2019 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Summit
Best practices, breakthroughs and business transformation…
March 6th, Croke Park, Dublin
Registration and coffee
Welcome from the morning Chair
Founder, AI Ireland
OPENING MINISTERIAL ADDRESS:
AI and Ireland’s public policy
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
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.
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
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.
Principle Solutions Consultant, Oracle Business Analytics
Q&A Session with audience participation
PANEL DISCUSSION: The ethics of AI: Respect and dignity in data driven life
Chief Privacy Officer, Trūata
Dr Joan Cahill
Principal Investigator, Centre for Innovative Human Systems (CIHS), School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin
Allan F. Beechinor
Group Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Meta Data
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
THE IMPACT OF AI ON FUTURE GROWTH
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?
Chief Executive, Skillnet Ireland
Head of Technology, IDA Ireland
Vice President - Technology Labs, McKesson
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.
Head of Digital Operation and Robotics, Bank of Ireland
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.
Chief Executive Officer, Acumen Aviation
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.
Director, EMEA Solution Strategy, IPsoft
Q&A Session with audience participation
Welcome back from the Chair
Partner & Head of Consulting, KPMG
CASE STUDY 3: Health
Transforming clinical decision making
Dr Catherine McCabe
Director, TCPHI (Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation)
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.
Digital strategist and global thought leader, Denmark
Responding to the Skills-Shortage in AI – The University of Limerick’s new Online MSc in AI
Dr. Pepijn van de Ven
Senior Lecturer, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Limerick (UL)
Collaborating to Bridge the AI Skills Gap
Chief Software Architect, Jaguar Land Rover
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…
Vice President and GM, Comtrade Digital Services
Dr Patricia Scanlon
Founder and Chief Executive, Soapbox Labs
Chief Executive, Nuritas