The Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) and the British Library presents a public lecture series titled Innovation and the Welfare State. The dynamic lecture series brings together world-leading thinkers to debate how the 21st century welfare state requires rethinking healthcare, green growth, public access to knowledge and new forms of data ownership. Join us in this powerful discussion on delivering public value through innovation.
We will be live-streaming every roundtable talk to the IIPP Facebook page.
6:30pm - 8:00pm (GMT)
Tickets are free, booking is required
Held at The British Library, The Knowledge Centre
In partnership with the British Library.
The series is supported by the European Commission Horizon2020 project, Growinpro.
Lord Victor Adebowale is Chair of Collaborate CIC, Co-founder of visionable and CEO of Turning Point. Victor has a long track record as a leader in a number of challenging areas of public policy as a manager, an advisor to government and a campaigner in areas of housing, health and social care, youth policy, criminal justice and public service reform. He was awarded a CBE in 1997 for services to homelessness and youth unemployment.
Francesca Bria is the Commissioner of Digital Technology and Innovation for the City of Barcelona and leads the DECODE project on data sovereignty in Europe. As Senior Programme Lead at innovation foundation Nesta, she led EU D-CENT, the biggest European project on digital democracy and DSI4EU, an EU-wide effort promoting digital social innovation. Francesca was listed in Forbes Magazine’s Top 50 Women in Tech.
An internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur, Hilary Cottam’s work focuses on collaborative and affordable solutions to some of the greatest social challenges of our time. Recent innovations include a service to support employment in a time of digital change, a community model to support old age and new approaches to support those living with chronic illness. Hilary’s book, Radical Help, focuses on the future of welfare.
Isabella de Michelis is the founder and CEO of ErnieApp, the company which launched the first worldwide Privacy Knowledge Manager, a consumer internet app forging into a business model GDPR consent rule. She spent years advising institutional and private clients around digital strategies, wireless broadband, technology policy. She also worked for Cisco and Qualcomm as EU government affairs and technology policy chief.
Madeleine Gabriel is head of inclusive innovation at Nesta. Her work asks who benefits from innovation and explores how policies and institutions can be designed so that its risks and rewards are more equally shared. Her recent research makes the case for innovation-led economies to be radically ‘democratised’ so that many more people can shape and benefit from them. She is also a leading voice in the social innovation movement, working with partners across Europe to campaign for a stronger social purpose within EU innovation policy and programming.
Gabriella Gómez-Mont was the founder of Laboratorio para la Ciudad, the award-winning experimental arm of the Mexico City government. She now directs The Urban Task Force: a nomadic and creative office specialising in cities and accommodates high-level, transdisciplinary collaborations across the world. She is also a creative advisor to several cities, universities and companies. Named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company magazine, she is now working on a book called The Experimentalists: Cities, Political Imagination and Social Creativity.
Dr Jaideep Gupte is the Principal Investigator on ‘Smart Data for Inclusive Cities’ funded by the European Commission. He is Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies, at the University of Sussex, where his research interrogates urban violence and wellbeing. Jaideep is also interested in using GIS/GPS aided local data to understand material, temporal and political aspects of urban informality.
Ian Hogarth is an entrepreneur and angel investor with a background in machine learning. He co-founded and ran Songkick, the concert service used by 17m people each month. He is the co-author of the State of AI Report, and in 2018 he wrote a widely citied essay, "AI Nationalism" on the geopolitical implications of continued rapid progress in machine learning.
Tom Loosemore is partner at Public Digital, a consultancy which helps governments and large organisations around the world adapt to the internet era. He has over 25 years of digital experience, working at the Co-op, BBC, Channel 4 and Wired magazine. In 2011 he co-founded the UK’s Government Digital Service, wrote the 2012 Government Digital Strategy, and then supported digital transformation across central government.
Evgeny Morozov is the author of The Net Delusion and To Save Everything, Click Here. Morozov’s monthly column appears in several international newspapers. He has been a fellow at Georgetown University, Stanford University, Open Society Foundations, New America Foundation, and the American Academy in Berlin. He has a PhD in history of science from Harvard University.
studies the socio-economic impact of major technological change. Author of the influential Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital, she is Honorary Professor at IIPP and at SPRU, University of Sussex, a Visiting Professor at LSE and at TalTech, Estonia. Carlota’s current research project analyses the historical role of government in shaping the context for innovation.
As Associate Director, Carol Sinclair is responsible for a varied strategic portfolio within the Public Health & Intelligence unit of NHS National Services Scotland. A keen advocate for innovation across the public sector, she is a founding Challenge sponsor in the Scottish Government’s CivTech® programme and is a member of its Advisory Board.
is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, and is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries. She is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Doughnut Economics.