Ali Shah


Ali is an effective leader with global delivery experience. Provides industry insight shapes technology strategy and facilitates business change and execution of strategy. Focused on innovations that will transform the BBC into an Internet fit organisation.

Shaping the BBC‘s strategy for automation and intelligent systems. Interest in deep learning, CUI’s, A.I. Separating the hype from reality, and supporting the BBC in understanding the business and societal impact.

Ali manages the BBC’s Blue Room consumer & media technology labs, and the BBC’s Edge Technology Group. Represents the BBC in the Digital Production Partnership at a governance level. He has spoken on behalf of the BBC at industry events: Royal Television Society, Radio Academy, Digital Production Partnership, International Broadcasting Convention; and at the United Kingdom Parliament. Co-authored a number of publications on behalf of the BBC and the DPP.

Ali has experience in hostile environments. Builds strong relationships across diverse cultures, languages and nationalities. A trusted partner relied on during complex, high-risk business change programmes. Proven track record in negotiation with strong commercial acumen. Strategic thinker with the ability to communicate complex ideas and concepts, coupled with a history of successful delivery and people development.

To book Ali Shah as the keynote speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Ali is known to cover the following topics:

  • Deep Learning
  • The BBC
  • British Media
  • Royal Television Society