Innovation Seminars

AI and Digital Transformation

Event: February 7th 2019, Andaz Hotel, Liverpool Street, London

As companies seek to gain competitive advantages by integrating new technologies into all areas of their business, digital transformation also requires a cultural change that can challenge existing thoughts on business models and leadership.

Artificial Intelligence promises significant business benefits, from greater efficiencies in existing processes to creating new opportunities. However, despite its promise, so far adoption has been limited. The early investors have been large tech companies as they develop deep learning algorithms to cut through mountains of data, as well as acquiring start-ups and new technologies to secure qualified talent for the future. The automotive industry has also seen sizeable investments in robotics and machine learning for the use of driverless vehicles, manufacturing and predictive maintenance.

AI is also dramatically changing the dynamics of the financial services industry. Incumbent players are now having to radically change their business and speed up the way they work in order to remain relevant to an increasingly dynamic customer base.

As digital transformation grows in importance, financial institutions will be pushed to different extremes, coping with a significant legacy debt and engaging in wide reaching transformation. Forging new business partnerships and collaborations will be essential along with the creation of new roles to manage the introduction of new services and revenue streams.

Transformation has become a necessity to survive in the digital age, this invitation only peer-led seminar will discuss some of the issues faced by the financial services industry today as they plan for change and prepare for tomorrow.

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Andaz Hotel, Liverpool Street

The Andaz Hotel
Liverpool Street
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The Venue

The Masonic Temple was built in 1912 and is classified as a Grade 1 listed building. During the WW2 the Temple was boarded up as people tried to use it as a bomb shelter.

The Temple was rediscovered in the early 1990’s when the Hotel was being refitted by then owner Sir Terence Conran. Due to its listed status restoration of the temple was incredibly meticulous, which included sourcing the original paint that was used on the ceiling. With the exception of the leather upholstery on the chairs all features within the temple are original, which includes seven different types of marble.

If the temple were to be built today the cost would be estimated at almost five million pounds.


15:00 Welcome drinks
15:30 Changes in Demand
Jan Daan Luycks, CEO, Kao Data
15:40 Transformation Strategy and Building the Business Case
Duncan Clubb, Senior Director, IT Consulting EMEA, CBRE
16:10 Hybrid IT - Making the Case for Cloud
Ashley Davis, MSc C.Eng FIET
16:40 Break
17:10 Applications, Data and AI
Speaker TBC
17:40 Why AI is the Future of Growth
Mark Purdy, Managing Director Economic Research, Accenture
18:10 Networking Drinks and Canapes