London Tech Week: Rethinking Resilience in an Uncertain World


Admission fee:FREE


June 13, 2023


Scale Space White City
58 Wood Lane
W12 7RZ




The world is more uncertain than it has ever been since the end of the Cold War. Technology has led to economic growth, better healthcare and standards of living. It has also made the world more fragile through its interconnectedness. Every new innovation brings a malign new route to creating uncertainty.

Resilience is an active and adaptive process whereby systems react to and rebuild after a severe shock or crisis. This can sometimes help catalyse innovation.

Unsurprisingly, Resilience is a priority for the UK Government as highlighted in the Integrated Review (2021) and Resilience Framework (2022). Substantial progress has been made in building resilience in the wake of Covid-19, but there is much more to be done, including internationally as resilience is a global challenge.

In this fringe, we discuss resilience in three critical sectors – health, businesses and infrastructure. It takes on the concept of ‘Total Defence’ and considers what improvements must be made to ensure societal security and emergency preparedness.

For the 3 sectors in discussion:

Health: Planning for pandemics

Ventures: Cybersecurity and financial stability

Energy: options to stop the lights going out


Keynote: Cllr. Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council


Prof. Deeph Chana, Managing Director of NATO’s DIANA accelerator, co-chair of Imperial College’s Institute for Security Science and Technology

Stuart Carroll, Director Market Access and Policy Affairs at Moderna UK & Ireland

Stefano Mezzavilla , Chemistry Lead at RFC Power

Hanna Sommer, Director of Global Operations at Liberis


17:30: Registration & cocktails

18:00: Panel starts

19:20: Networking, drinks & food

20:30: CLOSE

A BIG thank you to Scale Space White City for hosting this event!


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