Schedule

  • 08:30 AM

    Registration, Tea & Coffee

  • 09:00 AM

    Welcome
    Tom Gray, Director of Innovation, Kainos

  • 09:05 AM

    Cllr Kate Nicholl, Lord Mayor of Belfast

  • 09:10 AM

    Gordon Lyons, MLA, Minister for the Economy

  • 09:20 AM

    Keynote: Scotland’s AI Strategy: Trustworthy, Ethical and Inclusive
    Gillian Docherty, CEO, Datalabs, Scotland

  • 09:40 AM

    Applied AI Introduction
    Rachel Bland, Head of Data Analytics, Kainos

  • 09:45 AM

    ML Augmentation: The Future of Data Quality
    Courtney Lewis, Presales Engineer, Datactics
    Daniel Browne, Machine Learning Engineer, Datactics

  • 10:05 AM

    How to Run an AI Project
    Robin Lester, Cloud Solutions Architect, Microsoft, Manchester

  • 10:25 AM

    Enabling Companies Net-Zero Strategies through an Emissions Calculator. An Advanced Analytics Model
    Daniel Garcia, Data Scientist, Kainos
    Isabella Christie, Data Scientist, Kainos

  • 10:45 AM

    The View from Above: Validating the Location of Tree Preservation Orders using Aerial Photography and Mask-RCNN
    Christian King, Senior Data Scientist, HM Land Registry

  • 11:05 AM

    The Role of Transparency in AI and Banking
    Mairead Doherty, Data Scientist, Deutsche Bank

  • 11:25 AM

    Action on AI and AI in Action: Over 30 Years’ Making and Delivering
    Professor Luke Chen, Ulster University

  • 11:40 AM

    The Global AI INDEX Results
    Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Partner, Tortoise Media, London

  • 12:10 AM

    Applied AI Introduction
    Kathryn Harkin, Senior Manager, Allstate NI

  • Lunch

  • 12:15 PM

    Environmental Intelligence: The Role for AI in Tackling Climate and Environmental Change
    Professor Gavin Shaddick, Chair of Data Science and Statistics, University of Exeter & The Alan Turing Institute

  • 12:35 PM

    New Ways of Improving Risk Management through Open Data
    Martin McGovern, Actuary/Senior Data Science Manager, Aon, Dublin

  • 12:55 PM

    The Work of CeADAR: Ireland’s Centre for Applied AI
    Edward McDonnell, Director, CeADAR Centre, Dublin

  • 1:15 PM

    Object Detection Under A Microscope: Counting Cells in Gigapixel Images
    Matt Lee, Data Scientist, Sonrai Analytics

  • 1:30 PM

    Unlocking Digital and Data Driven Transformation in an Airport Environment
    Marc Mullan, VP Data and Analytics, Dublin Aiport Authority

  • 1:50 PM

    Building a Leading Eco System for Applied AI
    Marianne Jansson Bjerkman, Cluster Leader, Cluster for Applied AI, Smart Innovation Norway

  • 2:10 PM

    Applied AI – Where does the Journey Start?
    Chair: Joe Dunleay, VP, Head of Innovation at Endava
    Panellists:
    Rachel Gawley, Technologist
    Marc Mullan, VP Data and Analytics, Dublin Airport Authority
    Yassine Jelassi, CeADAR Centre

  • 2:35 PM

    Understanding the Voice of the Customer through NLP
    Jeremy Batt, Solution Center Manager, Amenity Analytics
    Ryan Burns, Allstate

  • 2:55 PM

    Technation Introduction
    Sam Beni, Applied AI Programme Lead, Technation, London

  • 3:00 PM

    Talk
    Thuria Wenbar, Co-founder and CEO, e-Pharmacy, UK

  • 3:15 PM

    Artificial Intelligence for Actionable Intelligence in Dementia
    Hojjat Azadbakht, Co-founder and CEO, AINOSTICS, London

  • 3:30 PM

    Conigital and our AV Journey
    Don-Paul Dhaliwal, Founder and CEO, Conigital, Birmingham

  • 3:45 PM

    Panel Discussion: Scaling an AI Company from Belfast
    Chair: Sam Beni, Applied AI Programme Lead, Technation, London
    Panellists:
    Terry Canning, Founder and CEO, CattleEye
    Dr. Alastair McKinley, CTO, Analytics Engines

  • Beer
    &
    Snacks

  • 4:10 PM

    Trust and AI Introduction
    Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Partner, Tortoise Media, London
    Dr Piers Campbell, Head of Technology, Kainos
    Nell Watson, AI Ethicist, IEEE Standards Association
    Austin Tanney, Straylight Consulting

  • 4:40 PM

    Building an AI Capability – New Roles and New Skills
    Christian Kerr, Founder, AiCore

  • 4:55 PM

    Panel Discussion: Building an AI Capability
    Chair: Tom Gray, Director of Innovation, Kainos
    Panellists:
    Nell Watson, AI Ethicist, IEEE Standards Association
    Stephen McKeown, Allstate
    Christian Kerr, Founder, AiCore
    Professor Michaela Black, Ulster University
    Paul Miller, QUB

  • 5:30 PM

    Close