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Lloyd’s Register Foundation to host Digital Summit 2020

Fri, 14 August, 2020

Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) to host Digital Summit for 2020: ‘The Future of Global Safety’

The event is free to register for and is taking place on Wednesday 23 September between from 13:00-16:00 BST (GMT +1). It will bring together many remarkable and world-leading experts to examine the how global safety will be impacted by the Coronavirus into the future.

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Coronavirus has dramatically affected almost every area of society. As a result, we have been challenged by significant questions about the way our world operates and functions. Are cities, amenities, supply chains and other elements of critical infrastructure ready for future challenges to safety? Do we need to change our relationship with occupational health and safety and are they outdated? What skills shortages do we have that will impact the spread of future pandemics?

Image courtesy of Lloyd's Register Foundation
Image courtesy of Lloyd's Register Foundation

A key strategic partner of TWI, Lloyd’s Register Foundation is hosting a Digital Summit that intends to answer these questions. It Promises to gather some of the globes foremost experts in safety, engineering and more to promote dialogue on the future of global safety post-COVID.

The summit will focus on leadership, governance, macro-economics and technology whilst focusing on three key themes – Resilience, the Future of Work and Education and Skills. These three broad areas have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and key players had to prove to be agile and responsive to the fundamental disruptions presented by the virus to keep society functioning.

Architect of the Internet to speak at Digital Summit 2020

Speaking at this event will be Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. Alongside Robert Kahn, Vint is the co-designer of the architecture of the Internet. In 1997 they received the U.S. National Medal of Technology and in 2005, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the ACM Turing Award.

Through this digital conference, LRF is creating a platform for leaders of industry to discuss and consider the learnings from the coronavirus pandemic. In turn, Lloyd's Register can accumulate knowledge and forcite towards creating a longer-term impact at ensuring public engagement in the safety of life and property around the world for many years.

To register for the free event, visit the Lloyd’s Register Foundation website or subscribe to the Foundation’s newsletter.


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