Wednesday, July 10, 2024

REVEALED: Lineup of IT pioneers and practitioners navigating the next realm of digital and AI

The agenda for DTX + UCX Europe has been announced as experts from the biggest brands gather at the London ExCeL to share their roadmap for digital transformation in the AI era.

From decades in the making to overnight impact, nobody was prepared for how quickly generative AI landed. But businesses can be ready for the next chapter with the right skills, architecture and operational design.

Enter DTX + UCX Europe 2023 to unite the UK’s top IT and digital professionals and tech innovators on 4-5 October.

Across 18 content stages, the programme helps IT leaders and their teams build an essential roadmap to navigate the AI-dominated realm of opportunity and the risk landscape that comes with it.

Interactive panels, case studies and fireside chats will welcome leaders from major organisations like TikTok, M&S, Lloyds, DWP, Tesco, DreamWorks and Gousto – whilst headline speakers like founder Baroness Martha Lane Fox; comedian and TV presenter Dara Ó Briain; renowned social engineer and “people hacker” Jenny Radcliffe; and former distinguished engineer at Google Cloud Kelsey Hightower will also be taking to the stage.

Here’s a sneak peek of some of the sessions you can expect to see at the show…

One of the opening panels encourages attendees to “twist and shout” – exploring how to change the digital narrative from cost-centre to value-creator with brands including ITV, Meta, PWC and The British Army featured.

Another stand-out session titled “Reality Check” brings together the Ministry of Justice CDIO Gina Gill, with Jon Townsend, CIO of the National Trust to discuss the steps organisations should take today to prepare for a more intelligent and immersive tomorrow. Followed up UCL professor Hannah Fry who will take audiences on a tour of technology to analyse what advancements lie around the corner.

Elsewhere, Natwest’s Head of Engineering for Commercial and Institutional Banking Angela De Wet Johnson will present on how to modernise IT to meet evolving customer expectations and tech advancements, whilst Astrazeneca’s Global Head of Enterprise Architecture, Dinesh Krishnan, and Deputy Director of at the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Jeffrey Wood discuss best practice in sourcing, integrating and driving value from technology platforms and partnerships.

More real-life case studies will take place across the breakout stages – including E.ON’s tips and tricks for operationalising IT in the Cloud; Deep Green’s deep dive into how Data Centres are saving UK swimming pools; Norwegian Customs’ exploration of ethics in social engineering; and a cinematic presentation from Pen Test Partners proving why movies get plane hacking all wrong.

Further sessions will showcase long-term customer retention strategies and the role of technology from L’Oreal and Experian’s Heads of Customer Experience; Great Ormond Street Hospital’s DRIVE Technical Lead sharing a case study on innovation in clinical informatics; and a debate on monoliths vs microservices in the quest for cost-optimised architecture featuring AWS and former GCP engineer.

If that’s not enough to justify the time out of the day job, DTX + UCX has also announced a partnership with Every Child Online for 2023 – a charity that supports children and disadvantaged young people by professionally refurbishing old laptops/PCs and supplying them to schools in deprived areas and charitable organisations for free.

The full lineup and event agenda is now live on the websites DTX Europe and UC EXPO.

Save the dates of October 4-5 and register online here.