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  • Start Date:2nd November 2018
  • Start Time:10:30 am
  • End Date:2nd November 2018
  • End Time:16:30 pm
  • Location:Manchester Technology Centre, MSP Tech Incubator, Oxford Road, M1 7ED
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Digital Revolution Conference 2018

Digital Revolution is Manchester Digital's annual conference now in it's 4th year & taking place on the 2nd November 2018.
 
Digital Revolution is where we look at global trends and events and understand the impact that they will have on our regions digital and technology businesses in the coming years.
 
It is a great chance to network with like-minded individuals who are motivated by progress and want to get a glimpse into the future of their businesses. 
 
We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available to meet all budgets. If you are interested in sponsoring this event please email [email protected]
 
Tickets are now on sale and are priced at £12 + VAT for Manchester Digital members and £24 + VAT for non-members.
 
The full agenda can be found below:
 
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
Tom Cull, Vice-Chair, Manchester Digital
Shaun Fensom, board member, Manchester Digital
Hilary Stephenson, board member, 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

Showcases include:

Robotics
AR & VR
Analytics
AI & Machine Learning
Blockchain
Productivity Tools

 
16:30 Event close

 

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