Tom is a 30-year tech veteran and is Group CTO and Director of Innovation at Kainos Group plc. Tom is an active investor in local and national tech startups and holds a number of non-exec director positions in tech startups. Tom Gray graduated from Queen’s University Belfast, holds a BSc. in Computer Science, and has studied Innovation Management at MIT Sloan. Tom has been the driving force behind many of Kainos’ most innovative and successful customer and staff initiatives, including HealthHackEU, Kainos AppCamp, CodeCamp and Code4Derry. He founded and curates the content for the annual BelTech conference, which has a strong focus on emerging Digital technology. From 2016-2018, Tom was Director of Digital Catapult NI, established Digital Catapult’s NI presence and was responsible for the development of the Immersive Lab. Tom is Deputy-Chair of the MATRIX ICT panel and a member of the CCEA Regulatory Advisory Panel. He is Chairman of the Ulster University Industrial Liaison Board, and holds a number of non-exec director positions in tech startups. Tom is past-Chair of the IET in Northern Ireland.
Dr Alastair McKinley
Alastair is the Chief Technology Officer at Analytics Engines where he is responsible for technology strategy, solution architecture and innovation. Alastair gained his PhD from QUB in 2009 focusing on high-performance computing and algorithms used in telecommunications
Dr Austin Tanney
Austin focuses on developing AI solutions for organisations from range of sectors but with a particular focus on Central Government. Austin is also facilitator of the Northern Ireland Artificial Intelligence Collaborative Network and is the co-founder and organiser of the Artificial Intelligence NI community.
Fiona Browne is Head of Artificial Intelligence at Datactics with over 15 years research and industrial experience. Datactics specialise in data quality and matching at scale providing software solutions to clients in banking, financial services and government.
Gillian builds applications using Cognitive and Serverless Technologies, and is fascinated by how both of those are changing the paradigms around Human-Computer Interaction.
Timothy Davison is Chief Technology Officer at BrianWaveBank, who are developing a neuroscience platform combines electrophysiological and cognitive behavioural measurement into a novel integrated mobile solution that enables assessment of cognitive performance, tracking of disease progression, and measurement of treatment response in clinical populations.