Hosted by Innovate UK KTN’s AI for Services in partnership with UKRI and ESRC, join us for a showcase of the innovative projects funded by the UKRI Next Generation Services Challenge and discover how artificial intelligence and other data technologies are transforming the professional and financial services sectors.

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The UKRI Next Generation Services Challenge National Showcase is a hybrid event, taking place in person in Birmingham and online and will highlight some of the most exciting artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics technology projects across the accountancy, insurance and legal services sectors.

Throughout the day, our exhibition will showcase projects supported by the UKRI Next Generation Services Challenge, including:

  • Research projects investigating behavioural and socio-technical barriers to adoption of artificial intelligence and data technologies;
  • Business led Collaborative Research & Development projects exploring how these technologies can be used and applying them in new ways;
  • Business led consortia developing responsible data access methods.

In addition to the exhibition, there will be a full programme of presentations and discussions with industry leaders to explore the challenges and opportunities that these innovative technologies can bring to the services sector – plus there will be plenty of time for networking to make new connections.

By attending you will have the chance to;

  • hear directly from organisations that have developed new, innovative solutions for the sector;
  • learn more about how AI and other data technologies are being successfully adopted in professional services;
  • explore business transformation methods, approaches to innovation and tools to integrate ethical and responsible practices;
  • build new connections with plenty of networking opportunities.

Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to people working in the professional and financial services sectors, including: professionals, innovators, academics, high growth entrepreneurs, data scientists & engineers developing novel AI & data solutions, investors and public/government bodies.

Programme

09.30–10:30 | Registration, Refreshments & Exhibition

10:30-10:40 | Welcome and Introductions

  • Melanie Knetsch, UKRI NGS Deputy Challenge Director, & Deputy Director: Innovation & Impact, ESRC: UKRI
  • Stephen Browning, Challenge Director – Next Generation Services

10:40-11:00 | Opening Keynote

  • Gavin Starks, Founder and CEO of Icebreaker One

11:00-11:30 | Programme Impact and Outcomes Overview

  • Melanie Knetsch, UKRI NGS Deputy Challenge Director & Deputy Director: innovation & impact, ESRC: UKRI

11:30-12:30 | Experts Panel: Addressing the Challenge – Lessons Learnt and Future Opportunities 

  • Melissa Collett, Professional Standards Director, Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Chris Holland, Professor, Loughborough University
  • Shamus Rae, CEO, Engine B
  • Hilary Smyth-Allen, Executive Lead, SuperTech WM (TBC)
  • Tim Vorley, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Oxford Brookes Business School (Chair)

12:30-12:35 | Introduction to the afternoon sessions

  • Melanie Knetsch

12:35-14:00 | Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

14:00-14:50 | Workshop: Business Model Transformation/ Design Thinking

  • Hilary Smyth-Allen, Executive Lead, SuperTech WM
  • Prof Tim Vorley, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Oxford Brookes Business School

14:50-15:40 | Experts Panel: Innovation in Professional and Financial Services: The next Horizon

  • Alex  Hogan, Managing Partner, Etic Lab
  • Anthony Peake, Founder & CEO, Intelligent AI
  • Tzameret Rubin, Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University
  • Phil Godsiff, Senior Research Fellow in Digital Economy, University of Exeter (Chair)

15:40-16:00 | AI for Services 2022 Report Launch and Closing Remarks

  • Stephen Browning, Challenge Director – Next Generation Services

16:00-17:30 | Drinks Reception