The Responsible

Innovation Summit

September 17-18, 2020

The Responsible Innovation Summit showcases the leaders around the world influencing responsible digital transformation.

Responsible Digital Innovation.

It has been projected that the wave of digital transformation in a post-COVID world will be the most far-reaching and profound yet undertaken.

Digital innovations have already transformed societies throughout the world and while much good has come from this it, there is increasing recognition of the potential risks and downsides. 

Responsible innovation is of increasing importance to staff, customers, shareholders and lawmakers. As businesses innovate with greater intensity to leverage the benefits of technologies like big data, AI and Blockchain; mitigating the potential for harm and negative unintended consequences are strategically important. 

When businesses emerge from the global recession, they will be judged on their ability to adopt new technologies responsibly and meaningfully across the organization. Powerful emerging technologies have the potential to dramatically improve existing operations and help power the sustainable future that is underway. 

This exclusive event brings together experts from around the world to showcase the latest industry insights, ideas and product demonstrations to bring you closer to the world of responsible innovation!

What You Will Learn From The Responsible Innovation Summit

Responsible Design

How are leading companies and thinkers designing systems and products to mitigate unintended harms and are responsible by design?

Responsible Innovation in Practice

In complex organisations, how do we operationalize RI frameworks at scale?

Developing Frameworks

How cross-industry bodies develop principles, frameworks and regulation in the field of responsible innovation.

Meet Our Speakers

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Dr Lawrence Ampofo

Founder & CEO, Digital Mindfulness

Dr Lawrence Ampofo is the founder and CEO of Digital Mindfulness, helping people around the world better engage in the worlds of digital wellbeing and responsible innovation.
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Dr. Kelly Widdicks

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Lancaster University

Kelly Widdicks is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University. She is interested in understanding and mitigating the negative impacts of technology on society and the environment. Kelly holds a First Class BSc in Computer Science and a PhD within the field of Sustainable Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Her PhD research explored how the demand for the Internet relates to, and impacts, users’ everyday lives, as well as the opportunities for technology designers and wider stakeholders (e.g. policymakers, network engineers) to mitigate the environmental and societal impacts of Internet traffic growth. Kelly is currently funded by her EPSRC Doctoral Prize, awarded due to her outstanding PhD achievements in order to continue her leading research at Lancaster University.
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Cennydd Bowles

Designer & Futurist

Cennydd Bowles is a designer and futurist with nearly two decades of experience advising companies including Twitter, Samsung, Accenture, and the BBC. He is the author of Future Ethics – ‘a must read for anyone who is inventing the future’ – and now runs ethical design and futures studio NowNext.

Cennydd has lectured on responsible innovation at Facebook, Stanford University, and Google. He is a frequent keynote speaker at technology and design events worldwide, and a regular commentator on ethical design and technology, quoted by The Guardian, Sky News, The Wall Street Journal, and WIRED.

Cennydd has been an invited futurist for the UN, a contributor to the BSI’s Responsible Innovation steering group, and a reviewer for MIT Press. He holds a Masters in Information Technology from the University of Nottingham, and studied Innovation & Future Thinking at IED Barcelona.

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Dr Indranil Ghosh

Author & CEO Tiger Hill Capital

MIT-trained scientist Dr Indranil Ghosh is a sustainable investor, author, and strategic advisor to governments and leading global corporations.

He is the author of “Powering Prosperity: A Citizen’s Guide to Shaping the 21st Century” which brings together a decade of experience and research at the intersection of socio-economic development, sustainable investing, and business disruption.

In his investment advisory work, Dr Ghosh partners with visionary leaders to build multi-asset class sustainable investing platforms and businesses with a societal impact mission.

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Nicolas Waern

Smart City Shaper & CEO at WIINIO

Nicolas Waern, also known as the Smart City Shaper, helps decision makers to create a path to excellence in a Smart City context, predicting what the world might do a week, a month, a year from now.

Nicolas has a comprehensive understanding of the Smart Building space, a Digital Twin and IoT specialist, coupled with a background in strategy, management consultancy and Entrepreneurship. Nicolas knows for real what it takes to get started, get going and succeed with corporate strategies,
enabling companies to create the future they want to see, believing it’s the data companies don’t have and don’t use, that will change their life for real.
Nicolas is the person to call if it’s anything that deals with innovation in a Smart World context, with problems that no one can solve, simplifying complexity, and just getting holistic future-proof advice in a fast-moving future based on a global understanding of technology and business.

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What you can expect.

  • Deep dive sessions focused on developments within responsible innovation with practical workshops, 1-2-1 sessions and intimate roundtables
  • Discussions available for attendees to download online as part of our online library
  • Facilitated networking: Opportunities to make new connections

Topics We’ll Cover:


AI Ethics


Responsible Design


Data Ethics


RI & Emerging Technologies


Tech & Human Values


Smart Cities

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