For two years Walter Isaacson shadowed Elon Musk, attended his meetings, walked his factories with him, and spent hours interviewing him, his family, friends, co-workers, and adversaries. He joins us to share the ultimate inside story of the most controversial innovator of our era. Who is the real Elon Musk? And are the demons that drive him also what it takes to drive innovation and progress? (in collaboration with How To Academy)
Imagination is our supreme gift, our biggest opportunity, our greatest source of fulfilment and our most vital asset for the future. Drawing on a career spent at the intersection of business and creativity, Albert joins us to discuss the critical role the imagination will play in our future.
Join us for breakfast at the V&A and a Private View of the first UK exhibition dedicated to the work of French couturière, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, charting the establishment of the House of CHANEL and the evolution of her iconic design style which continues to influence the way women dress today.
Genomics England, in partnership with the NHS and the research community, is at the forefront of bringing genomics insights to inform health and care at population scale. Chris, will discuss and explain:
the foundational science that underpins this work
the ‘state of the nation’ for deploying genomic science in healthcare, in rare diseases, cancer and beyond
critical considerations around sustaining and reinforcing ethics and trust
what we can expect to see in the coming years as the field continues to advance and move into the mainstream
Executive Director, Center for China Analysis, Asia Society Policy Institute
Daring to Struggle: China's Global Ambitions under Xi Jinping
Powerful, prosperous and authoritarian, China under the leadership of Xi Jinping has become a more intense competitor across the globe — economically, technologically, diplomatically, militarily, and in seeking to influence people’s hearts and minds. In this timely and illuminating talk, internationally renowned China scholar Bates Gill explains the fundamental motivations driving the country’s dynamic, risk-taking ambitions under Xi Jinping and the many challenges he now faces.
We are in an era of unprecedented change with AI impacting every industry. How is media likely to change? What can we expect looking forward? Just days after taking up his new role as Chairman and Chief Executive of CNN, Mark joins us to share the wisdom built over four decades during which time he transformed two of the world’s most respected media organisations for the digital age.
Widely anticipated to become the first ever female Chancellor the Exchequer, Rachel joins Financial Times economics columnist Soumaya Keynes to outline her vision for the future of the economy: a future in which productivity is enhanced, growth is sustainable and there are opportunities for all, not just a few at the top (in collaboration with How to Academy).
Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science
The New China Playbook: Beyond Socialism and Capitalism
The Chinese economy that most Westerners picture is an incomplete sketch, based on Western dated assumptions and incomplete information. Keyu brings a new understanding of China, one that takes a holistic view of its history and its culture, shedding new light on its past, present, and its potential future.
Director, Energy, Climate & Resources at Eurasia Group
Water scarcity: The global crisis facing countries, companies, and communities
By 2025, two-thirds of the global population will face water shortages and two-thirds of companies will face substantial water risks along the value chain. To make matters worse, current policy efforts are either inadequate or insufficient. Fixing the crisis will require greater collaboration between public- and private-sector actors. We will discuss what it looks like practically across regions and sectors.
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