

Accidents waiting to happen; cybersecurity beyond 2020
Patrick van Eecke, Kevin Duffey and Michael Young
This session explores how prepared enterprise, regulators and governments are to meet the growing cyber security-related challenges arising from new threats to private as well as public critical information infrastructure in a context of intensifying, tech-driven innovation coupled with a macro-environment defined by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA).

This session explores how prepared enterprise, regulators and governments are to meet the growing cyber security-related challenges arising from new threats to private as well as public critical information infrastructure in a context of intensifying, tech-driven innovation coupled with a macro-environment defined by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA).

This session will reflect on what leading law enforcement authorities are doing to protect enterprises across various industries, as well as citizens, in a threat landscape that is rapidly and continually evolving and where threat actors are becoming more sophisticated.

The aim will be to share insights into what leaders in business and society can do now to ensure their cyber security strategies, and those of enterprises in their supply chain, are ready and able to respond to new forms of attack quickly, so as to avoid any cyber-related breaches or other such ‘accidents waiting to happen’ with more frequency and severity as we enter another decade of digital transformation.

Speakers
Patrick van Eecke

Patrick van Eecke

Partner

DLA Piper

Kevin Duffey

Kevin Duffey

Managing Director

Cyber Rescue

Michael Young

Michael Young

Cyber Technical Director

EY

Applying the laws of man or the laws of Asimov – future regulation for AI
Giulio Coraggio, Dr Athina Kanioura, Ed Thomas, Uljan Sharka, Alessandro Mantelero and Luisella Giani
This session explores the regulatory framework likely to govern future innovation in artificial intelligence (AI)-related technologies, robotics, automation and machine learning.

This session explores the regulatory framework likely to govern future innovation in artificial intelligence (AI)-related technologies, robotics, automation and machine learning.

This session will consider how legislation may influence the ethical basis through which people, organizations, investors and governments may design and deploy AI-driven machines at scale.

Would a code of ethics enforced at a global level be an adequate instrument in guiding the development of sophisticated software and machines that act with moral intent and positively transform our world?

Or does the law need to evolve to be ‘fit for purpose’ for today’s digital era so as to more robustly protect consumers and society from malevolent forces that are already rapidly ‘weaponizing’ AI technologies, be they State-sponsored threats driving critical infrastructure attacks, hackers infiltrating institutions with targeted intrusions or corporates exploiting their rich data assets without appropriate consent in, for example, predatory or discriminatory practices?

If so, how, over the coming decade, may regulation most effectively strike a balance that enables AI-led innovation to flourish while also containing any related risks in ‘real life’ today and tomorrow, rather than in Asimov’s historical fiction?

Speakers
Giulio Coraggio

Giulio Coraggio

Partner

DLA Piper

Dr Athina Kanioura

Dr Athina Kanioura

Chief Analytics Officer and Global Lead

Accenture Applied Intelligence

Ed Thomas

Ed Thomas

Principal Analyst technology thematic research

GlobalData Plc

Uljan Sharka

Uljan Sharka

Founder and CEO

iGenius

Alessandro Mantelero

Alessandro Mantelero

Associate Professor

Polytechnic University of Turin

Luisella Giani

Luisella Giani

EMEA Industry Transformation Director

Oracle

12:35 - 13:35
Lunch to be served for all attendees.
13:40 - 14:40
Afternoon break-outs
M&A for the new digital economy
Moderator: Daphne Bens
Miro Parizek, Sriram Prakash, David Tudor and Vladimir Lasocki
This session explores how emerging technologies are reshaping various industry landscapes and why enterprise and investors must be prepared not just to build digital capabilities in-house but also to buy-in the related technologies, data, process, talent and culture if they are to realize the opportunities to transform how they serve changing customer needs as further innovation is unleashed in the coming new decade.

This session explores how emerging technologies are reshaping various industry landscapes and why enterprise and investors must be prepared not just to build digital capabilities in-house but also to buy-in the related technologies, data, process, talent and culture if they are to realize the opportunities to transform how they serve changing customer needs as further innovation is unleashed in the coming new decade.

This session will consider: the different structural approaches to securing assets in today’s digital economy; the evolving mix of sources of funding available; how best to identify new partners and targets in a context of rapid, tech-driven change; and what the future holds as organizations of all shapes and sizes look outside of their own companies in order to build and integrate mission-critical digital capabilities through mergers and acquisitions, while also mitigating against the challenges and potential forward risks that can destroy value in digital transactions.

Moderator
Daphne Bens

Daphne Bens

Partner

DLA Piper

Speakers
Miro Parizek

Miro Parizek

Principal Partner

Hampleton Partners

Sriram Prakash

Sriram Prakash

Global Lead, Disruptive M&A

Deloitte

David Tudor

David Tudor

Group General Counsel

Naspers

Vladimir  Lasocki

Vladimir Lasocki

Managing Director & Co-Head of the CETP investment advisory team

Carlyle Europe Technology Partners

Driving diversity through technology
Clare Gregory, Laura Da Silva Gomes and Allison Krill
This session explores how investing in and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies, and deploying technology as an enabler to the achievement of desired outcomes, should give enterprise a competitive advantage as we enter another decade of transformative innovation.

This session explores how investing in and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies, and deploying technology as an enabler to the achievement of desired outcomes, should give enterprise a competitive advantage as we enter another decade of transformative innovation.

The discussion in this session will reflect on: some initiatives across various industries and government-driven programmes that are helping to attract a more diverse talent pool into the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths)-related sectors; how businesses are using technology to promote a more inclusive approach to recruitment and retention; the impact of gender pay gap reporting in the context of tech-driven businesses and how to effectively meet the demands on enterprise of evolving obligations in this area globally; and effective interventions that large and small enterprise can take to address workplace cultural issues relating to diversity, noting the recent high profile reputational damage various brands worldwide have faced which have had significant consequences for balance sheets and boardrooms.

Speakers
Clare Gregory

Clare Gregory

Partner

DLA Piper

Laura Da Silva Gomes

Laura Da Silva Gomes

Founder and Director

WePlayFair.org

Allison  Krill

Allison Krill

Managing Director

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Revitalising retail: How tech is shaping the future of retail
Chloe Forster, Harveen Gill, Kelvin Au and Dr Beth Butterwick
This session explores the strategies and tactics retailers are implementing as they seek to deliver innovative solutions that differentiate their offerings and provide a seamless, integrated customer experience across both online and high street outlets, while doing so in as cost efficient manner as possible for the benefit of their internal and external stakeholders.

This session explores the strategies and tactics retailers are implementing as they seek to deliver innovative solutions that differentiate their offerings and provide a seamless, integrated customer experience across both online and high street outlets, while doing so in as cost efficient manner as possible for the benefit of their internal and external stakeholders.

As we enter another decade of technology and data-driven transformation, enterprise decision-makers and investors looking to drive global sales and profit growth efficiently and sustainably must consider: shifts in consumer behaviour and lifestyles; the role emerging technologies play in generating supply chain efficiencies; the importance of aligning brand values with customer expectations in the context of social and environmental impact; and a continually evolving regulatory and compliance landscape that can, at any point in time in any global market, influence how retailers invest in shaping their propositions, products, people and purpose.

Speakers
Chloe Forster

Chloe Forster

Partner

DLA Piper

Harveen Gill

Harveen Gill

Founder and Joint Managing Director

HGA Group

Kelvin Au

Kelvin Au

Head of Venture

Founders Factory

Dr Beth Butterwick

Dr Beth Butterwick

CEO

Karen Millen

15:10 - 16:10
Afternoon plenary
Beyond digital transformation
Moderator: Paul Allen
Gary Barnett, Dr Michael Maier and Lord Tim Clement-Jones CBE
This session explores how ‘the future’ is already here given the profound impact that rapid advancements in technology are having across all industries, whether that’s in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and automation or blockchain.

This session explores how ‘the future’ is already here given the profound impact that rapid advancements in technology are having across all industries, whether that’s in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and automation or blockchain.

However, this session will primarily look to reflect on ‘what next’, as enterprise, start-ups, governments, regulators and consumers prepare to grasp the opportunities, or mitigate against the threats, that continued and relentless innovation into the next decade is set to offer with, for example: ‘big data’ now widely recognized as a key foundation of transformation; the deployment of 5G expected to stimulate greater connectivity and reliability of networks; the massive increase in computational power anticipated from quantum computing at scale; and as all stakeholders better understand how emergent technologies may complement and enhance, or wholly disrupt, existing operations as businesses pursue supply-side efficiencies or seek to meet shifting demand-side expectations.

Moderator
Paul Allen

Paul Allen

Partner, Head of Intellectual Property and Technology - Middle East

DLA Piper

Speakers
Gary Barnett

Gary Barnett

Chief Technology Officer

AirSensa

Dr Michael Maier

Dr Michael Maier

Co-founder

Fidor

Lord Tim Clement-Jones CBE

Lord Tim Clement-Jones CBE

Consultant

DLA Piper

16:15 - 17:05
Closing keynote
Yancey Strickler
Speakers
Yancey Strickler

Yancey Strickler

Co-founder & Former CEO

Kickstarter

17:10 - 17:15
Closing remarks
Kit Burden
Speakers
Kit Burden

Kit Burden

Partner, Global Co-Head of Technology Sector

DLA Piper

17:15 - 18:30
Drinks and networking

Venue

Etc Venues
155 Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 3YD
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Nearest Tube station: Liverpool Street

What past delegates say

"DLA hit a homerun this year. It was the best summit I have attended. It was highly engaging from the outset and it’s worth mentioning that a number of people I spoke to said the same. Finally, your choice of venue was also inspired. Good location, good facilities and good food."

Senior Legal Counsel at an American multinational corporation that develops video, voice and content collaboration and communication technology

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