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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!

Learning Objectives For 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

Dr Ampofo

Dr Lawrence Ampofo

Founder & MD, 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.
Digital Mindfulness & Kelly Widdicks

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.
Cennydd Bowles & Responsible Innovation Summit

Cennydd Bowles

Designer & Futurist, NowNext Studios

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.

Indranil Ghosh & Responsible Innovation Summit

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.

Nicolas Waern & Responsible Innovation Summit

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.

Hamza Mudassir & Responsible Innovation Summit

Hamza Mudassir

Founder & MD,

Hamza is a Fellow in Strategy at Cambridge University, where his research and teaching focus are in digital disruption and multi sided platforms. He is also the founder of strategy consulting firm, called where he works with both start-ups and established firms on solving their toughest digital transformation challenges. Hamza has held senior roles in product management and strategy functions in companies such as Amazon, Jagex and Adstream. His articles on digital disruption have been cited and published in The Economist, The Conversation and Entrepreneur - with the latter recognising Hamza as a world leading business thinker and included him on the magazine’s cover in July 2020.
Toju Duke & Responsible Innovation Summit

Toju Duke

Machine Learning Fairness Program Manager, Google

Travel Product Lead for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Machine Learning Fairness Program Manager with over 15 years experience spanning across Advertising, Retail, Not-For Profits and Tech. With a proven track record on business success and project management, Toju is the Project Manager for Women in AI Ireland and #Black and Brilliant AI solutions, Tech start-ups mentor and founder of Refyne. Toju is also a public speaker and advocates for transparent and bias free AI aimed at reducing systemic injustices and furthering equality.
Responsible Innovation Summit & Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Solutions Architect

From the age of 8 Steve begun a journey into the world of design and technology tampering with BASIC on a Sinclair Spectrum 48k. Fashioning basic games and modifying code and sound opened the digital door where Adobe, OpenSource, and data became an obsession.

Aspergece like drive and focus took on a flare for communications and consulting delivering projects and initiatives for the likes of Channel 4, BBC, KPGM, BWIN, Diageo and Bupa as well as award-winning community workshops, collaborations and innovations.

Language agnostic engineer with deep insights and hands-on experience in DevOps, Security, Risk Management, and development including managing JavaScript, ActionScript, C#, Java, PHP and data teams across the globe.

Technical design and Architecture have become the role Steve has assumed in many organisations applying tried and tested productivity improvements and best practices across disciplines and industries with innovative approaches that make learning fun and Agile easy.

Digital Mindfulness Webinars

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

Event Partners

Marks Sattin & Responsible Innovation Summit

Marks Sattin

Specialist Recruitment

We are a specialist recruitment firm with an office network that covers: London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Reading, Surrey and Dublin.
Founded in 1988, and joining Gi Group in 2018, we are a heritage recruitment brand, innovating and leading by example for 32 years and counting. We specialise in sourcing the very best talent for a variety of businesses - from global organisations through to growing SMEs, or high potential start-ups. We offer a full multi-channel recruitment service for interim and permanent positions across the following divisions:

· Commerce & Industry
· Financial Services
· Specialist Markets
· Executive Search
· Business Change & Transformation
· Technology

Partner with the Responsible Innovation Summit

See our partnerships page and discover how opportunities for speaking, chairing, exhibiting and branding can help put your brand in front of global brands.


The event schedule will be presented here when published.