|10:30 - 11:00||Registration & networking|
|11:00 - 11:05||Welcome from Katie Gallagher, Managing Director, Manchester Digital|
|11:05 - 11:30||Special guest speaker to be announced shortly!|
|11:30 - 12:10||
City View: A reflection on the city's digital vision
This session will reflect on some highlights for the industry over the last 12 months and we will we take a good look at the GM Digital Strategy and discuss if it will really deliver the changes and advancements that we collectively need to become a leading global digital/tech city.
Panel discussion followed by Q & A.
Alison Ross, Chair, Manchester Digital
|12:10 - 13:10||Lunch|
|13:10 - 14:10||
Manchester: from strength to strength
The recent report released by Tech Nation claims that Manchester is a ‘Blockchain Hub’. We are also developing strong reputations in Cybersecurity, Healthtech, AI, Data Science, Robotics and AR. Our panel of experts will debate why these particular sub sectors are so valuable to Manchester and where Manchester’s strengths really lie. Is the sector in Manchester generalist or are there sector strengths?
There will be an engaging debate amongst the panelists before we open it up to the audience for Q&A.
|14:10 - 14:30||Refreshment break|
|14:30 - 15:30||
The Techlash: in conversation with Carl Miller.
Chaired by Michael Taylor, Manchester Metropolitan University
Carl is the Research Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos. Carl is also author of The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab. The session will look at how technology is damaging democracy; the risk to our homes and jobs and the effect of the shifting economic models on society and individuals. The session will provide fascinating insight into how traditional power is being diminshed by technology and who really holds the power now.
|15:30 - 16:30||
Digital Revolution showcase & Ice-creams
We will be showcasing all of the region's latest advancements in digital and tech. This session will provide you with a unique opportunity to play with the tech and meet the creators
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