I’m excited to be attending Future Decoded in London this week. I’m attending in my role as an industry analyst, so I am not presenting. Instead, I will be interviewing Microsoft UK executives
What will be happening at Future Decoded? The event itself is aimed at business decision makers and leaders, rather than a technical event for IT Pros or developers. Due to that objective, Future Decoded features unique perspectives from industry leaders. I’m personally excited to meet astronauts Major Tim Peake CMG and Dr Helen Sharman CMG, OBE, HonFRSC and I’m interested to hear their perspective on the priorities for technology, given the challenges that the planet is currently facing. Additionally, Red Bull F1’s Team Principal Christian Horner OBE is delivering a keynote on technology and what it means for the F1 success.
I’m also excited to meet Michael Wignall, Azure Business Lead, Microsoft UK and I’ll be talking with Michael about the importance of AI as the fourth industrial revolution. Following on from that topic, I’ll be speaking with Paolo Costa, Microsoft’s Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge and I’ll be learning more about the AI projects and innovation coming out of Cambridge.
I’m also super excited to be meeting Mitra Azizirad, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft AI again. Mitra leads Microsoft’s portfolio of AI innovation, and I’ll be asking her about Microsoft’s vision to democratise access to AI for ultimately empowering every individual to transform society with AI.
So I’m going to have a busy few days at the event. Check back in later this week for more news and deeper insights on these issues, and more!