29.10.19 Speaker Event – Roger Bootle – Chairman of Capital Economics
We are delighted that Roger Bootle, Chairman of Capital Economics will be joining DHN on 29.10.19 to talk with us.
The AI Economy – Work, Wealth & Welfare in the Robot Age
This is the title of Roger’s brand new book – and the subject of his talk – approx. 20 minutes followed by a 30 minutes Devonshire House interactive discussion. The focus will not be about what Artificial Intelligence is; it will be about what it actually means including what it will mean for those who run businesses or tell others how to run theirs.
You will be able to buy a signed copy of Roger’s new book at the Event.
We are also delighted that this Keynote Event will be hosted at Tower Place East, London, EC3R 5BU, United Kingdom.
About Roger Bootle’s new book – this is what the promotional publicity says:-
Extraordinary innovations in technology promise to transform the world, but how realistic is the claim that AI will change our lives? In this much needed book the acclaimed economist Roger Bootle responds to the fascinating economic questions posed by the age of the robot, steering a path away from tech jargon and alarmism towards a rational explanation of the ways in which the AI revolution will affect us all. Tackling the implications of Artificial Intelligence on growth, productivity, inflation and the distribution of wealth and power, THE AI ECONOMY also examines coming changes to the the way we educate, work and spend our leisure time.
A fundamentally optimistic view which will help you plan for changing times, this book explains AI and leads you towards a more certain future. Extraordinary innovations in technology promise to transform the world, but how realistic is the claim that AI will change our lives? In this much needed book the acclaimed economist Roger Bootle responds to the fascinating economic questions posed by the age of the robot, steering a path away from tech jargon and alarmism towards a rational explanation of the ways in which the AI revolution will affect us all. Tackling the implications of Artificial Intelligence on growth, productivity, inflation and the distribution of wealth and power, THE AI ECONOMY also examines coming changes to the way we educate, work and spend our leisure time.
About Roger Bootle
Even if you are not a Eurosceptic, reading his Monday morning column in the Daily Telegraph is enough to fire you up until the following Monday! On 29.10.19 you will get some of this – wherever we are in this political and economic maelstrom.
Roger Bootle is a British economist and a weekly columnist for The Daily Telegraph. He is also the chairman of Capital Economics, an independent macroeconomic research consultancy based in London. He founded Capital Economics in 1999 and, In 2014, sold a stake in Capital Economics to part of Lloyds Banking Group. The transaction valued his company at £70 million and, two years later, he changed to being part-time chairman. Phoenix Equity Partners purchased a majority stake in the consultancy from him in 2018 which valued the business at £95 million. Roger Bootle retained his role and a reduced financial interest in Capital Economics.
Roger Bootle was born in Watford, read PPE at Oxford and began his career in the academic world as a lecturer in Economics at St Anne’s College, Oxford. He worked as an economist for Capel Cure Myers and Lloyds Merchant Bank. From 1989 until 1998, he was an economist at Midland Bank, rising to the position of Group Chief Economist of the HSBC group. During the Conservative Government in the 1990s, he was appointed to the UK Treasury’s panel of economic forecasters under Ken Clarke.
His publications include:-
- Theory of Money, joint author with W. T. Newlyn, 1978,
- Index-Linked Gilts – a practical investment guide, 1985,
- The Death of Inflation, 1998,
- Money for Nothing – Real Wealth, Financial Fantasies and the Economy of the Future, 2003,
- The Trouble with Markets – saving capitalism from itself, Second edition, 2011,
- The Trouble with Europe: Why the EU Isn’t Working, How It Can Be Reformed, What Could Take Its Place, 2014,
Roger Bootle and Capital Economics won the £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize in 2012, “for the best plan for dealing with member states leaving the eurozone.”
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Date & Time
Tower Place East