How can we make the most out of technological advances in the Post-COVID Era? The need for containment and monitoring measures has certainly found an ally in technology: apps, tracking devices and AI-based technologies of all sorts have served the purpose of flattening the curve.
This session is composed of three conversations:

CONVERSATION 1 | Evaluating the trade-off between privacy and safety
16:00 – 18:00 CET

As privacy concerns have rapidly emerged and entered the debate, speakers will thus evaluate the trade-off between privacy and safety when monitoring people and tracking the spread of diseases.


David Ferbrache, Global Head of Cyber Futures, KPMG

Drew Simonis, Vice President, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Ian Allen, Co-founder and CEO, Camber Systems

Neal Pollard, Managing Director and Group Chief Information Security Officer, UBS

Rob Wainwright, Senior Partner, Deloitte

Vishal Salvi, CISO and Head of Cyber Security, Infosys

CONVERSATION 2 | Welcoming new ways of working and living and bridging the digital divide
16:00 – 18:00 CET

The debate will take a look at how technology is helping societies reshape the way people work and live, without neglecting that access to remote working and distance learning is not equally available to all people. How can we bridge the digital divide, then?


Amrote Abdella, Regional Director, Microsoft’s 4Afrika Initiative

Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK

Arun Sundararajan, Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship and Technology, New York University

Boutheina Guermazi, Director of Digital Development, Department of the Infrastructure Practice Group, World Bank

Klára Dobrev, Vice President, European Parliament

Michael Matlosz, President, EuroScience

Titi Akinsanmi, Policy and Government Relations Lead for West and Francophone Africa, Google

CONVERSATION 3 | Leveraging AI and Big Data to empower people and businesses
16:00 – 18:00 CET

The debate will turn to how people and businesses can be empowered by leveraging AI and Big Data in the Post-COVID Era.


Anand S. Rao, Partner, Global AI Lead, PwC

Edward Hsu, Senior Disruptive Technologies Adviser, World Bank’s Infrastructure Vice Presidency

Mark Purdy, Independent Economics and Technology Advisor

Nicolaus Henke, Chairman, QuantumBlack

Sinan Kayhan Aral, David Austin Professor of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science, Director of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence, University of California, Berkeley