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ConTech 2018 Programme – 29th November

Thursday, 29th November 2018

Day 1 sees the start of the 2-day ConTech journey with an inspiring opening keynote, some very impressive and thought provoking speakers & sessions ending with something that is completely extraordinary.

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09:00 – 10:00

Registration, refreshments and networking

An opportunity to share, learn and network with colleagues, peers and new friends from around the world.

10:00 – 10:45

Opening Keynote

‘Starting Your AI Journey’

Andrew Burgess, Adviser, Speaker & Writer on Artificial Intelligence & Robotic Process Automation, AJBurgess

Andrew takes a pragmatic and hype-free approach to explain artificial intelligence and how it can be utilised by businesses today…

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10:45 – 11:45

Panel Session

Transforming content through data science and AI – assessing the impact and landscape

Michael Puscar, Founder, Oiga Technologies & Panellists

From large content systems to small boutique publishing operations, data science has the potential …

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11:45 – 12:15

Refreshments and networking

An opportunity to share, learn and network with colleagues, peers and new friends from around the world.

12:15 – 12:30

Content for the voice-activated world

Alice Zimmermann, Google Assistant Partnerships, UK, Google

Conversation is shifting. Hear from Google’s Alice Zimmerman as she …

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12:30 – 12:45

The future is here: how to deliver answers from smart content with artificial intelligence tools

Jabe Wilson, Consulting Director, Text and Data Analytics, Elsevier

Elsevier has been on a journey over the last 20 years to create Smart Content…

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12:45 – 13:00

From products to services – how data technology put customers at the centre of our business

Tim Aitken, Product Manager Inspec, IET

Coming soon

13:00 – 13:15

Applying machine learning to educational content to get actionable data

Daniel Mccrea, Head of Publisher Services, Adaptemy

The K-12 Educational Publishing sector has experienced its fair share of digital disruption in the past few years …

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13:15 – 14:15

Lunch and networking

An opportunity to share, learn and network with colleagues, peers and new friends from around the world.

14:15 – 15:00

Data-driven content product demos

Learn about, assess and discover which products have the potential to have the biggest impact on the creation, distribution and consumption of professional content.

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15:00 – 15:20

Anatomy of a modern data-driven content product

Sam Herbert, co-founder of 67 Bricks

Customer requirements are rapidly evolving, users expectations are set by the online interactions …

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15:00 – 15:20

Deploying AI and deep learning to better analyse research projects and discover new collaborations

Christian Grubak, CTO, Chronos

Chronos has established a global workflow to generate efficiencies for researchers, universities, academic publishers and funders to publish …

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15:20 – 15:40

Re-invigorating a middle-aged publisher with machine learning, AI and open data

Jonathan Griffin, Managing Director, IFIS Publishing &
Jignesh Bhate, CEO, Molecular Connections

A scientific publisher which started producing an abstracting and indexing database 50 years ago …

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15:20 – 15:40

Applying machine learning to taxonomy creation at GOV.UK

Sona Hathi, Content Strategist &
Ellie King, Data Scientist,
UK Government Digital Service

GOV.UK had been trying to structure its content by developing a comprehensive topic taxonomy for years …

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15:40 – 16:00

Coming Soon

Daniel Hoadley, Head of Marketing, Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales

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15:40 – 16:00

Machine Learning for subject index extraction from scholar texts and tagging in LaTeX

Vidas Daudaravicius, Research Manager, UAB VTeX

The function of an subject index is to provide the user with an efficient means of tracing information …

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16:00 – 16:30

Refreshments and networking

An opportunity to share, learn and network with colleagues, peers and new friends from around the world.

16:30 – 17:15

Afternoon Keynote

“My Artificial Muse”; How can A.I. collaborate with humans in creative and artistic processes?

Albert Barqué-Duran, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Science & Artist City, University of London

Exploring how an Artificial Neural Network can collaborate with humans …

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18:30 – 20:30

DataBeers London

DataBeers is a global not-for-profit initiative (currently in 18 cities), that brings data scientists and data enthusiasts from industry, government, academia and the arts to knowledge share….

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