AI & Robotics,The Main Event

12 OCTOBER 2018 | LONDON

AI & Robotics Events

Our year-round programme of events is your finger on the pulse of a new business world powered by AI. An extended series of Directors’ Forums supports the annual AI & Robotics Main Event, the apex of our London-based programme.

The next AI & Robotics Main Event takes place on 12 October in London and is co-located with our new Customer Experience Technology event CXtech. The events will bring together some of the world’s leading  experts and practitioners of AI and CX.

Co-located with 

Third Annual AI & Robotics The Main Event, 12 October, London

AI & Robotics: The Main Event is relied upon by business leaders keen to investigate and test the transformational potential of AI & robotic technologies. By combining an interactive conference with a hands-on solutions showcase we dive deep into AI & robotic’s power to accelerate business performance, profitability and workforce efficiency. The Main Event brings together leaders from across industry, the scientific community and builders of human capital to reveal how AI is transforming businesses and disrupting industries. No other event shares our three-fold focus:

Business

Early adopters share how they’re securing efficiency gains, transforming business models, disrupting sectors and bringing AI enabled products and services to market.

Science

We investigate the latest developments and their potential to accelerate innovation, augment human intelligence and advance business competitiveness.

Work

Business psychologists and HR specialists discuss the power of AI to enhance human potential and productivity

Conference – Not just the talk...

We have a reputation for creating events that break the mould; that bring industry leaders together and give them direct access to experts, innovators and early adopters with opinions that matter and experience that’s proven.

Plenary Thought Leaders Debate – Defining Our Future

AI technologies are re-shaping our future. It’s up to us to determine whether they enhance our lives or diminish them. On 12 October 2018, three of the world’s most respected minds in AI, business change and technology/human interaction will come together to put the case for a positive AI-enabled future.
They’ll consider how AI could impact the business operations, world economies and human life for good or ill and, eschewing doom laden prophecies and idealised dreams, investigate what we can do to ensure technology remains humanity’s life enhancing servant – not its master.
The Defining Our Future Debate will be moderated by change management specialist Anton Fishman and customer management expert, Mike Havard. It will kick-start two high-octane technology focused business conferences:

Agenda Summary to date

09:15 Chairs Welcome Anton Fishman, AIR Chair and Mike Havard, CXtech Chair 

09:30 – 11:15 Plenary Debate:

Defining Our Future AI and big business: When will UK business get real about AI?
Daniel Hulme , CEO of Satalia and Director of Business Analytics MSc at University College London
AI is like teenage sex. Everyone thinks others are doing more of it than they are and so mask their inexperience behind bravura talk. We say it’s time for business to shape up – technology can transform business productivity and profitability, but only if companies put AI front and centre in their innovation and talent management strategies.

AI and the human experience: Will humans be superseded by the technologies they’ve created?
Dr Chris Brauer , Director of Innovation at Goldsmiths University and Founder of the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies
Research into the everyday interactions between people and emerging technologies reveals a worrying trend – that humans risk being put out of work and deprived of purpose by the very technologies intended to improve their lives. This future can only be averted by creating technologies that enhance human capability rather than replace human skill. We consider whether responsible innovation can create an equal relationship between people and technology, leading to high-performance workplaces and satisfying lives.

AI and economic survival: Can our current world order survive AI’s twin singularities?
Calum Chace, Futurologist, journalist and best-selling author
The world faces the arrival of two AI-driven singularities – points at which the rules we’ve lived by till now will simply break down. The first is economic, when machines take over human work. The second is technological, when machines relegate humans to the position of the planet’s second most intelligent life form. Some say capitalism and liberal democracy will not survive. We argue that political and economic systems can be reshaped, businesses and organisations can transform their missions, and human beings achieve far greater self-realisation in a technologically enriched world.

11:45 – 13:00 AI Keynotes

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Solutions Showcase

14:00 – 15:20 AI Insights, Case Studies & Panel Debates

15:40 – 17:00 AI Insights, Case Studies & Panel Debates 

17:00 Dragons’ Den session followed by Solutions Showcase, Networking & Drinks reception

Showcase - Touch it and see…

In our Solutions Showcase leading edge vendors and innovators will demonstrate the technologies they have available today, and reveal their roadmaps for future innovation. It’s your opportunity to evaluate solutions, find innovation and formulate buying decisions. Because  AI & Robotics and CXtech covers every aspect – from design to delivery and analysis – you’ll find relevant solutions, irrespective of your industry sector or area of operation

  • design via any channel and at any touch point
  • delivery in service, sales or community building
  • Analysis of AI and its impact on customers, employees and business performance

From trying out the latest AI applications, to meeting the service delivery robots and bots, to testing operational platforms and applications; you’ll have the opportunity to shake hands and kick tyres.

Coming….? Why wouldn’t you?

AI & Robotics Main Event gives senior decision makers one day to accelerate their understanding and access transformative technologies. It’s aimed at everyone that’s making key decisions about their organisation’s transformation to the new age of automation; how it’s designed, how it’s delivered and how its impact is understood. Gain insights from some of the worlds leading experts and practitioners see you how to can start your AI journey or make progress with your current AI strategy and operations.
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At a Glance:

  • Date: Friday 12 October 2018
  • Time: 9:00 – 19:00
  • Venue: etc venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London
  • Conference
  • Solutions Showcase
  • Estimated attendance 400+
  • Live Demonstrations
  • Networking Functions
  • Plenary Speakers
  • 2 Streams
  • 30+ Speakers
  • Insightful Case Studies
  • Panel Debates
  • Co-located with CXtech
  • All delegate fees include:
    • refreshments
    • lunch
    • networking and drinks reception
    • access to both events
    • access to presentation slides
    • printed event guides

Speakers

Peter Ryan

Principal at Ryan Strategic Advisory

Bian Salins

Head of Social – Digital, TSB

James Brindley-Raynes

Global Product Manager Staff Digitisation, HSBC

Dr Andy Pardoe

Director for Artificial Intelligence at Accenture Digital & Founder of Informed.AI

Tim Hughes

Digital Transformation & Customer Experience Director, Tata Consultancy Services

Ian Cairns

Customer Director, easyJet

Martin Hill-Wilson

Customer Service, CX & AI Engagement Strategist

Maria Semykoz

Workplace Analytics Architect, Gallup

Peter O’Neill

Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University

Sue Daley

Head of Data Analytics and AI, techUK

Dr Chris Brauer

Director of Innovation, Goldsmiths University, Founder of the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies

Calum Chace

Futurologist, journalist and best selling author

Daniel Hulme

CEO Satalia, Director of Business Analytics MSc at UCL

Anton Fishman

Managing Director, Fishman & Partners Ltd

Alistair Shepherd

Founder & President, Saberr

Chris Ezekiel

Founder & CEO, Creative Virtual

Nicola Strong

Managing Director, Strong Enterprises

Ann-Marie Stagg

Chief Executive of the Call Centre Management Association (UK)

Miranda Sharp

Director Innovation, Ordnance Survey

James Rapinac

Director, Gallup

Mark Hillary

Writer, Blogger, Analyst on tech/globalisation/future/cx

Mike Havard

Director, Ember Services

Prof Nigel Crook

Head of Computing & Communication Technologies, Oxford Brookes University

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I thoroughly enjoyed the event. I was hugely impressed by the content and presenters and cannot wait to attend another.

by Caroline Troup, Telefónica UK

The best AI event I’ve attended to date. The quality of the speakers outshines other events. The topics were practical, varied and unique. Well done to the organisers.

by Claire Masson, Financial Times | IE Corporate Learning Alliance

Interesting, contextual view of role of AI

by Steven Hedges, DB (Deutsche Bank)

Well organised event with good range of topics to appeal to a broad audience. Great learning opportunity, which can be easily applied to the workplace.

by Stuart Balnaves, UCAS

A good balance of technical and emotional debate. An excellent cost-effective event. Well done!

by Marcel Horst, Procorre

Very useful event covering a broad range of topics!

by Tim Barker, Confirmit

Extremely valuable and insightful.

by Leigh Bridger, HomeServe

AI isn’t tomorrow’s world science, its today’s business reality. Any business that isn’t exploiting AI’s potential is at risk of being left behind.

by Anton Fishman, Conference Chairman and change management consultant

Venue

155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD

We’re turning 155 Bishopsgate’s venue into a connected event environment that lets you move seamlessly between our conference and Solutions Showcase; where there’s plenty of room to meet, greet, share experience and talk business.

And, of course, there’s a focus on connectivity.  Superfast wifi and exceptional business services mean you’ll never be out of touch with your world.

155 Bishopsgate, London, is located next to Liverpool St. Station in The City of London.

WHAT ATTENDEES THOUGHT ABOUT THE LAST EVENT

92%

rated the event ‘excellent’ or ‘good’

96%

found the overall choice of topics ‘excellent’ or ‘good’

94%

applauded the choice of speakers

80%

found that the information provided will add value to their organisation

+43 NPS

(Net Promoter Score)

The best AI event I’ve attended to date. Great range of top speakers and experts in the field. The quality of the speakers outshines other events. The topics were practical, varied and unique. An incredibly practical insight into one of the most compelling and important topics facing business today. The event was really beneficial for me.  Better networking than at any other I’ve attended. First rate. Provided me with an excellent appreciation of how AI is developing, actual and potential applications, and some clear issues to take back.  Very well organised. Very high quality.  Hugely enjoyable and informational.  Provided several concrete new leads and potential business opportunities. Invaluable, it creates a space for dialogue and debate on designing the world of work for tomorrow’s business.

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