Summit voices on the record

This autumn at London’s British Library, DigitalAgenda hosted its first Power & Responsibility summit, looking at regulation, trust and the unintended consequences of the digital age. Ahead of this month’s publication of our post-summit green paper, all of the summit sessions are now available to hear again.

Using power responsibly

Adam Thilthorpe, director for professionalism at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, explains why an ethical approach is so important.

Green paper overview

Digital adviser Jess Tyrrell and Eva Appelbaum offer an overview of a discussion paper, setting out 10 challenges we face and 10 ideas for change.

Trust in technology

Mark McGinn, director of brand and social purpose at Edelman, talks about the communications and marketing agency’s work on trust and technology, drawn from its annual ‘trust barometer’ and ‘earned brand’ research. Check out the accompanying presentation with Mark’s talk, at

Google, business and the economy

How does Google work to be a responsible business – and how does it respond to criticisms? Katie O’Donovan, public policy and government relations manager at Google UK, explains.

Power, responsibility and the economy

In this panel discussion on power, responsibility and the economy, we hear from Dom Hallas, executive director at Coadec, Tom Kibasi, director at IPPR, Katie O’Donovan, public policy and government relations manager at Google UK and Jeremy Silver, chief executive at Digital Catapult. Oli Barrett chairs.

Labour and regulation

Labour could form the next government. What are its plans to regulate the technology sector? And how would it address the digital downsides? Chi Onwurah MP, Labour industrial strategy, science and innovation spokesperson, sets out her stall.

Regulating technology panel discussion

In this panel discussion on regulation, online safety and innovation, we hear from Oliver Buckley, deputy director, digital charter and data ethics at DCMS; Louise Marston, managing director at Doteveryone; Chi Onwurah MP, Labour industrial strategy, science and innovation spokesperson; Matt Haworth, director at Reason Digital; and Carla Baker, senior government affairs manager at Symantec. Casey Calista of Lodestone/PICTFOR chairs.

Technology and mental health

Digital’s effects on mental health are increasingly well documented. How can we get past the problems that it creates? What are the wellbeing benefits that digital promises for us? In conversation are Simon Gunning, chief executive, Campaign Against Living Miserably; Katz Kiely, founder at Beep and Pete Trainor the co-founder, Us Ai. Oli Barrett chairs.

Tech, truth and trust

Two of our leading thinkers on tech and trust discuss the LSE commission, and the nature of truth. Jamie Bartlett, director for the centre for social media, Demos, and Sonia Livingstone OBE, chair of the truth, trust and technology commission at LSE.

How to fix the future

How can we learn from the past to stay human in the digital age? Author Andrew Keen, in conversation with Eva Appelbaum, Arc Group, says we must draw on what we know to improve things in the digital world.

Ai and the future

In an Ai-driven future, how do we move the debate from dystopian doom to a more positive outlook? Taking on the debate are Sue Daley, head of cloud, data analytics and AI, techUK; Rob McCargow, director of Ai at PwC and Jonnie Penn, affiliate at Berkman Klein Centre for Society and Internet, Harvard University. Session chaired by Imogen Parker, Ada Lovelace Institute.

Thanks to everyone who came along on 4 October, and to all our speakers. Watch out for our green paper soon.

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