The Rise of AI

The Rise of AI

With recent AI developments including tools like ChatGPT, we ask, is the software development industry dying or is this just another fad that will die like the rest of the so called super tools?

This webinar will be hosted by John Ellis and will be in our popular fire side chat format, with a panel of members who have a variety of views on the subject and how it will effect the software developers, business and the future.

The press, media and even some experts! are calling for a pause or even a stop to the development of AI, why not attend, listen to other members views and express your concerns or support for the technology.

As usual, the event will last around an hour, with attendees being able to ask questions of the panel.

Our panel members are

Nathan Relevy, Fellow,

Nathan has a commercial and technology background spanning decades and has been providing solutions in private and public sector organisations using technology to streamline and automate business functions, including expert systems. Nathan worked with earlier AI developments since 1990s and continues to leverage this in diverse solutions.

Samuel Aina, Fellow,

With over two decades of experience in the IT industry, Samuel Aina is a seasoned IT professional who specializes in developing custom solutions and delivering complex systems across various sectors. Beginning his career as a Computing/Geotechnical Technician in the University of Surrey and going on to wort in the City as Analyst Programmer, Samuel has since held positions at reputable organizations such as HM Revenue & Customs, E*TRADE Securities, KBR/Halliburton, and Standard Chartered, where he currently works.

Throughout his career, Samuel has successfully implemented a wide range of projects, including machine learning models, deep learning experiments, and data warehouse solutions. He has also played key roles in multi-million-dollar projects, working closely with clients, senior management, and stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes. Notably, Samuel has a strong background in a variety of technologies such as .NET, C#, SQL Server, ASP.NET, AJAX, and Oracle, among others.

Samuels ability to communicate highly complex information to non-technical stakeholders, along with his analytical skills and problem-solving aptitude, make him a valuable asset in the rapidly evolving digital industry. Always striving for growth, he stays current with emerging fields such as AI, machine learning, and deep learning.

Michael Peters, Fellow,

I am the Technical Director at Mapsoft, an Adobe Partner, a position I have held since 1991. Our primary focus is on Adobe products and technologies, but we also offer custom development services to Adobe customers beyond that scope. Mapsoft has a range of off-the-shelf solutions targeting the print, publishing, and corporate sectors. During the 1990s, I collaborated with Adobe Systems on various projects, including the initial PDF export feature for Adobe PageMaker. Currently, our team is developing an AI-powered tool designed to process PDF documents within Adobe Acrobat, utilizing a combination of the PDF file data and the trained AI engines data.

Ben Collier, Fellow

Ben Collier is a technical leader, developer, writer and researcher with over twenty years of experience in tech. His career has taken him through fintech, genetics, healthcare, media, and government, spanning software delivery, data science, process improvement, managed services, start-ups, and high-performance computing. He is currently Head of Development at the UK Health Security Agency. Having previously worked on biologically plausible AI models, he now has an interest in some novel applications of AI technology in emerging fields.