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AI and the Future of IT

12th January 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm GMT | 3:00pm - 4:30pm CET

How can you use AI and other emerging technologies to properly leverage data, learnings and insights and overcome “the data paradox”?

According to some estimates, we’ve seen a decade’s worth of digital progress over the course of the pandemic. Behaviours are shifting. Business models are being disrupted. And organisations are looking at how to unlock the power of information to increase operational efficiencies, improve their customers’ experience and deliver on strategic goals.

How we collect, organise and leverage data is key to much of that progress. Yet despite being an organization’s greatest asset, data can also – paradoxically – be the biggest barrier to transformation, if not handled correctly. Findings from the 2020 Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index study revealed that while two-thirds of businesses say they need more data, 70% of organisations are gathering data faster than they can use it. 64% have too much data to effectively meet their security and compliance requirements, and only 21% feel they are truly treating data as capital and prioritising its use across the business.

It’s time to get smarter about how we think about data – and technologies such as AI, machine learning, 5G, cloud and edge have a vital role to play in shaping that future. Indeed, understanding the impact of AI, and its role within your business, will be essential  to address some of the paradoxes surrounding our increasing reliance on data, and the infrastructures needed to unlock those capabilities. So how can AI help you?

Join Dell Technologies, VMware, NVIDIA and others for this virtual showcase event to find out. We’ll be exploring how AI is changing the world; why AI adoption is essential for your organisation’s success; and how to set the right strategy for your business. Finally, we’ll share examples from some of the world’s leading organisations  about how  they’re leveraging AI to optimise their performance.

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Discussion Topics

How do you get AI and associated technologies working for your business to help deliver on the promise of improved, real-time and predictive data insights?
How do you set the right strategic direction for your AI initiatives, and overcome issues around scaling up and getting organisational buy-in?
What are best-in-class firms doing well when it comes to leveraging data, technology and people to drive the best possible outcomes with AI?


Thought Leader
Chris Hicks Chief Information Officer, McLaren
Chris joined the McLaren Group in January 2020 as Director of Technology Services and takes up… Find out more
Thought Leader
Sophie Hackford Futurist,
Sophie Hackford is a futurist, and has given 180+ provocative talks to boards and exec teams… Find out more
Thought Leader
Paul Brook Autor, Director Data Centric Workloads, Dell Technologies
His team works with customers, business partners and technology integrators across EMEA describing and designing platforms… Find out more
Thought Leader
Carlo Ruiz Director, AI Data Center Solutions, Services and Operations, NVIDIA
The world of emerging, disruptive technologies has always been a major draw for Carlo. That’s why… Find out more
Thought Leader
Joe Baguley Vice President and CTO for EMEA, VMware
Joe Baguley is VMware’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for EMEA, joining VMware in July… Find out more

Event Agenda

12th January 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm GMT | 3:00pm - 4:30pm CET

  1. 2:00pm -

    Welcome and Introduction

  2. Opening Keynote – How AI is changing the world – and why you need to care

    • Sophie Hackford – Futurist
  3. Interactive Q&A session

  4. Panel Discussion – Overcoming the data paradox: AI strategy and adoption for better business outcomes

    • Paul Brook – Director, Data Centric Workloads Specialist, EMEA, Dell Technologies
    • Carlo Ruiz – Director, AI Data Centre Solutions, Services and Operations, EMEA, NVIDIA
    • Joe Baguley – VP & CTO, EMEA, VMware
    • Sophie Hackford – Futurist
  5. Interactive Audience Q&A

  6. Fireside Chat – The secrets of my success: Inside McLaren’s AI journey

    • Chris Hicks – CIO, McLaren
  7. Interactive Audience Q&A

  8. Key Take Aways and Closing Remarks

About Dell Technologies, NVIDIA and VMWare

Dell Technologies Dell Technologies Inc. is a leading global end-to-end technology provider, with a comprehensive portfolio of IT hardware, software and service solutions. It provides the essential infrastructure for digital business and IT transformation through a family of strategically aligned… Find out more

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