Virtual Summit

21st April 2021

 

 

 

9:00

Summit Opening Address

Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy

Managing Director, iQuest & Business Post LIVE

9:05

Welcome from the Chair

9:10

Government Address:

 Simon Harris T.D.

Simon Harris T.D.

Minister, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science

Invited

9:20

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

How Ireland can maximise the benefits of AI

In a country hit hard by a global pandemic, AI has the potential to transform the Irish economy by adding an estimated 11.6% to GDP by 2030. This visionary opening keynote looks at how Ireland can fully embrace the AI opportunity today, who it impacts, what can be done quickly to drive Ireland’s AI adoption and how Ireland can stand out from the crowd as a global AI leader. The presentation will also look at how AI will develop in Ireland over the next three years.

Prof. Barry O’Sullivan

Prof. Barry O’Sullivan

School of Computer Science & IT and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, University College Cork

9:40

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Where to start to capitalise on the AI opportunity?

Despite AI being huge for Ireland, knowing where to start can be a complex and daunting task. This interactive panel ask how AI can be simplified to create your business case, which steps to take at the journey’s start and which organisational cultures and structures are most beneficial for AI.  You’ll also learn which organisations you should collaborate with, how to access funding effectively and which mistakes you need to avoid to reduce your AI risk.

Fintan O'Malley

Fintan O'Malley

Director of Research, Development & Innovation, Fidelity Investments

Prof. Owen Conlan

Prof. Owen Conlan

School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin; Strand Lead in SFI ADAPT Research Centre

Dr. Steve Flinter

Dr. Steve Flinter

Vice President, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Mastercard Labs R&D

10:10

International Keynote Interview:

Placing Ethics, Trust, Transparency & Explainability At The Heart Of Your AI Strategy

This crucial session asks which key ethical considerations should feature within every AI strategy, how you can create a culture of trust around your AI initiatives and what effective transparency, explainability and acceptability should look and feel like. You will also learn about the role of regulation vs voluntary transparency and the key pitfalls to avoid within ethics, trust, transparency and explainability.

 

 

Hubert Etienne

Hubert Etienne

Philosopher Professor & Lecturer specialised in AI Ethics, Facebook AI and Ecole Normale Supérieure

10:25

Networking Break

10:35

Ensuring compliance with current and upcoming EU regulations

This session is designed to help you ensure your AI initiatives comply with EU regulations. We will look at how to apply AI within the current EU regulatory framework and also assess which regulations are coming down the track to ensure you have a clear roadmap and are fully prepared. The session also looks at mistakes that organisations often make within their compliance efforts, so you know which pitfalls to avoid to ensure compliance is a smoother process.

10:50

PANEL DISCUSSION:

‘Rethinking Talent To Thrive In An Agile AI World’

This panel asks how AI is impacting the Irish job market, how we can make Ireland a recruitment magnet for overseas AI-skilled executives and how we can rethink education and training of the Irish workforce to capitalise on the AI opportunity. You will also learn about new job roles AI is creating, which skills are best to outsource and how we can attract more women into AI-related roles.

Dr. Begüm Genç

Dr. Begüm Genç

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Confirm Centre, CSIT, UCC and Cork City Ambassador, Women in AI

Mark Jordan

Mark Jordan

Chief Technologist, Skillnet Ireland

Kevin Quinlan

Kevin Quinlan

Lead Data Scientist, ESB Networks

Graham Baitson

Graham Baitson

Global Lead of Innovation, McKesson

11:20

CASE STUDY:

Strengthening the quality, governance and accessibility of your data for effective AI implementation

This case study focuses on how you can optimise your data use to ensure the best outcome for your AI initiatives. From ensuring that your data is accessible to looking at whether your data governance policies are up to scratch, it will cover areas such as data quality, security, privacy, availability and interoperability. We will also look at data regulations, both on a national and European level, as well as GDPR compliance.

 

 

11:40

Networking Break

11:50

CASE STUDY:

Using the power of quantum computing to take AI to the next level

This session will delve into how quantum computing can make AI even more powerful; enabling it to manipulate multiple, much larger data sets, build better models and increase the accuracy of algorithms. The session also looks at which sectors will benefit the most from quantum AI, which obstacles need to be overcome before it becomes more mainstream and how you can prepare today to make sure you capitalise on the opportunity.

12:10

CASE STUDY:

Making cyber security smarter

This case study looks at how AI is making cyber security smarter by analysing huge quantities of risk data at a much quicker rate.  Learn how AI can help your organisation stay ahead of the increasingly complex cybersecurity threats by providing crucial insights in a fraction of the time. The session also looks at how AI continually improves it’s cybersecurity knowledge, uses reasoning quickly to identify threat relationships and eliminates time consuming research for more informed and speedy decisions.

12:30

Lunch

1:00

Welcome back from the Chair

1:05

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE:

AI – The next frontier for healthcare transformation

Healthcare is embarking on a journey to digital transformation. In Ireland we are in the early stages of this transformation but are laying the foundations for the next frontier of advancement, Artificial Intelligence. The presentation will share Covid 19 triggers for digital transformation which are creating the platform for AI deployment and use in Ireland. New AI usage models are also discussed.

 

 

Prof. Martin Curley

Prof. Martin Curley

Director, Digital Transformation and Open Innovation, Health Service Executive (HSE)

1:30

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS PANEL DISCUSSION: 

Incorporating lessons learnt from implementations across industry

This closing panel asks which AI applications have delivered the most success and ROI, which key elements define the process of successful implementation, as well as what successful change management looks like within AI implementation. It will also examine crucial data management considerations, which costly implementation mistakes to avoid and how to monitor and measure success within your AI implementation.

 

Venu Vasudevan

Venu Vasudevan

Director, Data Science & AI Research, Procter & Gamble

Invited

Simon Rost

Simon Rost

Marketing Executive, Digital Health & Artificial Intelligence Portfolio, GE Healthcare

Emma Strömfelt

Emma Strömfelt

Chief Digital Officer, AniCura Group

Zachary Hanif

Zachary Hanif

Senior Director of Machine Learning, Capital One

2:00

Closing remarks & Summit close