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Jim Al-Khalili is a scientist, author and broadcaster. He is the President of the British Science Association and a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Surrey. Jim is passionate about making science more accessible and interesting to the public, and appears regularly on TV and radio, presenting and contributing to science programmes on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Recently, he presented a BBC Four documentary entitled ‘The Joy of AI’, which presented a positive and optimistic picture of what Artificial Intelligence can achieve. Jim is a regular on the BBC’s Horizon programme, on Radio 4 where he interviews the world’s leading scientific names in The Life Scientific, and is a frequent guest on In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg.
Google Cloud’s Managing Director in the UK & Ireland, Alan Coad has 25 years’ experience driving business growth through innovation. He is a strong believer that organisations must be willing to push technological boundaries and evolve in order to remain successful, and this has guided his management of companies large and small. Alan has enjoyed considerable success with venture startups including Pivotal, a spin out from EMC and VMware that now has with 2,500 employees.
A pioneer in the mobile and data analytics industries since the 2000s, Fortune and TIME have described Inma Martinez as one of Europe’s top talents in social engagement through technology, and FastCompany labelled her a “firestarter”. After a career in Telecoms heading IP services strategy for Cable & Wireless in the 1990s, Inma was part of the core data team that created one of the first AI systems to personalise the mobile WAP portals of the main European mobile operators and media companies in real time. Now, Inma consults as a Data Scientist on data analysis projects that focus on human behaviour modelling (BL), and the detection of anomalies affecting mindsets and attitudes, deploying ML and other methodologies, applying this to the creation of product innovation.
Peter Cochrane possesses decades of experience in industry and academia as an innovator, senior manager and change agent. Renowned for his pioneering works and out-of-the-box thinking, Cochrane has resisted specialisation in favour of a more holistic approach to continually ‘join the dots’ between technology-driven advances, company and society needs, and the challenges faced by individuals and organisations. His involvement in the tech sector spans telecoms, computing, security, materials, manufacturing, logistics, banking, energy, defence, and healthcare, including the development and deployment of Sensors, AI, Big Data, Small Data, The Cloud, Analytics and Auto-Immunity et al. Cochrane is currently engaged as an advisor by the Qatar Computing Research Institute, The MoD and Chorus New Zealand.