David TrousdaleDavid Trousdale, Smart Data: Technologist and Transport specialist with 8+ years in transport focused innovation, David has worked for several local authorities, including Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in various transport related roles. His experience and knowledge spans several areas including asset management, emerging transport technologies, data analytics and service transformation. He is a specialist in the application of Connected Autonomous Vehicles from a infrastructure design and build perspective, having delivered or been involved in several Innovate UK projects including People in Autonomous Vehicles in Urban Environments (PAVE), Connected Autonomous Sensing Service Delivery Vehicle (CASS-DV) and UK Central CAV test bed.

Project: Real time traffic flow
Real Time Flow will be a disruptive software product to plan, design and manage multi-modal transport networks across all sectors and geographies, combining functionality currently provided by point solutions within a single integrated platform. Real-Time Flow will be optimised to use multiple real-time datasets from vehicle probe, mobile phone networks and smart devices of all kinds and will leverage machine learning and AI to produce transformational intelligence and state-of-the art visualisation and simulations. Benefits include being able to offer the solution to our current clients, commercial opportunities in terms of winning further work based on the solution and the potential to commercialise transport data.

Yates BuckleyYates Buckley - Founder, Technical Partner: Yates Buckley loves to work at the interface between technology and creative; to solve cross-domain problems in diverse areas, such as Neuroscience, Game-Design and Immersive Technologies.

His current focus is on R&D related work in Industry and Commerce with projects spanning Neuroscience such as FORD Psychology of Performance involving measuring race car driver’s mental performance, health related apps such as the VR CRP training app LifeSaver for the UK Resuscitation Council, and immersive technology for the built environment as part of ongoing research work with Hampshire Council/SKANSKA/BRE.

UNIT9 is involved in communication production across many sectors: Digital Media, Games, VR, Live Action, Experiential. We work worldwide with agencies and clients with clear production requirements. We are proud to be recognised by the quality of our output and ideas rather than a specific target sector.

Chris KubeckaChris Kubecka, CEO of HypaSec, security researcher, and author of Down the Rabbit Hole an OSINT Journey and upcoming book Hacking the World with OSINT, as our guest speaker.

The first real things Chris ever hacked into were the FBI and the Department of Justice; and at just the age of 10. So, following up with a major career in cybersecurity can’t be a surprise to anyone.

Chris has over 20 years of extensive experience in the field of information security. Her career has spanned the US Air Force and Space Command, as well as the private and public sector. She has been featured in the media, including HBO’s cyberwar documentary Hacking the Infrastructure, CNN, Fox News, and other news channels.

Chris regularly lectures as an expert for several markets and governments. She is widely recognized expert on cyber warfare and various types of artificial intelligence for intelligence purposes. 

David AtkinsonDavid Atkinson, CEO Senseon: David has over fifteen years’ experience working within the UK’s specialist military units and Government environments, making him one of the best trained government cyber operatives. He was responsible for designing, delivering and managing a range of specialist techniques and innovative technology to support cyber operations and information security challenges at both the strategic and operational level.

It was during David’s time within government and whilst working alongside CISOs that he realised the current approaches to cyber defence were flawed and that organisations needed a new technology to deal with the increasing velocity of cyber attacks. He has brought together a team of experts that has built a truly unique cyber defence platform. His sense of camaraderie, instilled by his military background, has created a collaborative working culture which is nurtured by an extremely bright, dedicated and most importantly passionate team.

Andrea SoneaAndrea Sonea: Strategic thinker with over fifteen years of international experience in consulting focused on Financial Services Industry. Led diverse, highly specialised teams on projects ranging from complex systems implementations to new technology evaluations or roadmap advice and thus gained first-hand experience of the architectural landscapes of some of the biggest banks in the world. Strong believer in the need and possibility of change through technology in Financial Services. In FinTech before it was called FinTech.

Mischa DohlerMischa Dohler is full Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London, driving cross-disciplinary research and innovation in technology, sciences and arts. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET); and a Distinguished Member of Harvard Square Leaders Excellence. He is a serial entrepreneur; composer & pianist with 5 albums on Spotify/iTunes; and fluent in 6 languages. He acts as policy advisor on issues related to digital, skills and education. He has had ample coverage by national and international press and media.

He is a frequent keynote, panel and tutorial speaker, and has received numerous awards. He has pioneered several research fields, contributed to numerous wireless broadband, IoT/M2M and cyber security standards, holds a dozen patents, organized and chaired numerous conferences, was the Editor-in-Chief of two journals, has more than 200 highly-cited publications, and authored several books.

He was the Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research at King’s from 2014-2018. He is the Cofounder of the Smart Cities pioneering company Worldsensing, where he was the CTO from 2008-2014. He also worked as a Senior Researcher at Orange/France Telecom from 2005-2008.

Chris KubeckaDan Somers: Co-founder and CEO of Warwick Analytics. Serial entrepreneur and angel investor, having set up and exited previous technology company in videoconferencing (VC-Net). Former management consultant with LEK Consulting after MA Chemical Engineering and Diploma in Business Studies both at Cambridge University. Passionate about anything technology, rugby, skiing and opera.

Andrew LaidlawAndrew Laidlaw - AI Infrastructure Specialist at IBM United Kingdom: Andrew Laidlaw is part of the AI Team within the IBM Systems Group in the UK. He works with a range of customers and Partners across the UK to help them gain value from investment into Machine Learning and Deep Learning workloads. This includes supporting the development of new capabilities and services, as well as consulting on best practices, appropriate data choices, and implementation. Over the past twelve months, he has worked on projects involving: generating audiobooks with emotion; analysing brain scans for signs of disease; helping prevent credit card fraud; and even identifying problem areas of sewer pipes. IBM is a global cloud platform and cognitive solutions company, which has continually evolved over the past century to remain at the forefront of technological innovation. With cognitive technologies and AI underpinning everything they deliver, IBM are helping companies across all industries to modernise and deliver smarter outcomes.

Madalina NazareMadalina Nazare - Head of Collaborative R&D: Madalina is leading the Collaborative Research and Development (CR&D) team at Digital Catapult. In her role she builds partnerships and designs digital programmes seeking to bring the best of research to market. Madalina oversees the portfolio of programmes designed, but also actively leads the partnerships in AI, 5G - amongst most recent projects are the Machine Intelligence Garage, 5G Smart Tourism and Connected Manufacturing. Madalina has previously built and managed national and international research and business support programmes at major universities (University College London), at consultancies (Newable), and European institutions (European Investment Bank and European Commission). Madalina has also had input into European level policies, part of which required a full understanding of major funders' needs and stakeholder incentives. She is currently part of the European Innovation Council - SME Instrument Jury and is passionate about making startups and scaleups succeed.

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