Thursday 31 March 2022
Scale Space White City, 58 Wood Lane, London, W12 7RZ

08.45 - Registration

09.30 - Welcome 

  •  Francisco Veloso, Dean, Imperial College Business School

09.45 - Opening keynote

  •  Dame Kate Bingham, Managing Partner, SV Health Investors

10.15 - How large companies can effectively engage with and utilise deep technologies 

  • Banmali Agrawala, President, Infrastructure and Defence & Aerospace, Tata Sons
  • Haseeb Ahmad, Global Head of Value & Access and Commercial Development, Novartis
  • Aldo Faisal, Professor of AI & Neuroscience, Imperial College London
  • Moderator – Anu Wadhwa, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Imperial College Business School

11.00 - Break

11.30 - Deep tech financing and alternative funding models

  • Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment 
  • John Romeo, Managing Partner and CEO, Oliver Wyman Forum
  • Divya Seshamani, Managing Partner, Greensphere Capital LLP
  • Moderator - David Miles, Professor of Financial Economics, Imperial College Business School

12.15 - Lunch

13.15 - Solving global challenges with frontier deep technologies

  • Dominic Falcao, Founding Director, Deep Science Ventures 
  • Nadir Khamissa, Chairman, Hello Group
  • Katie Rae, CEO and Managing Partner, The Engine
  • Moderator - Ramana Nanda, Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance, Imperial College Business School

14.00 - Break

14.30 - Supporting an innovative biomedical ecosystem

  • Richard Broyd, Advisory Director, Blenheim Chalcot
  • Penny Dash, Chair, NW London Integrated Care System
  • Cheerag Shirodaria, CEO, Caristo Diagnostics
  • Moderator - Simon Hepworth, Director, Enterprise, Imperial College London

15.15 - Applying frontier technologies to national security and beyond

  • Deeph Chana, Co-Director of Institute for Security Science & Technology, Imperial College London
  • Alex van Someren, Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security, Government Office for Science
  • Moderator - Amanda Wolthuizen, Chief of Staff to the President and Director of Public Affairs, Imperial College London

16.00 - Closing remarks

  • Ramana Nanda, Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance, Imperial College Business School

16.15 - Networking drinks


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