Our second instalment of this event took place at the stunning Aiimi Offices, Milton Keynes just a few weeks ago on 23rd November 2023. 

It was an evening of deep discussions, thought-provoking conversations, knowledge sharing, valuable insight, and information presented by three credible speakers, all specialists in their own lanes of Artificial Intelligence. 

But where did the concept come from?

Martin Carmody comments, It’s pivotal that we understand where others can support us and through my years of consulting and being involved in various agencies, this has never been clearer to me. There is a trio of agencies that support and underpin the event. Wirebox – Technical Development agency, Interdirect – PR and Digital Comms agency and finally, Stratos – brand and creative agency.

All agencies and teams complement one another, drawing upon each other’s strengths and leaning on our core proposition. From Brand, digital, comms and marketing I’m proud to have the opportunity to work alongside some of the very best talent, teams, brands, and cultures and that is exactly why ‘Picture This’ was born.

Picture This - Phil

‘Picture This’ is a platform we’ve created to bring like-minded people, peers, friends, and partners together. It’s an open stage to explore our thoughts and discuss topics and subject matters collectively.

As part of this, we give people the power, letting our audience shape and craft each event. It’s an immersive, community-based approach to thought leadership, where everyone can have a voice.” 

After the success of Picture This Part 1 earlier this year, we gathered feedback from our audience to understand what they wanted to see and hear more of in our next event. It was no surprise that the subject we all wanted to dive deeper into was: Artificial Intelligence. 

Picture This - Matthew Pres

A hot topic

Earlier in November, Bletchley Park was proud to host the Global AI Safety Summit and it was a huge stage for International Governments, leading AI Companies, and research experts to come together to discuss and understand how to grip and tackle any potential AI risks to ensure it develops safely in the years ahead. 

We’re sure this was a huge privilege for Bletchley Park, not to mention the kudos and awareness it provided for Milton Keynes.

What’s clear to us is that we need to embrace AI. 

It’s here and it won’t stop there and we’re all continually trying to demystify where AI can support, enhance, and be applied to our businesses, brands and cultures.

Picture This Audience

On the night we explored, discussed, and presented real-life experiences, knowledge, and opportunities that we believe would open minds and add value to our businesses, teams, and cultures. Wrapping up the session with a live Q&A panel run by Interdirect’s, Nick Mann. We then opened the room and encouraged our guests to get involved in the conversation – A super debate, great questions and such valuable responses from our three speakers. 

So who were the speakers?

Phil Hill is a photographic artist, lecturer, writer, and researcher whose projects have been published and exhibited internationally.

Matt Eustace is Head of Solutions Engineering for AI-powered insight specialist Aiimi and is one of its group founders. 

Matthew Maxwell has been involved in most corners of the design world. Currently pursuing a PhD in AI Art & Design at Middlesex University.

Picture This Speakers

So what’s next?

After such a great event and such positive feedback already, it’s now time to use this to shape the subject matter of our next instalment of Picture This. Tell us what you would like to see.

In the meantime, AI is a conversation that will undeniably continue. We feel a little bit more prepared for what’s coming next and also looking forward to understanding it more as it evolves ever faster. 

So, stay on the lookout for Picture This – Part 3. Coming to Milton Keynes in Spring 2024!