Power & Responsibility Summit

The DigitalAgenda Summit on regulation, trust and the unintended consequences of the digital age will take place on 9 October at the British Library, London.

What is the summit about?

Power & Responsibility debates regulation, trust and the unintended consequences of the digital age. And it explores the technology response to the challenges before us.

The summit looks at the downsides of the digital changes taking place across society and the economy. It covers critical themes including trust, privacy, regulation, mental health and developer ethics.

We will look at the challenges that these issues present, and look at the policy and technology solutions now emerging including the recent “Unlocking Digital Competition” report set up to make recommendations for changes to the UK’s competition framework that are needed to face the economic challenges posed by digital markets, in the UK and internationally. The report contains recommendations on updating the rules governing merger and antitrust enforcement, as well as proposing a bold set of pro-competition measures to open up digital markets.

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One of the best informed & most constructive debates I've participated in.

Chi Onwurah MP

Thanks for raising the bar on what an event on this theme should be like.

Adah Parris, Djembe Consulting

Surely one of the best events I have attended - organised with hard work and dedication.

Maria Axente, PwC

2018 Event

The summit looked at the digital changes taking place across society and the economy. It covered critical themes including privacy, online safety, trust, developer ethics and fake news.

We looked at the challenges that these issues present, and the policy and technology solutions to them. We asked if regulation is the answer – or if technology itself holds the answers to the problems its application has created.

We’ve produced a Power & Responsibility discussion paper, taking forward issues debated at the summit. The paper is open for public comment until Wednesday 31 October.

Attendees joined us from across business, startups, big tech, policymakers, think tanks, charities, academic and consumer groups. We built in time for people who come to connect and learn from each other.

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2018 speakers included

Andrew Keen


Chi Onwurah MP

Labour industry

Jamie Bartlett


Sonia Livingstone

LSE Truth Trust and Technology Commission

Tom Kibasi


Katie O’Donovan


Jonnie Penn

Berkman Klein Center for Society and Internet at Harvard University

Sue Daley


Oliver Buckley


Emma Prest

DataKind UK

Peter Trainor

Us Ai

Julie Dawson


Simon Gunning

Campaign Against Living Miserably

Casey Calista


Jeremy Silver

Digital Catapult

Katz Kiely

Kiely & Co

Dom Hallas


Jess Tyrrell

Digital advisor

Matt Haworth

Reason Digital

Imogen Parker

Ada Lovelace Institute

Adam Thilthorpe


Adah Parris

Friday Club London

Oli Barrett

Tenner, StartUp Britain

Kajal Odedra

Change.org UK

Eva Appelbaum

Arc Group

Mark McGinn


Louise Marston


Rob McCargow


Nick Taylor


Carla Baker


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