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Investing in AI

Tuesday 18th July 2023 | Online


welcome: 10:00 – 10:10

Introduction to Investing in AI

UKBAA’s Managing Director Rod Beer will kick Future Forward off by setting the scene and providing an overview of what to expect from the day’s discussions.

Roderick Beer
Managing Director
keynote: 10:10 – 10:25

Accelerating the application of AI across leading sectors

This keynote talk will look at explosive potential offered by AI and what key innovations are on the rise. 

Simon Reeve
Director of Innovation
The Alan Turing Institute
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panel: 10:25 – 11:10

Investing in AI: Opportunities and Challenges  

With the shared insights of leading investors, this panel will explore the opportunities and challenges of investing in AI. From discussing how horizontal and vertical applications of AI differ to looking at leading trends like the use of AI in Healthcare and Finance, as well as Generative AI, this panel will dive deep into how Artificial Intelligence is revolutionising how we work, learn, and live.

Dr. Vishal Gulati
Founder & Managing
Recode Health Ventures
Simon Greenman
Head of AI & CTO
Best Practice AI
Isabela Chick
Partner, Investments & Programmes
Deeptech Labs
Hitesh Thakrar
Early Stage Investor in Innovation, Life Sciences, Data Science & AI
Roderick Beer
Roderick Beer
Managing Director
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panel discussion: 11:10 – 11:50

The Future of Generative AI

Joined by a panel of high-growth AI entrepreneurs, Angel Investor John Spindler will delve into all things Generative AI and explore its exponential potential to transform society. Looking at everything from the massive impacts on how businesses operate and how work gets done to the way we consume and engage with AI technology; this panel will look at the explosive opportunities and considerations for innovations in Generative AI through a founder’s lens.

John Spindler
General Partners
Twin Path Ventures
Meryem Arik


Alistair Pullen


Naré Vardanyan


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pitch presentations: 11:50 – 12:25

Quick Fire Pitches From AI Innovators

Hear quick fire pitches from a curated group of AI start-ups from within the SETsquared community. 


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closing remarks: 12:25 – 12:30

Closing remarks from UKBAA’s Managing Director

Rod Beer will wrap up a day filled with brilliant insights and expertise from leading investors and industry experts.

Roderick Beer
Managing Director