AI & Robotics, The Main Event, London 14 September 2017

Where People and Machines Mean Business

Building on the success of our inaugural conference in September 2016, AI & Robotics 2017 will investigate
emerging technologies and their real world impacts on business and work.


Leading scientists and academics showcase new technologies and investigate their commercial potential.


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


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

The ultimate guide to AI and robotics. A single day combines plenary sessions with conference streams focused on business innovation and optimisation and customer engagement. Plus, AI in Action –interactive demonstrations of AI and robotics applications presented by their creators. Hosted in our new venue, London’s Victoria Park Plaza Hotel.

Plenary Keynotes | World Class Speakers | Inspiring Case Studies | Streams | AI in Action | AI Upstarts 

Topics & Streams will include:

NLP | Intelligent Bots | Cognitive Computing | RPA | Virtual Assistants | AI & Robotics Trends | Big Data Analytics | Virtual Reality | Business Transformation | Customer Engagement | Human Capital | AI Innovators | Augmented Reality | Early Adopter Case Studies | Immersive Media | Aerial & Mobile Robotics | Autonomous Vehicles

Register before 31 July 2017 for early bird discounts 

2017 Speakers include:

Anton Fishman

Managing Director, Fishman & Partners Ltd

Professor Nigel Crook

Head of Computing and Communication Technologies, Oxford Brookes University

Peter Waggett

Emerging Technology Director, IBM

Nicola Strong

Managing Consultant, Strong Enterprises Limited

Alex Harvey

Head for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Ocado

Ann-Marie Stagg

Chief Executive of the Call Centre Management Association (UK)

Chris Corrado

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Information Officer, London Stock Exchange

Frank Nigriello

Director, Corporate Affairs, Unipart Group Ltd

James Rapinac

Director, Gallup

Mark J. Purdy

MD-Economic Research, Accenture Research

Mark Preston

CEO, StreetDrone

Michael Rendell

Head of Innovation and Transformation, PwC

Mirko Kovac

Director Aerial Robotics Lab, Imperial College, London

Professor Philip Bond

Member of the Council for Science and Technology, visiting fellow, Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

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

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Why you should get involved…

For real world thinking: We examine the commercial realities of AI and robotics; how their adoption can promote profitable business, engaged customers and productive work.

For collaborative community: By uniting the scientific community, business leaders and the builders of human capital, we uncover opportunities for collaboration and innovation that help businesses innovate and grow.

For 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 an unrelenting commercial focus.

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



14 SEPT 2017



The four-star Park Plaza Victoria hotel in London, situated within walking distance of Victoria train, coach, bus and Underground stations, provides an excellent transportation link to London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports. The hotel is also centrally located to some of the city’s main tourist and shopping attractions, including Buckingham Palace, Harrods, the Houses of Parliament, Theatreland and Oxford Street.


From London Paddington National Railway Station (approx 25 mins)

  • Take London Underground
  • Travel via the southbound Bakerloo Line service to Oxford Circus
  • Change for the southbound Victoria Line service and depart at Victoria
  • Walk south on Wilton Road for 100 metres
  • Park Plaza Victoria London will be on your left

From King’s Cross & St. Pancras National Railway Station (approx 15 mins)

  • Take the London Underground
  • Take the Victoria Line southbound towards Brixton
  • Depart at Victoria
  • Walk south on Wilton Road for 100 metres
  • Park Plaza Victoria London will be on your left

AI & Robotics, The Main Event 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]