Upcoming Events

 

‘Platform Capitalism’ with Nick Srnicek

24th April 2018

Nick Srnicek

Nick Srnicek

Nick Srnicek is currently a faculty member at King’s College London and author of ‘Platform Capitlism’.

What unites Google and Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, Siemens and GE, Uber and Airbnb? Across a wide range  of sectors, these firms  are transforming themselves into platforms: businesses that provide the hardware and software foundation for others to operate on. This transformation signals a major shift in how capitalist firms operate and how they interact with the rest of the economy: the emergence of  ‘platform capitalism’.

Nick Srnicek critically examines these new business forms, tracing their genesis from the long downturn of the 1970s  to the boom and bust of the 1990s and the aftershocks of the 2008 crisis. He will show how the foundations of the economy are rapidly being carved up among a small number of monopolistic platforms, and how the platform introduces new tendencies within capitalism that pose significant challenges to any vision of a post-capitalist future. This book will be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how the most powerful tech companies of our time are transforming the global economy.

Royal Overseas League, St James’s Street, SW1A 1LR. 6.30pm – 8pm.

Non-members can book Early Bird tickets here for £15 (£10 for students).  Members can reserve their free place by emailing us info@nullercouncil.org.

Innovate or Stagnate: Can Technology keep the NHS Healthy at 70?

May 15th @ 6 pm – 9 pm

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the formation of the NHS, the largest single-payer health system in the world. Now facing unprecedented challenges, the NHS is under pressure from not just an ageing population but the need to deliver ever more preventative, personalised, innovative and integrated care cost-effectively. Without doubt, the next ten years will deliver a myriad advanced therapies, from cell and gene therapies, to a revolution in AI, the utilisation of blockchain and potential for a human Internet of Things. Can the NHS afford these? What role will technology play and can it keep the NHS healthy at 70?

This evening event will bring together some of the leading minds at the forefront of technological transformation in healthcare, who will delve into these themes and explore the opportunities and trials ahead.

Confirmed speakers include:

The speakers will share their insight on the following topics:

  • Investing in Technology to Release Value
  • Optimising Care Pathways to Deliver Maximum Benefit
  • Getting More for our Money on the Frontline

The talks will be preceded by and followed with networking drinks and nibbles. There will also be an audience Q&A session

Royal Overseas League, St James’s Street, SW1A 1LR. 6.30pm – 8pm.

Non-members can book Early Bird tickets here .  Members can reserve their free place by emailing us info@nullercouncil.org.

Book before 29th April for a 25% discount on either ticket type! 

Shanker Singham, Special Trade Commissioner at Legatum Institute

26th June2018

Shanker Singham

Shanker Singham

Shanker Singham leads the Legatum Institute’s work on the Economics of Prosperity and is Chairman of their Special Trade Commission. He is a leading expert on international trade, and a regular commentator on the UK’s future trade relationships after Brexit. He has advised governments and companies around the world on trade initiatives, including the accession of Poland and Hungary to the EU and of China and Russia to the WTO. Shanker has served as a trade advisor to the United States government and to a host of US political candidates, including working with Mitt Romney on his 2008 and 2012 Presidential campaigns. Prior to joining the Legatum Institute, he was head of market access at Squire Sanders and Managing Director of the Competitiveness and Enterprise Cities project at Babson Global. He is the author of A General Theory of Trade and Competition: Trade Liberalisation and Competitive Markets (Cameron May Publishing, 2007) and a Bretton Woods Committee member.

Royal Overseas League, St James’s Street, SW1A 1LR. 6.30pm – 8pm.

Non-members can book Early Bird tickets here for £15 (£10 for students).  Members can reserve their free place by emailing us info@nullercouncil.org.

‘Egalitarian Capitalism’ with Gavin Oldham

11th September 2018

Gavin Oldham

Gavin Oldham

Gavin Oldham is the founder of The Share Centre, having previously established Barclayshare (now Barclays Stockbrokers) for Barclays Bank. Gavin plays an active role in business affairs and is a regular contributor to radio and TV. He received the Editor’s award for services to private investors from the FT/investors Chronicle in 2013. In 2005 he founded The Share Foundation and in 2014 founded Share Radio Limited. He is managing director of both those organisations and also an elective lay member of the General Synod, a Church Commissioner and a member of its Assets Committee.

Royal Overseas League, St James’s Street, SW1A 1LR. 6.30pm – 8pm.

Non-members can book Early Bird tickets here for £15 (£10 for students).  Members can reserve their free place by emailing us info@nullercouncil.org.