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Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome to The GIL Journey

Dorman Followwill, Senior Partner and Director, Frost & Sullivan



A Chief Economist's Perspective On The Implications Of Brexit For The UK And Europe

Dr Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist, Berenberg



New Mega Trends That Will Impact Our Future World

Sarwant Singh, Senior Partner, Frost & Sullivan

Europe is bound by an enormous number of out outdated regulations and systems. New environmental, economic, social and political developments and trends have challenged these systems, forcing Europe’s policy-makers to rethink strategies for the future.  With the new growth strategy 'Europe 2020', the European Union is reinforcing its commitment to becoming a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. This presentation examines these developments, along with other external factors, through a Mega Trend lens and also highlights macro-to-micro implications on businesses and society.

It will further touch upon the implications of the Digital Single Market push; Europe's foray into Artificial Intelligence fuelled by Big Data and Machine Learning; the Fintech revolution; Blockchain technology; Industry 4.0 evolution and future consumers are expected to redefine the European landscape of Europe as a singular leader driving innovation in digital, economic and social themes.



One Week after the Referendum, what next for the UK, Europe and Innovation?

Iain Wright, Member of Parliament for Hartlepool and Chair of the Business Innovation & Skills Select Committee - UK Parliament



The Future Of Busniess In Europe, A Futurist's Visionary Perspective

Rohit Talwar, Futurologist, Fast Future Research

Visionaries and Futurists on The Future of Europe

Dorman Followwill, Senior Partner and Director, Frost & Sullivan

Anne Lise Kjaer, Futurist and founder of Kjaer Global, a Trend Management Consultancy
Rohit Talwar, Futurologist, Fast Future Research
Ioana Surpateanu, Vice-President, Political Adviser EPP
Sarwant Singh, Senior Partner, Frost & Sullivan

Coffee Break

The Future Of Fintech: Keynote

Luca Raffellini, Director, Business & Financial Services, Frost & Sullivan

Lift your gaze and, on the face of it, banking and financial services are tough industries to disrupt: systemically vital, established branch networks, secular expertise in credit underwriting, traditionally “inert” customers....and yet, key financial sectors are being radically affected and will increasingly be disrupted, both Retail and Commercial.

In areas like Payments, for instance, new business models are driven by powerful but essentially well understood forces – e.g. mobile banking. Other forces, such a Blockchain, have clear disruptive potential in financial services (and not only) and a less predictable evolution.

We believe the most interesting questions in the future will be around critical success factors. Most novel Fintech players tend to share certain success factor, e.g. dramatic reduction of cost to serve, and face similar challenges, e.g. increased regulatory scrutiny. What about the incumbents? After a tentative start, established banks and financial players are rising to the challenge and quickening the pace of transformation, possibly more so now than in a generation. Big data, customer journey, new capabilities – it is arguably an exciting time to be this industry.



Finance: Can a Disruptor Grow 10 Times Faster Than a Traditional Company

Huy Nguyen Trieu, Author, Disruptive Finance


Panel Discussion

The Future of Fintech

Luca Raffellini, Director, Business & Financial Services, Frost & Sullivan

Amit Pau, Managing Director & Venture Partner, Ariadne Capital
David Slater, Director of International Trade & Investment, London & Partners
Huy Nguyen Trieu, Author, Disruptive Finance
Keith Fingleton, Chief Technology Advisor - Financial Services, IDA Ireland

12:10 Interactive Workshop:

Brexit And Its Impact Across Industries

12:40 Networking Lunch


UK Digital Strategy

Chris White MP, Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington and Business, Innovation and Skills Committee Member - UK Parliament

The Impact of Digital Disruption Across Industry

The Internet of Intelligent Things
Adrian Drozd, Research Director, ICT Europe, Frost & Sullivan

Artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be the two most important developments that will impact across industry sectors over the next five years. Frost & Sullivan believes that to look at these trends separately is to miss the wider industry implications. The Internet of Things cannot reach its potential without artificial intelligence, and artificial intelligence can only become a reality by accessing the data generated from the Internet of Things. This symbiosis will create, ultimately, the Internet of Intelligent Things.

Digital Transformation in Aerospace
Steven Webb, Vice President, Aerospace, Defence & Security, Frost & Sullivan

Digital transformation affects every facet of the Aerospace industry. The infusion of digital in the Aerospace supply chain allows the optimisation of processes, the enhancement of existing revenue streams, the introduction of new business models and presents an opportunity to further improve the customer experience. Aerospace OEMs, Airlines and Airports are three key user groups of digital technologies and all have seen radical transformation in the way they do business. We are now witnessing OEMs investing in building their software and analytics capabilities, whereas Airlines and Airports are using digital to better connect with their customers onboard and on the ground. The presentation will focus on the opportunities and challenges presented by this transformation in the commercial aerospace supply chain.

Internet of Medical Things
Dorman Followwill, Senior Partner and Director, Frost & Sullivan

The great Healthcare challenge facing humanity can be summarised in one Big Question: how can we deliver high quality care to every patient globally in a sustainably affordable way? One key solution will be the digital technologies revolutionising the Healthcare world. As we move beyond simple drugs and devices through to integrated solutions, the pathway to the future will be the digital experience. Key to this will be Artificial Intelligence to streamline data gathering and processing, to integrate disparate data sets into seamlessly interoperable solutions, and to provide analytics that make this data useful across the Internet of Medical Things - a new platform for combining wearables, home based patient monitoring and diagnostic devices, all the various clinic and hospital data sets into one platform large and versatile enough to help us rise to the great Healthcare challenge and turn it into a legendary opportunity for the future of humanity.

IoIT and the Third Industrial Revolution: "One Foot in Today and the Other in Tomorrow"
John Fleming, Former Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Co.

This presentation starts to explore how Manufacturing and Business Leaders should think about how to deliver on the current business plans while preparing for the potential revolution that could change Manufacturing forever. It asks the following questions, while further featuring Ford's case study of the aluminium lightweighting transformation of the company's F-150.

  • How different will it really be?
  • Who and What needs to change?
  • What would the New Manufacturing World look like?

Future of Manufacturing
Muthukumar Viswanathan, Practice Head, Frost & Sullivan

European factories of the future will be driven by their ability to leverage vital big data and utilise best-in-class information and communication technologies on the shop floor. Hear about the implications of modernisation in the age of Industry 4.0 and gain strategic insight into how current government programmes are dynamically transforming the manufacturing industry. This presentation will address some of the critical questions that businesses involved in Europe’s futuristic industrial market are asking.

Digital Transformation in the Energy Sector
Jonathan Robinson, Principal Consultant, Energy & Environment Practice, Frost & Sullivan

The energy sector has traditionally been slow to embrace advances in technology. However, the advent of disruptive forces such as distributed energy and the movement towards smarter grids is making it imperative for utilities to act now. The success of utilities is thus dependent on aligning their needs with the digital innovation being offered by the vendor companies.


Panel Discussion:

Digital Disruption and Transformation

Alexander Michael, Director of Consulting, Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan

Abby Thomas, GM Customer Journey Transformation, BT Consumer
Sree Menon, General Manager, eBay Motors
John Fleming, former Executive VP, Global Manufacturing and Labour Affairs at Ford
Nina Bjornstad, Country Manager, Google for Work, UK & Ireland
Sanjay Brahmawar, Global Head & Managing Partner Strategic Business Development, IBM Watson Internet of Things



The Next Frontier Of Growth: Opportunities In Connected And Mobile Africa

Aroop Zutshi, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan

Urbanisation, mobility, infrastructure, natural resources, telecommunications investments and inter-regional trade are just a few of the untapped opportunities making Africa the last growth frontier. The continent is set to become the second fastest growing region by 2025, with a gross domestic product (GDP) of USD4.5 trillion. Africa is the only continent that has the potential to achieve double digit economic growth within the next decade. This presentation provides insights into the challenges impacting the region, innovative business models and the vast opportunities for investment that the African continent has to offer.

The 2025 strategic economic plan aimed at doubling Iran's economy from the current USD 415 billion in the next decade necessitates investments to the tune of USD1.5 trillion. The country, thus, epitomises an untapped goldmine that is fast attracting the attention of global opportunity miners. The Iranian Government's ambitious efforts to make the country globally competitive are directed towards creating a favourable business climate for companies to enter and invest in developing its core focus sectors. Hear about Frost & Sullivan's perspective on Iran's macroeconomy and opportunities across industries for global companies.


Coffee Break



Technology Led Business Transformation

Nina Bjornstad, Country Manager, Google for Work, UK & Ireland

Technology is leading a rapid transformation of the workplace, leading the shift to a more transparent and engaging environment where creative ideas flow.  Google will share the strong link between culture and technology and also share advancements coming to our daily work lives via machine learning.



The Cognitive Era - How The Internet of Things Is Transforming The Physical And Digital World

Sanjay Brahmawar, Global Head & Managing Partner Strategic Business Development, IBM Watson Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is fundamentally changing the way businesses create value, companies compete and partner, and consumers experience the world. The digitization of nearly everything is opening new opportunities for insight, relevance, and competitive edge. Manufacturing equipment can tell you when it needs maintenance, consumer products can tell you how people are actually using them and what’s in demand. Yet so much of the data being generated by connected devices is never captured or acted upon—it is too challenging to manage and analyze, especially in combination with other data sources. Cognitive IoT systems help you make sense of all types of data, and apply these insights to transform core business functions and customer relationships.



Intelligent Mobility: Open Source & The Future of Automotive Marketplaces

Sree Menon, General Manager, eBay Motors

The Next Frontier Of Growth: Women As A Customer and What it Means For Economies And Businesses

Olivia Price-Walker, Principal Consultant, Visionary Innovation, Frost & Sullivan

According to Frost & Sullivan, 100 million more women will join the global labour force by 2025. In the same timeframe, the gap between female and male labour participation will reduce by 25 per cent. These developments affect additional earnings and wealth, making women an ever more decisive customer group. Leaders and innovators all over the world are looking for the next growth opportunity, whether it is an emerging market, digital transformation or new service industries. This presentation will examine the evidence of addressing female consumers and how harnessing the power of women in your economy or organisation will help yield significant returns and uncover your trillion-dollar customer.


GIL 2016: Europe Closing Comments

Dorman Followwill, Senior Partner and Director, Frost & Sullivan

10:45 AM