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Blockchain & AI & Machine Learning Sessions
Thu 30 March 2017, 12:30 – 16:00 BST
As part of The March Digital Leadership Forum Conference we have a choice of 2 afternoon sessions available to attend. The sessions take place simultaneously so please select only 1 session to attend.
Register your place to hear from some of the world's leading brands and gain valuable insights into the latest Blockchain & AI industry developments. Our sessions are highly interactive so there is plenty of opportunity for Q&A and breakout group discussions.
How is Blockchain Changing how Businesses Operate? (13:00 - 16:00)
- How could Blockchain transform legacy processes across all industry sectors?
- How will Blockchain change how businesses interact with their customers across the sectors from banking to digital rights management?
- How will individuals transact and how will our internet of things devices operate?
Isabel Cooke works in Barclays’ Blockchain R&D Team, identifying opportunities to experiment with distributed ledger technology, and other emerging tech. She is a delivery manager, and focuses on running experiments with business units within Barclays, often collaborating with startups, consortia and other companies in this space. She also helps to educate colleagues across the bank on the opportunities, and threats, of this nascent technology. Her previous role was Operations Lead at Rise London, one of Barclays Open Innovation Labs, connecting the bank to startups, to co-create the future of financial services.
Sue specialises in technology law and advises clients on their strategic technology deals and business models, including outsourcing, technology infrastructure and digital transformation projects, cloud computing, digital media/distribution, e-/m-commerce, and social media. She leads MoFo’s FinTech practice in London, is a member of techUK’s working group on distributed ledger technology and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Digital Banking. Sue has a regular tech law blog for Computerworld.com and regularly speaks and writes about new technologies including blockchain, FinTech, big data, the sharing economy, and the internet of things.
Colin Platt has been involved in blockchain since 2013 and the financial markets since 2009. He founded ÐPactum LTD, based in London, in early 2016. ÐPactum focuses on implementing distributed ledger and smart contract technologies for cleared derivatives.
Before founding ÐPactum he worked at BNP Paribas Global Markets blockchain innovation, where he focused on education business stakeholders on blockchain, developing proof-of-concepts (PoCs), and managing relations with external partners. Colin has sat on the steering committee for R3CEV, and was one of the founding members of the Post-Trade Distributed Ledger Working Group (PTDL).
Prior to his involvement in blockchain, Colin held roles in business transformation, and product marketing at BNP Paribas in Paris, London and New York.
15:30 - 16:00 Networking Coffee
12:30 - 13:00 Networking Coffee
AI & MACHINE LEARNING SESSION: Machine Learning in the Enterprise (13:00 - 16:00 )
- Find out what impact machine learning could have on your company
- Hear case studies from companies currently experimenting with AI projects
Will Venters, Assistant Professor in Information Systems, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Dr Venters speaks regularly at practitioner conferences on various digital business issues, particularly around Digital Ecosystems, AI and Cloud Computing; has briefed European government policy makers and various company executives; and has undertaken consultancy in IT strategy and development. His research interests include Cloud Computing, Digital Platforms, AI, Internet of Things, and Agile development. He has a first-class degree in computer science and a PhD in information systems. His research work has been published in major refereed journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Information Technology, the Journal of Management Studies, and the Information Systems Journal and co-authored the Palgrave book “Moving to the Cloud Corporation”.
Alex has been building mobile and analytics start-ups since 2003. He is currently CEO and founder of Seldon, a start-up with a purpose to help people solve some of the world’s biggest problems with machine intelligence. Seldon provides machine learning infrastructure that serves hundreds of millions of recommendations and predictions per month. Seldon works with a diverse client-base including some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies, and a global community of data scientists and developers uses its open-source technology. Recognised as one of the UK’s top AI start-ups, Seldon is part of Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars, where its talented team are solving high-value problems in the finance sector.
Husayn Kassai is the co-founder and CEO of Onfido. Powered by machine-learning technology, Onfido’s solution enables businesses across sectors to verify identities - ensure that someone is who they say they are - and run background checks such as criminal or anti-money laundering checks remotely and at scale.
Founded in 2012, Onfido has received over $30m in investment and has grown to service over 1,000 clients globally. Husayn is currently based in San Francisco and sets the overall direction and strategy for Onfido, prior to which he served as the President of Oxford Entrepreneurs along with co-founder Eamon Jubbawy. He has a degree in Economics and Management from Keble College, Oxford. As a new machine age advocate, Husayn is a believer in how technology can be used to build instant trust and power human interactions.
15:30 - 16:00 Networking Coffee
These sessions are available to book as an individual session for start-ups and SMEs only.
Register your place today and pay only £65 with our startup special offer (standard startup price is £250)
The Blockchain session is organised by The Digital & Social Media Leadership Forum (DSMLF) and is open to members and startups only.