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IoD Online: "Democratising AI to empower every Director and every organisation to achieve more"

26 Aug 2020
Online webinar, Online
Data is important because it gives us new things to know and new ways of knowing. Data also makes software smarter through AI. For this webinar, hosted by the Buckinghamshire and MK branch of the IoD, we’ll be joined by Phil Harvey, Senior Cloud Solution Architect for Data and AI in One Commercial Partner at Microsoft UK.  At Microsoft their goal is to democratise AI to empower every person and every organisation to achieve more.

In this session you will learn how Microsoft AI is available through their Azure cloud to every business, how ethical principles are applied in real world scenarios and the next wave of skills you need to train or hire into your business.

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Date & time: 26 Aug 2020 10:00 - 11:00
Location: Online webinar, Online
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Philip David Harvey, Snr. CSA for Data & AI in OCP UK

Phil is a big beardy data geek who loves working with data and solving interesting data problems. He is especially interested in soft skills for technical people in data, empathy, ethics and in the impact of data on what people know and how they know it. Starting his career with a BA in AI, he has worked in a wide range of industries from surveying, to architecture, to advertising, to being the CTO and technical founder of a data start-up. Phil now works at Microsoft as a Senior Cloud Solution Architect for Data & AI in One Commercial Partner.

Phil started his career with a BA in AI from the University of Sussex and continuing into industry in the Building sector, holding a diverse range of positions from CAD technician to Render Farm Automation Developer. Following Architecture Phil took his technical skills into the world of Digital Agencies and Advertising which evolved into a Data Technology Start-up (DataShaka) of which Phil was CTO and Technical Founder.  After 5 years here, Phil joined Microsoft.



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