Decoding AI in the era of infinite intelligence

Exclusive event: Decoding AI in the era of infinite intelligence at Churchill War Rooms


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As business leaders face unprecedented opportunities and challenges with Generative AI, understanding its scope becomes indispensable for our data – and ambitions for an AI future.


Event Details:

Join HotTopics and Box as we decode the real essence of AI in today's dynamic landscape.

  • Date: Thursday, 25th January 2024
  • Time: 9 am - 12.00 pm GMT
  • Venue: Churchill War Rooms, London


  • 08.45 am: Arrival
  • 09.00 am: Breakfast buffet and networking
  • 10.00 am: Decoding AI in the Era of Infinite Intelligence panel discussion
  • 11.00 am: Understanding AI in Practice keynote
  • 11.30 am: Q&A and networking
  • 12.00 pm: Coffee and close
  • 12.15 pm: VIP Tour - by invite

Who can attend?

UK-based CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, IT directors and Chief Architects are invited to attend this event.


Why Attend?

The Churchill War Rooms, rich with the tales of a second world war which saw the advent of code-breaking and machine intelligence, serves as the ideal backdrop for our discussion on AI's untapped potential. As we stand at the nexus of infinite intelligence, the event promises to deliver a symposium of thoughts and ideas for today’s leading technology executives.



  • Ben Kus, Chief Technology Officer, Box
  • Diana Kennedy, Chief Technology Officer, Bupa
  • Mike Hill, Chief Digital Information Officer, Cabinet Office
  • Nick Wright, Chief Information Officer, Bonnier Books UK
  • Eileen Jennings-Brown, Chief Information Officer, Exscientia
  • Doug Drinkwater, Director of Strategy, Editor, HotTopics

About the Speakers:

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.

Dianna Kennedy
Diana Kennedy, Chief Technology Officer, Bupa: Highly experienced, energetic, executive-level CTO, Chief Architect and technology strategist, with extensive experience of leading global teams in large organisations. Strong leadership and delivery with extensive experience of driving large, global transformation programmes. 
Mike Hill
Mike Hill, Chief Digital Information Officer, Cabinet Office: An empathetic digital leader, passionate about diversity and inclusivity. Enabling a strong focus on people and empowerment to create and shape high performing organisations; capable of delivering exemplary digital, data and technology products and services for our user communities.
Nick Wright
Nick Wright, Chief Information Officer, Bonnier Books UK: Nick is a business and people-focused technologist, leading the transformation of IT and data capabilities at Bonnier Books UK to enable ambitious growth across the business. He also chairs Bonnier’s AI working group in the UK and sits on the global AI steering group, setting the direction and agreeing the approach for the safe and ethical exploration of opportunities for AI within the publishing value chain.
Eileen Jennings-Brown

Eileen Jennings-Brown, CIO of Exscientia: Eileen brings more than 25 years experience. Starting as an IT engineer, Eileen carved a successful career holding a breadth of IT roles across Europe including setting up her own IT business and working as a consultant at the Chartered Institute for IT. Most recently, she headed Technology for the Wellcome Trust. Eileen is a speaker who advocates for women in STEM, and in 2020 she was voted into the top 50 most influential women in UK technology.

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.

Here's what you can expect:

  1. Unlocking AI's Potential: Delve into discussions about how businesses can unlock value from artificial intelligence, from delivering new insights and optimised workflows through to improved risk management and security.
  2. Debate & Discussion: Decode the value of AI in the era of infinite intelligence, and fine-tune your strategy for the future of work.
  3. Networking: Engage in meaningful conversations with your peers over breakfast, all while soaking in the ambiance of the historic Churchill War Rooms.
  4. VIP Tour: Explore Churchill War Rooms in a behind-closed-doors VIP tour, and immerse yourself in stories from an era gone by, drawing parallels to today's technological advancements.


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