Welcome to techUK's AI Week 2021

This week techUK is showcasing pioneering work in the AI sector and techUK’s members thought leadership on this advancing technology. You can read latest news and insights below #AIWeek2021

During this week we will be bringing you news, videos, case studies, podcasts and insights from across the technology sector focussing on 5 Key Pillars outlined in the new National AI strategy, which will be published later this year, setting a clear vision for the UK to remain at the forefront of the development and use of innovative, responsible and ethical AI.

Monday- Skills and Diversity

Bridging the AI gender gap

Closing the gap on UK AI skills


Tuesday- Data and Infrastructure

AI and Synthetic Data

Build AI’s house on rock


Wednesday- Research, Development and Innovation


Thursday- National cross-sector adoption

Answering the call: Lancashire’s voice to text analytics project


Friday- Safe/ethical development of responsible AI

Adversarial AI Fooling the Algorithm in the Age of Autonomy


The below podcast is presented by Katherine Holden, techUK’s Head of Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID and explores key priority areas to be addressed in the UK Government’s National AI Strategy, expected later this year.

We have a brilliant line of guests including: David Frank, UK Government Affairs Manager at Microsoft (00:36), Louise Folliot, UKIMESA AI Infrastructure Business Development Lead and Matt Armstrong-Barnes Chief Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) (18:43) and Shanky Viswanathan, Vice President, CTO and Global Head - Industry Advisory Group, Communications, Media and Info Services at TATA Consultancy Services (34:15).


Insights will be announced on the day and linked here. You can keep up to date with latest views on our twitter @techUK and using #AIweek2021.


Katherine Holden

Katherine Holden

Head of Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID, techUK

Katherine joined techUK in May 2018 and currently leads the Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID programme. 

Prior to techUK, Katherine worked as a Policy Advisor at the Government Digital Service (GDS) supporting the digital transformation of UK Government.

Whilst working at the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Katherine led AMRC’s policy work on patient data, consent and opt-out.    

Katherine has a BSc degree in Biology from the University of Nottingham.

[email protected]
020 7331 2019

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Zoe Brockbank

Programme Coordinator, Policy, Tech and Innovation, techUK

Zoe is a Programme Assistant, supporting techUK's work across Policy, Technology and Innovation.

The team makes the tech case to government and policymakers in Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and across the UK on the most pressing issues affecting this sector and supports the Technology and Innovation team in the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.

Before joining techUK, Zoe worked as a Business Development and Membership Coordinator at London First and prior to that Zoe worked in Partnerships at a number of Forex and CFD brokerage firms including Think Markets, ETX Capital and Central Markets.

Zoe has a degree (BA Hons) from the University of Westminster and in her spare time, Zoe enjoys travelling, painting, keeping fit and socialising with friends.

[email protected]
020 7331 2174

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