Artificial Intelligence is now a red hot topic. But is it overhyped and misunderstood? Is there business value here or is it in danger of being lost in the hype talk. There is also the danger of “AI washing” – rinsing already existing technologies, especially those to do with process automation, in the magic washing powder of “AI”
So we now need to treat the hype pragmatically to keep it real. Business value can be achieved by balancing artificial intelligence with human intelligence and so increase productivity. Initial early adoption has been in helpdesk, ticketing automation etc. We are now starting to see newer adoption areas. There is now also a sense of urgency driven by marketing and the media. There is much that could be turned to account, without losing the comparative advantage of these advanced technologies.
Currently many organisations – and in many instances, their senior business executives – are aware of the technology and feel a pressing need to engage with it, they simply have no idea where to begin. Stalwart thought leaders and practitioners in this business space are here at this conference to give their business ideas based on their experiences. They share their views and “know-how” to transition and transform within different industry sectors and attitudes to change. The conference thus provides the perfect occasion for delegates to get involved in the conversation, ask questions, learn from the best.
There will be further scope of sharing of practical experiences, extended knowledge-sharing presentations in “Round Table” discussions for sharing insights and industry trends. This coupled with networking has the scope for open-mindedness and sharing throughout the day. An exhibition alongside featuring leading service providers, consultants and vendors from the other two co-located conferences Testing, Agile & DevOps. All four topic areas would be covered and delegates may attend any sessions from across the three conferences.
Additionally the conference features an exhibition alongside where you can meet leading service providers, consultants and vendors.
We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of Enterprise AI.
We understand that successful projects are written up as “White Papers”. Please share these with us. But projects that did not achieve their targets – “Black Papers” – are of interest to us too. They can be a very important topics of discussion / panels that you can present. Talk to us about both, we welcome your input.
Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.
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Mark Lines, Enterprise Agile Coach, Disciplined Agile Consortium
Despite claims to the contrary, the need for governance does not disappear for agile projects. Your project sponsors have a right to know the status of the health and risk of their investments. But trying to blend traditional agile methods such as Scrum with traditional stage gate approaches can cause frustration for both project teams and their stakeholders. In this talk Mark Lines will share how to apply lightweight agile governance using the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) framework
Dave Snowden, CTO, Cognitive Edge
Dan North, Principal, Dan North Associates
In 2001 a group of programmers proposed the word "agile" to describe a set of values they shared. Several of these programmers had already developed methods based on these values. The values are universal, that's how they were chosen. The methodologies, however, were designed for the technology landscape of the 1990s. Think of all the changes in technology and business practise in the last 25 years. If that seems too daunting just think about the last five years. In taking "Agile" mainstream, we adopt these ancient practises on faith while losing sight of the values that inspired them.
How do agile values map to the modern landscape of massive computing power and storage on demand, languages that compile faster than you can type, computers in your pocket more powerful than the previous generation's mainframes, home broadband fast enough to stream high-definition video?
It's time to revisit what agile software development really means. The previous generation moved the delivery horizon from years to months. Now we need to think in days or even hours.
Huw Price - DevOps & RPA Evangelist
Deepak Sharma - RPA Evangelist
Jonathon Wright, CTO & Co-Founder, Digital Assured
Geoff Ainsworth, CTO Volo Commerce
Stacey Howard - Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain Enthusiast
Edgar Smith, Artificial Intelligence, RPA, Innovation & Communications Leader
Claudette Winkler-von Arx, Strategic Digital Transformation Lead at Microsoft