AI & Robotics events

Where people and machines mean business

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 Main Event, the apex of our London-based programme. Our events focus on the three things that matter most…

Science: Latest developments in AI and robotics and where they might take us.
Business: Case studies from the real world – from business improvement to transformation and the creation of new business models.
Work: How the workplace is being reshaped by smart humans and smart technology working in collaboration.



The Directors’ Forums offer focused deep dives that investigate the impact on key business sectors and key business applications.

From Financial Services to Customer Engagement, these forums provide an invited audience with the opportunity to home in on specific topics and investigate market specific challenges and opportunities.

More about the last Forum – Business Transformation 

Next Forum 11 December 2018, The Shard, London :The State of Tech – the year that’s been and the year ahead.   


Defining Our Future: Thought Leaders Debate how AI will Shape Business, Economics and the Human Experience on 12 October 2018 in London

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 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:

AI & Robotics, The Main Event,12 October 2018

CXtech, Conference & Showcase, 12 October 2018

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


Anton Fishman

Managing Director, Fishman & Partners Ltd

Alistair Shepherd

Founder and President, Saberr

Alice Zimmermann

Global Product Partnerships, Google

Rob McCargow

Director of AI, PwC

James Alexander

Decisioning Director, Sky

Kriti Sharma

VP, Artificial Intelligence, Sage

Nigel Houlden

Head of Technology Policy, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Andrew Burgess

Author and Strategic Advisor on AI and RPA

Daniel Hulme

CEO, Satalia

Nicola Strong

Managing Director, Strong Enterprises

Alex Harvey

Head of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Ocado

Maria Semykoz

Workplace Analytics Architect, Gallup

Miranda Sharp

Director Innovation, Ordnance Survey

James Rapinac

Director, Gallup