Atos to host online series of Party Conference fringe events

London, 30 September 2020 – Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, will host three online fringe events at this year’s Conservative Party Conference exploring how powerful changes in digital technology are impacting the way we live and work.

The events, which will examine how the UK can maximise the potential of emergent technologies to deliver a thriving digital society, will feature speakers including Nadhim Zahawi MP, Minister for Business and Industry; Matt Warman MP, Minister for Digital Infrastructure; and Victoria Espinel, former adviser to President Barack Obama.

Atos has partnered with the ConservativeHome website and the thinktank Onward to host the events, which include:

Unleashing Great British Enterprise: delivering on digital to drive a productivity revolution

4th October, 13:30-14:45


Sponsored by ConservativeHome and featuring speakers including Nadhim Zahawi MP, Minister for Business and Industry; James Kirkup, Director of the Social Market Foundation; Linda Yueh, Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School; Kulveer Ranger, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Communications at Atos, with Mark Wallace Chief Executive, ConservativeHome chairing. This panel discussion will explore how better digital support and infrastructure for business can help boost productivity and reboot the post-Covid economy. Senior political and business leaders will examine how to ensure that entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs and small businesses benefit from the technological revolution that is rapidly transforming our world.

How to attend

To register for the Conservative Party Conference 2020, please follow this link: https://conference.conservatives.com/registration. Once registered, you will be able to attend the conference.  Please note you can register free for an Observer Pass that will enable you to view Atos events, but not participate in the Q&A. To enable this function, you will need to purchase a Guest Pass.

To register your interest in attending the above event and receive further information ahead of the Conference, please follow the link:https://www.conservativehome.com/conservativehome-party-conference-events-registration-2020


A digital strategy for a digital society

5th October, 11:00-12:30

This fringe event hosted by Atos and ConservativeHome will bring together Matt Warman MP, Minister for Digital Infrastructure; Polly MacKenzie, Chief Executive of Demos; Felicity Burch, Director, Innovation and Digital at the CBI; Anthony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK; Clay van Doren, CEO, Atos UK&I, with Charlotte Gill, Deputy Editor, ConservativeHome chairing a discussion around how the Government’s new Digital Strategy can support organisations and businesses embrace digital transformation. With technology having played a key role in the keeping the UK economy going during lockdown, the panel will explore how policy makers might build on this progress, with a view to driving the UK’s post-Covid-19 recovery.

How to attend

To register for the Conservative Party Conference 2020, please follow this link: https://conference.conservatives.com/registration. Once registered, you will be able to attend the conference.  Please note you can register free for an Observer Pass that will enable you to view Atos events, but not participate in the Q&A. To enable this function, you will need to purchase a Guest Pass.

To register your interest in attending the above event and receive further information ahead of the Conference, please follow the link:https://www.conservativehome.com/conservativehome-party-conference-events-registration-2020


Ethical AI: How do we guarantee algorithms are making the right decisions?

5th October, 16:45-18:00

This fringe event organised by Atos and Onward – and featuring a panel made up of Matt Warman MP, Minister for Digital Infrastructure; Victoria Espinel, President and CEO, BSA, The Software Alliance; Stephen Metcalf MP, Chair of AI APPG; Sue Daley, Associate Director, technology & innovation, techUK; Kulveer Ranger , Senior Vice President Strategy & Communications, Atos UK & Ireland. Chairing this event will be Onward’s Director, Will Tanner, who will lead a discussion around the ethical implications of AI and data technology. This event will provide a timely opportunity to reflect on how machine learning can be harnessed to make algorithms a trusted source of decision making. The panel will also consider the complex challenges surrounding AI development in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, and how best to increase public understanding and confidence in the use of AI algorithms.

How to attend

To register for the Conservative Party Conference 2020, please follow this link: https://conference.conservatives.com/registration. Once registered, you will be able to attend the conference.  Please note you can register free for an Observer Pass that will enable you to view Atos events, but not participate in the Q&A. To enable this function, you will need to purchase a Guest Pass.

To register your interest in attending the above event and receive further information ahead of the Conference, please follow the link: https://www.ukonward.com/cpc2020/


Kulveer Ranger, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Communications, Atos UK&I said: “We are on the brink of a new digital era, and its arrival has been accelerated by the experience of the past six months. With physical separation being imposed on businesses, communities and even families, digital technology has been the vital enabler keeping society connected. This is not a temporary fix, but part of our long-term evolution into a digital society. Our events with ConservativeHome and Onward at this year’s Conservative Party Conference will bring together senior political and business leaders for important discussions about the challenges and opportunities that advanced technologies offer for driving productivity and prosperity, and helping the UK to build back better than before.”