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An Exclusive London Centre for SME Development Thought Leadership Lunch

Learn more about incorporating AI into your business operations at this exclusive Thought Leadership Lunch. Only 20 places available!

About this Event

Join us at this exclusive London Centre for SME Development Thought Leadership Lunch at the historic and prestigious Child & Co building in Fleet Street to learn more about the benefits of incorporating AI into your business operations.

The session will be led by Marcus Wright, Senior Economist at RBS and Dr Andy Edmunds PhD, founder of the UK’s first AI company and current CEO of DARLBrief presentations from our two thought leaders will be followed by a round-table discussion on the following topics:

  • Ways in which AI can reduce costs of compliance and reduce the need for staff during expansion
  • The use of chatbots in sales and customer support
  • Reusing general AI capabilities for your market niche
  • Overview of the UK economy and global financial developments
  • How forecasting and stress-testing can influence economic and business strategy
  • The drawbacks – adding automation adds a requirement for explanation
  • The more distant future, the autonomous company

Book Now – ONLY 20 PLACES AVAILABLE! Tickets include refreshments and a buffet lunch. Pre-booking is essential – no admittance without a ticket.

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Thought Leaders’ Profiles:

Marcus Wright, Senior Economist, RBS

Marcus Wright is a senior economist at RBS where he analyses economic dynamics to inform the Bank’s strategy. He heads up the forecasting and stress-testing scenarios team and has over 15 years professional experience as an economist. He has previously worked for an investment trust and an economic development consultancy. His particular areas of interest are the UK economy, monetary policy, China and global financial developments. He has a first class degree in economic science from the University of Aberdeen.

Dr Andy Edmunds, CEO, DARL

Dr Andy Edmonds founded the UK’s first AI company in the 80s. His next venture was a company using AI to generate financial trading systems that was ultimately purchased by the world’s biggest futures trading organisation. After a period as the CEO of a US publicly traded company he started developing general purpose AI tools for sale to other companies as infrastructure, creating a natural language processing tool used as the core IP for the UK’s leading regtech company. He attained a PhD in 1996 in the junction of AI, chaos theory and time series prediction. His current interests are AI systems that can explain themselves, and autonomous enterprises – i.e. trading companies with minimal or no human intervention.

About Child & Co: Child & Co is one of the oldest private banks in the UK. Its origins can be traced back to the business of the goldsmith Robert Blanchard, who was first recorded trading in London in 1649. The bank has traded from the same Fleet Street site since 1673. Its impressive Grade II listed premises, designed by eminent architect John Gibson, were opened on this site in 1880 and transformed in 2015. Today Child & Co has a legal and professional services hub that supports many of the biggest law firms in the UK, as well as three of the ‘Big Four’ UK accountancy firms. Find out more

About Us: London Centre for SME Development is a joint initiative from Middlesex University and North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise (NLCCE). Its vision is to create a thriving environment for SMEs to achieve fast, sustainable growth. London Centre for SME Development creates opportunities for SMEs to connect, network, share knowledge and grow, through events, thought leadership and access to the significant resources of the University. Visit our website for full details of benefits and membership.

London Centre for SME Development is sponsored by ICRIS Managed IT Services.


Event: An Exclusive London Centre for SME Development Thought Leadership Lunch
Date(s): 13/11/2019
Start Time: 12:00pm
End Time: 14:00pm
Venue: Child & Co
Address: 3 Fleet Street, Temple, London, EC4Y 1AU
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