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IoD South West | Artificial Intelligence - Lessons from the Experts

11 Feb 2020
Runway East Bristol, Bristol

Supported by our hosts at Unai, the IoD is bringing together a team from across businesses to talk about how their companies use artificial intelligent - AI. 

This diverse set of circumstances will give you the opportunity to hear from the experts how transformative technology could impact your business in the future.  The event includes 4 speakers and a panel session where audience members will be able to discuss their ideas and ask questions. 

This is your opportunity to learn about how AI is being used across many sectors.  We are bringing attendees a highly experienced team of speakers who will be able answer your questions and speak to you about your ideas for your own use of technology in your business.  The event will be useful to directors who are unsure of how AI and Machine Learning could make a difference to how they operate today.  Many of the myths around the technology will be busted and the true advantages that can be won will be explored in detail.  After each has given a brief precis of what they use the technology for they will form a panel to allow members and their guests to ask questions and pitch ideas for their own businesses. 

This event will be in the usual relaxed yet professional style of the IoD.  There is no charge to attend for members & guests and complimentary canapes, wine and soft drinks will be available.  Runway East as a venue has a useful and interesting Cafe Bar which will provide a good backdrop to this event. 

Key details

Date & time: 11 Feb 2020 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Runway East Bristol, Bristol
CPD Hours: 2.0000

Prices from

0.00 GBP + VAT - Members and guests
10.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member

Event manager:
Sarah Roberts
Contact phone:
0117 328 5235
Contact email:



Laura Sobola, Unai – Ethics of using AI
Laura is a Senior Consultant at Unai and has participated in management and delivery of healthcare related projects, as well as data science projects. Recently, she has been researching and helping to implement an ethical framework for Unai, which has reignited her interest in ethics.

Laura studied Human Genetics at Newcastle University and has a doctorate in biochemistry from University of Oxford. It was at Oxford that she discovered a passion for technology and software development and started to follow the trends of artificial intelligence. Currently, she is participating in the local healthtech community in Bristol and volunteering for One HealthTech Bristol chapter.

Kate Hanley, Senior Data Scientist at Just Eat 
Kate Hanley is a data scientist with a passion for producing reliable, cost effective and interpretable data science solutions that deliver real business impact. Since receiving degrees in mathematics and statistics from Durham and Lancaster universities, she has had the opportunity to work in a wide range of business sectors, from the civil service to the technology and pharmaceutical industries. Working at Just Eat since early 2018, she has been creating a personalised experience for users using recommendations, favourites and an understanding of customer habits. Kate's current focus is on developing algorithms to improve the performance and relevance of Just Eat's marketing campaigns.

Andrew Gardener, Director of Doctor Link 
Founded by a team of healthcare experts and visionaries to help improve the accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare provision through
the use of technology, we understand the pressure providers and healthcare practitioners are under to deliver more with less.

Gary Todd, Director of Famiio
Gary Todd is CEO founder of Famiio, a GovTech startup developing a new national localgov ecosystem for family service information - the equivalent of Trivago for family services, covering everything from childcare to ageing care. A former localgov manager, he was one of three national experts for the DfE’s national Family Information Directory (FIDy) and has helped local authorities to win a range of national awards in Early Years and Family Services.


Unai is a technology consultancy providing software engineering and data science to organisations driving positive change

Our mission is to accelerate the positive impact scientists and other experts are having on health, the environment and society

Unai is an evolution of Elucidata Limited. A bespoke software consultancy focused on taking complex problems involving enormous datasets and creating value for those seeking clarity and insights.  

Unai has built a team of UK based engineers to tackle your software challenges. We have built expertise, in the management of complex, sensitive and often personal data. We have a clear mandate to protect the rights of individuals, whilst creating valuable insights from collection of large datasets from multiple sources.


Prices from

0.00 GBP + VAT - Members and guests
10.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member


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  • Runway East Bristol
  • 1 Victoria Street
  • Bristol
  • BS1 6AA

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