After the success of Innotech’s Tech vs Brains at the Houses of Parliament, we’ve decided to host a follow up event around the reoccurring questions of digital skills in terms of cyber hacking, privacy, and the future of governments interference of citizens’ data. You heard about Tech vs Brains: the official rally for digital skills but what about Tech vs a lifetime in jail? What happens when we develop digital “super powers”. Is there such thing as global governance? Should all hacking be prosecuted the same?

Speakers

Alison Levitt QC

Alison Levitt QC

Lawyer

Alison is one of the UK's leading lawyers, specialising in criminal, regulatory and related matters. She joined the Firm in 2014 to set up the new business crime group.SHOW MORE

Alison is one of the UK's leading lawyers, specialising in criminal, regulatory and related matters. She joined the Firm in 2014 to set up the new business crime group.

Alison was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 1988 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2008. After twenty years in private practice at leading London defence chambers she was head-hunted to become the Principal Legal Advisor to the Director of Public Prosecutions. There she advised on some of the most significant cases of the time, as well as appearing as counsel in the Court of Appeal. She is an expert in private prosecutions and immunities from prosecution.

Throughout her career as a barrister Alison has appeared in key cases in the Court of Appeal and has written many reports, including the Crown Prosecution Service's highly praised in-depth review of their previous conduct of allegations against the entertainer Jimmy Savile.

As an advocate, Alison has conducted lengthy and complex trials and appeals involving bank instrument fraud, proceedings against company directors and fraud on a massive scale connected with international metal trading. She is familiar with the transactional aspects of many different types of fraudulent and corrupt activity, and has been praised in the Court of Appeal for her knowledge of the law and capacity to master the most complex detail.

Alison has a profound understanding of the UK governmental and political system, and international matters. She has been a Recorder of the Crown Court since 2006 and is a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple. She is a former Chair of the Young Bar and has also been Secretary of the Criminal Bar Association of England and Wales.SHOW LESS

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

Mayor of London

Boris Johnson has been Mayor of London since May 2008, when he received the largest personal mandate in British political history. Few Londoners have entirely English descent, and Boris is no exception. Born in New York in 1964, he describes himself as a 'one man melting-pot', with French, Turkish, Russian and German ancestry.SHOW MORE

Boris Johnson has been Mayor of London since May 2008, when he received the largest personal mandate in British political history. Few Londoners have entirely English descent, and Boris is no exception. Born in New York in 1964, he describes himself as a 'one man melting-pot', with French, Turkish, Russian and German ancestry. Upon graduation he lasted a week as a management consultant before becoming a trainee reporter for The Times. After a short spell as a writer for the Wolverhampton Express and Star, he joined The Daily Telegraph in 1987 as leader and feature writer. From 1989 to 1994 he was the Telegraph's European Community correspondent and from 1994 to 1999 he served as assistant editor. His association with The Spectator magazine began as political columnist in 1994. In 1999 he became editor of the Spectator, a post he held for six years before stepping down in December 2005. He has won several awards for journalism, both as editor and columnist. Besides his work as a journalist, Boris has published several books, including 'Friends, Voters and Countrymen', an autobiographical account of his experience of the 2001 election campaign, a novel, 'Seventy-Two Virgins'. He has also produced a TV series on Roman History from his book of the same name, 'The Dream of Rome'. In 2011 he published 'Johnson’s Life of London', a celebration of some of the people who gave London its vibrancy and character, from Roman times to the present day. In 2001 Boris was elected as the Conservative MP for Henley on Thames, replacing Michael Heseltine. He held shadow government posts as Vice Chairman, Shadow Minister for the Arts and Shadow Minister of Higher Education. In July 2007, Boris announced he would seek the nomination for Conservative candidate for Mayor of London. He was duly selected as the candidate in an all London open primary that autumn, before being elected Mayor in May 2008, defeating Labour incumbent Ken Livingstone. Boris resigned as MP for Henley shortly after the 2008 election. He was re-elected for a second four year term as Mayor in May 2012. Under his tenure crime in London has fallen 11%, the capital has seen record investment in transport and the city staged what are widely acknowledged to be the most successful Olympic and Paralympic Games ever. In his first term he introduced a hugely popular cycle hire scheme and a new replacement for the 'Routemaster', the cleanest and greenest diesel hybrid in the world. He also oversaw the building of a record number of new affordable homes. Boris has made jobs and growth his key focus during his second term, prioritising house building, investment in road and rail infrastructure, and support for financial services and the tech sector, as well as championing low and stable tax rates and the construction of a new multi runway hub airport to the east of London.SHOW LESS

Graham Brown-Martin

Graham Brown-Martin

Founder of Learning Without Frontiers

In 2004, he founded the global think tank Learning Without Frontiers, that brought together renowned educators, technologists and creatives to begin a new global dialogue about the future of learning. Responsible for some of the most provocative and challenging debates about education, Graham left LWF in 2013 to pursue new programmes and ideas to transform the way we learn, teach and live.SHOW MORE

It’s perhaps no surprise that Graham initially pursued a career in the technology sector given that he was born in England during the 1960s near Bletchley Park, the site of Britain’s code-breaking effort during World War II led by Alan Turing.

Leaving school early he pursued a successful 30-year career that spanned the digital, education and creative sectors inventing and building new businesses that challenged the status quo. Always too early, he designed mobile computers in the 1980s, interactive digital music systems in the 1990s and cloud-based storage systems in the early 2000s.

In 2004, he founded the global think tank Learning Without Frontiers, that brought together renowned educators, technologists and creatives to begin a new global dialogue about the future of learning. Responsible for some of the most provocative and challenging debates about education, Graham left LWF in 2013 to pursue new programmes and ideas to transform the way we learn, teach and live.

"Given the nature of global change, transforming education around the world is one of the deepest, most urgent challenges we now face. With his open but penetrating gaze, Graham Brown Martin is an ideal guide through the complex terrain of ideas and innovations that might just create the new forms of education that we really need." Sir Ken Robinson

“When it comes to education, Graham Brown-Martin is never boring, always worth listening to and profoundly accurate in his thinking.” Lord David Puttnam

"Graham Brown-Martin is the provocateur that education has needed for so long. His instinct for disruptive ideas and passion for effective pedagogy have made him a unique and powerful advocate for new and meaningful approaches to learning" Dr Michael Brooks, Scientist, Author, Free Radicals & The Learning 2030 Report

“Now that he's got over his love of technology Graham Brown-Martin has turned into just the firebrand we need”  Keri Facer, Professor of Educational & Social Futures, University of Bristol

"Off-the-wall but incisive, socialist but anarchic, impulsive but reasoned--Graham Brown-Martin's contradictions bring energy, excitement and vision to drive the fundamental changes in education we all need." Conrad Wolfram, CEO and cofounder, Wolfram Research EuropeSHOW LESS

Jake Davis

Jake Davis

Former Anonymous / LulzSec Member

Jake was arrested on July 27th 2011 at the age of 18 for his role in Internet hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec under the alias “Topiary”. He was read his rights on 89 separate counts of hacking/DDoS, totalling a possible 890 year prison sentence.SHOW MORE

Jake was arrested on July 27th 2011 at the age of 18 for his role in Internet hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec under the alias “Topiary”. He was read his rights on 89 separate counts of hacking/DDoS, totalling a possible 890 year prison sentence. He was denied bail by a police sergeant on July 31st 2011. A magistrate released him on bail the following day with conditions including an electronically monitored home curfew and a ban from all devices capable of connecting to the Internet.

Jake has written for Wired UK, IBTimes, the Guardian, and was a speaker at Wired 2013, a “two-day event celebrating the ideas, innovations and people reshaping our world”. He has appeared on Newsnight, the Guardian’s Tech Weekly podcast, and Radio 4′s World at One and Today programmes.

He currently works on various film, theatrical and arts projects, ranging from low-budget indie films to major Hollywood blockbusters, working with producers, distributors and creative agencies to connect with audiences worldwide. He also offers script consultancy and technical advice around the subjects of hacking, the “deep web”, and online culture.

Eventually he was charged with two overarching “conspiracy to commit computer misuse with intent to disrupt or impair the operation of a computer or computers” counts, totalling a possible 20 year prison sentence. He plead guilty to both of these charges on June 25th 2012. He was sentenced on May 16th 2013 to 24 months’ custody in a young offenders institute, however due to the time spent under house arrest (enforced every evening for nearly two years) it was calculated that he be released after 37 days and serve another year of his sentence in the community on probation. He is currently still on probation and will be until June 22nd 2014 . He is also legally banned from encrypting files, using virtual machines, remotely connecting to other computers, and deleting his Internet history until May 16th 2018.SHOW LESS

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Jamie Woodruff

Ethical Hacker

Jamie is one of the best young hacker in the UK. He is known for finding security vulnerabilities in websites and services from some of the biggest and most renowned IT firms around the world.SHOW MORE

Jamie is one of the best young hacker in the UK. He is known for finding security vulnerabilities in websites and services from some of the biggest and most renowned IT firms around the world. Jamie is a walking success story - he has overcome disabilities that many considered to deem his future, but he has proved them wrong becoming an example to follow by redirecting his hacking skills into ethical and beneficial projects. Jamie will share his experience, representing Bangor University - an educational body who has provided him with constant support since his inclusion.SHOW LESS

Jim Knight

Jim Knight

The Rt Hon Lord Knight of Weymouth

Jim Knight is the Managing Director of Online Learning at TSL Education Ltd, a member of the House of Lords and a visiting Professor at the London Knowledge Lab of the Institute of Education.SHOW MORE

Jim Knight is the Managing Director of Online Learning at TSL Education Ltd, a member of the House of Lords and a visiting Professor at the London Knowledge Lab of the Institute of Education. Jim’s main policy interests are education, employment, skills and digital technology. He was the longest serving Schools minister in the UK government led by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown; he also served as Rural Affairs minister and Employment minister. He attended weekly Cabinet in the year running up to the 2010 General Election, and joined the Lords after that election. Having co-ordinated Ed Balls Leadership Campaign, he served as shadow DWP minister and shadow DEFRA minister in the House of Lords. As a consultant he worked with TSL Education, Apple, Smart Technologies, EC Harris LLP, and Alderwood Recruitment. He is a co-owner of eCan, developer of solar powered digital projectors for wireless use with iPads in Africa and Asia. He is chair of the Tinder Foundation and HTI Education Trust, and deputy chair of the Nominet Trust.SHOW LESS

Lord Alex Carlile

Lord Alexander Carlile

Liberal Democrat in the House of Lords

Described on Wikipedia as one of Britain’s top legal experts. From 2001 to 2011 he acted as the independent reviewer of British anti-terrorist laws. SHOW MORE

Described on Wikipedia as one of Britain’s top legal experts. From 2001 to 2011 he acted as the independent reviewer of British anti-terrorist laws.

Carlile was created a life peer in 1999, as Baron Carlile of Berriew, of Berriew in the County of Powys, having previously been a Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Montgomeryshire from 1983 to 1997. As the sole Welsh Liberal Democrat MP for Wales after the 1992 election, Carlile helped steer the party through one of its low points. He was instrumental in the pre-devolution discussions with the Welsh Labour Party that led up to the 1997 devolution referendum.SHOW LESS

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Russ Shaw

Founder – Tech London Advocates, Non-executive Director and investor

Russ is currently a non-executive director for three companies: Cupid plc, an AIM-listed online dating services company, Dialog—a publicly traded semiconductor company, and Unwire--a Danish, venture-backed mobile commerce and digital wallet business. He is also a limited partner in Ariadne Capital’s ACE Fund, Vitruvian Partners Fund and an investor in and advisor to Amazing Media Group. SHOW MORE

Russ is currently a non-executive director for three companies: Cupid plc, an AIM-listed online dating services company, Dialog—a publicly traded semiconductor company, and Unwire--a Danish, venture-backed mobile commerce and digital wallet business. He is also a limited partner in Ariadne Capital’s ACE Fund, Vitruvian Partners Fund and an investor in and advisor to Amazing Media Group. In April 2013, Russ launched Tech London Advocates, an advocacy group of senior leaders within the international technology community, created with the aim of championing and accelerating the growth of London’s technology and digital sector. There are now over 700 Advocates in the group, across London, the UK and from around the world. Russ has been a member of the Tech City Advisory Group, a mentor for The Marketing Academy, and a volunteer for Spear (helping disadvantaged youth find employment). He has been a member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain since 2005 and was its Chairman for the 2011-12 season. Previously, Russ was Vice President & General Manager at Skype, focusing on Europe, Middle East and Africa and also establishing and running Skype’s Mobile Division. Before Skype, Russ was at Telefonica, where he was the Global Innovation Director. Prior to this role, he was with Telefonica’s O2 mobile business, as Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for initiatives such as The O2 venue in London. Before joining O2, Russ was the CEO of Mobileway, a venture-capital backed start-up sold to Sybase. Before joining Mobileway, Russ was Managing Director at NTL (now Virgin Media). Prior to moving into telecoms, Russ spent many years in consumer financial services, both with American Express and Charles Schwab, in a variety of marketing, advertising, and brand management roles. He has a BS from Washington University in St. Louis (and a member of its National Council) and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives in London with his wife Lesley and his three sons. SHOW LESS

Sherry Coutu

Sherry Coutu

Entrepreneur, non-exec director, investor and advisor to companies, universities and charities

Sherry Coutu possesses a deep understanding of the dynamics of both b2b and b2c businesses as well as decades of experience in driving companies via leveraging technology. Philanthropically, she chairs Silicon Valley comes to the UK, Founders4Schools.SHOW MORE

Sherry Coutu possesses a deep understanding of the dynamics of both b2b and b2c businesses as well as decades of experience in driving companies via leveraging technology. She serves on the Boards of the London Stock Exchange Group, Cambridge University (Finance Board), Cambridge Assessment, Cambridge University Press, Raspberry Pi, Artfinder, Duofertility, Zoopla and she is currently leading a report recommending actions to governments and corporates on what to do with high growth firms to stimulate a jump in GDP per citizen.

As an angel investor, she loves working as a product strategist with great entrepreneurs to solve problems that matter and specialises in consumer internet, information services and education. She has made angel investments in more than 50 companies and holds investments in 3 venture capital firms. She was voted by TechCrunch as the best CEO mentor / advisor in Europe in Nov 2010. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 she was voted by Wired magazine as one the top 25 'most influential people in the wired world', and one of the top ten most influential investors and women. She was awarded a CBE in 2013 from HM the Queen for 'Services to Entrepreneurship'.

Philanthropically, she chairs Silicon Valley comes to the UK, Founders4Schools and serves on the Cancer Research UK Crick Institute and on the Harvard Business School European Advisory Council. Sherry has an MBA from Harvard, an MSc (with distinction) from the London School of Economics, and a BA (Hons with distinction) from the University of British Columbia, Canada.SHOW LESS

Tickets

Agenda

13.00

Welcome snacks, tea and coffee

14.00

Opening Remarks

14.15

Act I: Tech Vs. a Lifetime in Jail - “Plead guilty to check a box”

WITH JAKE DAVIS, BEN NUNNEY, LORD ALEX CARLILE AND GRAHAM MARTIN-BROWN
In this panel discussion we discuss the threat to hackers of long jail sentences such as cases like Jake Davis as well as US hacker Aaron Schwartz.

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15.30

Act II: Privacy: Personal Data

WITH , JIM KNIGHT, EDMUND TRUELL AND RUSS SHAW

Cloud ownership: Who’s Looking at what - and Is there such a thing as privacy anymore? If the web is "for everyone,” can we get it back from the owners of the cloud?

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16.40

The UK tech explosion: special edition - live and in person

Want to know what’s really going on behind the scenes in the UK tech scene? We’ve never done this before - but it's time to unleash the network.

Join us for a special interactive, secret round table discussion with the Innotech Network. Come and meet the people who are changing the game. You are exclusively invited.

Special guest appearances, opportunities and announcements:

  • Startup Manifesto Q & A: Coadec Guy Levin
  • CREATE App Hackathon: Inspiring kids 2 build
  • Scale Up Report research by Sherry Coutu
  • White House Calling: Hold the phone? We have a US visa in the pipeline?
  • Stay tuned for more!
17.00

Boris is back!

Get ready – the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is back at Innotech to talk about his plans for sculpting a tech nation.
17.30

Networking reception: drinks and canapés

19.00

End

Venue

BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 14.00
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