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Oxford Generative AI Summit Agenda

Day 1

October 21, 2023

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Coffee and registration

Ground floor reception

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Opening Ceremony & Keynote from Sir Nigel Shadbolt

9:00 - 9:30 AM

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Sir Nigel Shadbolt

Leading AI researcher

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Cassidy Bereskin

Doctoral researcher,

Oxford Internet Institute

& Founder, OxGen AI

Moderator

Basement auditorium

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Market track: Use cases of generative AI in media and marketing 

Moderator

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Di Mayze

Global Head of Data & AI, WPP CTO Office

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Dr. Alex Connock

Senior Fellow at the Saïd Business School

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Michael Bhaskar

Writer, researcher and publisher

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Stuart Bowden 

Global Chief Strategy and Product Officer, Wavemaker

Theme overview: This panel will grapple with the impact of generative AI on the media and marketing landscape, diving into current trends and critical issues and considering how generative AI is poised to evolve and shape the industry in the coming years.

Reception floor panel room

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

9:35 - 10:35 AM

Policy track: Generative AI, privacy, and data protection

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Karishma Brahmbhatt

Counsel, Allen & Overy

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Camilla Winlo

Head of Data and Privacy, Gemserv

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Rafaela Nicolazzi

International Privacy Policy Lead for Europe, Google

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Steve Wood

Director of PrivacyX Consulting & Special Advisor, Allen & Overy

Moderator

Theme overview: This panel will illuminate emerging regulatory developments and trends around data protection, law, and AI, particularly in the UK and EU. It will spotlight how regulators are adapting to the evolving landscape and highlight practical steps that organizations can take to ensure compliance.

Basement auditorium

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

10:35 - 10:50 AM

Networking break

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Market track: Investor perspectives on generative AI 

Moderator

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Jamesin Seidel

Investment Partner, Chapter One

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Luna Schmid

Partner, Google Ventures

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Chandar Lal

Principal, Mosaic Ventures

Ash Arora

Ash Arora

Partner at LocalGlobe

Theme overview: This panel will deep dive into emerging verticals, opportunities, hype vs. reality, and investment strategies in the generative AI space, as well as offer valuable insights on the larger trajectory of generative AI as a potential major platform shift.

Reception floor panel room

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

10:50 - 11:50 AM

Society track: Multi-stakeholder responses to deepfakes & synthetic media

Moderator

Laura Herman

Laura Herman

Senior Research Lead at Adobe and PhD student at the Oxford Internet Institute

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Mounir Ibrahim

EVP of Public Affairs and Impact at Truepic

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Bruce MacCormack

Principal, Neural Transform

Josh Benaron

Josh Benaron

Founder & CEO,Irys

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Claire Leibowicz

Head of AI and Media Integrity at the Partnership on AI

Theme overview: The panel will examine a constellation of tools, frameworks, and countermeasures for addressing deepfakes and synthetic media, examining their potential and roadblocks and ways to equip citizens for a future increasingly dominated by synthetic online content.

Basement auditorium

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Moderator

Market track: Responsible & ethical AI use for enterprise

Sponsored by

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Ray Lansigan

Ray Lansigan

Head of Strategy, Publicis Digital Experience

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Andrew Jenks

Director of Provenance, Microsoft

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Cristina Lawrence

EVP, Consumer & Content Experience at Razorfish

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Qaiser Bachani

Head of Consumer Experience, Global Brands and Europe at Mondelēz International

Theme overview: This panel will explore critical themes around responsible AI, including its importance, the current state of content authentication, and practical steps for organisations to gain confidence in their ability to leverage AI safely.

Reception floor panel room

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Society track: Keynote address from Rachel Coldicutt

11:55 - 12:55 PM

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Rachel Coldicutt​​

Founder & Executive Director,

Careful Industries & Promising Trouble

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Hunter Hinson

MSc student, Oxford Internet Institute

Basement auditorium

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Society track: Keynote address from Professor Lionel Tarassenko

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Moderator

Professor Lionel Tarassenko

President of Reuben College & world-leading expert in the application of AI to healthcare

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Moderator

Max Low

Consultant, Brunswick Group & MSc student, Oxford Internet Institute

Basement auditorium

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

12:55 - 2:00 PM

Lunch & networking

First and second floor

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Policy track: Keynote address from Rt Hon Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament

Moderator

2:00 - 2:30 PM

Chloe Smith

Rt Hon Chloe Smith

Member of Parliament for Norwich North & former Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology

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Max Low

Consultant, Brunswick Group & MSc student, Oxford Internet Institute

Basement auditorium

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Market track keynote address: Nigel Toon, Chairman and CEO at Graphcore

2:35 - 3:15 PM

Moderator

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Nigel Toon

Co-founder, Chairman and CEO at Graphcore

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Will Shao

Technology and Policy Networks Lead, Ditchley Foundation

Basement auditorium

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

3:15 - 3:30 PM

Networking break

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Market track: Cognitive AI: Dismantling Weaponized Information and Reputational Threats

Sponsored by

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Moderator

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Zach Schwitzky

Co-Founder and CEO, Limbik Inc.

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Chad Latz

Chief Innovation Officer, BCW

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Di Mayze

Global Head of Data & AI, WPP CTO Office

Theme overview: In a complex information ecosystem rife with mis- and disinformation, companies and brands are more vulnerable than ever to weaponized narratives. And while the promise of generative AI’s ability to simplify and complement content development is endless, there is an equal amount of uncertainty around how it can be used by bad actors to attack brands, organizations and people; destabilize reputations; and wreak havoc. Cognitive AI can play a vital role in helping to proactively identify, prioritize and respond to information threats to protect and promote reputation. In this session, Chad Latz, Chief Innovation Officer of BCW; Zachary Schwitzky, CEO and Co-Founder, Limbik; will discuss how cognitive AI’s ability to simulate human thought and predict what people will find believable can help to pre-bunk and debunk harmful narratives.

Basement auditorium

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

3:35 - 4:35 PM

Policy track: AI governance and geopolitics

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Benedict Macon-Cooney

CSO, Tony Blair Institute

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Will Shao

Technology and Policy Networks Lead, Ditchley Foundation

Carl Miller

Carl Miller

Technology researcher and author

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Kir Nuthi

Head of Tech Regulation at Startup Coalition

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Brianna Rosen

Senior Fellow at Just Security & Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict

Moderator

Theme overview: The panel will explore increasingly timely topics such as the UK’s role in the international AI frontier, geopolitical tensions and economic realities, and the extent to which current vs. future considerations around the impact of AI are shaping AI regulation.

Reception floor panel room

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Keynote address from Mounir Ibrahim & Andrew Jenks

Sponsored by

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4:35 - 5:15 PM

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Mounir Ibrahim

EVP of Public Affairs and Impact at Truepic

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Andrew Jenks

Director of Provenance, Microsoft

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Hunter Hinson

MSc student, Oxford Internet Institute

Moderator

Basement auditorium

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

5:15  - 6:45 PM

Drinks & networking

Second floor

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

7:00 - 9:00 PM

VIP dinner, Lincoln College Dining Hall

Dining Hall

Lincoln College

9:00 PM onwards

Afterparty

The Cosy Club

Day 2

October 22, 2023

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Coffee and welcome back

Reception

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Market track: Zero to value: Extracting value for AI implementation in enterprise

Sponsored by

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Peter Verster

Client Partner, Northell

Oumar Diallo

Oumar Diallo

Founder and CEO of Aeon Investments

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Dennis Adekunle

Senior Transformation Consultant & Founder

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Derek Tufford

President, Impact Consulting

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Claudia Quinonez

Global Head of the News Innovation Lab at Bloomberg

Theme overview: This panel will set expectations for business leaders around their AI journey, and how to gain ROI from AI. The panel will help leaders consider the key elements involved in their AI roadmap, including culture, strategy, and capabilities.

Basement auditorium

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Society track: Generative AI & the future of journalism

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Kenneth Cukier

Deputy Executive Editor, The Economist

Charlotte Jee

Charlotte Jee

News editor, MIT Technology Review

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Felix Simon

Communication Researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute

Veena McCoole

Veena McCoole

Vice President Communications and Marketing at NewsGuard

Theme overview: This panel will explore the impact of generative AI on several facets of the industry and grapple with the future of truth and public trust in news. The panel will reflect on critical questions such as what aspects will change vs. remain the status quo and deep epistemological questions about journalism as a craft and the future of the institution.

Reception floor panel room

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Market track: Business leaders’ perspectives on generative AI

Moderator

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Ren Ito

Partner, Solaris Fund Management

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Dr John Lazar CBE

Co-Founder & General Partner, Enza Capital & Chair of the Raspberry Pi Foundation

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Fausto Artico

Global Head of Data Science, GSK

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Sal Mohammed

Founder, QTA

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Theme overview: This panel will examine the impact of generative AI across diverse industries and consider its role in enhancing business competitiveness and strategic advantage in a rapidly evolving AI ecosystem.

Reception floor panel room

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Policy track: Keynote address from the Honourable Marco Mendicino

Moderator

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Marco Mendicino

Canadian MP & former Minister of Public Safety

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Cassidy Bereskin

Doctoral researcher,

Oxford Internet Institute & Founder, OxGen AI

Ground floor auditorium

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

11:05 - 12:05 PM

Market track: Founder perspectives on generative AI

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Mandela Patrick

CEO, Optmatik

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Harvey Pitt

MSc Candidate,

Oxford Internet Institute

Lily Elsner

Lily Elsner

CEO and Co-Founder, Jack Fertility

Eito Miyamura

Eito Miyamura

Founder, stealth startup

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Henry Scott-Green

CEO & Co-Founder of Context

Moderator

Theme overview: This panel will explore founders' experiences building in the generative AI space, from opportunities and challenges building in the space to macro-scale insights on the next major platform shift.

Reception floor panel room

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Society track: Generative AI & the future of work

Lightning talk series

Moderator

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Fabian Stephany

Research Lecturer in AI & Work at the Oxford Internet Institute

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Roy Bahat

Head of Bloomberg Beta

Varya Srivastava

Varya Srivastava

Author, Political Scientist and Startup Operator

Basement auditorium

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

12:05 - 1:30 PM

Lunch & networking 

First and second floor

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

1:35 - 2:35 PM

Tech track: The UK's path to safe and reliable generative AI

Lightning talk series

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Di Cooke

International Security Program Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Elizabeth Seger

Elizabeth Seger

Researcher, Centre for the Governance of AI

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Chris Scammell

COO, Conjecture

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Andreas Kirsch

DPhil graduate from the University of Oxford & ex-DeepMind and Google

Moderator

Basement auditorium

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Society track: Generative AI, disinformation, & extremism

Moderator

Rayhan Asat

Rayhan Asat

Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

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Esther Jaromi

Doctoral Scholar in International Justice

Dina Hussein

Dina Hussein

Head of Meta's Counterterrorism and Dangerous Organizations Policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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Broderick McDonald

Associate Fellow at Kings College London’s International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation 

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Adam Hadley

Founder and Executive Director, Tech Against Terrorism

Theme overview: This panel will delve into the impacts of generative AI on disinformation campaigns and extremism within the current geopolitical landscape, while also considering the relevant policy and regulatory frameworks.

Reception floor panel room

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

Tech track: Technical leaders' perspectives on generative AI

Lightning talk series

Moderator

Dr Edward Kim

Dr Edward Kim

Manager of Technical Staff at Cohere

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David Foster

Founding Partner, Applied Data Science Partners

Dr. Rodrigo Mendoza Smith

Dr. Rodrigo Mendoza Smith

Founder & CEO, Quine

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Andreas Kirsch

DPhil graduate from the University of Oxford & ex-DeepMind and Google

Basement auditorium

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

2:35 - 3:35 PM

Society track: Generative AI & the future of education 

Moderator

Philip Colligan

Philip Colligan

CEO, Raspberry Pi Foundation

Jeremy Knox

Prof Jeremy Knox

Co-director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education (Data Society) and a Lecturer in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh

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Laura Knight

Senior Consultant, Berkhamsted School

Liam Bekirsky

Liam Bekirsky

DPhil Candidate, Oxford Internet Institute

Theme overview: This panel will delve into the current impacts of generative AI on education, exploring trends related to its adoption, the necessary adaptations in educational curricula for teaching AI and preparing students for the generative AI era and the potential effects of increased generative AI adoption in education on the digital accessibility divide, both nationally and internationally.

Reception floor panel room

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

OxGen AI Summit Hackathon Prize Ceremony

Sponsored by

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3:35 - 5:00 PM

Hackathon Judge

Hackathon Judge

Hackathon Judge

Hackathon Judge

Conor Kelly

Conor Kelly

Growth at Humanloop

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