Xona Partners Executive Workshop: AI Investment

 

Optimise your AI Investment strategy, and increase knowledge of the AI corporate landscape
Tuesday, November 28, Grange Hotel, St Pauls, London

09.30 - 10.00

Welcome Reception & Coffee

 
10.00 - 10.15

Opening Remarks

 

by Eric Chan, Founding Partner, Xona Partners

  • Speaker

    Eric Chan
    Founding Partner
    Xona Partners

10.15 - 11.30

Session 1: Industry Overview and Hypecycle

 

Recent estimates report that AI is a burgeoning industry, generating over $5B USD in revenue in 2015, with industry experts expecting this to grow 4X to $20 B USD by 2020. In this session we will provide an overview of the industry, the Top 10 AI market trends in 2017 and beyond, and how this wave of AI currently flourishing is different than previous boom-bust cycles of AI in the past.

  • Speaker

    Eric Chan
    Founding Partner
    Xona Partners

  • Speaker

    Riad Hartani
    Founding Partner
    Xona Partners

  • Speaker

    James Shanahan
    Founding Partner
    Xona Partners

  • Speaker

    Etienne Piciocchi
    Partner
    Xona Partners

11.30 - 11.45

Coffee Break

 
11.45 - 13.00

Session 2: AI 101 - Building Tomorrow and Transformation Everything

 

In this session, we will provide a high-level examination of AI architecture and technological considerations. We will illustrate key ideas with use cases for that span a wide range of distinct industries. We will also differentiate AI, Machine Learning, Big Data & Blockchains - how they work together, and how they are applied in various industry verticals.

  • Speaker

    Eric Chan
    Founding Partner
    Xona Partners

  • Speaker

    Riad Hartani
    Founding Partner
    Xona Partners

  • Speaker

    James Shanahan
    Founding Partner
    Xona Partners

  • Speaker

    Etienne Piciocchi
    Partner
    Xona Partners

13.00 - 14.00

Networking Lunch

 
14.00 - 15.15

Session 3: Investment and Entrepreneurship: Driving AI Investment, M&A and Valuations

 

Investing in AI has been one of the hottest sectors of late, with Venture Capital, Private Equity and even Government funding all sorts of opportunity. What exactly is being invested in? Meanwhile, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook, Alibaba, Softbank and many others have been on a buying spree, snapping up AI startups. What exactly are they buying to bolster their portfolio? In this session, we will review some of the strategies and provide insight.

  • Speaker

    Eric Chan
    Founding Partner
    Xona Partners

  • Speaker

    Riad Hartani
    Founding Partner
    Xona Partners

  • Speaker

    James Shanahan
    Founding Partner
    Xona Partners

  • Speaker

    Etienne Piciocchi
    Partner
    Xona Partners

15.15 - 15.30

Coffee Break

 
15.30 - 16.45

Session 4: Breakout Sessions and Open Mic

 

We will break into small groups by topic and try and address some of the questions that you have with respect to AI. Afterwards, we will present the findings as well as have an Open Mic session to dive deeper into any of the topics or discussion from the day.

  • Speaker

    Eric Chan
    Founding Partner
    Xona Partners

  • Speaker

    Riad Hartani
    Founding Partner
    Xona Partners

  • Speaker

    James Shanahan
    Founding Partner
    Xona Partners

  • Speaker

    Etienne Piciocchi
    Partner
    Xona Partners

16.45 - 17.00

Closing Remarks