by Richard Buckley, Editor, Business Eye

Belfast tech entrepreneur and senior advisor to the Harvard Kennedy School to be keynote speaker at an event hosted by the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and Electric Ireland in Belfast this week.   Nell Watson a global expert on the opportunities presented by machine intelligence, AI philosophy and human machine relations will be the first speaker in the Northern Ireland Chamber’s Growing Something Brilliant Leadership series of 2018 which focuses on the importance of inspirational leadership in boosting productivity, performance and success.


Nell will outline how these emerging and disruptive technologies will change lives and transform businesses, providing insights on the impact they will have on business operations and productivity. 

Originally from Northern Ireland, Nell will also provide insights into the journey she has been on throughout a distinguished career path which has seen her being positioned as a Senior Scientific Advisor to the Harvard Kennedy School, a lecturer at the Associate Faculty of AI & Robotics at Singularity University and as an entrepreneur creating and patenting 3D body measurement technology.


Commenting on the event, Ann McGregor, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, “Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry is delighted to launch this year’s Growing Something Brilliant Leadership Series with Belfast-born entrepreneur, tech expert and business guru Nell Watson.

“Nell is a pioneer in AI and robotics and is shaping the world view on these emerging technologies. She is also an effective communicator and can make complex subjects easily understood. The knowledge and experience gained from her own series of innovative firms, will be extremely beneficial to all our members in attendance.”


Commenting on the event Niall Dineen, Head of Commercial, Electric Ireland said, “As a global expert in the field of machine intelligence, Nell has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of how emerging technologies will affect the business environment, the opportunities they will present and how companies will need to prepare.  Nell’s subject area is one that relates to our business, which is constantly changing and evolving and reflects our commitments of keeping our customers at the heart of all that we do, helping them find smarter ways to power their businesses. We are looking forward to both the business and leadership insights that Nell will bring to the event.”


The event takes place at the Grand Opera House Belfast on 3 May from 8.30-10.30am.


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