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ANS Data & AI Hackathon

  • Monday 4th December & Tuesday 5th December 2023
  • 10am - 4pm
ANS Office

Please note that this is an exclusive invitation-only event.

Please register your interest below and one of our team will be in touch!

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ANS Data & AI Hackathon

Our hack is a concentrated, highly productive two-day event, providing an opportunity for your developers, designers, and architects to dive deep into solutions which may benefit your organisation.

At ANS, we believe these hacks offer a versatile approach suitable for a broad range of projects, from delving into the realm of possibilities to hands-on development.

Here is what you can expect from our event:

– Collaborate with industry experts: Dive deep into AI with experts from Microsoft & ANS.

– Market insights: Discover the latest solutions gaining traction.

– Tech talks: Explore current tech capabilities, future roadmaps, and partner innovations.

– Networking galore: Connect from delivery to exec levels at our networking evening entertainment with food and drinks.

Our team will be there to offer invaluable guidance and advice on technology, products, architecture, design, and best practices,

Don’t miss out on this opportunity – register your interest now!

Meet our Hosts.

Arif Rahman

Head of Data

Arif Rahman, our Head of Data, has a proven track record of delivering top-quality data solutions to clients in both the public and private sectors. He is dedicated to providing sustainable and adaptable data solutions that can withstand the test of time. Arif has held various roles at ANS, including data service lead, data engineer, and data architect.

Chris Huntingford

Director of Innovation

Chris is new to ANS as Director of Innovation, with various experiences as an architect in Power Platform and Low Code. Chris is bringing his focus on creating ecosystems that help organisations modernise and optimise how they work with technology platforms to form an ecosystem that enables people to innovate and solve retail business problems safely.

Rob Cottrill

Technology Director

As Technology Director, Rob is passionate about demonstrating the real-world value of digital transformation and helping customers realise value from their data. With over 12 years’ experience in the industry, he’s worked in multiple roles across the business including on some of ANS’ first cloud solutions for customers. Rob is responsible for helping organisations modernise their current data platforms from helping to define and build data strategy’s right through to commercial and technical designs.

Jason Earnshaw

Low Code Practice- General Manager

With over a decade of experience in Power Platform solutions, Jason is an ANS Low Code Manager passionate about helping organisations build a low-code ecosystem to empower their people to modernise how they work. As a previous Principal Architect at ANS and a Customer Success Manager at Mendix, Jason strongly focuses on Low Code delivery and adoption, working alongside some of the largest companies and understanding what it takes to succeed with Low Code.

Robin Lester


Robin Lester is a Cloud Solutions Architect (CSA) at Microsoft focused on developing AI capabilities and cloud data practices among our partner ecosystems. Helping partners understand Machine Learning technologies, Data Warehousing and Database systems and separating the possible from improbable and the fact from the fiction. A firm believer in the democratization of technology and using tech to solve complex problems.