Many emerging technologies are set to impact every aspect of business. But there is considerable work to be done to create a comprehensive strategy and architecture to be able to turn the stored data into valuable business asset through scalable and flexible Cloud and with AI solutions. But this can be a daunting task as every enterprise will have to deal with the innumerable technologies, stakeholders as well as prioritize their efforts in making the changes.

This conference will help you:

  • Hear from a variety of inspirational speakers pushing the boundaries in artificial intelligence, machine learning and cybersecurity.
  • Will help spur new ideas, fast rack project strategy and execution.
  • Turn your Enterprise Data into a valuable business asset.
  • How Cloud-Native combines DevOps, Microservices, Containers and Continuous Delivery
  • Cohesive Data Management.
  • Be part of a community that benefits from the interaction with experts and the opportunity to share learning with their peers.

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Call for Participation

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 Data, AI and Cloud. Please let us know too if you would like to participate in the panel sessions only.

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.

We are also planning short “how to do” sessions or full day workshops to run simultaneously as pre or post conference events.

Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.

Code of Conduct & Diversity

UNICOM’s Code of Conduct & Views on Diversity

We at UNICOM strive to be a leading provider of knowledge to the business community and to engage the global business community as a specialised provider of knowledge. We strive to do this maintaining a culture of co-operation, commitment and trust. We want every UNICOM conference and training day to be a safe and productive environment for everyone – a place to share research and innovation and to build professional networks. To that end, we will enforce a code of conduct throughout all our events. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

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.

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Programme Under Development


Cognitive Engineering – Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS)
Jonathon Wright, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Assured
In the digital reality, technology is no longer just the enabler and it is what it is to be human, the ability to continuously learn and evolve. The approaches and techniques that worked yesterday, may no longer be the optimum approach for the future. Historically, human processes have been based on linear, sequential activities highly suitable to be replaced by cognitive engineering practices such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). However, A.I. is no longer mimicking human behaviours, but far surpassing our greatest expectations.

Organisations are investing in adopting cognitive services, these intelligent algorithms to understand and interpret your business needs through natural languages are help drive omni-channel delivery that are extremely responsive to customer sentiment. Blurring the boundaries of Enterprise AI adoption with Chaos Engineering resilient in the face of unpredictable failure modes, whilst still being able to process huge amounts of unstructured data, embarking onto this third wave of Artificial Intelligence as a Services (AIaaS).

Other topics to be covered :

  • Cloud Native Applications & Organisations
  • AI in :
    • Cybercrime and Security;
    • Testing;
    • Health – Clinical Judgement, Imaging & Analysis
  • Architecture for Deep Learning in Industry 4.0
  • Case studies

PANEL: Challenges of Transformation

Panel Moderator:
Simon Hayhurst, Senior Business Consultant, Coleman Parkes



  • Making the best use of cloud for the business
  • Leveraging data to improve marketing, media and customer experience
  • Whatever happened to SMAC?
  • Monetising opportunities in AI

Panel: Leveraging and implementing your AI, Cloud and Data marketing models


Interactive Round Table discussions are part of the programme where all participants can join in, shape their learning, share their own experiences, and hear fresh ideas. This session is for 45 minutes. The speaker at each table will have a set theme and delegates join any table that they are interested in. They are given all the topics with their joining instructions and again at the time of registration and so make their choice on the topics that they want to attend. This is a popular feature at our conferences and as it a discussion group, no presentation slides are necessary. Please submit a topic if you would like to chair a discussion on a topic related to AI, Enterprise Data and Cloud.



Implementing Enterprise Data Architecture: From Vision to Value
Sarah Burnett, Chief Data Architect, Defra
For many organisations, Data Architecture is the forgotten architectural discipline. But to maximise business and technology aspirations, it is essential. This talk will cover the experience of implementing Enterprise Data Architecture in the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as part of its Digital and Data Transformation initiative.

Fraud prevention in the age of data science
Sandra Peaston, Director of Research and Development, Cifas
This session will cover the evolution of fraud prevention practices and examine the part that data science plays. It will look at where data science is currently used and where it can be used in the future, as well as critically looking at the moral and ethical implications.

Other topics to be covered :

  • Making the best use of cloud for the business
  • Innovating and developing with Hybrid Cloud
  • Emerging Business Models in AI – Blockchain; Cloud Strategy; Robotics; Computer Vision
  • Venture Capital in the AI market
  • Exploring Big Data with AI
  • Digital Banking with AI
  • Industry 4.0

Panel: Latest trends in applications & solutions of AI, Cloud & Data

Dominic Harries, Development Lead for Europe, the Middle East & Africa at IBM’s Cloud Garage



  • Trust, Innovation in a culture prepared to take risks
  • Trends in AI Applications & Solutions

PANEL: Ethics of AI

Panel Moderator:
Simon Hayhurst, Senior Business Consultant, Coleman Parkes
Carly Kind, Director, Ada Lovelace Institute
Ada’s mission is to ensure that technological advancements lead to good societies in which progressive social values can flourish.


Recent Speakers and Panelists

Sarah Burnett

Chief Data Architect, Defra

Dominic Harries

Development Lead for Europe, the Middle East & Africa at IBM’s Cloud Garage

Simon Hayhurst

Senior Business Consultant, Coleman Parkes

Carly Kind

Director, Ada Lovelace Institute

Sandra Peaston

Director of Research and Development, Cifas

Jonathon Wright

Chief Technology Officer, Digital Assured


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