Applied Machine Learning & AI

23 September 2020

Victoria Park Plaza, London




Rui Pedro Silva

Director of Technology Strategy, A.P. Moller – Maersk

A dynamic Chief Information Officer with a vibrant mix of operations, processes, and technology with an intimate knowledge of how an organization is run.

An enterprising leader with a motivational management style and a proven history of building, guiding and retaining high performance, multi-disciplinary teams.

Strives to optimize operations, reduce costs and improve service quality while strengthening the bottom line.

Recently nominated to the European CIO of the Year 2020 by CIONET.

Dr George Zarkadakis

Digital Lead, Willis Towers Watson

George Zarkadakis is Willis Towers Watson’s Digital Lead and GB Leader for the Future of Work, working with Fortune 500 companies in addressing the impact of AI in the workplace. He has over 25 years’ experience in management consulting, media, marketing and communications, as well as in digital strategy and innovation.

He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and is the author of “In Our Own Image: will Artificial Intelligence Save Us or Destroy Us?” (Rider Books). He blogs regularly on Artificial Intelligence and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. His new book on AI and its impact on liberal democracy and free markets will be published by MIT Press in the autumn 2020.

Dr. Richard Benjamins

Data & AI Ambassador, Telefonica

Dr. Richard Benjamins is Data & AI Ambassador at Telefonica, responsible for making Data & AI sustainable from a business, societal and ethical perspective.

He is among the 100 most influential people in data-driven business (DataIQ 100, 2018).

He was Group Chief Data Officer at AXA (Insurance) and worked for 10 years at Telefonica on Big Data and Analytics.

He is the founder of Telefonica’s Big Data for Social Good department, a member of the B2G data-sharing Expert Group of the EC, and a frequent speaker on Artificial Intelligence events.

He holds a PhD in Cognitive Science.

Huma Lodhi

Data Scientist, BP

With over 15 years’ experience and wide-ranging expertise in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Huma joined BP in 2019 to focus on how their applications can help transform its services. She previously held the position of Principal / Senior Data Scientist with Direct Line Group, LV= and Cognizant.

Huma’s work is focused on building machine learning based products and delivering advanced analytics value. She is fascinated by the role that Artificial Intelligence can play in the transformation of industries ranging from insurance to oil and gas.

Huma has a PhD in Machine Learning from University of London.

She regularly speaks at industry events to introduce best AI practices.

Ismail Yildiz

Expert Data Scientist-AI & ML Engineer, Turkcell

Certified Data Professional striving to develop skill set as a pioneer and expert in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Machine Learning, Data Analytics and Data Monetization.

Hands-on experience in all stages of data analysis projects starting from data collection, data quality evaluation to modelling, tuning, and deployment.

Extensive know how of machine learning algorithms, image/video processing, text analytics and location analytics.

13+ years of professional experience in delivering Data Analytics projects. During this experience, completed 70+ end-to-end data projects so far.

Frequent public speaker in various international and national conferences as subject matter expert.

Written two academic papers published in the area of experience scoring.