2016 Social Robotics & AI Conference

World-first conference on the science of AI, its impact on business and the world of work hailed as a huge success



World leading scientists, technologists and business leaders  gathered in Oxford on 14th and 15th September 2016 to see how AI and Robotics can transform  business, its management, employee and customer interactions and business performance  

The first Social Robotics & AI conference united the scientific community, business leaders and builders of human capital and investigated the role of  Robotics and AI in our commercial future

The 2016 Social Robotics & AI Conference held in association with the Association for Business Psychology and hosted by Oxford Brookes University uncovered opportunities for collaboration, innovation and invention that will create robust businesses and meaningful work for the future.

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2016 Speakers included:

Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov, World Chess Champion and AI Advocate

Tom Chatfield

Tech philosopher, author, broadcaster and advocate of intelligence both artificial and human

Virginie VAST

Head of Cognitive Procurement and Digital Sourcing, Vodafone

Professor Noel Sharkey

Professor of AI and Robotics, University of Sheffield, Co-director Foundation for Responsible Robotics.

Stewart Bromley

Chief Operating Officer, Atom Bank

Anton Fishman

Managing Director, Fishman & Partners Ltd

Professor Nigel Crook

Head of Computing and Communication Technologies, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Nicola J. Millard

Head of Customer Insight & Futures, BT

Professor Alistair Fitt

Vice Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University

Paul Chong

Director of Watson Group, EMEA, IBM

Rod Willmott

Fast Track (Innovation) Director, LV=

Peter Waggett

Emerging Technology Director, IBM

Mike Havard

Director, Ember Services

Nicola Strong

Managing Consultant, Strong Enterprises Limited

Alex Housley

CEO, Seldon

Chris Ezekiel

Founder & CEO, Creative Virtual

David D’Souza

Head of Engagement (Branches), CIPD

Dr Gorkan Ahmetoglu

Lecturer in Business Psychology, University College London (UCL) and Co-Founder, Meta Profiling

Eva Krumhuber

Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London

George Zarkadakis

Digital Lead, Willis Towers Watson

Giovanni Amodeo

Global Editor in Chief, Mergermarket

Jayne Reddyhoff

Managing Director, Zanzi Digital

Kalyan Kumar

EVP and CTO, HCL Technologies

Karl Chapman

Chief Executive, Riverview Law

Leonard Austin

Founder & CTO, Ravelin

Lucy Standing

Vice Chair, The Association for Business Psychology

Mark Hillary

Writer, Blogger, Analyst on tech/globalisation/future/cx

Martin Wakeley

Managing Director - Health, Nth Dimension and former CEO NHS Trusts

Nathan Benaich

Partner, Playfair Capital


Robot, SoftBank Robotics

Professor Alan Winfield

Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Director of Science Communication, University of West Of England

Rob Buckingham

Director of UK Atomic Energy Authority and Head of RACE

Rodolphe Gelin

EVP Chief Scientific Officer, SoftBank Robotics

Tim Porter

Founder & CEO, Gluru

The Social Robotics & AI Conference 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 Connect Business Media: Direct: +44 (0) 1483 614451 Mobile: + 44 (0) 7775 604011 Email: [email protected]