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AI Triopticon


June 27, 2024 -  June 29, 2024
Time Zone: Europe/London
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Discover the fascinating world where Artificial Intelligence (AI)Machine Learning (ML), and Ethics converge. Dive into thought-provoking discussions, gain insights from industry experts, and explore the ethical implications of these cutting-edge technologies.

Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, a professional in the field, or simply curious about the future of AI and ML, this event is perfect for you. Engage in lively debates, network with like-minded individuals, and broaden your understanding of the ethical considerations surrounding AI and ML.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to be part of the AI ML and Ethics Triopticon. Mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable experience!

What's Included

Your ticket will include:

  • All conferencing activities, including lunch and refreshments
  • 3 night’s accommodation
  • Dinner and breakfast x 3 nights/mornings

Delegates are responsible to arrange and cover the costs of their own:

  • Travel to and from the conference location and venue
  • Additional drinks and activities during the conference


The Triopticon method brings together diverse expert perspectives in a collective sense-making process.

Read up on the Triopticon: see the Triopticon wiki page or the YouTube explainer video.

The Triopticon is designed to enhance exploration and understanding, allowing all voices to be heard (literally) and new possibilities to emerge. It uses experts as food for thought rather than ultimate authorities and prevents us from narrowing to a single point of view too soon.

In a Triopticon, three keynote speakers (Eagles) offer different views and perspectives on a theme, and the rest of the participants (Ravens) gather in small sense-making groups to process, distil insights and then recombine to consider concrete “so what?” implications and actions.


  • Eagles: A Triopticon begins with input from three Eagles, typically individuals seen as authorities or disruptive thinkers in their respective fields. These Eagles are invited to offer provocative viewpoints as inputs into the collective sense-making process. Each Eagle represents different but interconnected disciplines within a given overarching context or theme.
  • Ravens: in the initial phase of a Triopticon, while the Eagles are sharing their perspectives, the majority of the participants are playing the role of Ravens, working in set groups of 3 to make sense of the presentations. They are “the canny ones” working to extract insights and explore them through further discussion across Raven trios.
  • Beavers: In the second phase of the process, participants are the builders and makers. Beaver groups are formed through a recombination of the Raven groups. Each Beaver group ideally consists of 1 member from each Raven group.

In addition, Triopticon uses observers and agitators in specially choreographed roles to disrupt norms, support cross-pollination of thinking, and encourage entanglement.

  • The Coyote role is a reference to the archetype of Coyote as a disruptive trickster, playfully offering thought-provoking interjections and playing devil’s advocate. This requires relevant knowledge and skills to encourage participants to challenge the ways of thinking and doing to which they have become accustomed. The Coyote is a trickster in mythology and this role legitimises asking awkward questions.


Eagles, provide provocative food for thought and represent different backgrounds and points of view and we deliberately combine academic and practitioner perspectives. Eagles will be added as they are confirmed.

Eagle: Sarah Clarke

Sarah Clarke is a governance, risk, and compliance specialist with 20 years experience spanning IT, cybersecurity, data protection, and novel technology assurance. Twice named one of the most influential women in UK tech. She has significant experience enabling practical governance in financial services and other sectors. For the last 7 years she has guest lectured on IT governance for Manchester University.

Sarah is also a former director and emeritus fellow of For Humanity (a not for profit designing AI audit and governance solutions), a contributor to the Association of AI Ethicists, and is working with with the World Ethical Data Foundation to evolve their Open Standard for Responsible AI. Historically she supported IASME to update the Cyber Essentials standard and contributes to other policy and standards work via the British Computing Society and IEEE.
Her core aim is to speed and ease related work. Supporting people to make better decisions. Enabling development and release of secure and privacy respecting solutions. Ensuring necessary consideration of broader implications with rapid innovation.
Kaimar Karu has worked at the intersection of technology, digital governance, policy-making, and business management for more than 20 years. He currently works as a Chief Transformation Officer at MindBridge, focusing on strategy and decision-making in complex environments in the private and public sector. Before returning to his roots in technology leadership, Kaimar worked as the Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology of the Republic of Estonia. Prior to taking office in November 2019, he ran a consultancy business in London, helping international organisations get the most from digital technologies and address sustainability goals.
This role was preceded by a global role as Head of Product Strategy and Development for AXELOS, a joint venture with the UK Cabinet Office and Capita plc. Kaimar is a published author and a frequent keynote speaker at international technology events.


This Triopticon venue has moved from Segovia to the United Kingdom, hosted in the beautiful Cotswolds.

Venue: The Manor House Hotel, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0LJ



Platinum: (1 available)

Cost: £30,000

Exclusive branding as the primary Event Sponsor, with the opportunity to bring your whole team. Dave is your personal host for the Retreat – but be warned that you may be subject to random hill walks! 

  • A presentation/intro slot at the conference
  • Host a branded dinner or special event at the conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on website, brochures and proceedings (exclusive as Event Sponsor)
  • Private dinner for consultation with Dave Snowden & the Cynefin Co team
  • Mailout to delegates after event with relevant offers etc.
Gold: (3 available)

Cost: £15,000

You’d like some branding and to be recognised on stage and up to 5 seats. You’d like to host a salon with the Cynefin team, some of whom are known to be a dab hand at mixing cocktails…

  • Host a branded cocktail event, lunch or other event around the conference
  • Up to 5 seats at the event
  • Sponsor recognition on website, brochures and proceedings (non-exclusive)
  • 90 mins consultation with Dave & the Cynefin Co team for sensemaking and integration
  • Mailout (shared) to delegates after event with relevant offers etc.
Silver: (5 available)

Cost: £7,500

You’re interested in making your presence felt at the conference and bringing a small team with you. 

  • Sponsor recognition on website, brochures and proceedings (non-exclusive)
  • Up to 3 seats at the event
  • 60 mins consultation with Cynefin Co team for sensemaking and integration
Scholarship Sponsors: (10 available)

Cost: £2,000

You’d like to share the experience – purchase an additional discounted scholarship ticket, to allow participants who need financial assistance to attend. 

  • Recognition on website and brochures 
  • Opportunity to nominate scholarship candidates subject to our criteria (academic, NFP etc)
  • Note the final choie of scholarship candidates will be at the Cynefin Co’s discretion.

Cancellation / Rescheduling


Voluntary cancellations are permitted up to 3 weeks prior to the course start and a 50% refund will be provided. No refunds for cancellations made 3 weeks or less prior to event. Attendee substitutions are permitted at any time.


Cognitive Edge reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule sessions if staff illness or lockdowns prevent us proceeding. In the event of cancellation or rescheduling, a registered attendee can request a full refund of course fees. Refunds will be processed within ten (10) business days of refund request.

About the Cynefin Company

The Cynefin Company (formerly known as Cognitive Edge) was founded in 2005 by Dave Snowden. We believe in praxis and focus on building methods, tools and capability that apply the wisdom from Complex Adaptive Systems theory and other scientific disciplines in social systems. We are the world leader in developing management approaches (in society, government and industry) that empower organisations to absorb uncertainty, detect weak signals to enable sense-making in complex systems, act on the rich data, create resilience and, ultimately, thrive in a complex world.

Cognitive Edge Ltd. & Cognitive Edge Pte. trading as The Cynefin Company and The Cynefin Centre.


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