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Roborace: The Future of Human and Machine Racing

Self-driving vehicles are one of the hottest topics of the moment, but with the hundreds of millions of test kilometres needed to develop the software, is there a way to speed up the process?

Al Peasland is the Head of Partnerships for Roborace, the competition for human and machine racing which provides a platform for the development of these future automotive technologies.

Just as motorsport has historically acted as a catalyst for the advancement of vehicle technologies, Roborace aims to do the same - driving forward the progress of assisted and autonomous capabilities whilst providing an entertainment spectacle that engages the public with a new era of transport.

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Banking Less: How Digital Helped a Bank to Live More

4.5 years ago, DBS set aside a small group of people to build a digital bank.  Going after 3 of the 4 largest countries in the world, DBS has shown significant success, and can now be found inspiring followership around the world in banks, non-banks, and even business school case studies.

Thelissa is one of the founding team of Digital Bank.
She led customer experience, experiments, and was one of the first to conduct ethnographic research for Digital Bank in India, personally setting the example of senior leaders speaking to customers directly and bringing insights back to product and experience development.
Before that, DBS appointed her as the General Manager of YOLO, a social gaming app to study customer behavior and learn how to capture and use data in new ways.
She has data engineering experience overseeing “Data First” for digibank in Indonesia, a program to deliver data analytics capabilities and a data driven culture in Digital Bank, ahead of our launch in Indonesia last year.
She has set up and led the U.S.E. (Usage, Sales and Experience) team for Digital Bank.  She has also developed digital strategy for DBS at the group level, and in various emerging and developed markets, including Vietnam and Japan.  Thelissa’s work on DBS’s group digital strategy is now studied in business schools and at competitors.
She is now leading a confidential initiative on the next wave of digital.  With an increasingly broad global following, we are careful about releasing our strategies before they are ready.
Thelissa is a global citizen, holding passports from the UK and Brazil, is multi-lingual.  She has lived and worked in the UK, Australia, France, Singapore, Brazil, and Chile.

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Mind-Body Boxing Workout

Designed by professional boxers and successful entrepreneurs, the Box Mind concept inspires by combining real basic boxing theory and practice with mindfulness and real-life strategy coaching. It’s designed to be used by everyone for success in your professional and personal life.Boxing is 95% about the mindset. Here’s why it’s so good for your mental health:
- Encourages focus – being mindful and relaxed
- Stimulates coordination, reflexes, quicker thinking, discipline, self-awareness, and more
- Emphasises breathing – sync your breath with your movements
- Encourages teamwork – form bonds by helping each other during the session
- Discuss stress – overcome the stigma through open an dialogue

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Field Trip – Plexal Innovation Centre

Plexal is the east London coworking space dedicated to the innovators of the world: the makers, creators, thinkers, coders, rule-breakers and changemakers.
Our workspace has been designed to resemble a mini-city, so we have our very own indoor park, private phone booths, high street, town hall and workshop space for rapid prototyping (which comes stocked with 3D printers and scanners). Why? Because we believe innovators need two things: opportunities to connect with people and space to think or create in quiet. And cities do both those things – which is why they’ve been hotbeds of innovation for thousands of years.

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Re-activating the Senses

The “unknown” comes with fear. People are worried about the impact of new technologies rather than embracing the chances. At GIF London, Andreas Gall, Chief Innovation Officer at Red Bull Media House, will demonstrate how technology is in fact set to re-activate our senses. In a world where sensors and artificial intelligence generate new information, the data-fueled digital buddy is designed to help human beings to navigate and even extend their physical and emotional limits. Join Andreas for on an exciting adventure of digital exploration.

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Enterprise Design Thinking at IBM

As Head of Research, Eleanor is responsible for all research efforts across IBM’s Enterprise Design Thinking portfolio. Together with her team, she works to understand and communicate the needs of the people they serve, and consistently deliver delightful experiences. Eleanor also leads the offering’s Sponsor User Program, where designers partner with end users to inform platform experience and strategy.

Eleanor previously served as lead for IBM’s Design Research Practice and as a researcher with IBM’s Power Systems, where she helped executives understand the needs of system administrators. Prior to IBM, Eleanor spent several years at PwC helping Fortune 500 clients practice human-centered design, innovate amidst change, and improve business performance.

She is a native Texan who currently resides in Austin with her family.

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Innovation @ Alphabet

This talk takes a step away from the well understood 'how's of innovation at Alphabet (10X thinking, design thinking, etc), and examines instead the roots of its overall culture of innovation. If one accepts, for the sake of argument, that Google is demonstrably innovative, what differentiates them from other large organisations -- what are the factors that contribute to that culture?

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Panel Debate: Fostering Experimentation and Creativity Culture on the Workplace

> Matt Boffey / Director of Consulting at Great State (Facilitator)
> Jane Buck / Global Director Pitch at Unilever
> Ileana Stigliani / Asst Prof of Design & Innovation at Imperial College London
> Kelly Ford / Dare To Try Regional Director at Pfizer
> Warrick Cramer / CEO at Tomorrow Street by Vodafone

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Lessons from the Trenches: Democratizing Digital Innovation at Cisco

thingQbator started as an internal incubator for Internet of Things ideas coming from the engineer community in Cisco’s Bangalore campus. Over the last 4 years the program has grown to 8 more locations with 4 Cisco locations - Bangalore, San Jose, London and Pune and 5 universities. In this talk I’d like to cover why this is an exciting time for digital transformation, my experience of setting up, running and scaling a digital innovation program inside a fortune 100 company, the highs and lows and some lessons learnt in the process.

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Inclusive Design at Airbnb

Benjamin Earl-Evans uses design-thinking to help everyone - from creative professionals to business leaders - create more inclusive products and services. Currently, he works as Inclusive Design Lead for Airbnb where he leads a cross-functional product team dedicated to solving problems like racism, sexism and bias.