Tuesday 5 October
9.45 – 10.15, Auditorium
Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter FRS OBE is Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge, which aims to improve the way that statistical evidence is used by health professionals, patients, lawyers and judges, media and policy-makers. He has been very busy over the COVID crisis. He presented the BBC4 documentaries “Tails you Win: the Science of Chance”, the award-winning “Climate Change by Numbers”, and in 2011 came 7th in an episode of BBC1’s Winter Wipeout. His bestselling book, The Art of Statistics, was published in March 2019. He was knighted in 2014 for services to medical statistics, was President of the Royal Statistical Society (2017-2018), and became a Non-Executive Director of the UK Statistics Authority in 2020.
Wednesday 6 October
15:00 – 15:40, Auditorium
Dr Annie-Marie Imafidon
Served up for centuries and enjoyed across the world in so many forms – you’ll need to give this recipe a go several times to get it right. Failure is a big part of the process
– and it’s what makes inventions even greater.
Prepare your three key ingredients:
• Technology, which is Scientific knowledge being used for practical purposes
• Innovation, which introduces something new: a thing or a method
• The essence of British – from the diversity of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Across all genders, all creeds, all classes and all ages.
Mix them together, then garnish with Thyme, Pepper with Patience and Perseverance and the Great British Invention is served.
The management of risk and the role of insurance are set for immense change. We believe that Great Britain and Northern Ireland have an opportunity to lead this transformation, using leadership in technology and innovation, hence the theme of our conference “Driving Transformation – Shaping the Future”.
Anne-Marie will inspire us as we leave our conference to look forward and seize the opportunity.
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE is a prodigy in every sense of the word. Aged 11, she was the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing, and was just 20 years old when she received her Master’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Oxford.
Since then, she has forged an enviable CV, including positions at Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard and Deutsche Bank. Then there are the Honorary Doctorates from Open University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Kent University & Bristol University and an Honorary Fellowship at Keble College, Oxford. She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Sunderland and sits on the Council of Research England.
It is this wealth of experience and pioneering spirit that led her to co-found the Stemettes, an award-winning social initiative dedicated to inspiring and promoting the next generation of young women in the STEM sectors. Since its inception 8 years ago, it has exposed almost 50,000 young people across Europe to Anne-Marie’s vision for a more diverse and balanced science and tech community.