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Tanya Ahmed | Interact Conference London
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Tanya Ahmed

Head of User Experience at QuantumBlack

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Tanya is Head of User Experience and leads the Design team of user experience and service designers at advanced analytics firm, QuantumBlack.

She has worked with a global pharmaceutical company to design analytics solutions to drive productivity and performance within clinical trial operations. She has more than 15 years of consulting design experience and was Associate Design Director at IBM Interactive Experience, where she worked on digital transformation projects in the industrial and finance sector. She was also a IBM Design Thinking facilitator.

Previous experience includes Lead UX Designer at a number of niche user experience and technology agencies designing complex data rich applications within capital markets, where she worked with Tier 1 banks to design and build single dealer trading platforms for FX and Fixed Income.

She was also a research assistant at the Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design at City University London where she worked on a number of EU projects.

Tanya will be joined by Paul Beaumont.

Paul is a Data Scientist at QuantumBlack’s London office, and works on statistical models for explanatory and predictive problems. His role involves designing mathematical models to help clients understand pertinent questions about their data, and works in close collaboration with the design and user experience teams at QuantumBlack to communicate findings. Since joining QuantumBlack in July 2017, Paul has been working on projects that span the pharmaceutical, oil & gas, transport and banking sectors.

Paul joined QuantumBlack after working on modelling for a large UK defence contractor as part of his PhD in Computer Science at Imperial College London. He also holds a Masters and Bachelors in Mathematics from Imperial, and is a Certified Nuclear Security Professional.

Talk details

The Real AI: Augmented Intelligence

Technology is becoming more and more advanced but cannot prosper on its own, the human brain and the experience that humans have is not easily taught, from removing bias to introducing emotional intelligence.   

Over the last 12 months momentum has built around Artificial Intelligence, which is what everyone means when they say AI. But we think that the other AI, Augmented Intelligence, is the right AI for 2018. We should be using technology in the right way, to make our roles more efficient and enhancing the human capabilities.  

Designers and data scientists are working more and more closely together and in this session, Tanya Ahmed, Head of User Experience at QuantumBlack, will unravel the unique and surprising ways that machines, humans and processes are coming together to create powerful new insights.   

Tanya will bring real-world examples to show how Augmented Intelligence is being used to increase performance as well as how we can embrace the real AI.

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