Agenda revealed for Trailblazing Tech Conference

Wednesday, 13th February 2019

Blog by Mel Hill, pro-manchester comms manager

Our Trailblazing Tech Conference is just five weeks away, and we’re delighted to reveal the day’s full agenda.

Packed with great sessions throughout the day, we’ve got experts from a wide range of sectors using technology to improve either the lives of them and their colleagues, or the lives of their customers who will be taking to the stage.

Read on for our jam-packed agenda…

08.00 – 08.45                            Registration and networking

08.45 – 09.00                            Welcome

09.00 – 09.20                           The perfect blend of tech and human interaction

                                                       Garry Prior – The Hut Group

09.20 – 09.50                           [PANEL] Can automation be personal?

                                                       Mark Robinson – Finch, Sam Barton – OpenMoney, James Touzel – TLT

09.50 – 10.10                            Digital transformation for every size of business

                                                       Anna Dick – Hiring Hub

10.10 – 10.40                             [PANEL] How Manchester is attracting the best tech talent 

                                                        Zee Somji – The Hut Group, Amy Lynch – Thoughtworks, more speakers TBA

10.40 – 11.00                             Coffee break

11.00 – 11.20                             Insights from the UK’s FinTech envoy

                                                       David Duffy – Yorkshire Bank

11.20 – 11.50                             [PANEL] Future of FinTech

                                                      Simon Carter – Together, David Gardner – TLT,  Anthony Morrow – OpenMoney,

                                                     Nield Pederson – MMU

11.50 – 12.10                          The spies are coming…
                                                      (welcoming the National Centre for Cyber Security to Manchester)

                                                     Speaker confidential until day of event

12.10 – 12.30                            Live demonstration of hacking techniques

                                                      Paul Mason – Secarma

12.30 – 13.30                            Lunch

13.30 – 13.50                            Responsible AI in financial services: building a trust

                                                      Kate Rosenshine, Microsoft

13.50 – 14.20                            [PANEL SESSION TO BE REVEALED]

14.20 – 14.40                            Opportunities of voice recognition

                                                       Caroline Canty & Pat Cavanagh – Apadmi

14.40 – 15.10                             Autonomous vehicles: how Manchester is leading the way

                                                      Paul Knight – Mills & Reeve & Joe Flanagan – University of Salford

15.10 – 15.40                             [PANEL] Trailblazing Technology

                                                      Panellists to be revealed soon

15.40 – 16.00                            Using machine learning to solve everyday problems

                                                      Dr Ilaria Gori – Digital Bridge

Tickets for our conference are booking fast, and with our agenda announcement, we’re sure it won’t be long until we have another sell-out event!

If you’d like to join us alongside the wealth of experts above, book now to avoid disappointment.