Jakob Howard
Product & Operations Officer, Latent Logic

Jakob Howard completed his master’s degree in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford in 2015. He then spent 3 years working as an engineer at engineering consultancy Drive System Design in Leamington Spa, where he worked on the design and testing of electric motors for EVs and on simulating high speed electric actuators. He joined Latent Logic, a spin-out from the University of Oxford’s Computer Science department, in 2018 as the 10th employee in order to support the company’s operational and commercial activities. Soon after joining, Jakob took on the role of Project Manager for the OmniCAV project, which Latent Logic is leading. OmniCAV is a 2-year Innovate-UK funded project, involving 10 project partners from a range of industries, that will develop a simulation-based testing framework for the validation and certification of autonomous vehicle safety.

Speaker sessions


09:30 - 10:30

Leading in the age of AI & Data

Sponsored by Oxford Brookes

Union Hall

AI has the potential to transform industries.  It already has had a positive impact by helping improve manufacturing and quality of healthcare.  More recently AI has been also transforming the professional services sectors such as law, accountancy and human resources. The outcomes have included: increased productivity and margins, differentiated products and services, more jobs and increased growth.  New developments in AI and Data science have the potential to continue to help us maintain our global leadership position for many years to come.

In this session, we will hear how some of the companies at the heart of this AI and data revolution are innovating and disrupting our world and how our universities are contributing to supporting our companies to meet the challenge.

Speakers: Nigel Crook– Oxford Brookes University, Vaclav Potesil – Optellum and  Jakob Howard – Latent Logic

Chaired by Deborah Spencer– University of Oxford

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