AI Collaboration Forum

AI Collaboration Forum - Working together to make the UK a world leader in ethical Artificial Intelligence 

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About this event

The Whitehall & Industry Group's AI Collaboration Forum will bring together a wide audience from our 230+ members, spanning the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, as well as academic institutions. Supported by the Office for Artificial Intelligence and kindly hosted by EY. 

The agenda will explore the vital role of cross-sector collaboration to ensure the endless possibilities of AI are harnessed and regulated effectively, generating maximum positive economic and societal impacts for the UK.

Join us for your opportunity to:

  • Gain insight from 25+ experts through high level panel discussions and innovative case studies sharing the tangible impacts of AI
  • Take part in interactive sessions scoping the ethical and practical considerations around effective implementation of AI
  • Build strategic cross-sector partnerships to strengthen the UK's AI ecosystem.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Cross-sector collaboration and working with start-ups
  • Building on the government's AI sector deal
  • AI and ethics: avoiding bias, ensuring transparency and accountability
  • Trust and public perception of AI
  • Practical challenges: data and skills requirements
  • AI for good


  • Sana Khareghani

    Head of UK Government Office for Artificial Intelligence

    Holding a BSc in Computer Science and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sana Khareghani has over 20 years’ experience in technology and business across the private and public sectors. She has worked as a software engineer in big corporates and start-ups, as a management consultant advising senior officials throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East, and in HMG, currently and over the past year as Head of the Office for AI – a joint unit between Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). 

  • Rob Elsey

    Executive Director Technology, CIO

    Bank of England

    Rob Elsey is Executive Director for Technology, and the Bank’s Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for all aspects of technology and programme delivery across the Bank, and he also runs the Bank’s IT Cyber Security Division. He is a member of the RTGS/CHAPS Board. Technology at the Bank includes a range of systems, from business-critical operational applications like real-time gross settlement and gold inventory management, through to data ingestion and analytics platforms.
    Rob is passionate about new and emerging technology, and supporting its effectiveness within the Bank and across the industry. He is proud to lead a strong team in growing and developing the Bank’s technical capabilities.
    Rob joined the bank as Chief Technology Officer in October 2015. He has spent his career working across both finance and technology. Before he joined the Bank, Rob was Head of IT for Vodafone UK. Rob was previously Head of Collections Strategy in finance and Head of Business Intelligence at Vodafone. He also led revenue assurance functions. 
    Rob has a BSc in Business Systems Engineering. 




The event is aimed at all those involved in driving forward innovation and the strategic deployment of AI in their organisation, including:

  • COOs and CEOs
  • Chief data, digital and technology officers
  • Heads of R&D, insights and business intelligence
  • Board Members
  • Academics and Researchers
  • Sector Specific Experts#[


Member standard price: £450 + VAT

Non-member price: £550 + VAT

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