WIRED has announced WIRED Smarter, a new category of conference to be held on Tuesday October 9th at Kings Place, London N1.

Curated by WIRED’s editorial team, WIRED Smarter will harness the strengths of its Retail, Energy, Money and Security summits to offer delegates a wider view of the disruption shaping today’s business world – from AI to the blockchain, from cybersecurity to fintech – as well as industry-specific challenges and opportunities.

The first confirmed speakers for 2018 include:

  • Will Shu, co-founder and CEO, Deliveroo. Former investment banker Will Shu founded Deliveroo in 2013, scaling the food delivery company from budding startup with a team of five to a $2bn tech business operating in 12 countries with 2,000+ employees in just under five years.
  • Herminia Ibarra, The Charles Handy Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School. Often cited for her research and work in organisational behavior and leader development, Herminia Ibarra talks about the critical changes in leadership in the age of artificial intelligence.
  • Y-Vonne Hutchinson, founder and CEO, ReadySet. With a focus on the tech industry and previous clients including the US Department of State and the United Nations, labour lawyer Y-Vonne Hutchinson and her team at diversity consulting firm ReadySet specialize in advising companies about about enacting diversity.

A multi-track, one-day event, WIRED Smarter will host more than 30 speakers from a variety of industries, backgrounds and perspectives. Expect top-level headline keynotes, trend-led industry briefings, case-study dissections and lightning showcases from a wide range of inspirational startups and scaleups. As with other WIRED events, the day will culminate in an evening reception with the Test Lab’s selection of hands-on demos and fun exhibits.

Further to the focus on retail, energy and fintech, there will be tailored sessions designed for startups, scaleups and investment attendees announced in the coming weeks.

WIRED has built a reputation for creating world-renowned conferences that inspire, inform and challenge participants into action. With WIRED Smarter, WIRED continues its mission to deliver essential learnings, offer customer value and set their events apart from traditional conferences and exhibitions.

Early bird rates are available on multi-track or single-track passes online at http://wired.uk/smarter-tickets. Find out more information online at http://wired.uk/smarter-event.

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