Exploring the Future of AI in Business and Society

Join tech enthusiasts for an afternoon of AI-related speakers, panels, and networking ahead of DisruptHR Norwich!

Norwich AI Summit: Exploring the Future of AI in Business and Society

Are you trying to understand how AI will impact your business in the 2020s?

Are you curious about the ethical considerations of an AI-driven world?

Join us at the Norwich AI Summit, as we share experiences, ask questions, and leave with practical insights about ways artificial intelligence is impacting our professional and personal lives.

What to expect

  • Gain insights into the evolving landscape of AI and its future implications
  • Discover how AI is reshaping work dynamics, communication, and interaction
  • Engage with thought-provoking talks and discussions on AI ethics and innovation
  • Network with local business leaders, tech experts, and fellow enthusiasts
  • Plenty of networking and Q&A
  • Free food and drinks
  • Early bird tickets are absolutely free!

Who Should Attend?

The Norwich AI Summit welcomes anyone with an interest in AI’s influence on work and personal life.

Whether you’re a business professional, tech enthusiast, or curious mind, this summit is tailored to empower you with knowledge and insights.

Agenda (subject to change)

  • 1:00 – 2:00 – Registration and networking (drinks and nibbles provided)
  • 2:00 – 2:10 – Intros with Giancarlo Erra, Bill Banham and Scott Cogman
  • 2:10 – 2:20 – Rapid fire questions with international experts
  • 2:20 – 3:10 – Multiple speakers including keynote by James Duez
  • 3:10 – 3:30 – Networking break and refreshments
  • 3:30 – 4:10 – Panel 1: AI’s impact on jobs, processes and the workplace featuring Steve Fouger, Jamie Keeling and Paul Kitley
  • 4:10 – 4:50 – Panel 2: Ethical implications, accountability and bias featuring Zainab Balami, Thomas Panton and James Duez
  • 4:50 – 5:00 – Wrap up
  • 5:00 – 6:30 – Combined networking with DisruptHR Norwich in the Gallery

Speakers & Panelists (subject to change)


Giancarlo Erra
CEO at Words.Tel Ltd and Tweetify It

Bill Banham
DisruptHR Norwich co-organiser and Editor at HR Gazette

Scott Cogham
Innovation Hubs Coordinator at New Anglia LEP

James Duez
CEO at Rainbird.ai

Thomas Panton
Co-founder of Canopey

Zainab Balami
Founder and MD at Zazou Production Works

Paul Kitley
Co-founder / Director at TEC Partners

Jamie Keeling
Head of Solutions at My Staff Shop

Lila Nazef
Vice President of Sales & Marketing (North America) at Neocase

Steve Foulger
Commercial HR Director, Connor

Pauline James
CEO at Anchor HR

Rita Sookrit
L&D Director, Hemsley Fraser


New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
This event has been supported by the Connected Innovation programme led by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. The Connected Innovation project provides strategic connectivity between innovation hubs and clusters, with a focus on cross-sector innovation, business support and addressing key agendas such as clean growth across Suffolk and Norfolk. This has been made possible by funding from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

DisruptHR Norwich
DisruptHR Norwich is an information exchange designed to energise, inform and empower executives, business leaders, and people in and around HR. DisruptHR returns to Norwich straight after the AI Summit! AI Summit attendees can join us for combined networking between 5 and 6:30 pm. The DisruptHR speakers will then present their ideas. The format:12-14 local business experts will present for 5 minutes each. It’s fast-paced, entertaining, and lots of fun! Check out past DisruptHR Norwich talks here to get a feel for what to expect.

Words.Tel helps you to be memorable and found without Google, ranking, competitors or ads. Create your own taglines (short memorable phrases) with the help of AI, uniquely own them, and use them to be easily remembered and found. Without competitors or ads, without hard-to-remember contact details.

HR Gazette
HR Gazette and the HRchat Podcast publishes the latest opinion, reviews, and news for pros interested in HR Technology, Talent, DEI, Performance, Wellness, Learning, and Leadership. Learn more: hrgazette.com

Norfolk Network
Norfolk Network is a vibrant business membership community. Entrepreneurs, founders/directors/employees of innovative startups and growing businesses come together to accelerate their growth.

The Forum
The Forum is a unique space in the city centre, built for the benefit of the public across the east of England. Since opening in 2001, The Forum has welcomed more than twenty million visitors. Home to one of the busiest libraries in the country, The Forum is a cultural hub providing fantastic free events for the city and county. Learn more: theforumnorwich.co.uk

HRreview is a news and information resource for human resources and related professionals. Updated news items are posted daily and there are regular updates to the features and analysis section, looking in-depth at topical HR issues. HRreview’s website is supported by a weekly email newsletter. Learn more: hrreview.co.uk

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The Forum Bethel Street Millennium Plain NR2 1BH
Organiser: HR Gazette

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