Building on the success of last year, techUK’s Tech and Innovation programme are excited to return to London Tech Week with a new series of techUK Talks, a series of conversations with UK tech leaders exploring the key digital technologies that are transformational for the UK economy. #techUKtalks

This event is an opportunity to take stock and assess progress made towards ensuring the UK remains a global leader in AI. So far this year we’ve seen the UK Government commit to publishing a National AI strategy and businesses have continued to invest into the UK, for example the recent launch of NVIDIA’s Cambridge-1 supercomputer. The pandemic has also undoubtedly accelerated many businesses’ digital transformation journeys and heightened people’s awareness around the importance of data. Focusing on the UK’s capacity to develop and deploy AI, the panel will assess where the gaps still remain and question how we get more organisations to "embrace" AI technology. Panellists will evaluate the UK’s approach against its international counterparts and determine what decisive actions need to happen now to ensure the UK continues to reap the benefits of AI in the next 5 years and beyond.  

Speakers Include:  

  • Sana Khareghani,  Head of UK Government's Office for AI

  • David Hogan, Vice President Enterprise EMEA, NVIDIA

  • Rosemary Sinclair Dokos, VP, Product & Programme Management, Oxford Nanopore

  • Matthew Bell, Director and Joint-Head of Public Policy, Frontier Economics 

  • Chaired by Sue Daley, Director tech & innovation, techUK

Iain McCallum

Iain McCallum

Programme Manager, Digital Identity, techUK

Iain is the Programme Manager for the Digital ID Programme at techUK.

He joined techUK in January 2022 as the principal liaison with the Digital ID Programme Working Group Members, the UK Government and other key industry stakeholders, particularly in relation to UK regulation governing the ID sector.

Iain’s background in the mobile/digital ecosystem covers handset distribution, network infrastructure, messaging, digital identity and regulatory sectors including Ministerial and C-Level engagement across the UK, Western & Eastern Europe, APAC, the Russian Federation and North America. 

His principal interest outside of work is music, (he plays bass guitar and double bass quite well, guitar and piano much less so…), both recording and playing out live and ran his own small record label until late last year. He is also a keen cyclist for much-needed exercise and enjoyment, even in London...

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
07739 925345
Website:
www.techUK.org
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/iain-mccallum-96640818/

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Jack Baker

Programme/Team Assistant, Technology and Innovation, techUK

Jack joined techUK in July 2022 as a Programme/Team Assistant for the Technology and Innovation Team. Before starting at techUK, Jack worked as a research analyst at an AI company and a researcher at a civic organisation. He also holds a degree in International Relations and Politics BA (Hons).

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:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2019

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Emilie Sundorph

Emilie Sundorph

Programme Manager, Digital Ethics and Artificial Intelligence, techUK

Emilie joined techUK in June 2021 as the Programme Manager for Digital Ethics & AI.

Prior to techUK, she worked as the Policy Manager at the education charity Teach First and as a Researcher at the Westminster think tank Reform. She is passionate about the potential of technology to change people's lives for the better, and working with the tech industry, the public sector and citizens to achieve this.

Emilie holds a master's degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from LSE. In her spare time she is currently trying to learn Persian and improve her table tennis skills.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
+44 (0) 07523 481 331
Twitter:
@ESundorph
LinkedIn:
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/emilie-sundorph

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Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Head of Technology and Innovation, techUK

Laura is techUK’s Head of Programme for Technology and Innovation.

She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.

Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally in London, Singapore and across the United States as a conference researcher and producer covering enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. This included being part of the strategic team at London Tech Week.

Laura has a degree in History (BA Hons) from Durham University, focussing on regional social history. Outside of work she loves reading, travelling and supporting rugby team St. Helens, where she is from.

Email:
[email protected]
LinkedIn:
www.linkedin.com/in/lauraalicefoster

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Pablo Derpich

Pablo Derpich

Policy Manager, Economy and Innovation, techUK

Pablo Derpich is the Policy Manager for Economy and Innovation at techUK. 

Before joining techUK, Pablo worked in Economic Policy research on the topics of innovation and development for governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Latin America and the United Kingdom.

Pablo has a degree in Economics (BSc) from the University of Chile and an MPA in Digital Technologies and Policy at UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP).

Email:
[email protected]
Twitter:
@PabloDerpich
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/pabloderpich

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Sue Daley

Sue Daley

Director, Technology and Innovation

Sue leads techUK's Technology and Innovation work.

This includes work programmes on cloud, data protection, data analytics, AI, digital ethics, Digital Identity and Internet of Things as well as emerging and transformative technologies and innovation policy. She has been recognised as one of the most influential people in UK tech by Computer Weekly's UKtech50 Longlist and in 2021 was inducted into the Computer Weekly Most Influential Women in UK Tech Hall of Fame. A key influencer in driving forward the data agenda in the UK Sue is co-chair of the UK government's National Data Strategy Forum. As well as being recognised in the UK's Big Data 100 and the Global Top 100 Data Visionaries for 2020 Sue has also been shortlisted for the Milton Keynes Women Leaders Awards and was a judge for the Loebner Prize in AI. In addition to being a regular industry speaker on issues including AI ethics, data protection and cyber security, Sue was recently a judge for the UK Tech 50 and is a regular 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. Sue is a keen sportswoman and in 2016 achieved a lifelong ambition to swim the English Channel.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2055
Twitter:
@ChannelSwimSue,@ChannelSwimSue

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