|10:30 - 11:00||Registration & networking|
|11:00 - 11:05||Welcome from Katie Gallagher, Managing Director, Manchester Digital|
|11:05 - 11:30||
This keynote talk from a large organisation (to be announced on the day) will cover their vision for Manchester; why the organisation chose this city for their expansion; what Manchester will bring to their organisation and what they can add to the ecosystem in terms of innovation and employment. It will also cover their hopes for becoming part of the community here; how they hope to collaborate and partner with other organisations and what their vision is for their own internal transformation. This will be an insightful talk from a fascinating organisation and is definitely not to be missed. There will be time for questions from the audience at the end of the talk.
|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 - 12:30||Manchester Digital launch of new initiative|
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 - 14:30||
Manchester: from strength to strength
Everyone knows the Greater Manchester digital and technology industry has strengths in ecommerce, marketing technologies and software development.
Which emerging technologies such as Cybersecurity, Healthtech, AI, Data Science, Robotics and AR will impact Manchester the most and enhance its global reputation?
Our panel of experts will discuss which technologies are the most valuable to Manchester and where we are showing genuine strength.
There will be an engaging debate amongst the panelists before we open it up to the audience for Q&A.
Data Science: Steve Miller, BJSS
|14:30 - 14:45||Refreshment break|
|14:45 - 15:45||
The Techlash: in conversation with Carl Miller.
Hosted by Michael Taylor, Manchester Metropolitan University
Carl is author of The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab. Carl is also the Research Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos. 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.
|15:45 - 16:30||
Networking and ice-creams
There'll be an opportunity to buy a copy of Carl Miller's book, network and make new connections and enjoy some ice creams on us!
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