Day One Conference

TUESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

KEEPING UP WITH GLOBAL AI PROGRESS AND KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION

 

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08:00
Registration and welcome coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

Felipe Flores
General Manager - Data Science and Analytics
Liberty Financial

09:00
International keynote #1: UK Government’s implementation of AI for public services

Hear from one of the key people leading the audit of data science capability in the UK public sector and get insight into AI capability across central government.

We’ll look at journey to build up data science and AI capability in the public sector, where they are now, and where we might go in the future. Whether looking at public or private business, the issues of implementing systemic change are similar in a large enterprise so this presentation should be of use to both types of organisations.

Matthew Gregory
Lead Data Scientist
UK Government Digital Service

09:30
Leaders’ panel: the evolution of AI uptake in business and government

Listen to how key stakeholders are viewing opportunities in the ANZ market when it comes to AI advances and what should inform your own programme. We hear from AI developers, businesses applying it most successfully, and government-funded programmes looking to aid Australian business innovation and competitiveness.

Panel Moderator:

Felipe Flores
General Manager - Data Science and Analytics
Liberty Finance

Panellists:

Matthew Gregory
Lead Data Scientist
UK Government Digital Service

Bora Arslan
Chief Analytics Officer
IAG

Liming Zhu
Research Director Software and Computational Systems
DATA61 CSIRO

Dr. Paul Dalby
Business Development Manager
Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) at the University of Adelaide

 

10:30
Morning break

11:00
Chief Data Officer Keynote: How practical is AI for legacy companies and ingredients for successful deployment

Data is ostensibly and traditionally an unexciting topic but also the most fundamental to a successful AI effort - listen to a leading Australian expert from one of our biggest banks, ANZ, outline how they are making data fit-for-purpose.

  • Hear what internal strategies are the most successful to modernise your data
  • Understand the leading thinking on what strategies are the most effective in dealing with legacy systems and old data to make it useful

 

Emma Gray
Chief Data Officer
ANZ

11:30
From laggard to leader – a guide on how to catch up in the corporate AI race
  • Hear from a leading provider of AI and ML software on what are the most exciting advances for business application are
  • Get insight on lessons learnt, the do’s and don’ts of AI strategy and implementation

Partner speaker TBC

12:00
International keynote: Overstock’s world leading approach to gaining a strategic AI advantage

Kamelia Aryafar
Chief Algorithms Officer
Overstock

Kamelia will share practical examples of how AI can be used to personalise customer experience and revolutionise your customer journey through personalised marketing campaigns, personalised recommendations, supply chain, CRM, reranked search. Along with experience in building successful AI teams and an experiment-driven culture that will reshape your business by enhancing customer experience through AI.

12:30
Lunch

quick fire session 1
AI to boost, strengthen and enhance organisational departments and functions

In this session, each of our experts will give a 15-minute presentation, followed by an on-stage Q&A. These presentations will look at the main functions that AI is being used to streamline and augment – giving you an insight into the precise way it can boost the productivity of a particular department within your own company or organisation.

13:45
The WooliesX journey: marketing excellence through AI
  • How marketers are moving from data-driven to AI driven marketing
  • Why marketing needs data science
  • How marketing will fundamentally change, and how marketers can thrive in an AI driven paradigm

 

Steve Cuda
General Manager Digital Media & Direct Communications
WooliesX

14:00
Embracing the AI journey and the path to operationalisation
  • Understand the concept of AI Maturity and the Gartner Model
  • Learn about the continuum of AI readiness and how it can be applied to your own context
  • Hear about the strategies being applied on the way to making AI a part of the business DNA

 

Bora Arslan
Chief Analytics Officer
IAG

14:15
Joint Q+A

Steve Cuda
General Manager Digital Media & Direct Communications
WooliesX

Bora Arslan
Chief Analytics Officer
IAG

Quick fire session 2
AI FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE

14:30
How we built a recommendation system that did not make our users want to cry
  • What cannot be automated?
  • What does a good problem for machine learning look like?
  • How is the DS/ML development process different from software engineering?

Speaker to be announced. 

14:45
Using AI to deliver superior on-the-ground, face-to-face customer service
  • Commitment towards enabling our people deliver human experiences
  • Using intelligence to help them deliver better experiences
  • Driving change at scale everyday

 

Silvio Giorgio
GM Data Science, Finance & Commercial Services
AusPost

15:00
Joint Q+A

Speaker to be announced.

Silvio Giorgio
GM Data Science, Finance & Commercial Services
AusPost
15:15
Afternoon break
15:45
AI for efficient finance and accounting
  • Understanding of how to target your first automation
  • Changing technical landscape and how finance is tackling disruptors
  • Importance of educating yourselves & linking automation strategy to business priorities
  • How we approached automations & are managing the pipeline

 

Lina Badethalav
Senior Finance Systems Operations Manager
AMP

16:00
Computer Vision, Robotics and AI: how do they interrelate and what is the future for robotics
  • Historical context: why are we talking about AI, Big Data, and related technologies now?
  • What really is the state-of-the-art in smart robotics and what problems can be solved today
  • What are the barriers to further penetration and impact of the technologies?

 

Ian Reid
Professor in Robotics and Computer Science
University of Adelaide

16:15
Panel Discussion: AI ethics and regulation: what mechanisms and ethical principles should companies apply to when using AI and ML - and why is it critical that they do so?
  • Hear reaction to the previous keynote and different viewpoints on the evolving topic of AI ethics
  • Listen to the leading thinking on how companies should be approaching this as well as what policy and regulation needs to be implement in economies in which AI is taking off
  • Understand how this should translate into your own effort and consideration when executing an AI strategy

Panellists:

Tiberio Caetano
Chief Scientist
Gradient Institute

Liming Zhu
Research Director, Software and Computational Systems
DATA61 CSIRO
17:00
Chair’s closing remarks

Felipe Flores
General Manager - Data Science and Analytics
Liberty Financial

17:15
End of Day One and networking drinks