Event date: November 08, 2023
01:00PM - 05:00PM BST (UTC+1)

"The Impact of AI on Digital Experiences” – shape the customer experience; transform your business with MACH & AI.

Join us for an in-person event where industry experts and AI enthusiasts, including speakers from leading brands like The Very Group,  easyJet, M&S, and Kingfisher, gather for a MACH AI Meetup, an afternoon filled with content and great networking opportunities. 

In the collaboration of Valtech, Algolia, commercetools, Contentful and Vercel, this event brings you insightful discussions into the realms of Artificial Intelligence and its transformational effects on digital experiences to help you stay on trend in today’s competitive space.


1:00 - 1:30pm - Doors Open / Refreshments on Arrival

1:30 - 1:45pm - Introduction and Welcome from Claire Curry, Partnerships Director, Valtech and Dom Selvon, Head of AI Taskforce, MACH Alliance

1:45 - 2:00pm - Introducing Gen AI with John Cunningham, Valtech Global CTO

Discover the essence of Gen AI and what to expect from today's discussions with insights from John Cunningham, Valtech Global CTO.

2:00 - 2:40pm - Liberating Creativity with Gen AI and MACH

Join industry leaders from easyJet, The Very Group, Kingfisher, and M&S where they’ll explore the dynamic realm of Gen AI within MACH Stack versus Monolithic architectures, focusing on driving efficiency and creativity in CX/EX. Learn when to experiment and when to implement these strategies, considering data maturity and prerequisites. Delve into real-life business examples, uncovering diverse Gen AI applications beyond content generation, and discover valuable insights on optimising time and value delivery.

2:40 – 3:10pm – Driving Business Growth with AI

Guest speaker, Katie King joins us to deliver a keynote around driving business growth with AI. Katie is CEO of AI in Business, voted top 10 AI influencer 2023, editorial board member of the UK government all-party parliamentary group task force for the adoption of AI & author of using artificial intelligence in marketing as well as Editorial Board Member for the AI and Ethics Journal. Voted as one of the Top 5 Influential Women to Follow by CIO TIMES.

3:10 - 3:40pm - AI in Action: Transforming Digital Experiences for Enterprises

John Cunningham, Global CTO of Valtech, in conversation with Charles Bell, Senior Director EMEA, Solution Engineering at Contentful, Etienne Martin, VP of Products, Algolia, Dom Eccleston, Sales Engineer, Vercel and Alistair Groves, Head of Product, Core Commerce at commercetools to explore AI's transformational impact on digital experiences, myths, benefits and challenges in leveraging AI to grow your business.

Discover what forward-thinking organisations must consider implementing AI effectively, pitfalls, and how companies harness the power of AI. We dive into the advantages and challenges of open-source AI, how AI accelerates developer workflows, and the balance between personalisation and data privacy.

3:40 – 4:00pm - Q&A

4:00 - 5:00pm - Pizza, Drinks & Networking

Wrap up the day's events with pizza, drinks, and networking opportunities.

Katie King
CEO of AI in Business
Claire Curry
Partnerships Director, Valtech
Paul Curtis
Director of easyJet Holidays Technology & Group Digital Engineering, easyJet
Paul Hornby
Digital Customer Experience (DCX) Director, The Very Group
Mark Bulgin
Senior Head of Product, M&S
David Gomez Cardona
Group Head of Marketplace , Kingfisher
Dom Selvon
Head of AI Taskforce, MACH Alliance & CTO, Apply Digital
Casper Rasmussen
SVP Global Technology, Valtech
John Cunningham
CTO, Valtech
Charles Bell
Senior Director Solution Engineering EMEA, Contentful
Etienne Martin
VP Product, Algolia
Dom Ecceleston
Solution Engineer, Vercel
Alistair Groves
Head of Product Core Commerce, commercetools