IDC AI and Machine Learning Virtual Conference - UK

AI from Promise to Performance

October 15, 2020


Due to the current global situation, IDC have taken the decision to make the AI and Machine Learning Conference that is taking place on 15th October a virtual conference. This decision was taken as the safety of our sponsors, delegates and staff is paramount and our communities health should be placed above all else.


AI is beginning to power more and more applications, business processes, decisions and experiences. However the benefits, practicalities and risks are still not universally understood, and moving to implementation and deployment brings new challenges. With regulators scrutinising AI technologies and their applications and exploring the possibility of new legislation, and with customers and other stakeholders becoming more concerned with business transparency, it’s clear that AI implementers and adopters need to have well thought-out governance, quality, architecture and skills strategies in place.

This conference will explore how organisations can get to grips with the most important AI implementation and governance issues, as well as detailing key business use cases and success stories - helping you make sure you stay on top of the new opportunities, risks and challenges.


Join us on October 15th to discuss the below:

  • AI making an impact
  • AI in Practice
  • Key learnings
  • Technology and practice
  • AI and CX
  • IoT and AI
  • AI and IT Systems
  • AI making an impact
  • AI and IoT
  • AI and Data Governance
  • Privacy and ethics
  • Conversational AI
  • AI in Finance
  • AI in Retail

General Information


Hopin Conference


October 15, 2020


09:30 - 14:00 BST



Time Event & Speakers

Registration and Coffee


Chair’s Opening Remarks

Dan Timberlake
Group Vice President & Country Manager, IDC UK

IDC Keynote: Maximising Value from AI in Your Business

Neil Ward-Dutton
Vice President, AI and DX European Research Practices, IDC

Platinum Keynote: Maximising the Customer Experience Through AI


End User Keynote: Practical Examples of AI - Lessons Learnt and Business Benefits Gained


Coffee ¦ Solution Zone


Platinum Keynote: Digital Twins and the Centrality of AI


Platinum Keynote: Making it Real - Turning Promise into Business Benefit


Coffee ¦ Solution Zone


Tech Talks

Tech Talk 1

Tech Talk 2

Tech Talk 3


Networking Lunch ¦ One to One Meetings With Analysts and Sponsors ¦ VIP Lunch

2019 Highlight Video

Highlights from IDC's AI and Machine Learning Conference 2019! We look forward to seeing you in 2020!


Who Will Be There?

We will be bringing together a select group of over 80 IT professionals. The primary job titles in attendance on the day include:

  • CDOs/CTOs/CIOs
  • VP/Heads/Directors/Managers of:
    • AI
    • Machine Learning
    • Digital
    • Operations
    • IT
    • Data
    • Cloud
    • Architecture

Why Sponsor?

Sponsoring an IDC event will provide your organisation with:

  • Direct contact with key decision makers and buyers via our niche conferences providing great value and quality lead generation.
  • Demonstrate your products and services through networking with attendees, exhibition stands and/or demo’s in the interactive networking zone where all coffee breaks and the lunch take place
  • Educate your prospects through plenary keynotes, hosting roundtables or a private lunch
  • Inform us who your key prospects/customers are, and we will ensure they receive a personalized invitation on your behalf to join the conference for free.
  • With a clear understanding of your overall marketing strategy, we will work in partnership with you to develop a bespoke sponsorship package to meet your objectives.


Contact Us

Hannah Dowie

Events Coordinator, Logistics and Operations, IDC UK


Jacqui Roughley

Senior Business Development Manager, Event Partnership, IDC UK

About IDC

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International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit