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Gavin Starks

Founder & CEO
Icebreaker One

Gavin has created over a dozen companies, employing 100’s of people, and delivering $100M’s in measurable impact. He co-chaired the development of the Open Banking Standard and was founding CEO of the Open Data Institute. He has mentored, chaired, or been a non-exec of over 40 organisations across diverse sectors. He currently runs to help accelerate our Net Zero Future and co-chairs the UK Smart Data Council, alongside Minister Hollinrake, shaping the future of data sharing across the country.

In 2019 Gavin was selected for a Longplayer Conversation at the British Library, introduced by Sophie Fiennes and Michael Morris, with Jem Finer, founder of Previous conversations included Sir David Attenborough, James Lovelock, Laurie Anderson and Brian Eno.


Keynote Panel

The Data & AI Opportunity for the UK: Why We Must Act Now

9:50 am
10:30 am
Session Summary
This panel debate focuses on how imperative it is for the UK to harness the potential of data and artificial intelligence to remain competitive on the global stage. Experts from technology, policy, and business sectors will discuss the economic and social benefits of AI, alongside the challenges of ethical considerations, privacy, and workforce development.

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