|10:30 - 11:00||Registration & networking|
|11:00 - 11:05||Welcome from Katie Gallagher, Managing Director, Manchester Digital|
|11:05 - 11:50||
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
|11:50 - 12:10||Refreshment break|
|12:10 - 13:00||
Technology is currently seen as being at the root of many societal ills; whether damaging democracy by creating platforms that can be manipulated for political gain, taking over our jobs and homes or our obsessive use of devices - the average user touches their phone 2,617 times a day. This panel looks at whether we are merely going though a period of adaptation or if we really need to alter our current course and take more control over what technology means for our future.
Chaired by Michael Taylor, MMU
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch & networking|
|14:00 - 15:00||
Emerging Technologies: the recent report released by Tech Nation claims that Manchester is a ‘Blockchain Hub’ and we are beginning to develop a strong reputation in healthcare, cyber, analytics, IoT and AI. This session delves into how true these claims are and also challenges the industry to set out what it believes are our regional strengths and how we should position ourselves in a global setting.
|15:00 - 16:00||
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
AR & VR
AI & Machine Learning