Packt: Driving innovation through emerging tech

About This Event

In partnership with Birmingham Tech Week, join us at Alpha Works on the 9th October as we look to the future, with Packt authors and friends providing vital insight on where our industry is going next, and how developers, and Birmingham, can get there as well.

Speakers & Topics

Peet Denny – “The current state of AI” –

One of Birmingham’s leading AI consultants, Peet will be speaking on how AI is shaping modern development, and how we must approach the ethics of this new frontier, as concepts like artificial intelligence & machine learning come to dictate the course of our industry more and more.

Dr. Felix Hovespian – “Natural Computation: Collective Intelligence” –

Pulling on his comprehensive experience in R&D, both in the commercial and academic sectors, Felix Hovespian is one of the UK’s leading speakers on emerging tech. He’ll be joining us to discuss nature inspired computation, and how principles like collective behaviour & swarm intelligence can help developers find new solutions.

Dr. Anthony Woolcock – “Building Ethical AI at three levels: National; Data Science teams; and the Algorithm” –

A Data Science leader Anthony advises Industry, Research and Government on AI best practice and Data Science Strategy.

With a background in finance, consultancy and academia Anthony builds high performing Data Science teams and in this talk he addresses: the national level drive to build Ethical AI; how to grow teams that achieve this sustainably; and best practice for engineering Ethical Algorithms.

Herman Fung – Author of ‘The Successful Software Manager’ from Packt –

As a former tester and developer, Herman is passionate about helping others successfully transition into being a manager. In his talk, Herman will share his own experience of working in various sectors, including his time on an international aid project in Malawi, and also explain the subtle differences of being a manager in a tech and non-tech firm.

Join us at Alpha Works in Birmingham, a short walk from both New Street & The Mailbox, from 19:00 on 9th October 2019 to find out more.

See you there!


Oct 09 2019


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm



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Day 3: Wednesday


Alpha Works
Alpha Tower, 22 Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham, B1 1TT
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