Separating AI Hype from Reality

Friday 7 July 2023 │ 08.45 - 10.00 │ Webinar 
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AI is certainly disruptive and transformative with the potential to change every industry in ways we can barely even imagine. But contrary to what one might think with the explosion of hype around new tools such as ChatGPT, AI is not actually new to business and technology leaders. In fact, many organisations have been experimenting, developing and deploying AI in a variety of use cases for some time; from robotics to customer service platforms, predictive analytics to fraud management.

Having said this, it is clear that generative AI and foundation models have moved the AI goalposts for organisations. Generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT or Bard, now remove the barriers to AI accessibility and democratisation. In turn, we have seen a hype-fuelled scramble by leaders to get to grips with the impact on their organisation and industry, never mind fears around ethical and practical challenges. It is about time we separate hype from reality!

Our Separating AI Hype from Reality webinar deep dived into the implications of the latest AI trends, plus practical tips and strategies that will demystify the hype around AI and provide a practical roadmap for AI business impact. We were joined by a group of expert presenters representing a wide variety of industry perspectives, and use cases and ready to answer your questions.   



08.45 Welcome and Introductions from Chief Disruptor

Emma Taylor, Managing Director and Founder, Chief Disruptor

08.50 Panel discussion

Caroline Boyd, Director of Research and Strategic Development, Chief Disruptor

Que Tran, Regional CIO and Head of IT, DP World

Dr Ashley George, President, Tech for Good

Oliver Cronk, Technology Director, Scott Logic

  • Developing your AI business strategy and metrics
  • Exploring practical AI use cases and building a solid business base
  • Understanding the business implications of AI ethics, regulation and risk
  • Leveraging AI and data analytics to make better insight-driven decisions
  • Considering the impact of AI on people, the workplace and ways of working
  • Evaluating the disruptive impact and nuances of generative AI and foundation models
  • Overcoming common pain points and challenges when it comes to scaling AI initiatives 

09.40 Q&A with Panellists

09.50 Key Recommendations and Takeaways

10.00 Close of session


Que TranQue Tran, Regional CIO and Head of IT - Europe, DP World

Que is the Head of IT, Europe at DP World, a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain with over 150 operations in 40 countries. He has extensive technology and transformation leadership experience within international organisations across a range of sectors including media, market research, manufacturing, maritime, logistics, and financial services.  He also served as a diplomat with the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Through 2020 and 2021 Que was also Technology Director at P&O Ferries (a DP World company) and sat on the Executive Board to lead the technology and organisational transition through the twin challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit transition. He was named among the top 30 leading business and technology executives in the CIO 100 by CIO UK, has been named a Fellow of the British Computer Society

Prof. AshleyDr Ashley George, President, Tech for Good

Ashley has 23 years comprehensive global leadership & board level experience within multi-site multi-cultural global organisations including Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare, non-profit Alliances and venture capital entrepreneurial funded startups. 

He is currently the Founder and President of Tech For Good, a US based, non profit global organisation designed to engage the global population in social responsibility open innovation challenges designed to solve real world problems threatening humanity today. The workstreams and membership aligns to the 17 UN SDGs. He is also a  Visiting Professor at University College London, driving the digital transformation agenda.

Oliver CronkOliver Cronk, Technology Director, Scott Logic

Technology generalist, strategist and strong communicator: Curious about science from a young age, Experience in various Programmer and Technology Architect Roles. Solutions Architect at an Energy and Environmental Consultancy with projects for: Defra, DECC, Environment Agency and European Commission. Architect at a European Energy Company. Lead the Architect Tomorrow Podcast - how do we architect a better tomorrow? Now leading Scott Logic’s thinking on Sustainable Technology.


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