The meeting Program Co-Chairs have worked to develop a program that features a range of offerings, including presentations from two internationally acclaimed keynote speakers:
Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Investment Officer, ARK Investment Management LLC
PRESENTING ON: ’Big Ideas: Technological Breakthroughs Investors Shouldn’t Miss in 2019’
Despite its potential, innovation typically needs time and maturity before gaining mass market adoption. Consequently, with a focus on benchmarks, sectors, and short-term performance, traditional investment managers often minimize or misunderstand its potential. So how do Investors identify the next transformative technology and what can we, as Research Managers, learn from them? What criteria are used to predict which transformative technologies will have a profound disruptive impact on our society and economy? Through an open research process that cuts across sectors, industries, and markets, ARK Invest seeks to identify innovation with dramatic cost declines, strong price elasticity of demand, and convergence which spawns further innovation. To illustrate the impact of innovation and excite investors about the opportunities, each year ARK publishes and presents “Big Ideas”, a selection of its original research highlighting the technological breakthroughs ARK believes will advance significantly over the coming year. ARK believes these technologies are ready for prime time and hope you enjoy its Big Ideas of 2019!
Executive Chair, Research England
|Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, David Sweeney will not be able to attend the meeting in person. However, he will be remotely delivering his presentation via video feed in the plenary session on Tuesday 26 March.|
PRESENTING ON: New Measurement Paradigms in Research: 'What is High-Quality Research in the 21st Century’
This presentation will look at the current challenges for the assessment of research quality. In an environment where government are looking ever harder at the case of investment in research and innovation against competition from health, the environment, and social imperatives we will look at academic impact and societal impact and different ways of recognising both. With the pressures on academics and their careers, and also at the importance of open access we will look at the implications of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment and new Open Access initiatives such as Plan S. With the pressures on university budgets we will look at the competition for investment between education and research.