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The London Computational Knowledge Summit


Attendance at this event will cost £50+VAT per person. Seats are limited. Please contact us if you would like assistance with booking travel or accommodations for the event.

Conference Location

The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
London W1S 4BS


APCOA parking is available on Old Burlington Street (W1S 3AF) but it is recommended that you call in advance, +44-(0)2074-94388, to check the prices and availability.

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About the Featured Speakers
Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram

Founder and CEO,
Wolfram Research and Wolfram|Alpha

In the early 1980s his now-classic work on cellular automata helped launch the field of complexity theory. Then in 1986, Wolfram began the creation of Mathematica and founded Wolfram Research.

Wolfram has served as CEO of Wolfram Research for more than two decades, and provides the technical leadership that has made Mathematica the world's leading system for advanced computing. Recently, Wolfram also created Wolfram|Alpha, the breakthrough computational knowledge engine released in 2009.

In addition to his work in technology and business, Wolfram is also a world-renowned scientist. Using Mathematica as his tool, Wolfram made groundbreaking studies of the computational universe that led to his bestselling 2002 book A New Kind of Science, and to the launch of a vibrant new area of science.

Wolfram is the recipient of many awards for science, technology, and business, including a 1981 MacArthur Fellowship. Wolfram has had a long commitment to publishing and communication. He been the author—and publisher—of two bestselling books, and for 25 years the publisher of a leading academic journal. His broad interests span many areas of science, technology, and their history. The tools and methods that Wolfram has created have had a defining influence on the science and technology of the past three decades, and provide the foundations for even more dramatic developments to come. Less »

Future Technologies

John D. Barrow

John D. Barrow

Professor of Mathematical Sciences,
University of Cambridge

His research interests are in cosmology and the interface between particle physics and astronomy.

He received the 2006 Templeton Prize, the Royal Society's 2008 Faraday Prize, and the 2009 Kelvin Medal of the Institute of Physics. He has written more than 450 scientific papers, and 20 books, translated into 28 languages. The most recent of these are Cosmic Imagery and 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know. His play, Infinities, won the Italian Premi Ubu for best play in the Italian theatre in 2002, and the 2003 Italgas Prize. Less »

Cosmic Imagery

Conrad Wolfram

Conrad Wolfram

Co-founder and Strategic Director,
Wolfram Research

He argues that this direction will be increasingly important as science and mathematics continue to gain significance for everyday living, and that in turn this fundamentally changes how we should teach maths. Less »

Moving to the Computational Knowledge Economy

Transforming Technical Education for a Computational World

C. Alan Joyce

C. Alan Joyce

Content Manager, Wolfram|Alpha

C. Alan Joyce is the Content Manager for socioeconomic data in Wolfram|Alpha. He was previously Editorial Director for World Almanac Books and Editor-in-Chief of the #1 bestselling The World Almanac and Book of Facts, and is the former Executive Editor of The New York Times Almanac and The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge.

Computational Knowledge in Practice: Inside the Wolfram|Alpha Project

Jon McLoone

Jon McLoone

Director of Business Development,
Wolfram Research

Jon McLoone has worked with Wolfram Research, the makers of Mathematica, since 1992, on software development, system design, technical writing, and strategy. His work has included document processing and conversion technology, and he has worked with several publishers on electronic courseware and interactive content projects.

The Future of Interactive Publishing

Andrew Dilnot

Andrew Dilnot

Principal, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford

In addition, he has served on the board of the National Consumer Council and the government's review committee on the balance between central and local government finance. He has served on the Social Security Advisory Committee, the Retirement Income Inquiry, the Rowntree Committee on the future costs of long-term care, the Ageing Population Foresight panel, and the Councils of the Royal Economic Society and Queen Mary and Westfield College. He is an Honorary Fellow of St John's College Oxford, Queen Mary University of London, the Swansea Institute of Higher Education and the Institute of Actuaries, and holds an Honorary Doctorate from City University. His main research interests lie in government economic policy as it affects individuals, companies, and the wider economy. He has published widely in these areas. He was awarded a CBE in 2000 for services to economics and economic policy. Less »

Why Statistics Really Matter

Walter De Brouwer

Walter De Brouwer

CEO, One Laptop per Child, Europe

The Meaning of Life Is a Number

Tom Wickham-Jones

Tom Wickham-Jones

Director of Kernel Technology,
Wolfram Research

In addition he is the architect of webMathematica and Wolfram Workbench. In 1992 he published the book Mathematica Graphics: Techniques and Applications. His most recent work has focused on the Mathematica compiler and parallel computation. Less »

Democratising Knowledge across the Enterprise

Chris Carlson

Chris Carlson

Graphics Developer, Wolfram Research

He was responsible for the interactive graphics functionality that premiered in Version 6, and is currently interested in applications of Mathematica in architecture and design. Less »

Adventures in Computation: How I Wrinkled Norman Foster's Gherkin