Thursday, 29th November 2018

Day 1 saw 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.

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

10:45 – 11:45

Panel Session

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

Michael Puscar, Founder, Oiga Technologies & Panellists

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

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

12:45 – 13:00

“Recycling in the digital age: Creating Analytics tools from a discovery database”

Tim Aitken, Product Manager Inspec, IET

13:00 – 13:15

Applying machine learning to educational content to get actionable data

Daniel Mccrea, Head of Publisher Services, Adaptemy

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch and networking


14:15 – 15:00

Data-driven product sessions

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

15:00 – 15:20

Anatomy of a modern data-driven content product

Sam Herbert, co-founder of 67 Bricks

15:00 – 15:20

Beyond publishing: using data to understand the hidden research impact

Ross Pullar, Product Manager,


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

15:20 – 15:40

Applying machine learning to taxonomy creation at GOV.UK

Ellie King, Data Scientist,
UK Government Digital Service

15:40 – 16:00

Re-inventing online access to UK case law

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

15:40 – 16:00

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

Vidas Daudaravicius, Research Manager, UAB VTeX

16:00 – 16:30

Refreshments and networking


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


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.