The 2018 Programme
The Agenda: Harnessing the power of trust
Technology has given us access to more knowledge than ever before and is empowering employees, investors and consumers alike to shape the values and priorities of those they support. However, transparency is also eating away at our confidence in institutions, from political organisations and corporations to the media and charities, with 2018 described as a time ‘of stagnant distrust’ by the global Edelman Trust barometer. In this context, our Summit analyses how technology will evolve the information and intelligence we have in our reach. We will consider who and what we will trust in the future and what this means for leadership.
Timings for the day
08:15 – 08:45
08:45- 09:00
Welcome addresses 
09:00 – 10:10
Session one: How are information and intelligence changing?
Our opening session gets us up to speed on the innovations driving fundamental change to the way we understand the world around us – from AI and machine learning to the changing nature of the news and storytelling.
10:10 – 10:40 
Break and networking
10:40 – 11:30
Session one: How are information and intelligence changing (continued)
11:30 – 12:20
Session Two: How can transparency empower us to drive change?
If knowledge is power, our next session looks at the concrete and exciting ways in which transparency  and the desire to build trust is driving positive change around the world.
12:20 – 13.20
Lunch and networking
13:20 – 14:55
Session Three: Reflections on trust
Our final session reflects on the importance of trust, the values that engender it and the lessons for leaders who want and need to build it. They share their advice for navigating a world in which we may now look less to traditional institutions and hierarchies for progress and more to those around us for inspiration, support and guidance.
The final word from our host
Close of the Summit
In the evening we will be holding the Women of the Future Awards ceremony, recognising the achievements of successful young women in Britain today. Nominations for the 2018 Awards are now open and close in early September. Get involved in this year’s campaign and make a nomination! Deadline for nominations is September 7th, 2018.
Attendees Week of Women 2016
Melanie Richards, Summit 2015
Sir John Sawers and Roula Khalaf Summit 2016
Summit attendees
Summit attendees
Summit attendees
Viola Llewellyn, Summit 2015