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
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).
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.
Susannah Storey became the Director General for Digital and Media Policy in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in July 2019.
Prior to this role, Susannah was Director General at the Department for Exiting the European Union. Before joining DExEU, she held a number of director roles at BEIS, DECC and UK Government Investments and a career in investment banking.
Helen Margetts is Professor of Society and the Internet and Professorial Fellow at Mansfield College. She is a political scientist specialising in the relationship between digital technology and government, politics and public policy. She is an advocate for the potential of multi-disciplinarity and computational social science for our understanding of political behaviour and development of public policy in a digital world. She has published over a hundred books, articles and policy reports in this area, including Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective Action (with Peter John, Scott Hale and Taha Yasseri, 2015); Paradoxes of Modernization (with Perri 6 and Christopher Hood, 2010); Digital Era Governance (with Patrick Dunleavy, 2006, 2008); and The Tools of Government in the Digital Age (with Christopher Hood, 2007).
Since 2018, Helen has been Director of the Public Policy Programme at The Alan Turing Insitute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The programme works with policy-makers to research and develop ways of using data science and AI to improve policy-making and service provision, foster government innovation and establish an ethical framework for the use of data science in government. The programme comprises over 25 research projects involving 60 researchers across 10 universities. As well as being programme director, Helen is theme lead for criminal justice in the AI for Science and Government programme and principal investigator on research projects Hate Speech: Measures and Counter-measures, Social Information and Public Opinion and Political Volatility
Jeremy Silver, CEO of Digital Catapult, is an entrepreneur, author and angel investor. He is a Trustee of the British Library and a member of the UK Creative Industries Council. Jeremy sits on the boards of HammerheadVR Ltd, Imaginarium Studios Ltd and FeedForward.AI. He was previously Executive Chairman of Semetric (acquired by Apple), Founder CEO of Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), a strategic advisor to Shazam (acquired by Apple), and CEO of Sibelius Software (acquired by Avid). Jeremy was Worldwide Vice-President of New Media for EMI Group in Los Angeles and Head of Media at Virgin Records where he worked with Genesis, Massive Attack, Brian Eno and Bryan Ferry, among others. His book “Digital Medieval” is a history of the music industry online. He has spoken at TEDx Houses of Parliament, the CBI, SXSW and Midem among many trade events. He is an Industry Fellow at the University of Glasgow.
Cathy Mulligan is Chief Technology Officer for Public Sector at Fujitsu UK. She is an Honorary Senior Researcher at University College London and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Blockchain Council. Prior to Fujitsu, she was previously Co-Director of the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering and a Research Fellow at Imperial College Business School where her research covered digital transformation of economy, environment and society. Cathy was a member of the UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, which focussed on the unintended consequences of digital technologies and has authored 7 books on various technologies including IoT, EPC and 5G.
Roger Taylor is chair of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. He has worked as an entrepreneur, a regulator and a writer. He has argued for a rebalancing of control over data and information towards citizens and civil society. He is chair of Ofqual, the qualifications regulator and a member of the advisory panel to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. His has written two books: God Bless the NHS (Faber & Faber (2014) and Transparency and the Open Society (Policy Press 2016). He co-founded Dr Foster which pioneered the use of public data to provide independent ratings of healthcare. He worked as a correspondent for the Financial Times in the UK and the US and, before that, as a researcher for the Consumers' Association.
David Barber received a BA in Mathematics from Cambridge University and subsequently a PhD in Theoretical Physics (Statistical Mechanics) from Edinburgh University. He is Director of the UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence, which aims to develop next generation AI techniques. He has broad research interests related to the application of probabilistic modelling and reasoning. David is also a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute and the CSO of re:infer, an AI spin-out from UCL.
Kathryn is Deputy Director at EPSRC. Working primarily on cross-council interfaces Kathryn has oversight of EPSRC’s Infrastructure and Connected Nation delivery plan priorities. Kathryn has a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence, working across UKRI and with external stakeholders to develop an AI research strategy.
Innovation Leader, UK and Ireland – 16 Years with EY.
Harry is EY’s UK and Ireland Chief Innovation Officer. He ensures that EY uses disruptive technologies to support client transformations and to launch new innovative services for EY. Previously Harry was the Managing Partner of the UK&I Advisory business and Leader of Diversity and Inclusion for EY in the UK and Ireland from 2010 to 2017
Harry is also the Chair of the Employers’ Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei), is a Governor of the University of the Arts, London and a is Trustee of Which? and the the STEM Inclusion Fund.
Ana Perales is the AI and Conception X lead in Barclays Ventures, a team created in 2018 focused on developing new business lines, promoting innovation and driving returns within Barclays.
Having worked in Barclays for 7 years on a number of roles, from operations to product development, she joined Moneysupermarket in 2010 to gather first-hand experience of a digital business. She returned to Barclays in 2011, ran the online investment execution-only proposition for 4 years and in the past 4 years her focus has been on the role that Artificial Intelligence will have on the business, the economy and society as a whole. Ana runs a team focussed on upskilling, inspiring and connecting colleagues, people and communities on AI. They are set up to help the UK accelerate the responsible adoption of artificial intelligence technologies; empowering private and public sectors, organisations and individuals to seek the benefit of its potential, safely and responsibly. In addition, Ana is part of the Conception X Board, a venture builder that creates early stage deep tech start-ups from PhD students in leading universities. launched in the UCL Faculty of Engineering, and now supported by Barclays Eagle Labs.
As NTO Glen leads Microsoft's technology vision and models its culture of learning, while developing strategies to protect and extend Microsoft Cloud into complex regulated markets. He will Inspire leaders of state and enterprise, regulators and customers on how best to leverage innovation to drive digital transformation.
'Nick is the Head of Data Science at the Government Digital Service, and co-leads the data science community across government and wider public sector. Before GDS, he was deputy director for data and digital in the Race Disparity Unit in the Cabinet Office, and led the work to establish a data science function at the Home Office
Sue leads techUK's technology and innovation work which includes work programmes on cloud, data protection, data analytics, AI and Internet of Things as well as emerging and transformative technologies and innovation policy. She has been recognised as one of the most influential women in UK tech by Computer Weekly and as a key influencer in driving forward the Big Data agenda in the UK Big Data 100. Sue has also been shortlisted for the Milton Keynes Women Leaders Awards and was a judge for the Loebner Prize in AI. In addition to being a regular industry speaker on issues including AI ethics, data protection and cyber security, Sue was recently a judge for the UK Tech 50 and is a regular judge of the annual UK Cloud Awards.
Prior to joining techUK in January 2015 Sue was responsible for Symantec's Government Relations in the UK and Ireland. She has spoken at events including the UK-China Internet Forum in Beijing, UN IGF and European RSA on issues ranging from data usage and privacy, cloud computing and online child safety. Before joining Symantec, Sue was senior policy advisor at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Sue has an BA degree on History and American Studies from Leeds University and a Masters Degree on International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Birmingham. Sue is a keen sportswoman and in 2016 achieved a lifelong ambition to swim the English Channel.
Tom Smith is Managing Director at the Data Science Campus, joining the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in 2017. He was co-founder and, prior to joining ONS, chief executive of Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI), a research and data ‘spin-out’ company from the University of Oxford.
Tom has more than 20 years’ experience using data and analysis to improve public services. Working at the intersection of government, academia and industry, he has led data & research projects with hundreds of local and national public and community sector organisations, including the government’s English Indices of Deprivation. His primary research interests are in using data science to improve public services, machine learning, and assessing non-traditional data sources to improve our understanding of society and the economy.
A life-long data addict, Tom has a PhD in computational neuroscience, evolving neural networks for robot control (Sussex, 2002), an MSc in knowledge-based systems (Sussex, 1997), and MA in theoretical physics (Cambridge, 1994). He is vice-chair of the Royal Statistical Society Official Statistics section, and previously chair of the Environment Agency Data Advisory Group, and a member of the Open Data User Group ministerial advisory group to Cabinet Office. He has also acted as an external advisor on opening-up, sharing and using data for multiple government departments.
Callum is Lead Data Scientist at M&S Food, heeding up a team of data scientists, analysts, data engineers, and developers. The team’s main focus is using machine learning and optimisation algorithms to develop the food supply chain at M&S. Prior to M&S, Callum worked in the Civil Service in a range of analyst and data science roles, culminating in him setting up a data science team at the Department for Education.
Rachael Beaven is the Data Revolution lead for the UK Department for International Development. She has worked in DFID for 18 years in a variety of roles and prior to that worked in various roles in the Government Statistical Service.
Dr A. Aldo Faisal is the Director of the Behaviour Analytics Lab at the Data Science Institute (London), and Associate Professor (UK: Reader) for Neurotechnology at the Dept. of Bioengineering and Dept. of Computing at Imperial College London. He is the Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in AI for Healthcare, and elected speaker of the Imperial College London Cross-Faculty AI Network. He is also an Associate Group Head at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences and an honorary senior fellow of the FMRIB Center at Oxford University. He obtained his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge in 2006. After being elected Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge (Dept. of Engineering), he moved on to establish his laboratory at Imperial College London in 2009.
Dr Faisal’s lab combines cross-disciplinary computational and experimental approaches to investigate how the brain learns and controls goal-directed movements and how to restore them in disease. Dr Faisal has published more than 100 research papers and patents in science and engineering. Scientific American voted his research on gaze-based control as the 1st of 10 most transformative ideas of 2015. Aldo serves as an Associate Editor for Nature Scientific Data and PLOS Computational Biology and has acted as conference chair, area chair, program chair, organising committee in key conferences in the field (e.g. KDD, NeurIPS, IEEE BSN, NEUROTECHNIX), in 2016 he was elected into the Global Futures Council of the World Economic Forum.
In his current role Tom is part of Cisco UKI’s CTO Office responsible for Cisco’s strategic academic, research and technology partnerships, which include partnerships with many of the leading UKI universities including UCL, Imperial, Oxford, Strathclyde, University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, University of Manchester, Warwick, Southampton, Birmingham, Swansea etc.
Previously Tom led Cisco’s British Innovation Gateway (BIG) Innovation programme which was designed to support and accelerate “tech” innovation and start ups/scale ups across the UK. The programme included Cisco-led Innovation hubs such as IDEALondon, a partnership with UCL and EDF, Mi-IDEA, an Innovation centre in Manchester in partnership with Manchester Science Partnerships, as well as our Applied Research programme that heads up our involvement in Innovate UK-funded projects.
Tom also led Cisco’s Business Development activity in and around London 2012 where Cisco were one of the main technology partners, and in over 20 years at Cisco he has worked in a variety of sales leadership roles in Enterprise, Partners and Public Sector.
Tom has worked in the technology and communications industry for more than 30 years in a variety of sales, sales leadership and business development roles for Cisco, Timeplex and GEC/GPT.
He is a keen runner, cyclist and skier and also enjoys playing a bit of tennis. He is married with 2 children.
Iain leads EY’s Government & Public Sector business across the UK & Ireland. His early career was as an Aerospace Engineer in the Defence sector where he experienced the digitisation of the battlefield, increased used of unmanned vehicles and the onset of automation and machine learning - and the ethical issues that it entailed, before joining EY in 2001.
His current role spans EY’s work in Central Government, Health, Transport, Local Public Services and Defence. In 2019 EY were appointed as one of the UK Government’s 35 Strategic Suppliers and Iain leads this relationship. He is passionate about helping the Government deliver improved outcomes for citizens and is increasingly involved in how the latest technological advances can achieve this. His role involves him in discussions across the spectrum of government, from policy development at Ministerial and Perm Sec level to the re-design of service provision in collaboration with case workers.
Tracey Harrison is a Government and Public Sector partner in EY. She works with a portfolio of clients including NHS Trusts, Central Government and Corporate clients. She has lived and worked in Europe, America and Asia. Passionate about ‘Technology for Good’ she has served as Chief Innovation Officer for EY's UK Advisory Services, where she brought technology enabled solutions to clients. A keen advocate of Social Mobility and Inclusion, she Supports EY’s Foundation, the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and a number of other young people focused organisations, championing and driving change in this area.
John Cooper is one of the UK's leading specialists in public and regulatory law. With over 20 years' experience in the field, he heads the group of legal experts who form our UK Public Law & Regulation Team.
John leads on Gowling WLG’s work with the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation and was co-author of our white paper on the ethical regulation of autonomous vehicles (The Moral Algorithm) as well as the regulatory section of the UK chapter in Global Legal Insights: AI, Machine Learning & Big Data.
A litigator by training, John has represented clients in judicial review and tribunal cases, both bringing and defending proceedings against government bodies. He has acted on a number of leading cases, and is an expert on the law and strategy of public law challenges. But most of the time he focuses on finding solutions to complex legal problems that keep his clients out of court.
With substantial experience of working as a lawyer for the UK government, and an adviser to governments in the Middle East and East Africa, John is an expert in the law and policy of regulatory systems. He is equally comfortable contributing creatively to policy development as he is drafting legislation. He has a long track record of bringing his expertise to bear to achieve the commercial and policy objectives of governments, regulators and major corporates.
John regularly publishes and speaks about recent developments in public and regulatory law across a range of sectors including energy and utilities, transport, health, education, gambling, food and life sciences.
Ben Gilburt is the AI Ethics Lead for Sopra Steria. As a member of the company’s Digital Ethics & Tech for Good team, he takes leading research, policy, principles and frameworks to advise clients on the ethical application of a broad range of technologies within their specific business context.
Ben is also the founder of ‘AI Ethics London’, the largest ethical AI community in Europe with over 1,400 members. AI Ethics London explores a broad set of topics including bias, inclusion, transparency, accountability and safety on AI systems and been hosted by Microsoft and Twitter this year.
Ben participates in the IEEE P7003 ‘Algorithmic Bias Considerations’ standard, leading on cultural aspects.
Ben studies Philosophy at university part-time, focussing on theoretical and applied ethics and the philosophy of science.
You can follow Ben on Twitter @RealBenGilburt, on his Medium blog here (https://email@example.com) or join the meetup community ‘AI Ethics London’ here (https://www.meetup.com/AI-Ethics-London/)
Vinay Menon is based in Korn Ferry’s London office and has worked internationally on numerous high profile leadership searches and consulting projects within the Services and Software space. He also leads the firm’s Artificial Intelligence practice globally. Apart from sales, delivery and product roles, Vinay specialises in mandates centred on ‘building a digital enterprise’ with a focus on Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and the Internet of Things. He’s viewed as trusted advisor to his clients, helping them articulate their people strategy needs through a series of c-suite hires. Recent mandates include the CEO for a USD 500mn global software business, Executive Vice
President (Global Sector Sales leads) for an IT Services firm; Digital General Managers (Regional Sales & Account Management) for a Services firm; SVP (General Manager) EMEA for a software firm, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence; Global Head of RPA, Global Head of Product and Digital Delivery Leaders. Prior to his current position, he worked for a boutique search firm as the Head of their London office, specialising in the Technology sector and helping organisations build teams in APAC, Europe and North America. Early in his career Vinay worked as Project Director at the University of Oxford and as a journalist for a newspaper and TV station in New Delhi. He has a number of publications in Forbes Magazine.
Dr. Pahini Pandya is the CEO and co-founder of Panakeia Technologies which is building an AI-driven platform for instrument-free precision cancer diagnosis. By eliminating the need for multiple tests, Panakeia makes precision medicine accessible for patients globally.
She has 10+ years of experience in cancer research pursuing a PhD at King’s College London and postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge. She has also held several leadership positions with entrepreneurial institutions and is a WEF Global Shaper.
Richard is the Head of Atos’s Automation & Intelligence Practice and a member of Atos' Scientific and Expert Communities.
Richard has over 20 years’ experience bridging the gap between business and IT. He has undertaken Programme & Account Management roles specialising in cloud and data intelligence domains which has included being the Programme Director for London 2012 Olympics. Richard is also Head of Atos’s UK&I AI Lab working with clients to discover how intelligent automation can benefit their organisation, design solutions and define their roadmaps to implement and scale solutions.
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#[
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