While this year’s CogX Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI & Emerging Technology looked very different from previous years—taking place on a purely virtual stage—its ambition remained lofty: to answer the question, “How do we get the next 10 years right?”
With over 1,000 speakers across 17 live streamed stages, the three-day conference, which took place June 8-10, proved through its total digitization that the old way of doing things isn’t required for the future.
Panelists and speakers discussed how industries and societies will need to restructure to meet the challenges of the next decade. On top of this, COVID-19 and global lockdowns have had the effect of accelerating already existing changes, forcing companies and people to rethink their future. Participants discussed a rewriting of lifestyles, including how and where we work and play; a rethinking of the economy to focus on more people-centric metrics; and a reassessment of how and why we learn.
As Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister, said, “We have been driven by necessity in these last few weeks to do things differently, but let’s see how we continue to do things differently.”
Gen Z Prosumers
Generation Z and their future financial power was a particular focus at this year’s CogX. The world of banking has seen drastic change over the last decade with the rise of challenger banks, financial recovery and fintech solutions—but to address the needs of future consumers, experts are calling for a full restructuring of financial institutions.