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Friday, May 25 2018, 09:00 - 18:00, Oxford Saïd Business School

Time Session Location
09:00 -10:00 Registration and networking Entrance Hall
10:00 -10.20

Welcome and Introduction

The SI Careers Conference is all about the future. We are here to showcase the latest insights, innovations and technologies influencing careers in social impact.

Through this morning’s panels, you will have a chance to hear from start-ups and corporate innovators working in Education, Financial Services, Healthcare and the Energy sectors.

In the afternoon, attendees will join skills-building sessions on Blockchain, Corporate Venture Capital, Problem Solving Skills and Innovative Finance and leave with practical skills and tools to help turn their passions into action.

Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre
10.20-11:00 Opening Keynote: Vivienne Ming, Co-founder and Executive Chair at Socos Labs. Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre
11:00 -12:00

Panel 1: The Future of Education Careers

How are the private sector, social entrepreneurs and foundations leading local and global transformation to improve the quality of education?

Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre 

Panel 2:  The Future of Health Careers

How to join a career in global health. What are the latest business models and products in the field?

Lecture Theatre 5

Panel 3: The Future of Energy Careers

How technology can be leveraged to transform the energy industry. How can you prepare to build a career in this rapidly changing industry?

Lecture Theatre 4

Panel 4: The Future of Finance Careers

How is technology reinventing financial services and how that influences new jobs in the sector?

Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre
12:00  Lunch served in Cloisters, Seminar Room A, and Career Development Centre  Cloisters, Seminar Room A, and Careers Development Centre 
13:30 - 15:00

Workshop 1: Innovative Finance – Blended finance 

Case workshop on how companies are approaching developing challenges via nontraditional financial routes. The role of blending finance, the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) and PPPs.

Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre

Workshop 2: Exponential Technologies  - How are AI, Blockchain and machine learning being used to address some of the world-scale challenges and how are the new careers in these fields?

Most of us have heard about ‘Blockchain’, a highly secure way to structure data in a decentralised ledger, but know little about how it is used in the impact space. In this workshop, we will explore key questions, such as, what are some current applications of Blockchain and other exponential technologies for social good? You will join case discussions and work in a challenge to support leading organisations in this field.

Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre

Workshop 3: An “Unworkshop” session on Corporate Venturing - The rise of Incubators, Accelerators and CVC.

Corporate venturing continues to be an important funding source for startup companies. Are corporate VCs, incubators and accelerators sourcing start-ups that are addressing the real challenges in the SDGs? Are they taking action in balancing gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion and geographic origin of their stellar founders?

Lecture Theatre 4

Workshop 4: Problem Solving & Design Thinking - How to apply unconventional frameworks to solve social problems 

How do we create tools and interventions that can be measurable and results-driven? Consulting firms draw upon different methodologies to solve impact problems – from design thinking to strategic planning. In this session, consultants from a leading impact consulting firm will share some real-cases and the frameworks they applied, (sometimes unconventional) to help clients to address their big questions.

Lecture Theatre 5
15:00 - 16:00 Careers fair and structured networking time Entrance Hall
16:00 - 17:00 Closing keynote: Yusuf Randera-Rees, CEO and Co-Founder at the Awethu Project Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre
17:00 - 18:00 Networking reception Entrance Hall