The Spectator hosted an evening of thought-provoking ideas. Each of the five first-class speakers – who had been chosen for their clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion – presented an idea that could reshape our future. Hosted by Jo Coburn.
Journalist and a cofounder of three free schools. Speaking on: "The Secret sauce of the most successful schools"
Presenter of BBC Radio 4's FutureProofing, writer and comedian. Speaking on: "Big data: does size matter?"
Surgeon and Director of Innovation, NHS England. Speaking on: "How the NHS can become a Silicon Valley for health"
CEO of Smartmatic, the electronic voting company, Speaking on: "The future of democracy is digital"
Blockchain innovator, Ethereum. Speaking on: "The Blockchain: the next phase of the internet? Can it help solve some of our hard global problems?”
BBC Daily Politics presenter