4th - 9th October 2021

Great Malvern, UK

10th Edition




Monday 5th October 2020 (evening)

 Virtual event

We broadcasted this session live on Zoom and Facebook





Festival Founder Dr Adrian Burden will open this year's Festival and welcome our keynote speaker. [Watch]

@festivalofinnov, @apburden #InnovateMalvern


AI takes to the high seas

Just a few days ago, news emerged of the successful launch of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship from Plymouth, piloted by IBM-designed artificial intelligence and powered by solar photovoltaics. The crewless ship is now embarking on sea trials before it will set sail across the Atlantic following a similar route to the original Mayflower back in 1620. The ship is packed full of technology, including the materials from which it is constructed and the sensors it will use to avoid obstacles and undertake scientific environmental research en-route. The project is led by marine research organisation Promare, supported by IBM and a global consortium of partners. [Watch]

Professor Andy Stanford-Clark, Chief Technology Officer, IBM UK and Ireland

Andy is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor with more than 40 patents. He is based at IBM's Hursley Park laboratories in the UK, and has a long background in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Andy has a BSc in Computing and Mathematics, and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle, an Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southampton, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

@andysc, @IBM_UK_news, @AI_Mayflower, @ArtieHas7Legs


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