In this conference we set out the perspective of how technology is impacting the societal aspects of (i) the individual and (ii) the markets of large enterprises. Domain specialists provide examples of a number of use cases and cover health care, telecoms, IoT, smart cities as well as government policy making. Subject experts/leaders will consider/debate what are the implications of these impending changes and evolutions. A special feature is an invited session on Quantum Computing and its impact on finance and cybersecurity.
This promises to be a lively and entertaining event, with participation of around 80 technically minded, top level executives from various sectors, keen to find out where the emerging and disruptive technologies are leading us, and to put questions and viewpoints to the panels. Our conference speakers and delegates frequently tell us that they value the in-depth, technical presentations as a real opportunity to exchange views and increase their knowledge.
Invited Session: QUANTUM COMPUTING – ITS IMPACT ON FINANCE AND CYBERSECURITY
1: WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY
2: AI & ML IMPACT NEW DIGITAL MARKETS
3: INNOVATION IN SERVICES
4: DATA & DATA SCIENCE: ALTERNATIVE DATA IN RETAIL AND FINANCIAL MARKETS
Many emerging technologies are set to impact every aspect of business. Find out insights and strategies from leading thinkers and practitioners for successfully embracing these technologies to improve the enterprise and the home.
5 reasons to attend
Hear from a variety of inspirational speakers pushing the boundaries in artificial intelligence, machine learning and cybersecurity
Find out answers to questions such as “Do AI & ML lead to better jobs and improved quality of life?”
Find out the impact of Quantum Computing on the Financial and Cybersecurity sectors
Hear from corporates leading the way in Alternative Data
Be part of a community that benefits from the interaction with experts and the opportunity to share learning with their peers
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 Emerging & Disruptive Technologies and their applications. Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.
UNICOM’s Code of Conduct & Views on Diversity
Our approach is that our events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion. We do not tolerate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers. Please bring your concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff.
Diversity: In our endeavour to be the provider of knowledge to the business community, we understand that this depends on hearing from and listening to a variety of perspectives that come from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, and military service. We welcome diverse speakers for all our events, we do not always fully achieve this goal, but it is an ongoing process.
Alan Brown, University of Exeter
Emerging and disruptive technologies are currently sweeping across all business sectors promising to revolutionize traditional business models, optimize the design and delivery of new goods and services, manage production systems more efficiently, redesign working practices and management principles, and much more. Aside from the technical challenges being addressed, the digital transformation they have inspired has driven a more fundamental management shift. To understand this, organizations are forced to shift perspective away from the specific technologies inherent in a digital world and towards the principles on which digitally-enabled organizations operate. This talk will discuss the challenges of digital transformation being experienced in industry today, describe some of the practical approaches being taken, and outline some of the key lessons that will shape your future.
Christoph Burgdorfer, Asteria
We're living in the area of connectivity. People and things are increasingly connected and "always-on". This has implications on how the very fabric of the world works in the future. We will look at how this new hyperconnected world will force us to shift our mindsets.
Mike Brown, ISARA Corporation
At an accelerating rate, astonishing research and staggering financial investment are being poured into the development of quantum computers. Modern security standards can protect against attacks using conventional computers, but quantum computers don’t operate in the same way. When quantum computing breaks the cryptography we currently rely on, will you be prepared?
Peter Waggett, Director of Research, IBM UK
The increasing role that artificial intelligence is playing in our daily lives at work and play is challenging the current Von Neumann computing architectures. Building systems that can learn and process sensory data requires new approaches. This talk will outline early work with neuromorphic chips and quantum computers to highlight their potential and why they are important signposts to the future.
Mike Brown (ISARA Corp)
Peter Waggett (Director of Research, IBM UK)
Katharina Schwaiger (BlackRock)
Marian Nicholson (Fujitsu)
Linda Davidson (Digital Product at Jamie Oliver)
Elisabetta Fersini (University of Milano-Bicocca Italy)
Katharina Schwaiger, PhD, Director at BlackRock
Position Statement: Women in FinTech
Marian Nicholson, Solution Owner/Lead Deal Architecture, Fujitsu
Position Statement: From Black Box to Glass Box - delivering success through diversity
The IT market is changing faster than ever, shifting to to trends in AI, machine learning and quantum computing . Organisations, traditionally male, pale and middle aged need to transform quickly to meet the challenges.
Strengthening D&I supports business transformation and make organisations a more competitive player. A more diverse workforce improves revenue performance by enhancing agility, innovation, productivity, decision-making and customer relationships.
More diverse and inclusive companies are better placed to adapt to changes in the market and are out-performing their competition financially:♦ 70% likelier to capture a new market
Linda Davidson, Director, Digital Product at Jamie Oliver
Position Statement: From Mary the Punk in Eastenders to Director of Digital and Technology
Elisabetta Fersini, University of Milano-Bicocca Italy
Position Statement: Women in Emerging and Disruptive Technologies: The Academic and Commercial Scene in Europe
We refer to a few use cases and discuss women’s role in Emerging and Disruptive Technologies; we provide a few examples of Academics ,Subject Experts and Women entrepreneurs.
Afraz Jaffri, Capgemini
Humayun Sheikh (Fetch.ai)
Michael Arnaldi (CreditSCRIPT)
Enza Messina (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Afraz Jaffri (Capgemini)
Michael Arnaldi, CTO, CreditSCRIPT
Position Statement: Benefits & Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence in Credit Scoring & Portfolio Optimization
In the modern days we have a vibrant ecosystem of Peer-To-Peer lending platforms and big banks have hybrid-lending pilots live in the market. At CreditSCRIPT we are focused on connecting professional and institutional investors to this new opportunities and part of our duty is to ensure data transparency with all the Platforms we connect to in order to protect the capital of our customers.
The underwriting models, especially in consumer credit, are now primarily AI driven and the data that is consumed by those models contains behavioral features that are synthesized from any source available (patterns of borrower navigation through the online app, social media data, recent transactions, credit profile)
On one side we can say that the AI models works significantly better and this protect both the investor capital and the customer that would be damaged in case of a debt default, on the other side the system could treat some unfairly.
Humayun Sheikh, Founder and chief executive, Fetch.ai
Position Statement: We design Algorithms and Algorithms do better
Enza Messina, University of Milano-Bicocca
Position Statement: How AI & ML and Text Analysis of Alternative Data is impacting Financial and Retail Markets
We analyze how AI and Machine Learning and Sentiment Analysis of News and Micro-blogs are and impacting the two rapidly expanding markets, namely, Financial market and Retail market. We support our analysis by a few Use Cases for these markets.
Afraz Jaffri, Capgemini
Position Statement: Impact of AI & ML on the digital markets
Doniya Soni (Digital & STEM Skills)
Arjun Panesar (DDM)
Dan Hooper (Piccadilly)
Mark Foster (Telenor Connexion)
Steve Wells (Fast Future Publishing Limited)
Doniya Soni, Principal Policy Officer - Digital & STEM Skills
Position Statement: The Mayor of London's Commitment to Digital Skills & Diversity
Doniya Soni, London's policy lead on Digital & STEM skills, will provide an update on the Mayor's commitments to digital skills in the capital, especially for underrepresented groups. Here about the Mayor's digital talent programme, plans for the devolution of the Adult Education Budget, and proposals for a Skills & Employment Knowledge Hub.
Arjun Panesar, Founding CEO and Head of AI, DDM
Position Statement: Connected healthcare: developing empowering skills
Exploring the development of connected healthcare solutions and how connected devices such as Amazon Alexa can be used to provide health and wellness engagement to improve clinical health outcomes.
Dan Hooper, Managing Director and Co-founder at Piccadilly
Position Statement: MANAGEMENT AS A SERVICE
How do you know if you have made a good decision? A journey into what management as service will look like in 2025, and how AI will empower our decision making through collective evaluation.
Mark Foster, Regional Sales Manager – Americas and UKI, Telenor Connexion
Position Statement: Think Big, Start Small - The Journey to Connected Product-as-a-Service Starts Today
A discussion on the transformation in the market from standalone connected products to connected data streams. The presentation discusses how data analytics and AI play a part in this as well as providing guidance on strategies for digitalisation.
Steve Wells, COO, Fast Future Publishing Limited
Position Statement: Wider implications on the automation of services on life, society, and business and using the technologies to enable a very human future
Ahmet Duran (Huawei)
Ankur Modi (StatusToday)
Mark Grundland (Functional Elegance)
Ahmet Duran, Executive Product Manager, Huawei
Position Statement: Smart Cities: Beyond Connectivity with 5G and IOT; and talk about Yingtan City case in China
The ancient city of Yingtan in China is a prefecture municipality of 1.3 million people and an area of 3,560 square kilometers. The city has been expanding its use of smart-tech for years. The new Yingtan proposal for smart city development is based on a national policy promoting smart cities across China. Yingtan has been a base for trial applications of 18 different commercial scenarios, such as smart water, smart lighting, smart parking, and smart manhole covers, and involving up to 64,000 NB-IoT terminals. This project has stimulated economic development in Yingtan, improved urban management efficiency, and facilitated people's lives. Yingtan has accomplished their first-stage goal with smart city establishment and they destined for even more success with the development of mobile IoT.
Ankur Modi, CEO & Co-founder, StatusToday
Position Statement: The Power of People Analytics: Peeking into the knowledge worker of the future
Modern dysfunctional workplaces have employees that are overworked and under constant pressure to deliver. Without access to objective and transparent data about their well-being, they are helpless. The ability to provide every worker on the planet with benchmarked workplace data about themselves to self-improve and challenge the status-quo of modern overworking. Is there a future where objective AI can unlock our true potential, detect our key problems and empower us with rich data about our inefficiencies? No Surveys. No consultancies. No inefficient meetings.
Mark Grundland, Functional Elegance
Position Statement: Position Statement to be announced