Bayes experts to speak at CogX Festival

Join us at CogX and hear from Bayes experts at the world's biggest festival of inspiration, impact and transformational change

From a masterclass on how to lead in an artificial intelligence (AI)-dominated world to discussions on the future of learning as well as work and life in disrupted times, leading experts from Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) will be speaking at the CogX Festival in London between Tuesday 12th September and Thursday 14th September.

The Bayes events are as follows:

Tuesday, 12th September 2023

14.00-14.45, Founders Stage, Magazine London Building

Masterclass: How to Lead in a World of AI - The Value and Importance of People Skills

Humans are inherently social animals. We crave and need social interaction. As the world starts to embrace remote learning and remote work, as well as new technologies such as AI that restrict real human-to-human connection, how can a young graduate navigate this changing world of work? What further value can a young person bring to their work and will the ambitions of becoming a leader in their field be reduced to a computer? This Masterclass will show students the importance of their crucial role in using people skills to guide new ways of working.

By: Sylvia Malo and Rob Compton from Bayes Business School

16.00-16.25, Industry Transformation Stage, Magazine London Building

Panel: New Frontiers of Work and Life in Turbulent Times

From AI and automation to economic downturns and rising inflation, increasing precarity and global uncertainty are changing the fabric of consumer lifestyles and the labour market. We consult some of the leading industry and academic experts for a research-based discussion to find out: How are consumers responding to these global disruptions? Is the traditional 9-5 work model really fading into history? And what does this mean for companies, the markets, and the world of policy?


Dr Aleksandrina Atanasova, Lecturer in Marketing at Bayes Business School


Professor Fleura Bardhi, Professor of Marketing at Bayes Business School
Alexia Cambon, Senior Director of Modern Work Research at Microsoft
Bruce Daisley, Workplace Culture Consultant, ex-Twitter VP, and Honorary Professor at Bayes Business School

Wednesday, 13th September 2023

Alumni Breakfast Event in association with CogX

From 8 AM at Pedler, Canary Warf, 1 Canada Square, London E15 5AB

Following a delicious breakfast, Amanda Goodall, Professor of Leadership at Bayes, and Adam Kingl, a renowned expert in innovating management practice and strategy, will be speaking on the topic 'The Future of Work'. After this, there will be further opportunities for networking over tea and coffee, before attendees head to work, or on to the CogX Festival.

Only open to alumni and external contacts – check your email for registration information.

Thursday, 14th September 2023

15.30-16.00, Verticals Stage, Magazine London Building

Panel: The Future of Learning

AI's transformative impact on learning will be undeniable, yet the question remains: how? As recent grads step into the workforce, we inquire how universities can equip them for evolving careers and how employers can enhance workforce skills. Join education specialists and industry leaders as we delve into key trends shaping higher education and lifelong learning.


Professor Susannah Quinsee, Vice-President (Digital and Student Experience) at City, University of London


Professor Neil Maiden, Professor of Digital Creativity at Bayes Business School and Director of the National Centre for Creativity enabled by AI (CebAI)
Rob McCargow, Technology Impact Leader at PwC and Honorary Senior Fellow at Bayes Business School
Jenny Taylor MBE, Leader of Early Professional Programmes at IBM UK

Across all days

Come and say hello at the Bayes Business School Booth in the Expo area in the Magazine London Building!

Speaking about the event, Professor Caroline Wiertz, Deputy Dean of Bayes, said:

“Given our expertise in the area, we are excited to support the ‘Future of Work and Education’ theme at CogX. The Festival provides an excellent opportunity for our students, alumni, academics, and staff to explore new ideas, connect with others, and embrace our commitment to ‘Always Learning’. I look forward to seeing many of our community there!”


As a proud partner of CogX, we have an allocation of heavily discounted tickets for our alumni, students, and staff. Look out for an email about CogX ticket information.

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