Our portfolio of must-attend events offers a definitive guide to how AI & ROBOTICS can transform your business performance and working environment



A series of intensive one-day think tanks that investigate the transformational impact of AI and Robotics on key aspects of your business. Hosted by Gallup at The Shard, London, invitation only.



The ultimate guide to AI & Robotics.  International plenaries, business-focused conference streams and early adopter case studies plus AI in Action – interactive demonstrations of technology breakthroughs presented by their creators.

Created for business leaders and strategists, the AI & Robotics events series gives you up-to-the-minute insights, in-depth analysis, real world case studies and opportunities to network within a community of early adopter companies.

Not for boffins… If your interest in technology stems from what it can do for your business, we’re on your wave length

Join US FOR…

Real world thinking: We examine the commercial realities of AI & Robotics, how their adoption can promote profitable business, engaged customers and productive work.

Collaborative community:By uniting the scientific community, business leaders and the builders of human capital, we uncover opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

Credible content:Working with partners in academia, science and business we source speakers you’ll rarely hear on the conference circuit; early adopters and subject matter experts with absolute commercial focus.

Human interest: Focused on the interface of human and artificial intelligence, we help businesses understand how their adoption of technology will impact their people and employment strategies.

Previous delegates include

  • Director of Operational Excellence RSA
  • Director for Online Three
  • SVP Information Technology Burberry
  • Head of Strategic Planning and Development Barclays
  • Senior Sourcing Specialist Vodafone
  • Director Odyssey Learning and Development
  • Global Editor in Chief Mergermarket
  • Chair Association for Business Psychology
  • Founder & CTO Ravelin
  • Managing Consultant IBM
  • Education Business Development Manager Rapid Electronics Ltd
  • Partner Playfair Capital
  • Head Behaviourist & Senior Copywriter Omobono
  • Emerging Technology Services IBM
  • Operations Director Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
  • Director Thames Valley Chamber
  • Chief Operating Officer Atom Bank
  • Senior Lecturer Oxford Brookes University
  • Associate Partner IBM
  • Director Atomic Energy Authority
  • Chief Technology Officer T-Systems Limited
  • Education Manager Rapid Electronics Ltd
  • Sales Office Manager VOW Europe
  • Student University of Westminster
  • Principal Scientist Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
  • Head of Market Engagement Teleperformance
  • Editor Training Journal
  • CEO Riverview Law
  • Chairman UK Asian Business Council
  • CEO Wincanton
  • Head of Engagement CIPD
  • Director Collabor8now
  • Head of ICT Solutions arvato UK & Ireland
  • Horizon Team Sopra Steria
  • Chief Executive Avantia
  • Customer Services Director, UK Personal RSA
  • Sales & Marketing Manager Heyford Park Management
  • Founder & CEO Creative Virtual
  • Strategy Analyst Ageas UK
  • Global HR Consulting Lead Syngenta
  • Group Strategy & Business Development Director Value Retail
  • Director Work Positive
  • EVP Chief Scientific Officer SoftBank Robotics
  • External Communications, Europe HCL Technologies
  • Horizon Team Sopra Steria
  • Director Oxford Martin
  • Director Ember
  • Automation & Delivery LV= Insurance
  • Head of Organisation & People Analytics GlaxoSmithKline
  • CTO & Co-Founder Headstart
  • Digital Programme Manager HMRC
  • CEO Seldon
  • CTO Avantia Group
  • Managing Director Helios Search Recruitment
  • Director Great Acorn
  • Human Resources Director Taylors of Harrogate
  • Vice President Electrocomponents plc
  • Digital Business Partner Three
  • Content Strategist Zanzi Digital
  • IT Strategy Consultant, IT Burberry
  • Owner / Partner Glooo
  • App SME HCL Technologies
  • Equity Derivatives Strat Deutsche Bank
  • UK Managing Director Neo
  • Head of Digital Delivery London Borough of Enfield
  • Research Staff Member IBM Research, Ireland
  • Dept of Experimental Psychology University College London
  • EVP and CTO HCL Technologies
  • Director ITVantage
  • Chief Technology Officer Omobono
  • EYX Team EY
  • Media, CRM & Marketing Director Arsenal FC
  • Management Consultant Accenture
  • Data Scientist Tesco
  • Customer Experience Administrator AGEAS
  • Solicitor Osborne Clarke LLP
  • Executive Vice President HR IO GM Financial
  • Head of Customer Insights & Futurology BT
  • Business Psychologist and Director Mercurious Consulting
  • Consulting Director Ember
  • Senior Director, Customer Service and User Readine Skype
  • Director of Corporate Affairs Unipart
  • Technology Scout Samsung
  • Director Ogilvie Risk Consultancy ltd
  • Managing Director OgilvieKing Consulting
  • Customer Service Director Manx Telecom
  • Head of Strategy Omobono
  • Head of Internal Communications & Engagement Blue Cross
  • Chief Risk Officer BrightHouse
  • Founder & CEO Gluru
  • Director Gallup
  • Head of Operations Connected Homes
  • Managing Director Zanzi Digital
  • Senior Consultant Gallup
  • Senior Lecturer in Robotics Oxford Brookes University
  • Editor HR Magazine
  • Head of Business Strategy & Planning arvato UK & Ireland
  • Head of Sales Creative Virtual
  • Director Infovinity
  • Transformation Director UK Ministry of Defence
  • Regional Supply Analyst Intel
  • Emeritus Professor AI & Robotics University of Sheffield
  • CEO & Co-Founder Headstart
  • Head of Continuous Improvement Ageas Uk
  • Chief Operating Officer Tusker
  • Director LV=
  • Director Active Insight; The Innovation Network
  • Strategy Project Manager Sainsbury’s
  • Marketing, Europe HCL Technologies
  • Vice Chair Association for Business Psychology
  • Acting Head of RPA arvato UK & Ireland
  • Business Systems Manager Allianz Insurance plc
  • Managing Director Global Organizational Integrators
  • Head of Service Recovery British Airways
  • Head of Cognitive Procurement and Digital Sourcing Vodafone
  • Assistant Manager KPMG CI
  • Emerging Technologies Director IBM
  • Managing Director Health, Nth Dimension
  • CEO Zanzi Digital
  • Employee Relations Partner Sainsbury’s
  • Innovation Director LV= Insurance
  • CEO Nationwide Accident Repair Service
  • Director, Systems Thinking Aviva
  • Director, Science Communication Unit University of the West of England
  • Publisher Professional Outsourcing
  • Head of Digital Support Three
  • Director Professional Outsourcing
  • Digital Lead Willis Towers Watson
  • Editor Changeboard
  • Organisational Learning Consultant Colet Consulting Ltd
  • Director Ogilvie Risk Consultancy ltd
  • Sales Office Manager VOW Europe
  • Senior Manager Burberry Ltd
  • HR Technology Consultant Veran Performance



Leading scientists and academics showcase new technologies and investigate their commercial application


People leaders and business psychologists investigate the interaction of human and artificial intelligence in the workplace


Early adopter businesses describe their experience of AI-led innovation and transformation.

News & Blogs

Artificial Intelligence is the future of customer experience

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Can computers have ‘conversations’ with humans?

This report explains how, through the use of the Teneo Analytics suite, computer brains are being taught to flow and thread sentences together to understand and successfully emulate human conversation interaction. Read Report

Elon Musk to connect brains to computers

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has launched Neuralink, a start-up which aims to develop technology that connects our brains to computers. A report from the Wall Street Journal, later confirmed in a tweet by Mr Musk, said the company was in its

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything

Baidu’s Andrew Ng and Singularity’s Neil Jacobstein say this time, the hype about artificial intelligence is real. Artificial intelligence is shaping up as the next industrial revolution, poised to rapidly reinvent business, the global economy and how people work and interact with

Dyson to invest £2.5bn in AI and robotics

A new multi-billion research and development centre is being opened in Wiltshire by Sir James Dyson. The new tech campus will be based on a 517-acre former Ministry of Defence (MoD) site at Hullavington. The vacuum and electronics company is aiming to

AI system can understand and see like humans

“Most artificial intelligence research today concerning vision focuses on recognition or labelling what is in a scene rather than reasoning about it” A new computational model performs at human levels when subjected to standard intelligence test, making artificial intelligence (AI) system at

The AI & Robotics Event Series is organised by Connect Business Media An experienced business media organisation with a reputation for creating mould breaking business events that challenge traditional thinking and overturn established formats. With over 30 years’ experience the Connect team has managed national and international events on every continent in industries including customer experience, employee engagement, outsourcing, information and communication technologies ,food manufacturing, nutrition and pharmaceutical industries. Connect Business Media events are more than conferences; they connect audiences in new ways, opening up opportunities for discussion and debate that foster innovation and business growth.

For information on 2017 AI & Robotics Events Contact: Chris Wood: Direct: +44 (0) 1483 614451 Mobile: + 44 (0) 7775 604011 Email: [email protected] or Christina Wood: Direct: +44 (0) 1483 614451 Mobile: + 44 (0) 7775 942252 Email: [email protected]