2019 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Summit

Best practices, breakthroughs and business transformation…

March 6th, Croke Park, Dublin

8:00

Registration and coffee

8:40

Welcome from the morning Chair

Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly

Founder, AI Ireland

8:45

OPENING MINISTERIAL ADDRESS: 

AI and Ireland’s public policy

Pat Breen, TD

Pat Breen, TD

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

AI DEVELOPMENTS FOR BUSINESS

9:05

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: AI: Powering Change in Our Time

The world is changing. Artificial Intelligence is one of the key technologies that is helping to reshape how we work and live. It has the power to improve how we do our jobs and even enable scenarios and new markets we couldn’t contemplate before. But it turns out, the enabling technology is the easiest part of any digital transformation journey. Building the culture and developing the capabilities to take advantage of these powerful new tools is the hardest challenge of all. Clare will cover examples of AI-powered digital transformation and some practical tips on how organisations can start or continue their AI journey.

Clare Dillon

Clare Dillon

Technology Evangelist

9:30

AI and the future of work

– How AI will change the way people work, what roles will be replaced and what roles will be created
– Examples of using chatbots and other AI technologies within the modern workplace to improve processes from
  across organisations

Owen Lewis

Owen Lewis

Partner, KPMG

9:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: The ethics of AI: Respect and dignity in data driven life

Aoife Sexton

Aoife Sexton

Chief Privacy Officer, Trūata

Dr Joan Cahill

Dr Joan Cahill

Principal Investigator, Centre for Innovative Human Systems (CIHS), School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin

Allan F. Beechinor

Allan F. Beechinor

Group Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Meta Data

10:35

Morning Break

THE IMPACT OF AI ON FUTURE GROWTH

11:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: How can AI can shape the future of Ireland?

As Ireland rapidly emerges as an important test-bed for artificial intelligence and machine learning platforms, it is predicted that AI could contribute as much as $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030! Thanks to industry collaboration and the IDA striving to position Ireland as one of the destinations at the forefront of the AI world, opportunities abound for start-ups, indigenous tech and R+D. How can Ireland maximise the positive impacts of AI while overcoming stumbling blocks. Does Ireland need and national strategy for AI?

Paul Healy

Paul Healy

Chief Executive, Skillsnet

Leo Clancy

Leo Clancy

Head of Technology, IDA Ireland

Denis Canty

Denis Canty

Senior Director, McKesson

11:45

CASE STUDY 1: Banking

Experiences in Robotics Process Automation from an experienced practitioner…

Bank of Ireland has been working with RPA (Robotics Process Automation) since 2014 and now run over 100 robots executing a wide range of business processes across the enterprise. This session will review this journey, discuss lessons learned along the way and highlight areas for focus in 2019 and beyond.

Jonathan Kidd

Jonathan Kidd

Head of Digital Operation and Robotics, Bank of Ireland

12:00

CASE STUDY 2: Aviation

Alok Anand

Alok Anand

Chief Executive Officer, Acumen Aviation

12:15

CASE STUDY 3: Health

Transforming clinical decision making

Dr Catherine McCabe

Dr Catherine McCabe

Director, TCPHI (Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation)

12:35

Lunch

1:45

Welcome back from the Chair

Paul Toner

Paul Toner

Partner & Head of Consulting, KPMG

1:50

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Digital Disruption: AI, Machine Learning and Big Data

In this informative keynote, our speaker focuses on the nature of digital transformation and dives into why we need to change our business models and society. Audiences will be introduced to the changes in consumer and customer behavior that forces companies and societies to embrace new technologies such as AI, Big Data, Machine Learning and Robotics. Steffen will give examples of successful transformations from global brands as well as from the SME segment.

Steffen Damborg

Steffen Damborg

Digital strategist and global thought leader, Denmark

2:15

Machine Learning 101

·Building smarter apps with machine learning – from magic to reality

·An intro to clustering algorithms

Dr. Pepijn van de Ven

Dr. Pepijn van de Ven

Senior Lecturer, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Limerick (UL)

2:35

Investment in machine learning and AI

Dr Chris Horn

Dr Chris Horn

Venture Partner, Atlantic Bridge

(TBC)

3:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: Developing an AI Business

Four founders of Ireland’s most exciting and probably most influential AI start-ups discuss their journey to date and plans for the future…

Andrea Wade

Andrea Wade

Co-founder, Opening

Dr Patricia Scanlon

Dr Patricia Scanlon

Founder and Chief Executive, Soapbox Labs

Dr Nora Khaldi

Dr Nora Khaldi

Founder, Nuritas

(TBC)

3:50

Conference close