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AI Dominates Day One of IP EXPO Europe


London, UK – 04 October 2017: IP EXPO Europe kicked off at ExCel London today with a dive into where science and IT collide thanks to an opening keynote from Professor Brian Cox OBE.

Prof. Cox took to the stage in front of a packed crowd to explain how technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), IoT and analytics are driving an IT revolution towards incredible computer power, more storage and innovative solutions like graphene and quantum computing.

AI is a larger part of the show than ever before and today’s seminar and keynote sessions gave thought to the evolution of this technology. Conrad Wolfram, Strategic Director at Wolfram Research shared his thoughts on why, in this age of analytics-driven decision making and AI, organisations are often disappointed with the results. Garry Kasparov, Security Ambassador for Avast and chess grandmaster delved into whether or not super-intelligent AI is really compatible with human existence. Whilst Brad Anderson, Corp. VP Enterprise Mobility at Microsoft spoke about the company’s new technologies, designed to protect businesses from increasingly sophisticated and damaging online threats.

Commenting on the opening of IP EXPO Europe 2017, Bradley Maule-ffinch, EMEA Portfolio Director at IP EXPO event series said: “AI and machine learning are becoming the norm for organisations striving to extract value from the growing quantities of data available in the modern world. Our speakers and exhibitors at IP EXPO Europe today have addressed key questions around AI, from its impact on society, to practical, legal and ethical questions about how to apply the technology now. We’re looking forward to seeing this conversation develop further tomorrow.”

Additional Highlights from Day One at IP EXPO Europe 2017, which encompasses six events under one roof including Cloud Europe, Cyber Security Europe, Networks & Infrastructure Europe, AI Analytics & IoT Europe, DevOps Europe and Open Source Europe, included:

  • An eye-opening panel discussion on the future of cybersecurity featuring Wendy Nather, Principal Security Strategist DUO Security, Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer F-Secure, Rik Furguson, Global VP Security Research Trend Micro and James Lyne, Global Security Advisor Sophos
  • A timely panel discussion on the efficient implementation of cloud communications featuring Manek Dubash, Technology Journalist, Charles Aylwin, Director of Channel 8x8, Dave Mailer, Principle Consultant 4C Strategies and Tom McDonald, Managing Director Exsel Group.
  • A forward-thinking talk by Adrian Hornsby, Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services covering the AWS IoT platform, latest developments and live demos & walk-throughs featuring Raspberry Pi.
  • A comprehensive view on the future of AI, both sophisticated and automated, by Dave Palmer, Director of Technology Darktrace.

Day Two of IP EXPO Europe 2017, which opens tomorrow at 9:30AM (Thursday 05 October 2017), kicks off with a keynote speech from AI-pioneer Stuart Russell who’ll discuss for a fundamental reorientation of the field.

For full details of the event visit and join in the conversation by following @IPEXPO on Twitter using the hashtag #IPEXPOEurope

About IP EXPO Europe
IP EXPO Europe is Europe’s number one enterprise IT event, designed for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive business growth and competitiveness. Now in its 12th year, the event showcases brand new, exclusive content and senior-level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT. It covers everything you need to run a successful enterprise or organisation.

IP EXPO Europe 2017 latest theme is Analytics, AI & IoT, joining the existing Cloud, Cyber Security, Networks and Infrastructure, DevOps and Open Source – incorporating six events under one roof making it the most comprehensive business-enhancing experience for those across IT, industry, finance and facilities roles.

Media contacts:
Gemma Smith / Marnie Spicer
020 3176 4700

Speaker or exhibitor enquiries:
Inge Jacobsen / Andy Steed
0203 841 8500