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Digital Summit

The Future of Global Safety

Wednesday 23 September 2020 - 13:00 BST (GMT +1)


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All times are in BST (GMT+1).

13:00 - Opening address: Welcome from Lloyd’s Register Foundation

 The future, but not as we know it - rethinking safety and risk.

Richard Clegg - Chief Executive, Lloyd’s Register FoundationRichard Clegg - Chief Executive, Lloyd’s Register Foundation (United Kingdom)



13:10 - Opening keynote: What now, what next?

Connecting the world toward a better future after COVID-19.

  • Vinton Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google (United States)

13:25 - Panel discussion: Resilience matters

Infrastructure and leadership in an interconnected world

  • Seth Schultz, Executive Director, Resilience Shift (United States)
  • Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA (United States)
  • Lauren Sorkin, Acting Executive Director, Global Resilient Cities Network (Singapore)

13:55 - Q&A / Interaction

  • Hosted by Seth Schultz

14:05 - Experts roundtable: Emerging stronger

What can skills and education do to help us bounce back?

  • Moderated by Declan Curry
  • Elena Rodríguez-Falcón, President and Chief Executive, New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMiTE) (United Kingdom)
  • Louise Archer, Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, UCL Institute of Education (United Kingdom)

14:35 - Lived experiences: Studying abroad during a global pandemic

  • Hosted by Laura Buckwell
  • Prossie Arinaitwe, Concessions Monitoring Engineer - Electrical Power Systems, Rural Electrification Agency, Rwanda (Uganda)
  • Grace Ingabire, MSc Construction Project Management, University of Manchester (Rwanda)

14:45 - Keynote presentation: Coming together for global safety

What we know now that we didn’t know before.

  • Andrew Curran, Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research,
    Health and Safety Executive (HSE) (United Kingdom)

14:55 - Insight piece: The very well mind

Defining and designing psychological wellbeing.

  • Steven Brown, Professor of Health and Organisational Psychology, Nottingham Trent University (United Kingdom)

15:05 - Panel discussion: The future of work

Health, safety and wellbeing After COVID-19.

  • Moderated by Laura Buckwell
  • Ana MacIntosh, Programme Manager, Assuring Autonomy International Programme, University of York (United Kingdom)
  • Joaquim Pintado Nunes, Chief Labour Administrator, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health, International Labour Office (Switzerland)

15:35 - Q&A/Interaction

  • Hosted by Declan Curry

15:45 - Closing remarks

Engineering’s big moment in the new world disorder.

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