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Matt Warman MP

Minister for Digital and Broadband

Matt Warman MP was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 26 July 2019.

He was an Assistant Government Whip from 23 April 2019 to 25 July 2019

Lisa Talia Moretti

Digital Sociologist, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Lisa Talia Moretti is an award-winning digital sociologist and strategist based in London. For more than a decade, she's studied and written about the relationship between technology, information and society. During this time, Lisa has also presented keynotes and run workshops to audiences from a wide range of business backgrounds on the impact, opportunities and challenges of emerging technologies.

Lisa is an Associate Lecturer in the Institute of Management Studies at Goldsmiths and at Cardiff University in the School of Journalism, PR and Cultural Studies. She is also a Visiting Teacher at Plymouth University and Sup de Pub in Paris. Her teaching area of expertise is Digital Research Methods, Design Thinking, Campaign Analytics, Brand and Social Media Strategy. Lisa's research collaborations with Goldsmiths and King’s College on a range of emerging technologies including chatbots and AI have gained international coverage with CNN, BBC, Fast Company, Campaign, CogX and TechCrunch, Forbes and others.

Twitter: @LisaTalia

Eleonora Harwich

Director of Research &  Head of Digital and Tech Innovation, Reform 

Eleonora is Director of Research and Head of Digital and Tech Innovation at Reform think tank. Her work focuses on how tech innovations can help public services deliver better outcomes for people. She has particular interest in the public-sector applications of artificial intelligence (AI). She has led and co-authored papers on AI in the NHS, the value of healthcare data, commercial models within healthcare system and data sharing in the public sector. She is a member of the AI Programme advisory board for the Kent, Surrey, Sussex Academic Health Science Network. She is also the London Hub Lead of One HealthTech a volunteer-led network that seeks to promote diversity in healthtech.

Sam Trendall

Editor, PublicTechnology

Sam Trendall is editor of PublicTechnology, the UK’s leading source of daily news and analysis for anyone interested in how the public sector is using technology and digital platforms to transform citizen services. Sam has been a technology journalist for over 10 years and worked for various IT and business publications before joining PublicTechnology in June 2017.

Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS

Institute Director and Chief Executive, The Alan Turing Institute 

Adrian Smith joined The Alan Turing Institute in September 2018. His was previously University of London's Vice-Chancellor since 2012. He was Director General, Knowledge and Innovation in BIS (now BEIS) between 2008-2012.

He has worked with the UK Higher Education Funding and Research Councils and was appointed Deputy Chair of the UK Statistics Authority from September 2012. In 2014, he was appointed Chair of the Board of Diamond and in 2018, a board member of the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

He was previously President of the Royal Statistical Society and became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001 for his contribution to statistics.

In 2017, on behalf of Her Majesty's Treasury and the UK Department for Education, he published a 16-18 Maths Review.

In 2006 he completed a report for the UK Home Secretary on the issue of public trust in Crime Statistics. He received a knighthood in 2011.


Nicola Whiting

CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) Titania Ltd

Chief Strategy Officer Nicola Whiting is named in SC Magazine’s Top 20 Most Influential Women working in cyber security - her specialist areas include autonomous mitigation and A.I. driven self-defending / self-healing systems. A bestselling author, she regularly contributes to magazines such as Huffington Post, Forbes, Defence Contracts Bulletin, Defence News Online and SIGNAL. In 2017, she was also crowned an “Unsung Cyber Hero”, by her peers, for her Leadership & Mentoring work. Neurodiverse, she advocates for Diversity in all forms. Find out more about her work at

Charles Bradley

Executive Director, Global Partners Digital 

As Executive Director, Charles oversees the continual development and implementation of GPD’s vision, as well as providing strategic support to the organisation and ensuring the smooth running of its operations, finance and communication systems.

Charles also leads GPD’s engagement with the private sector, including its pioneering work with tech small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on privacy, security and free expression, and global engagement on key business and human rights issues. He represents GPD in the Global Network Initiative, a multistakeholder platform working to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy in the information and telecommunications sector. In addition, Charles provides practical support to the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) as a member of the FOC Support Unit.

Before joining GPD, Charles was the Development Manager at Artis Education, a creative education social enterprise that helps children achieve excellence through the arts. Here he led on a number of projects, including the implementation of Artis Impact, one of the most extensive and differentiated professional development programmes in the world, and the management of partner relationships across numerous stakeholder groups. His ongoing involvement with social purpose businesses stems from his keen interest in developing environments that ensure deeper, more sustainable impact within and across communities.

Charles has an MBA from the Design Business Institute, UCA, and is on the board of a number of organisations including Kidenza CIC and the Elia Ensemble.

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Lord Clement-Jones

Former Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

Lord Clement-Jones is a Consultant of the global law firm DLA Piper.  Former positions within DLA include London Managing Partner (2011-16), Head of UK Government Affairs, Chairman of its China and Middle East Desks, International Business Relations Partner and Co-Chairman of Global Government Relations.  He is Chair of Ombudsman Services Limited, the not for profit, independent ombudsman service that provides dispute resolution for the communications, energy, property and copyright licensing industries.  He is a member of the Advisory Board of Airmic (the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce) and Board Member of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW.  Tim was made CBE for political services in 1988 and life peer in 1998.  Until July 2004 he was the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman and thereafter until 2010 Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Culture, Media and Sport, in the House of Lords. He is the Liberal Democrat spokesman for the Digital Economy and a former spokesman on the Creative Industries (2015-17). He is the former Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (2017-18) and Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence.  He is Deputy Chair of the APPG on China and Vice-Chair of the APPG on Intellectual Property.  He is Chair of Council of Queen Mary University of London and Chair of the Advisory Council of the Institute for Ethical AI in Education, led by Sir Anthony Seldon. Tim was an external member of the Council of University College London and Chair of its Audit Committee (2012-17).  He is President of Ambitious About Autism, an autism education charity and school for children with autism and other communication disorders and its former Chairman (2001-08).