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IoD Suffolk on artificial intelligence
Branch Event

IoD Suffolk - How will Artificial Intelligence Impact Your Business and Your Life?

24 Jan 2018
Adastral Park, Ipswich

It has recently been reported that Britain is the best prepared country in the world for the looming Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) revolution making the UK the best placed country to take advantage of the rise of robots.

With the recent news that business leaders welcome Watson's Future of Work report, Seamus Nevin, Head of Policy Research at the Institute of Directors said: "Many of the key recommendations within Tom Watson’s Future of Work report will resonate with employers up and down the country. The instinct to be techno-positive, whilst making targeted proposals for ensuring that the rising digital tide really does lift all boats, is the right one. This will ensure the UK makes the most of the opportunities technology is creating for everyone".

At this Business Briefing Breakfast, presenting are some of the companies from within Innovation Martlesham. They will share their personal insights into the future of Artificial Intelligence and how their businesses are helping with this change.

If you are a business looking at introducing A.I. into your day to day work, or are just interested in listening to an insightful talk regarding the future of A.I. then this event is for you.

Spaces are limited, therefore please book early to avoid disappointment.

Key details

Date & time: 24 Jan 2018 08:00 - 10:00
Location: Adastral Park, Ipswich
CPD Hours:

Prices from

12.50 GBP + VAT - Member Rate
12.50 GBP + VAT - Member Guest Rate
18.75 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate

Event manager:
Ms Caroline Kearney
Contact phone:
Contact email:

This event is in association with Innovation Martlesham

Please note upon arrival at Adastral Park, report to the Visitor Reception to collect your site pass and from there you will be directed to the venue of our event (The Ross Building). There is ample free visitor parking. Get directions for Adastal Park here

Innovation Martlesham is an established cluster of high-tech ICT companies located at Adastral Park. Besides being home to a diverse range of large, medium and small companies, Innovation Martlesham is a ‘collaborative ecosystem’ for technology companies


Kevin Gooding, Diometer

Kevin is the founder and CEO of Diometer, an agritech business based at Adastral Park in Suffolk which is using the latest AI and ML techniques to address the confusion of data explosion and technology fragmentation faced by farmers.

Agriculture is a fragmented sector facing an onslaught of new technologies and an explosion of data at a time when political and environmental pressures are also increasing dramatically. Change is coming. Data is being generated by the more forward thinking landowners but the typical bespoke supplier led approach means it is increasingly difficult to manage properly and farms simply don't have the requisite skills available to take full advantage. What is needed is a way of bringing all this together that is simple and easy to implement. Kevin is combining his commercial, technical and agricultural experiences at Diometer, a young agritech business based at Adastral Park, to deliver a solution which uses AI at its core. His talk will outline his business understanding of AI and how he plans to use it at Diometer. He will also draw on other experiences where AI could be used.

Dominic Keen, BritBots

Dominic Keen manages the the British Robotics SEIS/EIS funds. Having previously floated the software business that he founded on the London Stock Exchange, he now works with fast growing UK-based robotics and AI businesses to maximise their potential returns for investors.

Part of Dominic's presentation will be about everyday automation - some easy steps to taking advantage of robotics and artificial intelligence within your business.



Prices from

12.50 GBP + VAT - Member Rate
12.50 GBP + VAT - Member Guest Rate
18.75 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate


Bookings cancelled within 7 days will not be refunded
  • Adastral Park
  • Martlesham Heath
  • Ipswich
  • IP5 3RE

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