BIMA and Microsoft Breakfast Briefing | How to Build An AI-Ready Culture

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BIMA Breakfast Briefing in partnership with Microsoft: How to Build An AI-Ready Culture


Introducing AI to your business isn’t like introducing a new software system. Its impact can be far more profound and felt across the entire organisation, affecting the ways team interact and the way leaders lead.

If AI is to deliver on its true potential for your organisation, it needs cultural as well as technical change.


In this Breakfast Briefing, Part of BIMA’s Age of AI series in partnership with Microsoft, an expert panel will help you explore the building blocks of an AI culture, including:

Data freedom: Siloed data shackles AI. So how do you create quality data available to all?

Empowerment: Many of the most profound impacts of AI come from people closest to the business. So how do you encourage greater collaboration?

Leadership & governance: How do you make leadership as nimble as AI requires? And how do you create governance that fosters and rewards this new culture?

Make your AI transformation more successful.


Kate Rosenshine, Head of Azure Cloud Solution Architecture, Microsoft UK

Kate currently leads the Azure Architecture team for Telco, Media and Professional Services at Microsoft UK, working with key customers to enable them to leverage the power of cloud. Prior to this role, she led the Data and AI Cloud Solution Architecture team for Financial Services  helping organizations shape their data strategies in a scalable and responsible way. Her main focus lies in the intersection between technology and business, and how new technologies can shape organizations as they evolve. Prior to joining Microsoft, she worked at start-ups where she focused on leveraging big data and behaviour analytics to augment decision making. 

Kate is a scientific researcher by training, specializing in neurobiological genetic engineering. During her research, she studied the influence of genetics on behaviour and survival mechanisms. She holds a MSc in Molecular Biology from Bar Ilan University and a MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Roshan Rohatgi, Senior Scout and Syndication Lead – Ai | Innovations & Solutions, RBS-Natwest

Roshan Rohatgi is a senior member of the RBS-NatWest Innovations and Solutions team focusing predominantly on the search and qualification of Ai and Machine Learning Solutions that have potential for bank-wide implementation. At present he is also the Innovation and Solutions lead for a key strategic innovation project with Microsoft funded and sponsored by the C-Suite. Roshan brings a great deal of experience in entrepreneurship and strategy to his role at NatWest having previously run two technology start-ups in the UK. Prior to this Roshan worked for two top tier U.S. Investment Banks as a bond trader and in business development as well as in the Film & TV Industry.

He holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Leanne Page, Programme Director, Wunderman Thompson

Leanne Page is a Programme Director at Wunderman UK and oversees strategic support and the delivery process and teams on various clients.

Before Wunderman, she worked on projects and programmes of work for various agencies, such as M&C Saatchi working with an array of clients such as, Lloyds Banking Group, Cartier, BMW, Transport for London, Linklaters, Ordnance Survey, Boots, Virgin Holidays, IKEA, Go Compare, Compare the Market, Tesco, AOL, MSN and Yahoo.

Leanne is an international speaker at agile-lead conferences, Guest Lecturer in Project Management for Kings College, The University of London and Fitzwilliam Institute, is on the Agile in the City UK & Lean Agile Scotland Committee and Co-founder of The AI Talks, which is quarterly event that focuses on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on people, process and technology.”

Dean Corney, COO, The Pull agency

Dean has owned and managed agencies for over 16 years. In this time, he has worked on a range of technology projects for companies including Schwarzkopf Professional, 3M, John Lewis, Microsoft, Crimestoppers and Henkel. Now in his role as COO at specialist health and beauty agency, The Pull Agency, he helps bring the worlds of brand and technology together, creating multi-disciplined teams to solve customer problems and build brand love. Although Dean has a broad, journalistic knowledge of emerging technology, he is most passionate about solutions that improve customer experience, applying old school marketing know-how and creative thinking with the latest technologies, or how his agency Pull describe it: ‘Magic and Machines’.
Dean is also a Microsoft Blogging Champion and represents Pull on the Microsoft Partner Council.

Tickets are free for BIMA members or £30 + VAT for non-members. To get your BIMA Member discount code email

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019
08:30 - 10:30


The Club at The Ivy,

9 West St, London, WC2H 9NE


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