Day 1 - 30 November 2023



Applied Digital, Data & AI: Chairpersons Welcome

Chairpersons welcome and opening remarks. 



Nick Masca

Head of Data Science (Growth & Personalisation)

Marks & Spencer

Associated Talks:

10:00AM - Day 1

View Presentation: Enterprise Adoption of AI – A Digital Journey

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Presentation: Enterprise Adoption of AI – A Digital Journey

  • How to move your project from “experimentation” to “live”. 
  • Turning AI into ROI – understanding why you need AI. 
  • Top tips for moving your pilot to the next stage.
. Nick Masca, Head of Data Science (Growth & Personalisation), Marks & Spencer



Keynote Presentation: Embracing AI to Drive Digital Transformation

  • Discussing how AI is creating significant value across industries.  
  • How does AI serve to benefit both small and medium business, as well as large enterprises? 
  • What are the implications of ethical AI when trying to digitalise services? 
  • A future focus, what are the next steps for AI led digital transformation? 



Presentation: Building Trust Through Explainability for AI and Digital Transformation

  • How to build AI systems collaboratively. 
  • The five stages of explaining AI in practice. 
  • Overcoming hesitation to deploy AI-powered solutions. 


Networking Break



Panel: Building an Augmented Workforce

  • The rapid rollout of the augmented workforce due to labour shortages – what does this currently look like across enterprises?  
  • Aiding employees’ skills and capabilities with AI, ML and intelligent automation to help build a digitally enabled and efficient workforce.   
  • Discussing the idea that an augmented workforce can boost employee satisfaction due to automation of repetitive tasks and more time for innovation.  
  • It takes two – tackling the idea that humans are being replaced by technologies.  



Presentation: Learning like Humans through Reinforcement Learning

Delving into how decision-making and reward-based training is being used to train AI models in the same way humans learn through trial-and-error. 



Presentation: Low-code and No-code Technologies – Closing the Skills Gap

  • As low-code and no-code technologies can be quickly rolled out, why haven’t these been adopted sooner?  
  • Closing the AI skills gap – where to start? 
  • While these technologies create a quick fix, are they a long-term solution? 



Jason Smith

Chief Digital Officer, Data & Commerce Practice

Publicis Groupe

Associated Talks:

01:00PM - Day 1

View Presentation: How can AI help reduce noise & bias in human decision making?

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Presentation: How can AI help reduce noise & bias in human decision making?

  • How humans make decisions 
  • What is noise & bias? 
  • Can AI help? Example use case 
  • Things to watch out for 
. Jason Smith, Chief Digital Officer, Data & Commerce Practice, Publicis Groupe


Lunch & Networking Break



Presentation: The Optimum Automation – Hyperautomation

  • Saving time and resources by automating repetitive, information heavy processes.  
  • Starting, stopping and altering automation in real-time – how AI automation keeps optimising throughout the chain.  
  • Automating with improved accuracy, speed and reliability.



Presentation: Streamlining and Simplifying with Intelligent Automation

  • The new capabilities of RPA and AI combined for complex business tasks.  
  • How do you ensure information exchange is consistently accurate?  
  • What IA looks like across industries.  
  • As many view IA as the future of work, how quickly will this come into play on a mass scale? 


Networking Break



Massimo Belloni

Data Science Manager

Bumble Inc.

Associated Talks:

03:30PM - Day 1

View Panel: Talking Digitally with NLP

12:10PM - Day 2

View Presentation: Do Not LLM Before You Can Walk: AI strategy in light of NLP breakthroughs

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Bogdan Grigorescu

Sr Technical Lead, Architecture


Associated Talks:

11:50AM - Day 2

View Panel: The Future of AI Enabled Experiences

03:30PM - Day 1

View Panel: Talking Digitally with NLP

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Panel: Talking Digitally with NLP

  • The current work within the NLP (Natural Language Processing) landscape – examples of real-life use-cases.  
  • What industries could benefit from utilising NLP capabilities?  
  • The next steps and progressions that are needed to break barriers.
. Massimo Belloni, Data Science Manager, Bumble Inc.
. Bogdan Grigorescu, Sr Technical Lead, Architecture, eBay



Presentation: Evolving the Enterprise with Language Modelling

  • How language modelling is enhancing workforce and service capabilities, as well as increased data literacy.  
  • What are the challenges that need to be considered here?  
  • Accelerating processes with deep learning and neural networks – looking at the expansion of deep learning at scale across complex tasks. 



Presentation: NLP Enabling Enhanced Services

Looking at NLP (Natural Language Processing) progressions like OpenAI for enhanced user experiences and automated responses. 



End of Day

View day 2 content here:

  • Optimised Data & Analytics
  • Transformational AI
  • Human-centred Approaches to DTX