Thursday 5th May
12:00 - 13:00 - Welcome lunch
13.00 - Balderton welcome
13.15 - Balderton update
A review and discussion with Balderton's Partners
14.00 - CEO stories
14.40 - Stretch and coffee break
14.50 - Technological Revolutions with Carlota Perez
Carlota’s articles and book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages have contributed to the understanding of the relations between technical and institutional change, between finance and technological diffusion and between technology and economic development. In this session, Carlota explores how historically technological revolutions arrive with remarkable regularity, and how economies react to them in predictable phases.
15.35 - Tea
15.50 - AI according to Nick Bostrom
"Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make." A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we're building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines help to preserve humanity and our values — or will they have values of their own?
16.30 - Break and room check in
17.00 - 19.00 - Activities
Take your pick from a choice of activities ranging from wine tasting and horse riding, to five a side football, tennis or a house ride (Soho Farmhouse’s version of SoulCycle)
19.30 - Cocktails in the Barwell Barn
20.30 - 22.30 - Dinner
22.30 - Poker in the Barwell Barn. After dinner nightcap and music in the Mill Bar.
Friday 6th May
7.30 - 9.00 - Wellbeing activities or free time.
Time for a morning swim, yoga class or gym visit.
8.00 - 9.30 - Breakfast in the main house
9.30 - Welcome
9.45 - Sound Communication with Julian Treasure.
Leading sound and communication expert and five time TED speaker Julian hosts a specially tailored coaching session exploring communication techniques focusing on conscious listening and powerful speaking.
11.15 - Break and checkout
11.40 - Leadership challenges for entrepreneurs and how to survive them with Ben Casnocha
The closing session is a forensic examination of the nature of entrepreneurial leadership. Co-author with Reid Hoffman of The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, Ben will share how to recruit, manage, and retain entrepreneurial employees.
12.55 - Close
13.00 - 14.00 - Farewell barbecue