Day 1 – 29th November


09:00 – 10:00 Registration, refreshments and networking
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 Transforming content through data science and AI – assessing the impact and landscape


Speaker: Michael Puscar, Founder, Oiga Technologies


From large content systems to small boutique publishing operations, data science has the potential not only to transform our understanding of our audience, but also the way we create and manage our content, making it more relevant and agile. Our speaker and panellists will discuss the potential impact of this new tech on the world of content.



Ann Michael, President, Delta Think

Alice Zimmermann, Google Assistant Partnerships, UK, Google

Martha Sedgwick, Associate Vice President Product Innovation, SAGE Publications

Michael Head, Senior Research Fellow, University of Southampton


11:45 – 12:15 Refreshments and networking


12:15 – 13:15 Using data science tools to drive new business – an overview of the opportunities


Content for the voice-activated world

Alice Zimmermann, Google Assistant Partnerships, UK, Google


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

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


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

Tim Aitken, Product Manager Inspec, IET


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


Ada – A Manuscript “Readability Assessment” Screening Solution for Publishers

Nishchay Shah, CTO , Editage


 “Towards data driven publishing – leveraging knowledge graphs and text analytics to enable new business opportunities”

Jem Rayfield, Chief Solution Architect, Ontotext


“Leveraging the power of video to resolve the reproducibility crisis”

Claire Merritt – Corporate Account Manager at JoVE


15.00 – 16.00 Building compelling, user focused data-driven content products


Anatomy of a modern data-driven content product

Sam Herbert, co-founder of 67 Bricks


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

Jonathan Griffin, Managing Director, IFIS Publishing &

Jignesh Bhate, CEO, Molecular Connections


Re-inventing online access to UK case law

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

Automating content workflows – how AI and machine learning can create leaner, faster publishers


Beyond publishing: using data to understand the hidden research impact

Ross Pullar, Product Manager, researchfish


Applying machine learning to taxonomy creation at GOV.UK

Ellie King, Data Scientist, UK Government Digital Service


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



Day 2 – 30th November


09:00 – 10:00 Registration, refreshments and networking


10:00 – 10:45 Opening keynote


AI, Blockchain and data science – the next evolution of the knowledge economy

Max Gabriel, CDO, Taylor & Francis and Managing Partner, Informa Ventures


10.45 – 11.45 Building trust in this age of AI and data science

Chair: Nick Kind, Independent Strategy Consultant, and Executive Advisor to Area9 Group


Panel: Managing bias and protecting truth in the world of data-driven content

Or Levi, Founder & CEO,

Sarah Gates, Senior Policy Adviser – Data Ethics / Data Strategy, UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Laura Simonite, Account Manager, Publons

Yasemin Erden, Senior Lecturer, Philosophy, St Mary’s University


11:45 – 12:15 Refreshments and networking


12:15 – 13.00 Data-driven product sessions


How technology is shedding light on previously hidden research data 

Sami Benchekroun, CEO and Co-Founder, Morressier


A new tool in the box for automatic content classification: DS9 Machine Learning uses Hybrid Semantic AI

Klaus Kater, Managing Partner, Deep Search 9 GmbH


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and networking


13.15 – 13.45 Lunchtime special session


Pharma 4.0: Embracing Opportunities for Information in a Digital Healthcare World

Helen Malone, Director of the Information Hub at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and President of the Pharma-Documentation-Ring (PDR)


14.00 – 15.00 Harnessing the power of large data-rich knowledge sets


Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to power data management

Manisha Bolina, Channel Partner Manager, Yewno, Inc


Building an open repository for scientific institutions to analyse and process data

Yann Mahé, Director Innovation & Business Development, MyScienceWork


“Data data everywhere… what intelligence is required to make sense of the ocean of data?”

Freddie Quek, VP Software Engineering, Solera

Using data science techniques to enrich published and legacy content


Identifying new knowledge by applying state-of-the-art methods in AI and machine learning

Umesh Nandal, Senior Natural Language Processing Scientist, Elsevier & Gordon Broderick, PhD Director, Centre for Clinical Systems Biology
Rochester General Hospital


Leveraging AI to deliver actionable intelligence for the research ecosystem

Sadia Shahid, Head of Business Development,


15.00 – 16.00 Appraising the opportunity for automated content creation and distribution


‘JAMES, your digital butler’ – collaborative project from The Times & The Sunday Times and Twipe

Jasmien Lismont, Project Manager & Data Scientist, Twipe


What do AI and NLP have to do with content creation automation

Sabine Louët, CEO, SciencePOD

Delivering value by liberating the hidden data within your content


Content performance: data, experimental data and statistics

Andrew Robinson, Senior Publishing Consultant, Ixxus


Using modern content technologies to extract value and drive change across an industry  

Jo Collins, NEN – Netherlands Standards Association


Searching by example – bringing semantic similarity to document search with Sage Matchmaker

Alan Maloney, Information Architect SAGE Publishing


16.00 – 17.15 It’s networking time!

 Time to meet the speakers, discuss and digest the last 2 days and make those final connections while enjoying a drink before the weekend starts