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Digital Revolution Conference

Friday, 2 November 2018

10:30 to 16:30

Manchester Technology Centre, MSP Tech Incubator, Oxford Road, M1 7ED

Manchester Digital


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. 
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 - 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
AR: Chris Guerin, Short-CGI
Healthtech: Linda Whalley, Health Innovation Manchester

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

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:

AI & Machine Learning
Productivity Tools

16:30 Event close