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Web Science Institute Distinguished Founder: Priya Lakhani OBE - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Event

Priya Lakhani
14:00 - 16:00
13 March 2020
University of Southampton, Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this event, please email Sam Collins at .

Event details

The WSI is delighted to partner with Future Worlds to bring you a special one off event with Founder of Century, Priya Lakhani OBE, and Skills Champion for AI, Professor Dame Wendy Hall.

Due to the ongoing concerns with COVID-19 we have decided to postpone this event until further notice.

In this Distinguished event, Priya will share her inspiring entrepreneurial journey, followed by a conversation with WSI Director, Professor Dame Wendy Hall, where they will discuss Priya’s career and the use of AI in education before opening up a Q&A with the audience.

In 2008, Priya left her career as a barrister to launch a successful FMCG business, providing millions of meals and 35,000 vaccinations to the underprivileged. Priya was awarded Business Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009 and OBE in 2014 and has been a member of the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills’ Entrepreneurs’ Forum and sits on the UK government’s AI Council. As a founding CEO of award-winning company CENTURY, Priya uses education technology to cut teacher workloads and deliver top tier education to children around the world.

Dame Wendy says, “I’m very excited that Priya Lakhani has agreed to come here for our Distinguished Founder event. She’s an awesome entrepreneur who has started several companies, her latest being CENTURY which is all about the use of AI in education. I would encourage So anyone who’s interested in this topic or wants to be an entrepreneur should really come to come to this event.”

14:00 - Checkin

14:15 - Take your seats

- Priya Lakhani OBE

- Dame Wendy Hall

15:15 - Networking and refreshments

16:00 - Event ends


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