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Gaining advantage on 85% of your competitors: how to accelerate your organisation’s AI initiatives

7th May 2019, London

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Location: London


Artificial Intelligence is probably the most hyped tech trend of recent times. But it’s more than just hype: research shows great interest from businesses in utilising AI, and most predictions point to it being pervasive across application areas within a relatively short time.

Taking advantage of AI’s promise will – of course – take planning, new skills and creative thinking (the right business case, the right platform, the right use case)… but, today, fewer than 15% of organisations have deployed an AI solution. Getting on the journey early could give you a considerable competitive advantage.

The question is how. How do you engage the business in the journey to AI driven operations while setting the right expectations? How easy is it to make the business case? To get the right data in the right place? To integrate the right sort of platform? And do we need to hire a bunch of rare and expensive data scientists?

Join Meet the Boss, Pure Storage and a select group of IT leaders for one brilliant – and brilliantly practical – evening, as we focus on everything you need to know to deploy, and every lesson we’ve learned in deploying tomorrow’s top technology today. This is everything you ever wanted to know about AI, but were afraid to ask.


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Drinks Reception
6:30 – 6:40 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from Pure Storage

Discussion Topics

  • Educating the organisation on AI and differentiating the hype from reality: who needs to know what to be successful?
  • Where to start: finding the use case and the data to support it.
  • Moving forward: build vs buy, attracting talent and maximising data scientist efficiency, ethics considerations and regulatory impact.

Keynote Speaker


Patrick Smith, Field CTO EMEA, Pure Storage

Patrick Smith is the Field CTO for EMEA at Pure Storage. In this role he is a senior technical advisor to engineering, product management, sales, marketing and presales leadership in the field.

Prior to joining Pure Storage, Patrick was responsible for core infrastructure engineering at Deutsche Bank. A 25 year career in technology within financial services has included roles in both London and New York at firms including Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Nomura.

Patrick’s career began as an electronic design engineer working on underwater telecommunications systems with STC Submarine Systems.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Engineering in electrical and electronic engineering from Staffordshire University.

About Pure Storage

Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) helps innovators build a better world with data. Pure’s data solutions enable SaaS companies, cloud service providers, and enterprise and public sector customers to deliver real-time, secure data to power their mission-critical production, DevOps, and modern analytics environments in a multi-cloud environment.

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