Business Life After the Virus: Disruption

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We are looking forward to hosting the eleventh in the series of Jericho Conversations – Business Life After the Virus: Disruption. 

It’s happening on Friday 26 June: 12:30pm – 1:45pm (London).

We’ll be exploring three decades of disruption and asking what have we learned and what comes next? As we emerge from the COVID crisis, is this a genuinely disruptive moment or just another tweak to our constant uncertainty? Is there any longer any such thing as “the new normal” or is this just our new every-day?

The conversation will be led by Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Principal of Jesus College, Oxford; Chair, the Open Data Institute. Our panellists: Mikael Down, Banking Standards Board; Nikolas Kairinos, Founder,; and Professor Joanna Bryson, Hertie School, Berlin.

This session is being brought to you in partnership with Stifel Europe.

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The COVID crisis is giving many pause to consider disruption. Especially, that brought about by tech and AI. We all wonder about the direction in which it’s taking us.

The use of tech and smartphones in today’s Track & Trace is unquestionably a vital weapon in the fight against the pandemic. But they must be intentionally built to assist, rather than replace the people in the health care loop vital to success. What are the ethical limits of collecting and using such data? To what extent are some tech disruptors creating Frankenstein’s monsters without realising the full consequences?

More broadly, is there a danger of us sleep-walking into another crisis, partly tech enabled, such as the great financial crash of 2008? How does the disruptive forward march of technology and the imminence of AI change the way we think and behave as leaders? What are the implications for regulatory frameworks?


You can also listen to latest podcast on the Ethics of Disruption, produced in partnership with Stifel Europe. As with this conversation, it explores Artificial Intelligence and disruptive change.

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Keep well. Stay safe. Take care.

Robert Phillips
Founder, Jericho Chambers
June 21 2020

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