The Future of AI

Products underpinned by AI and machine learning technology made a big splash in 2019 - from humanoid robots and VPA's, to intelligent cameras and autonomous vehicles. Check out some of the companies who showcased AI innovation at MWC19.

“AI will allow us to make decisions faster than we have before, it will provide us with insights into problems we never thought we could solve before.”

Bob Lord - Chief Digital Officer, IBM

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Immerse yourself in the unrivaled line-up of focused sessions, seminars and programmes as technology leaders took a deep dive into AI's remarkable potential to transform industries. Here's a sample of what MWC19's Agenda delivered.

AI: Beyond the Hysteria and Hype

Conference

Time: 11:00 – 12:10
Location: Hall 4 – Auditorium 5

Moderator

Tony Poulos, Managing Editor, Disruptive.Asia

Speakers

Dr Wan Li Min, Chief Machine Intelligence Scientist, Alibaba Cloud
Brian Rexroad, VP Security Platforms, AT&T
Dr Ali Parsa, Founder & CEO, Babylon Health
Tabitha Goldstaub, Co-Founder & Chair of the UK Government’s AI Council, CognitionX
Matei Zaharia, Co-Founder & CTO, Databricks
Antoine Bordes, Director AI Research Science, Facebook

Keynote 2: AI Innovation, Ethics & Diversity

Conference

Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Location: Hall 4 – Auditorium 1

Keynote Speakers

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner, Digital Economy and Society, EU
Mariéme Jamme, Founder, iamtheCODE
Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Heba Bevan, OBE, Founder & CEO, UtterBerry

Moderator

Mark Foster, SVP, IBM Global Business Services

Transformative AI Tour

Topic Tour

Time: Monday 15:30 – 18:30, Tuesday 10:00 & 14:00, Wednesday 10:15 & 14:15, Thursday 10:30
Location: South Entrance

Industry Expert

Ben Gauthier, Technology and Commerce Partner, Q Division

Democratizing AI and Attacking Algorithmic Bias

Conference

Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Location: Hall 4 – Auditorium 5

Moderator

Jennifer Belissent, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Speakers

Dr Daniela Braga, Founder, DefinedCrowd
Elena Fersman, Research Director, Machine Intelligence & Automation, Ericsson
Beena Ammanath, CEO, Humans For AI & Global VP, AI/Data/Innovation, HPE
Beth Smith, GM Watson AI Data, IBM
Kriti Sharma, VP AI, Sage
Roger Taylor, Chair, UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

The Ethics and Accountability of AI

Conference

Time: 14:15 – 15:15
Location: Hall 4 – Auditorium 5

Moderator

Chris Wigley, Partner, QuantumBlack (a McKinsey Company)

Speaker

Lucilla Sioli, Director, Artificial Intelligence & Digital Industry, European Commission
Kenneth Rubenstein, Director, Legal, Google LLC
Aimee van Wynsberghe, Co-Founder & Assistant Professor of Ethics and Robots, Responsible Robotics & TU Delft
Dr Ieva Martinkenaite, VP AI & IoT, Telenor Research

Reality of Digital Transformation: What Works & What Doesn’t
Presented by IBM

Partner Programmes

Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Location: Hall 8.0 – NEXTech Theatre C

Speakers

Eric Berridge, CEO, Bluewolf – IBM
Heidi Fillmore, Vice President & Global Leader, iX Mobile & XR; Industry Academy Member, IBM
Matthias Bombardi, Partner, Digital Strategy, Communications Sector, IBM
Sarah Bernuit, VP Digital Strategy & iX Europe, IBM
France Heringer-Jallot, EVP Customer Experience and Sales, Orange
Nils Hüske, Head of Customer Experience, Strategy and Innovation, Volkswagen

AI and the Operator Automation Opportunity for CX

Partner Programmes

Time: 13:30 – 14:30
Location: Hall 4 – Auditorium 5

Moderator

Courtney Munroe, Group VP, Worldwide Telecommunications Research, IDC

Speakers

Sorabh Saxena, President, Global Operations & Services, AT&T Business
Kirsi Valtari, VP, Telco Efficiency Business, Elisa
Chihiro Ono, Executive Director, KDDI Research
Mary Clark, CMO, Synchronoss
Irene Gomez, Global Digital Product Director (Aura), Telefónica
Mostafa Essa, AI & Data Analytics Distinguished Engineer, Vodafone

AI at the Edge vs in the Cloud

Conference

Time: 16:00 – 17:00
Location: Hall 4 – Auditorium 5

Moderator

Peter Jarich, Head of Intelligence, GSMA

Speaker

Asha R. Keddy, Corporate VP, GM, Next Generation & Standards, Intel Corporation
Anirudh Koul, Head of AI & Research, Aira
Tom Wilson, VP Automotive, Graphcore
Rashmi Misra, GM, AI Platforms, Business Development, Microsoft

Spectrum Collaboration Challenge
Presented by DARPA, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Partner Programmes

Time: 15:00 – 19:00
Location: Hall 8.0 – NEXTech Theatre C

Speaker

Paul Tilghman, SC2 Program Manager, DARPA

Intersection of AI + Blockchain

Conference

Time: 14:30 – 15:30
Location: Hall 4 – Auditorium 4

Moderator

Norman Fekrat, Founder, Fonbnk Inc

Speakers

Dr Ling Wu, Chairman, Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG)
Shahid Ahmed, COO & Co-Founder, Eqitii
Utpal Mangla, VP & Partner, Watson AI, IoT and Blockchain Global Leader, IBM
Dr Catherine Mulligan, Research Fellow & Co-Director of the Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering, Imperial College London
Takeshi Fukuizumi, VP, Information Services Development Division, Softbank

Technologies for Intelligent Business
Presented by Award Solutions

Conference

Time: 10:00 – 15:00
Location: South Entrance CC 1.4

Speakers

Russ Edwards, Director of Technology for Business, Award Solutions
Vishal Dhar, Director of IP Convergence Business Practice, Award Solutions


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