Katherine Courtney

Katherine Courtney

Katherine Courtney is a Strategic Advisor, Chair of the Global Network on Sustainability in Space, and former UK Space Agency CEO.

She has worked across business innovation, start-up and growth across the UK, Europe and North America. In over nearly 15 years as a Senior Civil Servant, she led landmark UK Government tech-enabled transformation programmes. And, while at the UK Space Agency, she initiated the UKLaunch Programme, and led €1.4bn investment in collaborative space missions through the European Space Agency.

Katherine is also an active STEM Ambassador and the Founder of Primary Space.



Should the Summit theme have been AI?



The Auditorium

We couldn’t have a Summit called Human and not have a session on AI, could we?

AI. Love it or loathe it, it’s here to stay. How will it impact the future of work, of the jobs we do and love every day, that we’ve trained for and upskilled in? How will it impact future skills and education? What questions does it raise around equality and ethics?

In this interactive panel discussion and debate, we’ll be hearing from those in the thick of it on all these questions and more– people running businesses based on AI, founders using AI as a force for good and those who are looking at how their industry may be transformed by it. This session will help you devise your own personal roadmap for how AI will affect you and your business.