2019 Speakers

Kevin Gill

Chief Technology Officer, IBM UK Blockchain Global Business Consulting Organisation

Kevin is the CTO of IBM’s UK I Blockchain Global Business Consulting Organisation. Kevin has delivered many blockchain implementations, starting 3 years ago in Insurance and Financial Markets, and across all other sectors. Kevin is part of IBM’s Cognitive Process Reengineering capability, which covers both Blockchain as well as AI.

Kevin believes that Blockchain enables game changing transformational innovation across a business network. Blockchain together with AI can take this to the next level, giving the potential to add automation and intelligence into the business network. He sees that the ‘Back Office’ in Financial Institutions, and Supply Chain provenance are the current wave of adopters, with the Industrial sector following fast using digital twin tracking / provenance.

Prior to Blockchain, Kevin was the IBM UK Insurance CTO and led IBM’s Business / Enterprise Architecture Capability.

Kevin will be delivering “Blockchain & AI” at AIBE 2019.


Shamus Rae

Partner and Head of Innovation, KPMG, Digital Labour and Cognitive Automation

Shamus leads Intelligent Automation (transformation/automation through the use of Artificial Intelligence) for KPMG. He strives to transform the firm’s services, and also take this experience into the market place to help clients embrace this new and disruptive technology.

Shamus has led several client projects focusing on Artificial Intelligence strategy and implementation. Widely regarded as a leader in AI within the profession, he works with governments, academia, professional associations and other organisations on the future of work, education and the societal impact of disruptive technologies. In addition, he is the UK leader for Global Business Services.

Shamus spent the last 20 years delivering major transformation programmes and was one of the founders of the Offshoring Industry in the late 1980’s. Shamus founded WNS, now one of the largest Offshore BPO providers. He helped build IBM’s offshore BPO centres including acquisitions and was previously a partner at PWC.

At AIBE 2019, Shamus will be speaking on “Forget about the 20 to 30 year Utopia v Dystopia debate on AI – here is what we need to discuss and execute on now to maximise the opportunity”


Darren Priestnal

Chief Executive Officer, Atlas City

AIBE 2019 - Darren AC photo

Darren is the Chief Executive Officer of Atlas City with more than 20 years of experience in the software engineering and technology industry. He is a member of the British Computer Society, a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Certified Network Defence Architect and a Certified Blockchain Professional.

Darren is professionally involved at the forefront of emerging technologies, particularly at the intersection of AI and Distributed Ledger Technology. His focus lies primarily in the lawtech, water utilities and supply chain industries.

When not in the office, Darren regularly speaks at conferences and other events, and occasionally accepts speaking engagements at universities such as at the University of Oxford, which he sees as a great platform to discuss current topics and trends in the industry with students and academics.

At the AIBE 2019, Darren will be speaking on “Reaching AI consensus with distributed ledger technology”.


Kevin Lin

President, Tuspark Holdings Inc. (UK)

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Kevin graduated from Tsinghua University with a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He has more than ten years’ work experience in Chinese financial sectors. He joined Tuspark in 2016, the leading industrial investor and S&T service provider, as Vice-President in charge of international investment and collaborations. He is currently leading Tuspark UK team to manage two science parks in the UK, promote Sino-UK technology businesses communications, and invest in health care, new energy, AI and high-end manufacture.

At the AIBE 2019, Kevin will be speaking on “China & AI: “Tuspark Cluster Innovation Ecosystem in China and Beyond”.


Mal Harrison

Founder of Centre for Erotic Intelligence, Women of Sextech

Mal Harrison is a clinical sexologist, eroticism philosopher, author, TEDx speaker, and founder of the Center for Erotic Intelligence. As a frequent global lecturer on desire, consumerism, power dynamics, & the future of human relationships, she explores how the erotic mind can empower our everyday lives, offering fresh insights on cultivating erotic intelligence amid ever-evolving technology. In addition to consulting on numerous start-ups in the sextech sector, she is a member of the International Society of Sexual Medicine. Mal has been featured in publications such as WIRED, Mashable, The Guardian, Independent, Herald Scotland, Glamour, NYTimes, Vice, Bild, and more.

Mal will be speaking on “The Future of Desire, Pleasure, & Relationships in an A.I. World”.

 


Kevin Gill

Chief Technology Officer, IBM UK I Blockchain Global Business Consulting Organisation

Kevin is the CTO of IBM’s UK I Blockchain Global Business Consulting Organisation. Kevin has delivered many blockchain implementations, starting 3 years ago in Insurance and Financial Markets, and across all other sectors. Kevin is part of IBM’s Cognitive Process Reengineering capability, which covers both Blockchain as well as AI.

Kevin believes that Blockchain enables game changing transformational innovation across a business network. Blockchain together with AI can take this to the next level, giving the potential to add automation and intelligence into the business network. He sees that the ‘Back Office’ in Financial Institutions, and Supply Chain provenance are the current wave of adopters, with the Industrial sector following fast using digital twin tracking / provenance.

Prior to Blockchain, Kevin was the IBM UK Insurance CTO and led IBM’s Business / Enterprise Architecture Capability.

Kevin will be delivering “Blockchain & AI” at AIBE 2019.


Shamus Rae

Partner and Head of Innovation, KPMG, Digital Labour and Cognitive Automation

Shamus leads Intelligent Automation (transformation/automation through the use of Artificial Intelligence) for KPMG. He strives to transform the firm’s services, and also take this experience into the market place to help clients embrace this new and disruptive technology.

Shamus has led several client projects focusing on Artificial Intelligence strategy and implementation. Widely regarded as a leader in AI within the profession, he works with governments, academia, professional associations and other organisations on the future of work, education and the societal impact of disruptive technologies. In addition, he is the UK leader for Global Business Services.

Shamus spent the last 20 years delivering major transformation programmes and was one of the founders of the Offshoring Industry in the late 1980’s. Shamus founded WNS, now one of the largest Offshore BPO providers. He helped build IBM’s offshore BPO centres including acquisitions and was previously a partner at PWC.

At AIBE 2019, Shamus will be speaking on “Forget about the 20 to 30 year Utopia v Dystopia debate on AI – here is what we need to discuss and execute on now to maximise the opportunity”.


Darren Priestnal

Chief Executive Officer, Atlas City

AIBE 2019 - Darren AC photo

Darren is the Chief Executive Officer of Atlas City with more than 20 years of experience in the software engineering and technology industry. He is a member of the British Computer Society, a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Certified Network Defence Architect and a Certified Blockchain Professional.

Darren is professionally involved at the forefront of emerging technologies, particularly at the intersection of AI and Distributed Ledger Technology. His focus lies primarily in the lawtech, water utilities and supply chain industries.

When not in the office, Darren regularly speaks at conferences and other events, and occasionally accepts speaking engagements at universities such as at the University of Oxford, which he sees as a great platform to discuss current topics and trends in the industry with students and academics.

At the AIBE 2019, Darren will be speaking on “Reaching AI consensus with distributed ledger technology”.


Kevin Lin

President, Tuspark Holdings Inc. (UK)

Kevin Lin - Tuspark.jpg

Kevin graduated from Tsinghua University with a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He has more than ten years’ work experience in Chinese financial sectors. He joined Tuspark in 2016, the leading industrial investor and S&T service provider, as Vice-President in charge of international investment and collaborations. He is currently leading Tuspark UK team to manage two science parks in the UK, promote Sino-UK technology businesses communications, and invest in health care, new energy, AI and high-end manufacture.

At the AIBE 2019, Kevin will be speaking on “China & AI: “Tuspark Cluster Innovation Ecosystem in China and Beyond”.

 


Mal Harrison

Founder of Centre for Erotic Intelligence, Women of Sextech

Mal Harrison is a clinical sexologist, eroticism philosopher, author, TEDx speaker, and founder of the Center for Erotic Intelligence. As a frequent global lecturer on desire, consumerism, power dynamics, & the future of human relationships, she explores how the erotic mind can empower our everyday lives, offering fresh insights on cultivating erotic intelligence amid ever-evolving technology. In addition to consulting on numerous start-ups in the sextech sector, she is a member of the International Society of Sexual Medicine. Mal has been featured in publications such as WIRED, Mashable, The Guardian, Independent, Herald Scotland, Glamour, NYTimes, Vice, Bild, and more.

Mal will be speaking on “The Future of Desire, Pleasure, & Relationships in an A.I. World”.


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