2019 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Summit

Best practices, breakthroughs and business transformation…

March 6th, Croke Park, Dublin

7:45

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

9:00

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

9:25

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

9:45

Putting AI to work, showing how the theory of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can be realised today

Without doubt the technologies to support AI have matured considerably and organisations should look to leverage these more appropriately in the coming years. Focussing an analytics, data and predictive technologies Irfan will explore how he has seen AI being put to work in his work with organisations facilitating the adoption of technology to enhance business outcomes.

 

Irfan Rasul

Irfan Rasul

Principle Solutions Consultant, Oracle Business Analytics

10:05

Q&A Session with audience participation

 

10:15

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

Professor Barry O’Sullivan

Professor Barry O’Sullivan

Vice Chair, European Commission High-level Expert Group on AI; President, European AI Association; School of Computer Science, University College Cork

10:50

Morning Break

THE IMPACT OF AI ON FUTURE GROWTH

11:20

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, Skillnet Ireland

Leo Clancy

Leo Clancy

Head of Technology, IDA Ireland

Denis Canty

Denis Canty

Vice President - Technology Labs, McKesson

12:00

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

12:15

CASE STUDY 2: Aviation

Acumen Aviation started its AI journey in 2016. This session will explain the why and what of this approach, including how we are trying to disrupt the traditional models of Aviation Asset Management.

Alok Anand

Alok Anand

Chief Executive Officer, Acumen Aviation

12:30

Conversational AI and your AI journey

Chatbots and conversational AI seems just about everywhere today. With increasing customer expectations, conversational AI seems to be of growing importance however, current rhetoric and AI claims have misguided many of us, clouding our judgement on what it takes to successfully deploy AI. Join us as we take a candid look at conversational AI, what it really takes to deploy and what it means for your employees and customers.

Paul Verkaik

Paul Verkaik

Director, EMEA Solution Strategy, IPsoft

12:50 

Q&A Session with audience participation

 

1pm

Lunch

2:00

Welcome back from the Chair

Paul Toner

Paul Toner

Partner & Head of Consulting, KPMG

2:05

CASE STUDY 3: Health

Transforming clinical decision making

Dr Catherine McCabe

Dr Catherine McCabe

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

2:20

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

2:45

Responding to the Skills-Shortage in AI – The University of Limerick’s new Online MSc in AI

 

Dr. Pepijn van de Ven

Dr. Pepijn van de Ven

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

3:00

Collaborating to Bridge the AI Skills Gap

Peter Barry

Peter Barry

Chief Software Architect, Jaguar Land Rover

3:15

Q&A

3:25

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…

Viktor Kovacevic

Viktor Kovacevic

Vice President and GM, Comtrade Digital Services

Andreea Wade

Andreea Wade

Co-founder, Opening

Dr Patricia Scanlon

Dr Patricia Scanlon

Founder and Chief Executive, Soapbox Labs

Emmet Browne

Emmet Browne

Chief Executive, Nuritas

3:55

Q&A

4:05

Conference close