3-4 April 2019 / Manchester Central

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AREA AI, sponsored by PureStorage

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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AREA AI, sponsored by PureStorage

ENSURE YOUR BUSINESS IS A.I. READY

AI at IP EXPO Manchester explores how Artificial Intelligence is causing major disruption across all industries with innovative AI analytics, IoT, security and much more. 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. Meet our exhibitors and speakers who are at the forefront of bringing AI to the enterprise and what role it will play in the future.

Ian Massingham
Ian Massingham

Worldwide Lead, AWS Technical & Developer Evangelism

Amazon Web Services

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Ian Massingham

Ian Massingham leads Technical and Developer Evangelism at Amazon Web Services and has been working with cloud computing technologies since 2008. He and his team around the world work with developers and technical end-users within AWS customers of all sizes, from start-ups to large enterprises, to increase awareness and adoption of AWS cloud services amongst developers.
Ian and his team team are prolific conference speakers and participate in a wide variety of developer confernces, meetups and other developer communities in order to connect with developers and inform, inspire and educate them about AWS. As an individual technologist, Ian has a special interest in the development of Connected Device and IoT applications, and in serverless architecture patterns for the deployment of applications in the AWS Cloud.
Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, covering operations and engineering within internet hosting, internet access, telecommunications and cloud service providers. Prior to joining AWS, he led a systems engineering team for an integrated software and hardware company that focused on the creation of cloud computing services with telecommunications and IT service providers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa region.

James Akrigg
James Akrigg

Head of Technology for Partners

Microsoft Ltd

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James Akrigg

James has worked in and around the IT industry for over 29 years, which includes the last 14 years at Microsoft in the UK. His passion for technology and what it can do to deliver real value and benefit to businesses of all sizes and to individuals is clear to see when he presents and meets with Microsoft partners and customers. James is able to simplify how to use a mix of technologies to deliver solutions in today’s challenging business environments.

Katie Gibbs
Katie Gibbs

Head of Consulting and Delivery

Heron

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Katie Gibbs

Katie Gibbs is Head of Consulting and Delivery at Heron, a technology agnostic AI consultancy. Katie has designed a range of packaged consulting services called Nest to make AI technologies more accessible for enterprises and to expedite the delivery of bespoke AI solutions. She has become a champion for using AI tools to better understand data and to drive valuable insights since being challenged to identify insights from 1 years worth of customer data in 1 day, which resulted in an Enterprise client completely overhauling their training for all call centre staff. 

Margriet Groenendijk
Margriet Groenendijk

Developer Advocate

IBM

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Margriet Groenendijk

Margriet is a Data Scientist and Developer Advocate for IBM. She has an academic background in climate research where she explored large observational datasets of carbon uptake by forests and the output of global scale weather and climate models. Now she explores ways to simplify working with diverse data using cloud databases, data warehouses, Spark, and Python notebooks.

Dave Palmer
Dave Palmer

Director of Technology

Darktrace

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Dave Palmer

Dave Palmer is the Director of Technology at Darktrace, overseeing the mathematics and engineering teams and project strategies. With over ten years of experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations, Palmer has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ & MI5, where he delivered mission-critical infrastructure services, including the replacement and security of entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

John Shaw
John Shaw

VP of Product Management for End User Security

Sophos

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John Shaw

John Shaw joined Sophos in 2003. As vice president of product management for end user security, John is responsible for all Sophos’s mobile, encryption, server and endpoint protection products.

Prior to Sophos, John was at Microsoft Corporation where he was product planning manager. He also led product marketing and business planning for two Cambridge, UK-based technology startups, Ionica and Entropic. John began his career at IBM, then spent five years as a management consultant with Arthur D. Little.

John has a degree in mathematics and computation from Oxford University and an MSc in advanced information technology from Imperial College London.

AI in the enterprise

Most companies already use AI to some degree, for example it is now commonplace as part of a spam filter. However it is accepted wisdom that in the future AI will become a core part of every company’s technology strategy.  At IP EXPO Manchester you can learn what is already possible with AI directly from the companies using or developing this technology and discover what will be possible in the near future.

  

Interaction with AI

The relationship between humans and computers is changing. In the future employees and customers of every company are likely to interact with AI regularly whilst receiving or delivering a service. Discover how the most advanced companies in the world interact with AI and the cost and time savings possible by doing so.

  

Data Science and Machine learning

Whilst the concept of making decisions or predictions based on the study of data is not new, the quantities of data that businesses now have access to have increased exponentially.  Added to this, the amount of data that new technologies such as IoT will produce in the future is irreversibly changing the way that businesses need to analyse their data. When dealing with data at this scale the only option is to make the machine intelligent enough to learn by itself.

  

Deep Learning

Deep learning allows computers to process and understand infinite amounts of data such as images, sound, and text. So much so it is now possible for a computer to react to certain complex scenarios better than a human would. This will lead to a profound paradigm shift that will shape the next phase of enterprise computing. 

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