The cHeRries Conference

The cHeRries Conference

Thursday 13th June, 2024

P&J Live, Aberdeen

The cHeRries Conference in association with Mattioli Woods was established in 2021, complimenting the already successful cHeRries Awards.

The conference endeavours to support Human Resources professionals and Business Leaders nurture excellence in people and organisational effectiveness. 

Human Resources is in perpetual motion — a dynamic relationship of technological advancements, shifting demographics and evolving workplace dynamics.

Delegates at this year’s conference will engage in workshops, panel discussions and networking sessions, where shared insights will ripple far beyond the walls of the conference centre.

Our sessions for the day are as follows:

Tomorrow’s AI Workplace – sponsored by Mattioli Woods
Join us for a unique session on how you can maintain your talent in the workplace using artificial intelligence (AI) and technology. By looking at your current talent management and where you want to grow, we will discuss how new technology and AI can positively impact retention through talent management, identifying succession.

Thrive Don’t Survive – sponsored by Hunter Adams
Whilst we cannot predict the future, one thing we can be sure of is that the world of work is changing. Join us as we look ahead and unpack the trends that could transform the workplace and the way we work, giving an informed perspective on how to thrive, not just survive.

AI: Real Challenges – sponsored by Burness Paull
The potential for AI to revolutionise the workplace is undeniable. The ability to automate repetitive tasks, reduce costs and increase efficiency are all widely recognised as benefits that AI can bring. However, AI can also pose challenges where it is misused, misunderstood or misapplied. Join us for a unique and interactive session which explores some of the employment law challenges that AI may bring and discuss with us how these may be overcome.

Maximise Your Impact – sponsored by Lang&Co
Our workshop will see delegates introduced to Lumina Spark. The workshop will give delegates an opportunity to explore their personality, in particular their over extensions. Over extending can result in negative impact to self and others and increased stress. Together whilst networking we will explore our over extensions as well as other areas of our personality.

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Keynote Speaker

  • Prof Georgios Leontidis

    Prof Georgios Leontidis is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Data and AI and holds a Personal Chair in Machine Learning at the University of Aberdeen. Georgios is a member of the leadership group with the Scottish AI Alliance, a Turing Academic Liaison, and the co-chair of a Specialist Advisory Group on applications of AI in Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture policy, commissioned by the Scottish Government. He leads several large projects, including co-directing the new £11M UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Agriculture (SUSTAIN), co-leading the AI in the Biosciences BBSRC Network (AIBIO-UK), and leading the EPSRC Enhancing Agri-Food Transparent Sustainability (EATS) project. He collaborates extensively with various companies on impact and innovation-related projects, such as Siemens Energy, Angus Growers, and previously Tesco.

    Georgios is a computer scientist and engineer by education with a strong interest in both foundations and applications of machine learning models. Before joining Aberdeen, he was an academic with the University of Lincoln, and before that a Senior Data Scientist with IBA Dosimetry GmbH in Germany.

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