A globally acknowledged thought leader in the industry, he was recently ranked first on a list of Top 100 Big Data Global Influencers by Onalytica. As the Principal Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, Kirk works across numerous internal and external projects: human resources, organizational change, training and mentoring, marketing, customer engagement, behaviour analytics, risk mitigation, novelty discovery (including fraud detection, anomaly detection, surprise discovery), thought leadership, socialization of data science across organizations and industries, data technologies (including machine learning, data management innovations, graph analytics), predictive and prescriptive analytics, geospatial-temporal modelling, and much more.
Ronald van Loon, Director at Adversitement a data & analytics consultancy firm, and Advisory Board Member & course advisor for leading professional certification training company Simplilearn, is a frequent public speaker for significant Big Data, IoT, and Data Science events. A globally acknowledged thought leader in the industry, he was recently ranked third on a list of Top 100 Big Data Global Influencers by Onalytica for another consecutive year. He’s also recognized as a Top 10 Global Influencer in IoT, Data Science, Business Intelligence, and Predictive Analytics, and helps companies implement successful data and analytics strategies to meet and surpass their goals in this digital age.
Chris is the CEO of the DMA Group, comprising the DMA, IDM and TPSL companies. Chris is a dual French/US citizen with over 35 years advertising and 1 to 1 marketing experience in Europe, the USA and Asia/Pacific including senior roles at client, agency and technology companies. In addition to his commercial activity, Chris has taken a lead in industry issues including legislation, best practice and education. His industry roles include being Co-Chair of FEDMA and seats on the boards of the Advertising Association, Asbof and CAP.
Sue leads techUK's work on cloud, data, analytics and AI and has been recognised in the UK Big Data 100 as a key influencer in driving forward the Big Data agenda. In addition to being a regular industry speaker, Sue is also a judge of the annual UK Cloud Awards. Prior to joining techUK in January 2015 Sue was responsible for Symantec's Government Relations in the UK and Ireland. She has spoken at events including the UK-China Internet Forum in Beijing, UN IGF and European RSA on issues ranging from data usage and privacy, cloud computing and online child safety. Before joining Symantec Sue was senior policy advisor at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Sue has an BA degree on History and American Studies from Leeds University and a Masters Degree on International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Birmingham.
Bas is a programmer, scientist, and IT manager. At ING, he is working as technology lead in the global innovation office. His academic background is in Artificial Intelligence and Informatics. Bas has a background in software development, design and architecture with a broad technical view from C++ to Prolog to Scala and is a Spark Certified Developer. He occasionally teaches programming courses and is a regular speaker on conferences and informal meetings.
After running a successful technology innovation company for nearly 10 years, Dominic joined NHS England three years ago for a new challenge and to bring ideas with how to work with new technology to improve patient care improve public health issues and improve society. As part of NHS Horizons Dominic has delivered hackathons, innovation projects and change platforms. Dominic is fascinated about the spread and adoption of technology in health.
Bertie Müller, Chair, The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (SSAISB)
Dr Bertie Müller is Senior Lecturer in Computing and leader of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Paradigms (CSAIP) research group at the University of South Wales. He is also Chairman of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour. Bertie holds a PhD from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and has previously worked in the Computer Science Department at Durham University. He has collaborated with industrial partners throughout his academic career. His main research interests are in resource and location modelling, multi-agent programming, and intelligent systems. The emphasis in his current work is on making AI work for and with humanity.
George Zarkadakis leads Willis Towers Watson’s consulting practice on the Future of Work, and the impact of Artificial Intelligence 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?”. He blogs regularly in the Huffington Post on Artificial Intelligence and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Kim is an Astrophysics PhD turned Entrepreneur. She is the CEO of Pivigo, an organisation focused on supporting analytical MScs and PhDs in their career transitions into data science roles, as well as companies on their data science journeys. She is passionate about people, data and connecting the two. Kim also recently won ‘Entrepeneur of the Year’ award at the fourth annual, Women in IT awards.