Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 4/2/2020 18:304/2/2020 20:00Hinton LecturePrince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

The next flagship Hinton Lecture will see the Academy's President, Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE talking to John Giannandrea about his career and achievements at Apple, where he oversees the AI strategy right across the tech giant and is leading the way on developments that are placing artificial intelligence applications at the heart of consumer computing.


6.00pm Registration 
6.30pm Introduction 
Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President, Royal Academy of Engineering 
6.35pm In conversation with John Giannandrea, Senior Vice-President, Machine Learning and AI Strategy, Apple
7.35pm Drinks reception
8.00pm Drinks reception closes
8.05pm Dinner (Pre-paid guests only)
9.50pm Dinner closes


John joined Apple in 2018 and oversees the strategy for artificial intelligence and machine learning across the company. Prior to Apple, John spent eight years at Google where he led the Machine Intelligence, Research and Search teams. Before this he co-founded two technology companies, Tellme Networks and Metaweb Technologies. John graduated from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland where he earned a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Science, and was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa.



Lecture tickets cost £12.00 each excluding VAT. Students can attend free of charge.

Dinner and lecture tickets cost £57.00 each excluding VAT. Please note places are limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. You will need to book your tickets in advance of the event.

All cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to the Academy Events Team. A request for cancellation (and refund) will be accepted up to Tuesday 21 January 2020. Royal Academy of Engineering must make commitments to suppliers at that time and changes will result in additional costs or penalties. If the cancellation request is received after the deadline, we cannot issue a refund.

Venue and accessibility

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