London Tech Leaders #16 – Artificial Intelligence


Is AI currently one of the biggest challenges you’re facing as a technology leader? Or are you simply looking to hear more about the ‘future’ of technology. Come and network with industry peers, and gain insights from some of the brightest minds in the field!  Hosted by JustEat Takeaway at their Farringdon office.

What you can expect:

Networking: Kick off the evening with an open bar, food supplied by JustEat, and an opportunity to network with industry peers. Connect with fellow senior technologists and leaders, exchange ideas, and forge valuable connections.

Keynote Talks: Expect experts from the industry discussing topics such as AI for good, the ethics of AI & what the future of technology looks like with artificial intelligence playing a prominent role.

Deep-Dive Panel Discussion:

Our main event features a riveting panel discussion on AI and what that means for leaders moving forward. During this engaging session, our expert panelists will delve into these pressing topics:

  1. What is AI to you, and how do you envisage using it in your company over the next two years?
  2. How do you manage the hype expectations around AI from your exec team?
  3. How are you talking to your team about the impact AI will have on their jobs?
  4. If Sam Altman is Aladdin, how do we get the genie back in the lamp?

Meet Our Panelists:

David Crawford –  Host – C-Level Tech Leader & NED for NHS. 

David is a C-level tech leader with a background in leading scaled Product Development teams for Naked Wines, Camelot, Sky and BT, David has also driven Inclusion and Diversity initiatives. As well as his technology passion, David is a committed family man, part-time bee keeper and enjoys the occasional Malbec. David has been our event compere since the very beginning and has been a panel favourite ever since.

Danijela Horak – Head of AI R&D – BBC

Danijela is the current Head of AI R&D at the BBC. Danijela formerly worked as the Director of Machine Learning at AIG where she led a global team of machine learning scientists which delivered state of the art AI solutions for the AI-first CRE products. She now leads a team of researchers and engineers to develop cutting-edge AI solutions and conduct innovative research in the fields of computer vision, natural language processing (including semantic search, automatic metadata generation, LLMs), speech-to-text transcription, and recommender systems at the BBC.

Sophie Valentine – VP of Product Innovation – Healios 

Sophie is VP of Product Innovation at Healios, the UK’s leading private provider of healthcare for children and young people with neurodiversity and mental health needs. With an early background in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience research, Sophie has since spent her career on the London start-up / scale-up scene, focussing on strategic and operational product roles in the tech-for-good space, most recently in digital health. Sophie is also co-founder and London Chapter Lead of NeuroTechX, the world’s largest global community for the advancement of neurotechnology

Tim Gordon – Partner – Best Practice AI

Tim has over twenty years’ international leadership experience in growing businesses and digital and data transformation in the media, financial services, consumer, not-for-profit, campaigning, local search and lead generation industries. He has served in senior roles at media and consulting companies as well in campaigning organisations as well as 5 years as the Chief Executive of the Liberal Democrats party. He is a regular speaker on AI and his commentary on AI has been published in The Washington Post, Financial Times and Prospect.

Lyubomira Dimitrova – Senior Director Technical Programme Management – Onfido

Lyubomira is a Senior Director of Technical Programme Management at Onfido, an AI Identity Verification company. Throughout her career Lyubomira has delivered several end-to-end fraud preventative ML products and systems. She has expertise in scaling ML Operations to industrialise the ML product delivery.Lyubomira is passionate about scaling and developing technology organisations to enable them to develop ethical and sustainable AI systems for the future.


The Itinerary:

18:00 – Guests arrive, networking with technology leaders, free drinks and food

19:00 –  Keynote Talks

19:30 – Panel discussion begins

20:15 – Networking with technology leaders, open bar

22:30 – Event ends


  • Please note that upon registering you will be asked to RSVP in order to get on the guest-list. If you can’t attend you must RSVP no. Failure to attend after RSVP’ing Yes can result in barring from future events.
  • This is an exclusive event for senior technology leaders only (C-suite/Head of/ Director), please note we reserve the right to withdraw registrations if deemed unsuitable by our team.
  • See our Attendance Policy for full details

Event Speakers

LTL speaker - David Crawford

David Crawford

Chief Technology Officer (Former Naked Wines, Camelot, Sky) & NED - NHS

LTL speaker - Lyubomira Dimitrova

Lyubomira Dimitrova

Senior Director Technical Programme Management - Onfido

LTL speaker - Sophie Valentine

Sophie Valentine

VP Product Innovation - Healios

LTL speaker - Tim Gordon

Tim Gordon

Best Practice AI - Partner

LTL speaker - Danijela Horak

Danijela Horak

Head of AI R&D - BBC

Event Location

Event Sponsors

London Tech Leaders #16 - Artificial Intelligence sponsor
London Tech Leaders #16 - Artificial Intelligence sponsor
London Tech Leaders #16 - Artificial Intelligence sponsor


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