Generative AI Panel - A technical hurdle or a technical accelerator?


Tue Sep 26 2023 at 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm


Platform | Leeds, EN

Join Codurance and friends for an engaging fireside chat on the impact of AI on software engineering and design - at Leeds Digital Festival
About this Event

AI represents an incredible resource opportunity for every organisation, big and small. Some organisations will understandably be more prepared to adopt emerging technologies than others. For those who may be less AI-ready, there is some good news, Gen AI should be able to get you there quicker. The use of generative AI as a capability force multiplier has the potential to accelerate our digital maturity ambitions.

In this panel we’ll first dive into what Gen AI means for technical teams, examining the availability and limitations of current Gen AI tooling. We’ll then move on to discuss organisational preparedness both in terms of culture and technical infrastructure. During the entire discussion, we’ll make sure we address the importance of security, privacy and ethics in adoption.


Matthew Belcher - Principal Craftsperson - Codurance

Matt is passionate about helping organisations improve their software delivery capabilities, whether it be through embedding good technical practices or establishing a clear technical vision. He has a particular interest in Event Driven Architectures and Serverless and has supported many AWS customers from ambitious startups through to global enterprises to design the right architecture and strategy to support business growth.

Saile Villegas - Tech Entrepreneur and Co-Founder - Seeai

Tech Entrepreneur, Co-founder of Seeai, an AI-focused software development company. Saile has been recently recognised as one of the Women in Innovation Award Winners by Innovate UK that showcases high-potential female business leaders with game-changing innovations and ambitious plans that inspire others. She founded Seeai during her Masters degree at the University of Leeds and now the company has won multiple awards including Rising Stars in Tech Nation and Northern Star Tech Awards.

Katherine Holden - Head of Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID - techUK

Katherine joined techUK in May 2018 and currently leads the Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID programme. Prior to techUK, Katherine worked as a Policy Advisor at the Government Digital Service (GDS) supporting the digital transformation of UK Government. Whilst working at the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Katherine led AMRC’s policy work on patient data, consent and opt-out. Katherine has a BSc degree in Biology from the University of Nottingham.

Lewis Ford - Principal Consultant - Aire Logic

Lewis Ford is an accomplished Enterprise Architect with a decade of experience spanning various industries, including healthcare, higher education, marketing, manufacturing, and telecommunications. As a Principal Consultant at Aire Logic, he has consistently showcased his expertise in strategic planning and technical solutions. Lewis possesses a remarkable ability to seamlessly integrate complex systems, ensuring alignment with business objectives. His dedication to innovation, combined with his extensive industry knowledge, continues to position him as a highly valued and influential colleague at Aire Logic.


This event is hosted as part of Leeds Digital Festival at Codurance's Leeds office in Platform. Nibbles and drinks will be provided and sponsored by Codurance.


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Platform, New Station Street, Leeds, United Kingdom

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