Accenture Pavilion


Day 1: Mon 11th June


13:00 – 13:30 Buy it or Build it?Fernando Lucini, AI Lead, Accenture Applied IntelligenceIn the era of AI, making the decision on whether to build solutions from the bottom up or buying a product or service, or even a mix of both, is getting harder. Should we build the capability internally? Is it strategic? Should we just use a service and move quickly? Many of these critical questions are confused by the immense variety of products and services in the market as well as the growing professional base of data scientists and engineers looking to work in this area. In this session we will be discussing the models that we can use to make better decisions and continue to lead in our industries.
13:45 – 14:15Responsible AI relies on a skilled and responsible human workforceSvenja Falk, Managing Director, Accenture Research

Joy Wang, Manager – FS Talent & Organisation, Accenture
The future landscape of AI will involve humans working alongside machines – no matter how intelligent or automated an AI algorithm is, the truth of the fact is that they are only as effective, or responsible, as its human colleagues help them to be.
17:00 – 17:30Intelligence & Analytics for Financial Crime Threat MitigationMarc Fungard, Global Head of Intelligence & Analytics for Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, HSBC
Adam Markson, MD – Finance & Risk, Accenture
Marc Fungard, Global Head of Intelligence & Analytics for Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, HSBC and Adam Markson, MD – Finance & Risk, Accenture, will discuss the ethical framework needed as banks like HSBC increasingly use artificial intelligence to better manage financial crime risk.

Day 2: Tue 12th June


13:00 – 13:30 Truth, trust and brand in the age of intelligence Russell Marsh, Managing Director, Accenture Digital, Ray Eitel-Porter Applied Intelligence Lead, Accenture UK and Ireland In the age of intelligence, as AI moves ever closer to accurately simulating how people really talk and listen, trust is being dramatically redefined.
The line between truth and fiction – and our ability to tell the difference – is blurring. The implication? AI could deliver truly engaging, personalised services. Or it could be deployed for darker purposes to unknowingly subvert and manipulate people. The question is where and how do we draw the line? Who can we trust to tell us the truth? And how should we manage these technologies to make sure they’re used ethically and responsibly?
13:45 – 14:15 AI will kill creative, AI will save creative Lawrence Weber, Managing partner, Karmarama , Hannah Matthews, Managing Partner Karmarama, Peter Dolukhanov Chief Technology Officer Karmarama The advent of artificial intelligence has many creative people questioning the future of their profession: Will what they have spent years mastering be effortlessly taken over by machines in the near future? On the one hand, you can argue that art is in the author’s intention and today’s AI just can’t compete with that. On the other, why couldn’t an algorithm learn the rules and intuition needed for creativity? Adobe Sensei and Google’s AI already have.
17:00 – 17:30 What does the future platform architecture and eco system look like for Intelligent AutomationSabyasachi Roy, AI and RPA Practice Director, Accenture
Orla Baker, Senior Manager, Accenture
Vasilis Tsolis, CEO, Cognitiv+
Mark Holmes, CEO, Waymark
Nervous about how machines get the answer? Curious about the black box beneath? Entitled to understand the machine’s decision approach? Come and visit the Accenture pavilion where we will debate what the future platform architecture and eco system looks like for Intelligent Automation. We will be joined by Waymark and Cognitiv+ to debate the nuances around Explainable AI – what the platform looks like, how can this be scaled, and the complexities introduced with the likes of Neural Network and big data