Matthew is commercial and technology lead for cross sector AI and Cognitive projects at Deloitte, spanning strategy, prototyping & proof of concept/value, implementation and integration. He was previously European Lead for IBM Watson Health.
Expert at scaling companies at the intersection of life science and data science. He has built and exited a number of IP rich B2B software companies. He was responsible for the turnaround and sale of Psytechnics to US Nasdaq listed NetScout; and as MD of MetaSolv, doubled the size of the European business prior to acquisition by Oracle.
Postdoctoral Research Associate on the AI Narratives project, exploring the public understanding of AI as constructed by fictional and nonfictional narratives. Kanta’s cutting edge research intersects the fields of science communication, literature and science, and science fiction.
World-renowned expert in the use of AI within education, focusing on showing teachers and students the detail of their progress intellectually, emotionally and socially. The lead author of Nesta’s influential ‘Decoding Learning’ report and Pearson’s ‘Unleashing Intelligence’, Rose also informed the Government’s AI strategy, published in 2017.
Jenny has over 20 years’ experience facilitating SME access to investment in the UK & internationally. At UKBAA she focuses on building the angel community around the UK, connecting investors to good deal flow and assisting entrepreneurs to attract investors. Jenny was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to small businesses.
Nicola leads a team of university specialists covering Mercia’s 19 partnerships. She has a wealth of experience in life sciences and university commercialisation, having founded her own IP commercialisation company, and having spent 10 years as Commercial Director for a University of Leeds spin-out.
Jane was a key member of the leadership team that grew Abcam from a Cambridge University spin out to a team of over 1,000 across the UK, USA & Asia; and led a major cultural change process as site head of the company’s facility in China during 2016.
Ting is a leading expert in doing business in China, with 20+ years’ experience working with clients from tech start ups to FTSE 100 companies and Wall Street institutions. Recently, she co-founded Crayfish International, a software platform for SMEs looking to do business in China.
Following 2 years heading up business development for London & Partners in New York, Pru returned to the UK, where she leads London & Partners’ North America inward investment team supporting & advising US and Canadian companies to set up and grow in London; and UK companies expanding into the North American market.
Streetbees is a market research platform for global brands, that has expanded to 87 countries in the last year. Tugce is passionate about the power of data and the positive change it can bring to the world. Before founding Streetbees, she spent 6 years advising technology and consumer companies on accelerating growth in international markets.