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Summit Speakers

An exciting gathering of world-class innovators and thought leaders


Bilal Baloch

COO & Co-Founder of Enquire AI, author of "When Ideas Matter", former Regional Director at the Lauder Institute, Wharton School and former Associate at Macro Advisory Partners.

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John Zerilli

Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Oxford and an Associate Fellow at the Centre for the Future of Intelligence in the University of Cambridge. Author of “A Citizen's Guide to Artificial Intelligence”.

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Robin Sutara

Field Chief Technology Officer, Databricks and formerly Chief Data Officer, Microsoft UK leading data and AI strategy as part of the Microsoft leadership team. Prior to Microsoft, Robin worked and served in the United States Army.

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Malika Malik

AI and ML specialist, Google Cloud. Expert advisor - Enterprise Adoption of AI at the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI in the UK. Tech Women 100 UK, and listed as Most Influential Women in Tech in UK 2021.


Florent Stroppa

Entrepreneurial product builder, including new products, growing product teams, and advising young entrepreneurs. Currently VP of Product Management at Nodle. Formerly Director at Blacklane, SVP at OnMobile.


Irfon Watkins

Partner at Outlier Ventures and Founder of DOVU, an audit trail for carbon offset integrity and Partner at Outlier Ventures.


Robby Yung

CEO of Animoca Brands,  a leader in the field of digital entertainment, specializing in blockchain, gamification, and artificial intelligence technologies.


Saalim Chowdhury

Managing Director at Techstars London. He is a former partner at 500 Startups, former CTO of Skillbridge (acquired by Toptal) and is an experienced angel investor.


Sarah Stein Lubrano

Content lead and faculty member at The School of Life. MPhil Political Thought and Intellectual History from Cambridge.

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Mandeep Rai

Author of The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach Us About Purpose, Life and Leadership. A global authority on values and former journalist for the BBC World Service and Reuters.


Roelof Opperman

Former Partner & Co-Head of Europe at Fifth Wall, the world's largest real-estate technology venture capital firm.

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Mete Varas

Founder of the EurAsia Proptech Initiative, Istanbul and the ME Proptech Initiative, Dubai.

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Isabel Falkenberg

General Partner, Vektor Partners VC fund focusing on early-stage technologies set to transform mobility as well as holding not-for-profit board positions, with ESG focus.

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Hannah Griffiths

Smart city and digital infrastructure expert at Jacobs, UK5G Trials and Testbeds working group and the World Economic Forum’s G20 Smart Cities Alliance Digital Infrastructure taskforce.


Maxine Mackintosh

Programme Lead at Genomics England and Co-Founder of One HealthTech & Data Science for Health Equity.

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Brice Kitio Dschassi

Founder and CEO of WiiQare, a digital health and insurtech platform that empowers uninsured people in Africa to easily save and pay for healthcare and health coverage.

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Yemisi Osakwe

Director of Research Operations for 54gene, pioneering the inclusion of the African genome in research and re-imagining a world where precision medicine is equalised and everyone can live longer.


David Wood

Chair of London Futurists, author of Vital Foresight, cofounder of Symbian, the world’s first successful smartphone operating system, and leading futurist commentator.


Elise Bohan

Senior Research Scholar at the University of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute, PhD in evolutionary macrohistory and author of Future Superhuman: Our transhuman lives in a make-or-break century.

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Zoltan Istvan

Leading transhumanist advocate, former US Presidential candidate and author of best-selling and award-winning book, The Transhumanist Wager.


Prof. Jim Skea

Professor of Sustainable Energy and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III Co-Chair. Chair of Scotland's Just Transition Commission.


Ben Schulz

Founding Partner at Carbon Removal Partners, a venture capital firm investing in carbon removal startups.


Olena Borodyna

Senior Transition Risk Analyst in the Global Risks and Resilience programme at the Overseas Development  Institute.

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Julien Hall

Director, Pricing & Data Products at Climate Impact X, a global marketplace and exchange for high-quality carbon credits.


Manny Shar

Managing Director for UK & Europe at Orbit Fab, supporting the development of an in-orbit propellant and materials supply chain in space. UKSA’s Space Technology Advisory Committee and the IAF’s Industry Relations and Entrepreneurship and Investment Committees.


Michelle Howard

Lead government relations and strategic policy advisor in defence and space sectors. MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and currently undertaking a PhD at King’s College, London in the Defence Studies Department.

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Ali Stickings

Business Manager for Defence Space at Frazer-Nash Consultancy, leading on strategy, business development and client relationships across space defence, government and industry.

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Mark Stokes

Co-founder and CEO of Magdrive, developing a next generation propulsion system that delivers high thrust and high efficiency, for reducing the impact of space debris, and enabling entirely new business models in space. 

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