LanciaConsult places spotlights on trust and ethics in tech

23 October 2019 3 min. read
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Covering ethics and trust in technology, LanciaConsult’s second BeingRelevant event is due to take place in Bristol in under a fortnight, with a diverse set of speakers on the agenda.

Following up on a successful inaugural event held in Singapore last year, the team from IT systems and business management advisory LanciaConsult is set to host the second BeingRelevant conference in Bristol on the 5th of November – bringing together key industry, investment and public sector stakeholders for a series of addresses on trust and ethics in technology, with expert speakers drawn from the AI, tech, military, financial, and autonomous vehicle sectors.

To be held as part of the Bristol Tech Festival at the historic Bristol Museum & Art Gallery – a short hop from the firm’s Berkeley Square office (one of Lancia’s now six locations spanning London, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Singapore and Hong Kong) – BeingRelevent2019 will delve into the challenging issue of trust in technology from a diverse set of viewpoints, led by LanciaConsult Group Managing Director Jeff Cronkshaw and the firm’s UK Managing Director Robert Ward.

Guest speakers for the event include Olivia Gambelin, the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Ethical Intelligence, a professional services organisation aimed at bringing responsible AI development solutions to industry and clients, and Mark Baldwin – aka Dr Enigma – who over the past two decades has become one of the world’s foremost experts on the history and workings of the encryption device known as the Enigma Machine, and its pivotal cracking during the Second World War.

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Also on BeingRelevent2019 speakers’ list are leaders from two locally-based firms: Chris Moore and Gregor Mowat of Five AI and LOQBOX, respectively. The former, Moore, is Director of Programme Management at Five AI, which is developing software to power self-driving mobility services in Europe, while Mowat is the co-founder and CFO of LOQBOX, a platform which aims to address financial exclusion through an innovative digital credit-building scheme.

And further highlighting the diversity of this year’s bill, the above presenters will lastly be joined by Mark Phelps OBE, a lawyer within the Royal Air Force’s Directorate of Legal Services who is currently completing his PhD on the legal and ethical ramifications of autonomous warfare, and John Abbott, Chief Business Officer at global tech business Yoti, which uses biometrics and AI to provide users with a secure digital identity for their verification requirements.

Founded in 2012, LanciaConsult provides among others services in business case design and delivery, solution architecture expertise, systems implementations and management, and management and technology consulting to numerous industries, including the health, logistics, pharmaceutical, utilities, and retail sectors. Following an earlier expansion from Singapore to London and Hamburg, the firm opened its first regional hub in Bristol in 2017, since adding another office in Edinburgh last year.