We started 2017 with an evening with Antony Jenkins on “Digital Society”. Antony’s experience ranges from being CEO of Barclays – where he was nicknamed “Saint Antony” for his progressive agenda – to his current role as a fintech entrepreneur. He asked deep questions of where tech is taking us – is the end game dystopia or utopia?
We heard how transformative digital technologies are reshaping business and society, and how they fit with an increasingly populist, short-term business agenda. Whilst automating work and widening the skills gap, technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain offer extraordinary solutions to social and environmental issues.
Through a speech, a discussion with Axel Threlfall and audience Q&A, we covered questions such as;
This was an evening for people in senior management roles, tech experts and those responsible for the relationship between their business and society.
Antony Jenkins is Executive Chairman of 10x Future Technologies Ltd. He is also Group Chairman of Currencies Direct, Chairman of BiTC and Shadow Chair of the Institute of Apprenticeships.He was previously the Group CEO of Barclays plc and, for three years until July 2015, led the company through one of the toughest periods in global banking history, while at the same time achieving a share price rise of over 50%.
Axel Threlfall is Editor-at-Large, Reuters, based in London. He hosts high-profile engagements and thought leadership events for and on behalf of Reuters and Thomson Reuters, such as the Newsmaker series and the World Economic Forum news show in Davos. He was previously Lead European Anchor for Reuters Digital Video. Prior to joining Reuters, Axel spent four years as an anchor for CNBC in London. Before that, he was an editor with The Wall Street Journal in New York and a news reporter for Bloomberg in London. He has also advised businesses and NGOs on their dealings with the international media. Axel is frequently asked to moderate events for international organizations, including the United Nations and the OECD. He has a BA in History from Durham University and a postgraduate degree in journalism from City University, London.
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|Global Head of Marketing||Anthesis|
|Global Responsibility Investor||Aviva Investors|
|VP CEO Office Corporate Banking||Barclays|
|Commercial Development Manager||Bioregional|
|CEO||BULLARD & CO|
|Senior Manager, Science Based Targets||CDP|
|Head of Operations and Innovation||Civilised Bank|
|Journalist||Collectively / The Guardian / Positive News|
|Director of Partnerships||Current, powered by GE|
|Commercial Manager – Partnerships||Current, powered by GE|
|Strategic Key Account Manager||Current, powered by GE|
|Director of Client Services||Forster|
|Partner||Global Action Plan|
|Social Strategy Director||Golin|
|Sustainability Director Offer & Supply Chain||Kingfisher plc|
|Sustainable Development Manager||Marks & Spencer|
|SRI Analyst||Morgan Stanley|
|Head of Client Engagement||Neighbourly|
|Senior Ext Comms Manager||NG Bailey|
|Corporate Press Manager||Novozymes|
|Social Performance Adviser||Shell|
|Head of Sustainability||Skanska UK Plc|
|managing director||Squeaky Clean Energy|
|Senior Sustainability Advisor||Thames Water Utilities Limited|
|Event Manager||The Crowd|
|Corporate partnerships||UNICEF UK|
|Global Supply Chain Product leader||Zurich Commercial|