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Global Words of Wisdom on.... Artificial Intelligence with London’s CDO Theo Blackwell Presented by Hogan Lovells (#GWW18babcsf)

Date: March 15, 2018 Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Customer-facing activities including marketing automation, support services and supply chain management are predicted to face the biggest impact of AI in the next five years.
Millions of jobs are being radically transformed around the world but will AI enhance our lives or replace humans altogether? How will we adapt and what skills will we need in the future?
Join us on Thursday, March 15th 2018 as our expert panelists delve deep into to the application of AI and explore what AI will mean to us in business, and in everyday life.
Some of the questions you will leave with answers to:
Exactly what is Artificial Intelligence and can it take over the world?
In what ways is AI being used by different industries to streamline workflow and improve the customer experience?
How can I use AI to discover new insights in to my business?





US Director of Sales, Fitzgerald and Law

Andrew Lindquist has lived and worked in Japan, Hong Kong, the UK and the US in a variety of management roles, and was responsible for overseeing various aspects of international expansion during each of those stops.
He began his career at RR Donnelley (previously Bowne), where he assisted large multinational corporations with IPO and other shareholder communications and filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.   After several years in Hong Kong, Andrew became Bowne’s General Manager and Representative Director in Japan, where he successfully launched new software and services in the region.  He then lead Bowne’s Language Services’ international sales team from their London.
Andrew returned to the US in 2013, and has spent the past several years architecting solutions for companies expanding or operating overseas.  He spearheads the strategic partnership between Tricor and Fitzgerald and Law, providing wide ranging support for US clients expanding or operating in Asia and Europe

Chief Digital Officer, Office of the Mayor of London

As London?s first Chief Digital Officer, Theo will play a leading role in realising the Mayor?s ambition to make London the world?s smartest city, ensuring that the capital?s status as a global tech hub helps transform the way public services are designed and delivered, making them more accessible, efficient and responsive to the needs of Londoners.

Theo joins with extensive public and private sector experience. As Cabinet member for Finance, Technology & Growth at Camden council, Theo established Camden as London?s leading digital borough through its use of public data ? and this year they received national recognition as Digital Leaders ?Council of the year?. 

He?s worked at GovTech accelerator Public Group, advising start-ups on the growing market in local public services, and was previously Head of Policy & Public Affairs for the video games industry?s trade body, Ukie.


Partner, Hogan Lovells

Yarmela Pavlovic helps medical device manufacturers get FDA marketing approval for their devices. Her wide-ranging knowledge of the FDA?s premarket requirements benefits companies seeking efficient regulatory strategies to successfully forge a pathway to market. Yarmela offers strategic plans that not only comply with government regulations, but also achieve clients? business objectives.

She has a full understanding of product development and product submissions (510(k)s, Investigational Device Exemptions, and Premarket Approvals), as well as other device-related regulatory issues. She has particular experience in the area of FDA regulation of digital and mobile health technology, as well as medical software and applications. From standalone apps to complex systems, Yarmela assists clients in assessing FDA requirements and developing premarket strategies where necessary. Yarmela also regularly counsels manufacturers of In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) tests.

She also advises medical device companies on advertising and promotion of medical devices through social media platforms. She provides clients with strategic advice regarding development of online marketing strategies and policies.

Recognized by her peers, she has authored a number of articles and been an invited speaker on topics related to mobile health, Health IT, and medical device premarket pathways.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Yarmela defended medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies in products liability litigation at a Philadelphia law firm. While in law school, she served as the publication manager for the Michigan Journal of Gender & Law. Yarmela also spent a summer clerking for the Portland Federal Public Defender.

Director of Strategy, Salesforce

Through his work at Salesforce, Jonathan Miranda engages with corporations, governments, and institutions to create alternative perspectives on the future and develops robust strategies for Salesforce customers in a changing and uncertain world.

As a challenge to the prevailing negative media about the Terminator taking away all of our jobs, Jonathan Miranda will explore the positive side of technology and how you can best navigate the trail ahead.


CEO and Founder, Pinpoint Predictive

Avi Tuschman did his undergraduate and doctoral research at Stanford, where he sought out the very best data known to science for predicting an individual?s future preferences and behaviors. This inquiry led him into the field of psychometrics.

Tuschman published the first science book on heritable personality traits and how to make predictions from them, which was published through Prometheus / Random House in 2013. The book received praise from top science writers and coverage in media from 22 countries. He also spent a large part of his career helping 18 heads of state to shape public opinion in Washington, DC, and in Latin America.

Tuschman founded Pinpoint Predictive when he realized that the data economy urgently needed a scientific standard in people data. When he saw that big-data psychometrics were feasible, accurate, and the future of people data, he set out to digitize and scale up this vital data class so that we could benefit from better insights, targeting, and people predictions.

Chief Executive Officer, CrowdFlower

Robin is the Chief Executive Officer at CrowdFlower the essential human-in-the-loop AI platform for data science and machine learning teams who want to make AI work in the real world.   CrowdFlower's technology and expertise supports a wide range of use cases including autonomous vehicles, intelligent personal assistants, medical image labeling, facial recognition, aerial imagery, consumer product identification, content categorization, customer support ticket classification, social data insight, CRM data enrichment, product categorization, and search relevance.
Robin has spent the past two decades helping high growth technology companies launch and scale platforms and products into rapidly transforming markets.  Prior to CrowdFlower, Robin held leadership roles at Marketo, Jive Software, Worksimple, Yahoo, Excite@Home, Micromuse, and McKinsey & Company.
Robin holds a Master?s degree in Engineering from Cambridge University where he was a Rolls Royce scholar and a Master?s degree in Business Administration from Stanford University where he was an Arjay Miller scholar. Outside of work Robin spends his time trying to keep up with his two young children and enjoying all that the Bay Area has to offer.

With Introductions and Opening Remarks From:

Chief Executive Officer, London & Partners

As Chief Executive Officer, Laura is responsible for the leadership, strategy, performance and accountability of the organisation, working closely with the Board and Executive Team.

Prior to joining London & Partners, Laura was Managing Director of the Government & Public Sector Practice at WPP, the world?s largest marketing and communication services business. In that role she advised governments on destination marketing, behaviour change, digital government and citizen engagement. She led a global network of regional teams in Beirut, Brussels, Delhi, Nairobi, Singapore and Sydney.

Laura is author of ? The Next Generation of Digital Public Services.' She taught communications for behaviour change at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

Laura has spent her career at the intersection of public policy and communication. She spent several years as a UK public servant in London and Brussels, and has worked as a journalist in Russia and for an NGO in Germany.

Laura is a Londoner and speaks French and Russian. She is a Governor of an inner-city London primary school. Laura has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford and a postgraduate degree from University College London.


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Event Location

Hogan Lovells
Three Embarcardero Center, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111

Date/Time Information Thursday, March 15th, 2018
5.30 - 8.30pm

5.30 - 6.30pm Registration and Networking
6.30 - 7.45pm Panel Discussion and Q & A
7.45 - 8.30pm Post Event Networking



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