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March of the Bots 2018 - 23 November 2018

Friday 23 November 2018

99 City Road Conference Centre | Inmarsat | 99 City Road | EC1Y 1AX London | United Kingdom

How can Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, chatbots and Robotic Process Automation be harnessed by the public sector for the public good?

* This event is free to attend for the public sector * 6hrs of accredited CPD learning * 

Following on from the sell-out success of UKAuthority ‘Rise of the Bots’ and 'Return of the Bots 2017' and in response to both audience demand and the rapid pace of technology change, UKAuthority will be hosting ‘March of the Bots’ on 23rd November 2018 in central London.

Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation, Machine Learning and interactive Bots are becoming more commonplace in a public sector still suffering the effects of austerity. How can we harness this power for the public good? Where do the ethical boundaries lie? And is this just the start of an augmented future for the public sector?

NHS, local and central government and other public services will take to the stage to share their ambitions and progress with innovating and redesigning service delivery using these technologies. We will also invite leading technology companies to partner with us and outline how their technology has helped to transform, inform decision making, interact with citizens, drive efficiencies and help create better public services.

Using data and digital for the public good

Eventbrite - March of the Bots 2018

Who should attend?

Digital Leaders, Chief Information Officers, Heads of IT, Assistant and Chief Executives, Members, Heads of Customer Services, Transformation or Change, Heads of Finance and HR, Heads of Social Care and Departmental Service Heads/Senior Managers

Speakers & Agenda

Confirmed speakers to date:

  • James Merrick-Potter, Head of Robotic Automation - Cabinet Office
  • Tom Smith, Managing Director, Data Science Campus - Office for National Statistics
  • Simon Pollock, Assistant Director of Business Operations - Orbis Partnership (Surrey County Council)
  • Simon Clifford, Director of Technology & Digital Transformation - Northamptonshire Police 
  • Paul Day, Interim Director for Digital Transformation and IT - Wiltshire Council
  • Gus Niven, Intelligent Automation Lead, City of Edinburgh Council
  • Richard Potter, Chief Technology Officer - Microsoft Services
  • AI & Bots specialists and use case examples from our partner organisations; Deloitte, Blue Prism and UiPath.

For a flavour of this year's event visit the Return of the Bots 2017 event hub here.


Contact Barry Croxon to discuss how you can be involved with this event:


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?


  • Old Street (Northern Line) is 1 minute walk
  • Once you are at Old Street Tube follow the signs for Subway 2 and proceed along the covered ramp walkway. This will lead you directly to the building entrance.


Liverpool Street 12 mins
London Bridge 9 mins
Kings Cross 9 mins
Euston10 mins
Charing Cross17 mins
Paddington 35 mins
Marylebone 30 mins
Victoria 13 mins
Waterloo 12 mins


Our taxi collection and drop off point is located on Cowper Street NOT City Road. The postcode for Cowper Street is EC2A 4AP. Inmarsat is located at the end of Cowper Street on your right.


There is no parking at 99 City Road. There are two secure parking facilities close to Inmarsat.

  • Union Car Parks on Clere Street, EC2A 4UY. 5 minute walk to Inmarsat
  • NCP at Finsbury Square, EC2A 1AD. 7 minute walk to Inmarsat

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