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This panel discussion aims to explore the potential for London to become a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) innovation and implementation.

Join us for an insightful discussion led by industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators who will delve into the following topics:

  • The current state of AI technology and its applications in various industries
  • London’s unique strengths and opportunities in AI development and adoption
  • Challenges and strategies for fostering AI innovation in the city
  • Collaboration opportunities between businesses, academia, and government, to drive AI advancement.

This event offers a valuable opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, gain insights from leading voices in the field, and contribute to shaping the future of AI in London and beyond.


Theo Blackwell MBE, Chief Digital Officer for London, Greater London Authority

Bernard Fanning, Digital Futures Director, The Nichols Group

Tariq Khan, Chief Digital and Information Officer, London Borough of Camden

Professor Sana Khareghani, Professor of Practice, King’s College London

Stelios Zarras, Senior Data and AI Lead (Local and Regional Government), Microsoft


Mark Hilton, Membership Director, BusinessLDN

This event is in-person only. Please register on Eventbrite. Registration will close at 9am on Tuesday 21 May.

This event is part of the King's Festival of Artificial Intelligence, running from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 May 2024.

Festival event times may be subject to change. Any changes will be communicated to registrants via Eventbrite emails.

Please note, King's events are free, which means we routinely overbook to allow for no-shows and avoid empty seats. Admission is on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive in good time to avoid disappointment. We will not be able to admit those without tickets or latecomers.

Event details

Strand Campus
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS