25 - 26 April 2018 / Manchester Central

The future belongs to those who evolve

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

THE MACHINES ARE ALWAYS LEARNING

AI at IP EXPO Manchester explores how Artificial Intelligence is causing major disruption across all industies. Undoubtedly the hottest topic in IT right now, AI is redefining how we live, work and interact in the world, but also how the enterprise functions...

Amy Nicholson
Amy Nicholson

Technical Evangelist

Microsoft

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Amy Nicholson

Amy Nicholson is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft UK having obtained a degree in Computer Science specialising her final research in machine learning. She is passionate about Data Science, Machine Learning and IoT. Amy helps customers to envision, design and build their cloud solutions. You will find her sharing content online and at in person events.
 

Michael Karliner
Michael Karliner

Developer Evangelist

RedSift

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Michael Karliner

Mike has over 40 years experience in the software industry, in a career which spans everything from aerospace and blast furnaces to language and operating system design.

He was the original CTO at the music recognition company, Shazam, and has managed many other cutting edge  technical teams  before and since.

He is currently Developer Evangelist at RedSift and Technologist in Residence at TrueStart accelerator in London, and still find time to make strange things in the shed.

Mike Hobday
Mike Hobday

Vice President, UKI Cognitive Automation Practice Leader

IBM Watson

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Mike Hobday

Mike Hobday leads IBM’s Cognitive Automation Consulting Practice in UK and Ireland

The practice offers a portfolio of advisory, build and operate services for clients who seek to transform their digital customer experience, their industries and platforms, breaking new ground in operational effectiveness and productivity through automation.

Disciplines include Cognitive (incl. Watson technologies), Big Data and Advanced Analytics; automation solutions including Robotic Process Automation, new leading solutions to exploit the potential of “Internet of Things” and Blockchain technologies. 

In IBM Mike has led the UK Banking Practice and been Financial Services Leader in Asia Pacific.  He has advised Banking and FS cients globally on cognitive automation and was formerly Global Lead Account Partner for clients Barclays, Maybank and ABN AMRO.

Prior to joining IBM Mike enjoyed an early formative career at Barclays, ultimately leading Operational Strategy for Retail and Commercial Banking, joined PwC as a Director in their Banking Strategy Practice later Prudential as Transformation Design Director and immediately prior to joining IBM was CEO of Atos Consulting UK, Americas and Asia Pacific.

Married with two grown children, Mike is an enthusiastic follower and collector of the works of Elvis Costello.

Jon McLoone
Jon McLoone

Director of Technical Communication and Strategy

Wolfram Research

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Jon McLoone

As Director of Technical Services, Communication and Strategy at Wolfram Research Europe, Jon McLoone is central to driving the company's technical business strategy and leading the consulting solutions team. Described as “The Computation Company”, the Wolfram group are world leaders in integrated technology for computation, data science and AI including machine learning. With over 25 years of experience working with Wolfram Technologies, Jon has helped in directing software development, system design, technical marketing, corporate policy, business strategies and much more. Jon gives regular keynote appearances and media interviews on topics such as the Future of AI, Enterprise Computation Strategies and Education Reform, across multiple fields including healthcare, fintech and data science. He holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Durham.
Jon is also Co-founder and Director of Development for computerbasedmath.org, an organisation dedicated to a fundamental reform of maths education and the introduction of computational thinking. The movement is now a worldwide force in re-engineering the STEM curriculum with early projects in Estonia, Sweden and Africa

Ian Sharp
Ian Sharp

Lead Data Scientist

Oracle

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Ian Sharp

Ian Sharp is Oracle UK’s Lead Data Scientist, he specializing in Machine Learning, Statistics and Business Analytics. Ian has helped customers deliver analytical successes across Finance, Media, Entertainment, Retail and Commercial industries as well as Public Sector. Prior to working with Oracle, Ian was a Solutions Manager for leading Predictive Analytics vendors SPSS as well as a Data Solutions Architect at Microsoft.

Charles Adriaenssens
Charles Adriaenssens

Practice Lead, Business Analytics and IoT, EMEA

Splunk

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Charles Adriaenssens

Charles Adriaenssens is the practice lead for Business Analytics and IoT in EMEA at Splunk. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the practice, as well as ensuring all analytics engagements drive the maximum possible value from data. Charles has spent more than 20 years working in the fields of analytics, insight generation, business consulting and market research. Immediately before joining Splunk, Charles worked at the market research agency Ipsos MORI where he specialised in generating insights from multiple data sources in order to improve the customer experience. Prior to this, Charles set up a strategy consulting business within in the integrated marketing agency iris – where he used data to develop, implement and evaluate marketing activity.

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