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The Evident AI Symposium brings senior AI leaders from across the banking sector together to drive forward a global conversation around the realities of AI adoption and shed light on emerging best practices. Following the success of our inaugural event in New York last November, the first London edition of the Symposium tackles the question: how can banks deliver value from AI now?

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Panel discussions with leading experts will run throughout the day, with breaks for lunch and networking, and will be followed by a drinks reception for all in-person guests. Virtual attendees can watch the event via livestream on the Evident website.

Wednesday 19 June
08.00-08.45 BST: Arrival & Breakfast
08.45-17.00 BST: Panel Discussions
17.00-19.00 BST: Drinks Reception
London

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Agenda

08.45-09.00 BST

Welcome from Evident’s Co-founders

Alexandra Mousavizadeh
Alexandra Mousavizadeh
Co-CEO & Co-founder, Evident
Annabel Ayles
Annabel Ayles
Co-CEO & Co-founder, Evident

09.00-09.45 BST

The data advantage: how can optimising the use of data help drive the performance of AI applications?

The value of artificial intelligence applications begins with the use of data. How can data architecture, and the cloud environment from which it is accessed, support the implementation of AI products and drive value? What cutting-edge protocols are financial services organisations using to get the most out of their data? Have these protocols changed in the age of powerful foundational models?

Moderator: Ryan Heath, Head of Communications, Robin AI

Rinesh Patel
Rinesh Patel
Global Head of Financial Services, Snowflake
Sameer Gupta
Sameer Gupta
Managing Director and CAO, DBS
Zachery Anderson
Zachery Anderson
CDAO, Natwest Group

09.45-10.30 BST

The leading use cases: how are organisations integrating AI to create value now?

Artificial intelligence is transforming businesses from the inside, and shaping the products and services that they offer to the world. How are leading organisations, at the cutting edge of data analytics and compute infrastructure, integrating AI to create value? What are the key enablers to building a successful use case, and how can infrastructure and computing capabilities help make the process faster and more secure?

Moderator: Mala Gaonkar, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, SurgoCap Partners

Clare Barclay
Clare Barclay
CEO, Microsoft UK
David Schwimmer
David Schwimmer
CEO, LSEG

10.30-11.00 BST

Tea & Coffee Break

11.00-11.45 BST

The risk spectrum: how can banks ensure their AI governance is adequate, in light of risks and regulations?

Regulation, new and existing, will reflect the diversity of risks that emerge from different AI applications. Where could law-makers be more nuanced in their approach, and what can regulators learn from banks about the rules required to govern artificial intelligence? What internal governance protocols are necessary given the emergence of powerful new foundational models and how can banks maintain best practice risk and control structures around AI?

Moderator: Tommy Reggiori Wilkes, Europe Finance Editor, Reuters

Christoph Rabenseifner
Christoph Rabenseifner
Chief Strategy Officer, Technology, Data & Innovation, Deutsche Bank
Christopher Woolard CBE
Christopher Woolard CBE
Global Regulatory Network Chair; EMEIA Financial Services Regulation Leader, EY
Raquel Ettrick Thompson
Raquel Ettrick Thompson
MD, Divisional Global Head of Technology, Cyber Risk Management & Third Party Governance, BNY

11.45-12.30 BST

The way to scale: how can centralised platforms enable banks to accelerate AI deployment?

Applications supported by artificial intelligence rely on an architecture of data and software layers. Some banks are building fundamental, reusable capabilities for data and software that can support AI across many different use cases. These platforms allow AI tools to be more quickly tested and deployed. What’s the value of building a centralised, repeatable capability for deploying artificial intelligence, and how should organisations go about building such a platform, scaling up, and responding to new innovations in AI products as they do so?

Moderator: Elizabeth Howcroft, Fintech Correspondent, Reuters

Christopher Purves
Christopher Purves
Co-Head of Group Emerging Technologies, UBS
Jochen Papenbrock
Jochen Papenbrock
Head of Financial Technology EMEA, Nvidia
Kristen Bennie
Kristen Bennie
Group Head of Partnerships and Innovation, Barclays
Sarthak Pattanaik
Sarthak Pattanaik
Head of Artificial Intelligence Hub, BNY

12.30-13.30 BST

Lunch

13.30-14.15 BST

The next frontier: which technologies do leading investors and innovators think will shape the future?

In conversation with Tony Kim, Blackrock & Dr Manuela Veloso, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The creation of advanced foundational models that can replicate reasoning, perform complex tasks, and function autonomously in the same way as humans, raise important questions for all businesses.

In this session we bring together leaders from the worlds of investment and research to discuss: What frontier capabilities are on the horizon? Which have the greatest potential for disruption? And how can businesses prepare to maximise the value of these innovations, while maintaining safety and delivering return on investment?

Moderator: Ryan Heath, Head of Communications, Robin AI

Manuela Veloso
Manuela Veloso
Head of AI Research, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Tony Kim
Tony Kim
Head of Tech Sector Fundamental Equities, BlackRock

14.15-15.00 BST

The practical path: how can banks identify and prioritise use cases that will deliver value?

Artificial intelligence is an adaptive, generalisable set of technologies with many potential applications. Across a large range of enterprise tasks and processes it can help create value and unlock insights. With so many competing opportunities to deploy the latest models, how should organisations prioritise their AI use cases? What is the most practical path for delivering value, while maintaining security and control over model performance? What frameworks are in use for assessing the specific value of a use case? And what practical steps can banks take to embrace AI in a way that’ll drive short and long-term advantages?

Moderator: Luke Gbedemah, Editor, Evident

Beatriz Sanz Sáiz
Beatriz Sanz Sáiz
Global Consulting Data and AI Leader, EY
Ian Glasner
Ian Glasner
Group Head of Innovation, Ventures and Digital Partnerships, HSBC
Rodrigo Liang
Rodrigo Liang
Co-founder and CEO, SambaNova Systems

15.00-15.30 BST

Break & Refreshments

15.30-16.15 BST

The outcomes benchmark: how are banks measuring the success of AI use cases?

As organisations embrace more use cases for AI across different processes within the bank; how are they assessing their success, and evaluating the return on investment in the short, medium and long-term? What forms of value-creation, cost avoidance and risk management are possible through AI adoption and how can banks measure whether they are on the right path?

Moderator: Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Co-CEO & Co-founder, Evident

Dan Jermyn
Dan Jermyn
Chief Decision Scientist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Guy Halamish
Guy Halamish
Head, Digital & Platform Services, Commercial & Investment Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Marco Li Mandri
Marco Li Mandri
Head of Analytics Office, ING

16.15-17.00 BST

The quantum horizon: how will quantum technologies affect banks?

Quantum technologies are transitioning from theory to practicality; and will have widespread commercial impacts as they do so. How can banks adapt and thrive in a world of quantum technologies? What new products and services could banks build over the quantum horizon? And where might encryption technologies powered by quantum computing alter the foundations on which banking is built?

Moderator: Chris Bishop, Host, Inside Quantum Technology

Ekaterina Almasque
Ekaterina Almasque
General Partner, OpenOcean
Ilyas Khan
Ilyas Khan
Founder, Vice Chairman and Chief Product Officer, Quantinuum
Jeremy O'Brien
Jeremy O'Brien
Co-founder & CEO, PsiQuantum

Speakers

Alexandra Mousavizadeh
Alexandra Mousavizadeh
Co-CEO and Co-founder, Evident
Annabel Ayles
Annabel Ayles
Co-CEO and Co-founder, Evident
Beatriz Sanz Sáiz
Beatriz Sanz Sáiz
Global Consulting Data and AI Leader, EY
Christoph Rabenseifner
Christoph Rabenseifner
Chief Strategy Officer, Technology, Data & Innovation, Deutsche Bank
Christopher Purves
Christopher Purves
Co-Head of Group Emerging Technologies, UBS
Christopher Woolard CBE
Christopher Woolard CBE
Global Regulatory Network Chair; EMEIA Financial Services Regulation Leader, EY
Clare Barclay
Clare Barclay
CEO, Microsoft UK
Dan Jermyn
Dan Jermyn
Chief Decision Scientist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
David Schwimmer
David Schwimmer
CEO, LSEG
Ekaterina Almasque
Ekaterina Almasque
General Partner, OpenOcean
Guy Halamish
Guy Halamish
Head, Digital & Platform Services, Commercial & Investment Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Ian Glasner
Ian Glasner
Group Head of Innovation, Ventures and Digital Partnerships, HSBC
Ilyas Khan
Ilyas Khan
Founder, Vice Chairman and Chief Product Officer, Quantinuum
Jeremy O'Brien
Jeremy O'Brien
Co-founder & CEO, PsiQuantum
Jochen Papenbrock
Jochen Papenbrock
Head of Financial Technology EMEA, Nvidia
Kristen Bennie
Kristen Bennie
Group Head of Partnerships and Innovation, Barclays
Mala Gaonkar
Mala Gaonkar
Founder and Chief Investment Officer, SurgoCap Partners
Manuela Veloso
Manuela Veloso
Head of AI Research, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Marco Li Mandri
Marco Li Mandri
Head of Analytics Office, ING
Raquel Ettrick Thompson
Raquel Ettrick Thompson
MD, Divisional Global Head of Technology, Cyber Risk Management & Third Party Governance, BNY
Rinesh Patel
Rinesh Patel
Global Head of Financial Services, Snowflake
Rodrigo Liang
Rodrigo Liang
Co-founder and CEO, SambaNova Systems
Sameer Gupta
Sameer Gupta
Managing Director and CAO, DBS
Sarthak Pattanaik
Sarthak Pattanaik
Head of Artificial Intelligence Hub, BNY
Tony Kim
Tony Kim
Head of Tech Sector Fundamental Equities, BlackRock
Zachery Anderson
Zachery Anderson
CDAO, NatWest Group