AI Disrupt: Leading The Evolution of Work With AI


How AI is reshaping work

Welcome to AI Disrupt, where we discover how AI is reshaping work in the era of significant global transformation. Discover strategies for adapting your business, seizing new opportunities, navigating change during disruptive times, and fostering personal growth amidst technological advancements. Join us at this event hosted by Box, where we'll be running our own panel on the Future of the CIO.


Event details:

📍 Location: 180 The Strand, London
🗓 Date: Wednesday, 5th June 2024
🕛 Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM


Hear from leading voices in AI:

Get inspired by key disruptors, AI experts and industry peers. Learn how they drive innovation, stay competitive and think about their next AI breakthrough.


Alison Davies

Alison Davis, Executive Director - IT/Business Relationships, GE Healthcare: Alison started her career as a pharmaceutical chemist at Glaxo, but made the transition to IT after just a few years at the bench, developing her IT skills. Alison was promoted into her current role in April 2023, from her prior position as CIO for the Pharmaceutical Diagnostics (PDx) business segment. In addition to her roles with GE HealthCare, Alison has held CIO positions at the Natural History Museum, the Francis Crick Institute, the MHRA, Bristol Myers-Squibb and DuPont Pharmaceutical and was recognised with the 2018 Women in IT "CIO of the Year" Award.

Paul Coby

Paul Coby, CIO, Persimmon Homes: Paul brings over twenty years of expertise in chairing and contributing to diverse Boards across aviation, retail and financial services sectors. Renowned as a visionary technology leader, Paul has taken on significant leadership roles at organisations including British Airways, John Lewis, and Johnson Matthey. His strategic acumen and dynamic leadership strategies have consistently delivered measurable results, positioning him as a respected figure in the global technology community.

Jamie McLellan
Jamie McLellan, Chief Information Officer, WPP Creative: Considered a motivational and results-oriented technology professional, Jamie has a proven track record in developing, delivering and managing business transformation and technology based solutions across a variety of organisations including J. Walter Thompson Worldwide and Ogilvy & Mather. Throughout his extensive career Jamie has taken on roles ranging from Regional Technology Director to Chief Technology Officer, implementing technology-led business strategies, and maximising opportunities.
Aaron Levie

Aaron Levie, CEO and Co-Founder, Box: Aaron will explore how AI is reshaping industries. Discover the transformative power of AI in driving innovation and collaboration among teams, revolutionizing the future of work. 

Jessi Yi
Jessi Yi - Customer Success Leader - Box: AI has immense potential to revolutionise how we work and live, empowering us with unprecedented efficiency and insights. However, navigating the considerable ethical, privacy and security challenges will be crucial in ensuring that these technologies are used fairly and responsibly.
Ben Kus
Ben Kus, Chief Technology Officer, Box: Ben is responsible for developing Box’s technology vision and strategy, and ensuring that technological resources are aligned with the company's business needs. Ben has held various leadership positions, including the role of Chief Architect for IBM, and Senior Director of Technology for BigFix, Inc. Ben studied Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley.
Doug Drinkwater
Doug Drinkwater, Director of Strategy, Editor, HotTopics: Business technology editor, publisher and strategist with more than a decade of experience in media. Doug has worked for a number of leading B2B and B2C technology publications.

Agenda at a glance:

  • 9:00 AM: Breakfast and Networking

  • 9:30 AM: Keynote and Fireside Chat

    Dive into the critical role of security in safeguarding sensitive information within this evolving landscape. Join us on a journey envisioning an industry transformed by AI-powered insights.

  • 10:00 AM:  Tomorrow’s Vision, Today’s Decision
    In today’s evolving landscape, it has become increasingly difficult to ensure that your major technology investments will remain compliant with new regulations, policies, governance, and security requirements. To help you navigate this complex terrain, we will discuss the key factors to consider when evaluating your AI procurement decisions with prominent European regulators, futurologists, and CIOs.

  • 10:30 AM: Harnessing Change
    Industry leaders will discuss how they are using AI and technology to transform their business. Learn how they innovate to stay competitive and efficient. Gain insights into leveraging AI for growth in your organisation.

  • 11:00 AM: Networking

  • 11:30 PM: Building an AI-powered Workforce
    By fostering a culture of curiosity within your organisation, you can empower your staff to embrace change and drive innovation. Gain insights from industry experts on how to cultivate this mindset, including strategies for promoting agile adaptation, effective communication of purpose, and nurturing change advocates.

  • 12:00 PM: The Future CIO

    In this session, Doug Drinkwater, Editorial and Strategy Director, HotTopics will explore with Alison Davis, Executive Director - IT/Business Relationships at GE Healthcare, and Paul Coby, CIO at Persimmon Homes, how the role of a CIO is expanding beyond just buying and enabling technology. To lead through disruption and harness the opportunities brought by AI, CIOs must now possess skills encompassing policy-making, risk management, regulation, compliance, and more. The skill set required to be an effective CIO today needs to evolve continuously to prepare for becoming the successful CIOs of tomorrow.

  • 12:30 PM: Lunch and Networking


Who can attend?

This conference is designed for European-based CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, IT directors and Chief Architects who are interested in the power of AI to transform their business.

180 Studios:

180 Studios is the heart of London's creative community, an iconic Brutalist building that has been transformed into a cultural centre


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