The AI Summit London Conference and Expo

Hackathon

What is the AI Hackathon?

Roll up your sleeves and put AI to work (or just watch the competition unfold!) as up-and-coming data scientists, problem-solvers, and developers must showcase quick thinking and demonstrate the growing scope of AI solutions.

Multiple teams will compete – with the winners receiving exclusive opportunities for career development with global organisations (and of course a ton of swag to take home too!)

Who is the AI Hackathon for?

  • Any UK university student – undergraduate, master, or PhD – interested in or looking to learn more about AI and data science.

  • Available 12-13 June.

 

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2024 Hackathon Agenda

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    13 Jun 2024 -
    Hackathon Networking Break
    13 Jun 2024 -
    Hackathon Lunch Break
    13 Jun 2024 -
    Hackathon Networking Break
    12 Jun 2024 -
    For participants of the Hackathon only.
    12 Jun 2024 -

    For confirmed participants of the Hackathon.

    Spectator access available to other delegates. Watch the competition unfold as up-and-coming data scientists, problem-solvers, and developers must showcase quick thinking and demonstrate the growing scope of AI solutions.

    12 Jun 2024 -

    For confirmed participants of the Hackathon.

    Spectator access available to other delegates. Watch the competition unfold as up-and-coming data scientists, problem-solvers, and developers must showcase quick thinking and demonstrate the growing scope of AI solutions.

    13 Jun 2024 -
    A guide into the process of brainstorming and designing innovative AI projects
    13 Jun 2024 -
    A practical session using phyton for data analysis and visualization in AI projects
    12 Jun 2024 -
    Hackathon Lunch Break
    13 Jun 2024 -
    A practical guide to creating functional AI chatbots for various industries
    13 Jun 2024 -
    An introduction to the intersection of quantum computing and machine learning
    13 Jun 2024 -
    Integrating AI techniques into game development for enhanced user experiences /li>
    13 Jun 2024 -
    Hands-on exploration of generative models like Variational Autoencoders (VAEs) or Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)

2023 Hackathon Judges from Natwest

Thank you to our four industry experts from Natwest who graciously contributed to last year's Hacakthon by serving as judges - David Grunwald, Anuj Agarwal, Claire Haynes, and Graham Underwood.

Stay tuned to find out who our 2024 industry experts will be!

David Grunwald

David Grunwald

David is Director of Innovation and Partnerships at NatWest, leading a team focused on driving purpose-led solutions, products and experiences through partnerships and co-development with entrepreneurs and innovators. He joined the bank in late 2022 from a boutique VC investing across Israel, the UK and East Asia, and was previously Vice President of Innovation at the retail platform Farfetch - where he focused on startup investments and acceleration, platform strategy and strategic projects including Farfetch's founding membership of Meta's Libra / Diem stablecoin project. Earlier, David was Global Head of Partnerships at Google for Startups. He has founded three technology businesses and spent seven years as a management consultant advising on digital strategy. He is a school governor and experienced NED, and lives in London with his wife and three children.

Anuj Agarwal

Anuj Agarwal

Anuj Agarwal is Director of Data Engineering  with a strong track record of delivering complex technology platforms in areas such as Cloud Transformation, Data Modernization, Fintech Products, and Data-driven Algo Trading. He is known for his ability to combine business and technical acumen to create customer-centric products that leverage data, blockchain, and AI.

Anuj has founded two successful technology companies in the fintech and blockchain domains, and he is also a passionate mentor of startups on commercialization and technology. As the Director of Data and Analytics at Natwest, he oversees the development and implementation of data-driven strategies and initiatives to drive business growth and enhance customer experience.

Anuj's expertise in emerging technologies such as Blockchain/Crypto and NFT, combined with his entrepreneurial mindset, makes him ideally placed to drive innovation and create value in his current role. Outside of work, Anuj enjoys spending time with his wife and child and keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the tech sector.

Claire Haynes (she/her)

Claire Haynes (she/her)

Claire is the Technology Platform lead for Retail Credit Risk, delivering customer outcomes through collaboration with our internal product and external credit partnerships. Claire joined the bank from Virgin Oneaccount in 2008 and has held various roles across frontline mortgages, digital, technical programme and regulatory delivery for NatWest, RBSI, Retail and Commerical. Claire is a champion of gender equality, mentoring, supporting and inspiring females in technology both inside and outside of the organisation. Claire is married with two nearly grown up children, has a passion for cold water swimming, is currently going through the process to become a magistrate and lives close to Cambridge.

Graham Underwood

Graham Underwood

Graham is a Finance Director managing the Finance Sub-Ledger platforms (Finance & Risk) used by NatWest Markets, Treasury & Large Corporates focused on driving change and supporting new product delivery via purpose-led solutions in partnership with the business and engineers and innovators across the bank. He joined the bank in 2009 working in Japan managing a portfolio of change projects across the APAC region before relocating to London in 2015. Graham previously spent 12 years at Barclays Capital managing Global FX & Emerging markets product control, while in parallel delivering change programs across Finance in partnership with vendors including SAP, MUREX, CALYPSO, RIMS before moving on to HSBC to assist in the delivery of the first multi-asset class trading and settlement solution for a bank via MUREX.  He has spent a significant amount of time travelling and working in APAC.  He currently lives in London while his wife and daughter live in Tokyo. He spends his free time learning Japanese and when he can enjoying live music / sporting events.

  • My advice would just be to go for it! Take the risk and try your best, because even if you don't win there are so many opportunities and benefits to be gained by participating in this. You will gain access to network with top industry leaders, as well as attend various parts of the summit to find out the latest advancements happening in whatever area of AI you have a focus or interest in.
    2022 Hackathon Winner, Tia Shah
  • It was a fantastic opportunity as I was able to connect with the hackathon leaders there on the day. This gave me a lot of visibility and exposure, so it was an invaluable opportunity for me to showcase additional learning and development I am currently undertaking.
    2022 Hackathon Winner, Athithya Balasubramani

Hackathon Sponsor

Fetch.ai LogoFetch.ai is a leading organization driving the development and adoption of AI agent technologies. With a mission to build a decentralized digital economy, Fetch.ai is pioneering breakthrough solutions to connect IoT devices, enable autonomous systems, and facilitate secure data sharing.

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The AI Summit London 2024 supported by:

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Hackathon Partner - Fetch AI    AI Business TV

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