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Exploring AI’s global potential: Could AI boost economic productivity?

In this two-part series, Oxford Economics analysts and economists discuss the potential risks, roadblocks and rewards as we enter the Age of AI. We’ll consider how the development of Artificial Intelligence may affect the long-term growth of cities, industries and the global economy; how AI will reshape labour and skills; and how companies, governments and educational institutions should prepare. 

21st June 2023 – Exploring AI’s global potential: Could AI boost economic productivity?

Recent headlines about AI have focused on job displacement and labour disruption. But might AI be an important catalyst for longer-term growth? Join Oxford Economics’ Innes McFee, Adam Slater and Debra D’Agostino as they discuss the productivity cliff, changing global demographics and the potential implications of AI.    

Speakers: Debra D’Agostino, Adam Slater and Innes McFee

23rd June 2023 – Exploring AI’s global potential: What will set the pace and pattern for global AI adoption?

Despite the excitement generated by the likes of ChatGPT, the development and rollout of more powerful AI tools will be affected by a number of factors. In this second webinar of a two-part series on AI’s global potential, join Oxford Economics’ Abby Samp, Richard Holt and Debra D’Agostino as they discuss the geopolitical headwinds, skills issues and infrastructure challenges that will determine which sectors, cities and nations may lead or lag the AI revolution.  

Speakers: Debra D’Agostino, Abby Samp and Richard Holt

Note: Please note that each webinar will be held live at 3pm BST/ 10am NY Time. If you cannot make these timings, this series will be available on-demand once the series has concluded. If you register for either session, we will also be sharing the recording with you after the webinar has finished.

Debra D’Agostino

Managing Director, Thought Leadership; Co-Managing Director, Oxford Economics USA

+1 (646) 380 9454

Debra D’Agostino

Managing Director, Thought Leadership; Co-Managing Director, Oxford Economics USA

New York, United States

Debra D’Agostino founded Oxford Economics’ Thought Leadership division in 2011 and serves as its managing director. She oversees a global team of editors, researchers and analysts who conduct ground-breaking research programs in partnership with the world’s most forward-looking organizations, on topics ranging from business transformation, emerging technology, diversity and inclusion, talent and leadership to risk management and corporate finance. Debra also leads Oxford Economics’ global consulting business development team, serves as co-managing director for the firm’s operations in the Americas, and is a member of Oxford Economics’ global Senior Management Team.

Debra joined the firm from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research arm of the Economist Group, where she led the company’s business research department for the Americas. Prior to the EIU, she served as an editor and writer at CIO Insight, the award-winning business and technology strategy journal she helped launch at Ziff Davis Media in 2001. She holds a bachelor of science in journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Adam Slater
Adam Slater

Lead Economist

+44 (0) 1865 26 8934

Adam Slater

Adam Slater

Lead Economist

Oxford, United Kingdom

Adam Slater is a lead economist at Oxford Economics, responsible for contributing to and helping to communicate Oxford Economics’ global macroeconomic view, including writing for and helping edit regular publications. He has a particular interest in developments in financial markets. Before joining Oxford Economics, Adam spent more than ten years working as an economist and strategist in the City of London for Nomura, Rabobank, and Calyon.

Innes McFee
Innes McFee

Managing Director of Macro and Investor Services

+44 (0) 203 910 8028

Innes McFee

Innes McFee

Managing Director of Macro and Investor Services

London, United Kingdom

Innes McFee is the Managing Director of Macro and Investor Services, based in London. Innes oversees the activities of the Macro & Investor Services teams globally, including the Global Macro Forecast and Global Macro Service.

Innes joined Oxford Economics in 2017 after 6 years at Lloyds Banking Group as a Senior Economist. At Lloyds Innes was responsible for the economic scenarios underpinning the Group’s internal planning and stress testing; analysis of key risks; and developing Lloyds’ approach to multiple economic scenarios for IFRS9. In addition, Innes’ role included developing the Group’s capability in modelling macroeconomic fundamentals and UK banking markets and advising the Group Corporate Treasury on financial market developments.

Prior to joining Lloyds Innes was an Economic Advisor at HM Treasury where his roles included management of the UK’s foreign currency reserves; US economist; and G20 macroeconomic policy advisor. Innes has a first class undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Durham and a MSc in Economics from Warwick University.

Abby Samp

Director, Industry Subscription Services

+44 203 910 8008

Abby Samp

Director, Industry Subscription Services

London, United Kingdom

Abby is the Director of Global Industry Subscription Services, where she oversees service developments, helps shape the global industry overview and monitors and updates the forecast for the high-tech sector. Abby manages developments to Oxford Economics’ Global Industry Model (GIM), has extensive experience in modelling and scenario-based project work.

Abby has a BASc in Economics from McGill University in Montreal, where she graduated with great distinction and received the Hubert Marleau prize for top marks in economics. She also holds an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she graduated with distinction.”

Richard Holt

Director of Global Cities Research

+44 (0)203 910 8080

Richard Holt

Director of Global Cities Research

London, United Kingdom

Richard is a key member of our cities team, working on both our standard forecasting and scenario services and on bespoke consultancy projects for individual clients. He is particularly interested in the long-run drivers of regional and city performance, how these relate to macroeconomic factors, and whether or not policy interventions help to improve performance at the local and regional levels. Richard leads many of our flagship projects and presents regularly, both online and at conferences and other events.

His career has included spells in New York and Birmingham, England, with a variety of economic consultancies and forecasters. He is an independent director of the outdoor arts consortium Without Walls; a trustee of the Property Research Trust; and in 2020 was the joint winner of the prestigious Rybczynski Prize awarded by the Society of Professional Economists for the year’s best piece of writing on economics: How robots change the world: their impact on regional inequalities.

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