25 - 26 June, 2019 | Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Agenda Day 1

8:30 am - 8:50 am Registration and Coffee

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson's Opening Remarks & Welcome

9:00 am - 9:35 am Roadmapping AI with Multi-term Thinking: Ensuring Adoption while Driving Business Value

Gaye Soykok - Head of Emerging Technologies, Legal & General
  • Identifying and defining the business problem and challenges that could potentially be solved using AI technologies
  • How to choose which projects to address and how to avoid failure
  • Working with a minimum viable ecosystem, right partners and stakeholders to drive adoption

Gaye Soykok

Head of Emerging Technologies
Legal & General

9:35 am - 10:20 am Keynote: What does the Future Hold for Advanced Analytics & AI in the Financial Services Sector ?

Mark Whitehorn - Professor of Analytics, University of Dundee
Mainstream interest in advanced analytics and intelligent automation has blossomed over the last few years and shows no signs of slowing down.  With that in mind, this presentation will focus on:
  • Making sense of terminology: Clearly defining the true meaning of AI, Data Mining, ML and IA 
  • How has AA and AI technology evolved over recent years and what is the current state of play?
  • What aspects of AA and IA are going to change dramatically in the short term?
  • What are the medium to long-term prospects and what needs to happen to achieve them?
  • What are fundamental success factor required for analytics projects? Going back to basics and simplification

Mark Whitehorn

Professor of Analytics
University of Dundee

10:20 am - 10:50 am Morning Coffee and Networking Break

  • What are the unique characteristics new technology will bring?
  • How can risk and resistance to change be managed effectively?
  • Who, how many and in which way will people be affected?
  • Key tips for developing a change management strategy: Team structure, sponsor model, special tactics and risk assessment
  • How can you strike the  balance between changing mind-sets, technological change and standardisation
  • What is the best way to establish strategic partnerships between departments, employees and stakeholders
  • Key tips for executing a change management methodology and leading organisational change

Huma Lodhi

Principal Data Scientist
Direct Line Group


Alpesh Doshi

Redcliffe Capital


Yehuda Dayan

Co-Head of the Research Innovation Lab/Manager Big Data Analytics

11:40 am - 12:20 pm Big Data Algorithms for Transactional Data Mining

Petr Pascenko - Head of Data Science, Profinit
  • Data Science in the financial services sector: Evaluating its position in large corporations
  • Techniques and solutions for mining transactional big data from transactions to relations, events and similarities
  • Use cases: Business applications in the financial services sector

Petr Pascenko

Head of Data Science

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm Lunch and Networking Break

1:20 pm - 1:55 pm Integrating Predictive Analytics and AI Technology Post Merger and Acquisition

Jason Cabral - Chief Actuary, Markerstudy Group
  • Overview of the recent  merger & acquisition: The importance of managing organisational data and the value it can create
  • Considering a broad set of data integration challenges: Varying standards, processes, procedures, data quality, data strategy, data technology and organisational culture
  • Overcoming  the specific systems, platforms and applications challenges: Rationalisation and integration
  • Identifying and selecting  the right vendors to support your new objectives: Evaluating  predictive accuracy, usability, understanding, integration and cost
  • What were the key learnings from the merger and acquisition and would you tackle it differently?

Jason Cabral

Chief Actuary
Markerstudy Group

  • Highlighting the importance of AI in financial services :Opportunities and threats in Industry 4.0
  • Understanding the challenges of risk management of AI in banking
  • Exploring explainability and suitability of AI tools and models of AI for specific use cases
  • Creating a Conduct framework to ensure AI is used appropriately               
  • AI and Machine Learning live session

Janet Adams

Head of Risk and Controls, Head of AI, SME Banking


Alessandro Longo

AI Engineer

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Roundtable Discussions:

By now, you have discussed your event objectives and will appreciate there is a common theme running throughout both days. However, you will have a unique challenge or problem that needs solving, and it is critical that we seek out those gold nuggets of information that will really help drive improvement within your role, teams and organisation.

With 15-20 participants in each discussion group, this format enables questions to be raised, debated and answered among those facing similar challenges. Options will be selected prior to the networking lunch and attendees will be able to select from the following discussions:

ROUNDTABLE 1: Improving Customer Experience in Financial Services through AI
ROUNDTABLE 2: Fraud Detection and Prevention through Advanced Analytics and AI Technology
ROUNDTABLE 3: The Importance of Data Quality in the Era of Artificial Intelligence: Going Back to Basics

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

3:50 pm - 4:25 pm Advanced Analytics & AI in the Cloud

Angela Johnson - Programme Director, Deutsche Bank
  • Business transformation and innovation through the cloud: Supporting key technologies such as advanced analytics and AI to drive competitiveness
  • Buy-in, change management and leadership: Creating and building a cloud centre of excellence
  • Managing the data migration process and ensuring quality

Angela Johnson

Programme Director
Deutsche Bank

4:25 pm - 5:00 pm The Future of Blockchain Technology in the Financial Services Sector

Alpesh Doshi - Partner, Redcliffe Capital
  • Overview of blockchain and how it is set to revolutionise  the banking and financial services markets
  • Assessing the business case for blockchain adoption and how to move from POC into production
  • Evaluating the blockchain-based technology landscape 
  • Overcoming integration with legacy systems and interoperability challenges
  • Understanding the need for change management strategy and effective leadership

Alpesh Doshi

Redcliffe Capital

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and End of Conference Day One

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Networking Drinks