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Artificial intelligence, user experience and data protection take centre stage at FT Digital Learning Week

11 September 2017: The Financial Times kicks off this year’s Digital Learning Week (DLW) with a range of sessions looking at AI and machine learning through to sweeping data protection regulation changes underway in Europe.

Now in its sixth year, the award-winning event aims to inform, educate and inspire FT employees through a series of keynotes, panels, fireside chats and workshops. Sessions will take place in FT offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Manila, Beijing and Tokyo from September 11-15.

External speakers at this year’s event include Naotoshi Okada, Nikkei president & CEO; Claire Enders, founder, Enders Analysis; Tabitha Goldstaub, co-founder, CognitionX; Dmitry Shishkin, digital development editor, BBC World Service; Theo Balcomb, senior producer and creator of the New York Times' The Daily podcast; Matt Daniels, editor of visual newsletter, Polygraph; Alvin Chang, senior data reporter, Vox; Lam Thuy Vo, senior reporter, Buzzfeed News; Armie Bennett, CNN Philippines president; and Irene Jay Liu, APAC News Lab Lead, Google.

Darcy Keller, FT chief communications and marketing officer, said: “Digital Learning Week continues to be a key event in the FT calendar, with sessions designed to help our people gain valuable insights into the latest trends and forces shaping our world of work. The FT’s recent Employer of the Year recognition at the Digiday WorkLife Awards is testament to our dynamic and innovative culture, of which DLW is an essential component.”

FT presenters at DLW 2017 include CEO John Ridding; editor Lionel Barber; director of analytics Robin Goad; head of product for FT.com Gadi Lahav; FT economics leader writer Tim Harford; FT business columnist and associate editor Pilita Clark; US markets editor Robin Wigglesworth; global head of programmatic Jessica Barrett; Philippines operations director Janet Utting, and many others.

Follow along on Twitter at #FTDLW.


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About the Financial Times

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognized internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. In 2016 the FT passed a significant milestone in its digital transformation as digital and services revenues overtook print revenues for the first time. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of almost 860,000 and makes 60% of revenues from its journalism.