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Meet us at CogX Festival 2023

Date: 12 September 2023 10:00 - 14 September 2023 18:30

Event overview

Digital Catapult is pleased to announce that it is partnering with CogX Festival 2023. Held at London’s iconic The O2 Arena, CogX Festival is a gathering of leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, policy makers, artists, academics and activists offering attendees an exclusive opportunity to gain insights from brilliant minds shaping our era. Featuring the DeepTech Summit, Industry Transformation Summit, Global Leadership Summit and an all new expo – the 2023 CogX Festival will provide three days of inspirational talks, incredible networking and direct access to the latest innovations.

CogX Festival 2023 is a forward thinking gathering of its kind – addressing the question “How do we get the next 10 years right?”. If you are already attending CogX and would like to extend your ticket to include the GLS Arena, you can purchase a ticket add on here.

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Hear from us

Digital Catapult will have an extensive presence across at this years CogX Festival. Below are the sessions we will be involved in.

Session – Future Visions: Trends in Robotics, AI, Automation and Supply Chains

12 September, 15:00-15:30
Industry Transformation Summit, Indigo at the 02, The 02 Arena, 205 Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

With the boom in e-commerce, this panel explore how advanced sensor technologies, AI research and automation in logistics are transforming automation across many industrial sectors. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the next era of robotics at our doorstep. Tim Lawrence, Director of Digital Supply Chain Innovation Hub will be representing Digital Catapult and bringing his extensive expertise to the discussion.
Joining Tim on stage will be:
  • Moderator: Anushka Sharma, Founder at Naaut
  • Jordan Sun, VP of Product, Design and Engineering at SoftBank Robotics America
  • Amolak Badesha, CEO at Orbital Composites

You can find more information about this session here. 

Session – Integrated Photonics: The Future of Light Based Technologies

14 September, 14:30-15:30
AI & Deep Tech Summit, The 02 Arena, 205 Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

This session will be part of the DeepTech Summit, the first of its kind, bringing together leading speakers from across the industry to discuss recent developments in AI, quantum, biotech and other transformative tech fields. With talks from visionary leaders, scientists and entrepreneurs, the summit offers insight into transformative technologies in labs across the world.

Dr Cillian McPolin, Photonics Engineer at Digital Catapult, will participate in a panel discussion titled Integrated Photonics: The Future of Light Based Technologies. Photonics – the science and technology of light – is foundational to a myriad of products and services that are crucial to modern society, from smartphones and medical instruments to imaging systems and the internet. This discussion will explore how greater on-chip integration of photonics components can unlock a whole host of new opportunities within communication, computing and sensing, offering greater performance and efficiencies. In addition to this, the speakers will also explore fascinating use cases and discuss how collaboration can accelerate the opportunities integrated photonics technologies offer.

Joining Cillian on stage will be partners from the Smart Nano Northern Ireland consortium  including:

  • Moderator: John Lincoln, Chief Executive of the Photonics Leadership Group
  • Kate Cavanagh, Optical Physicist at Yelo
  • David Kane, Lead Engineer at Causeway Systems.

You can find more information about this session here. 

Session – Digital Catapult Executive Suite

14 September, 14:00-18:30
Level 2, The 02 Arena, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

Digital Catapult will host an executive suite situated within The O2 Arena and provide a unique opportunity for a hand-selected group of senior leaders to take advantage of themed flash talks from our top experts on digital twins, quantum computing, supply chains and generative AI, as well as uninterrupted views of the Global Leadership Summit and private networking. 

The suite will be hosted by Tim Lawrence, Director of Digital Supply Chain Innovation Hub and Loic Hares, Senior Industry Practice Lead for Energy at Digital Catapult.

Book a meeting

If you would like to meet Cillian McPollin, you will be able to book a 1:1 session with him at CogX. For more details and availability, please revisit this page closer to the event.


The 02 Arena

Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX