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INDUSTRY SUMMIT AGENDA

The UK economy and technology industry is going through unprecedented change. The aim of the summit is to share the success and achievements of TechWorks in the last 12 months and to look forward to the challenges and opportunities that the Deep Tech sector offers us and how we plan to leverage these by forming new collaborative networks.

12:00

Registration
Welcome buffet lunch
Welcome –Alan Banks, CEO Techworks
Opening Address – Sir Hossein Yassaie, TechWorks Chairman of the Board
A ‘new dawn’ for TechWorks, inc. video – Looking back at our Success in 2019 (including partnerships) – Alan Banks, CEO Techworks
Technology Skills – Stew Edmondson
Diversity & Inclusion – Jim Nicholas & Leesa Kingman

14:00

Overcoming the challenges of a new technology revolution in established industries

The theme of this section is to recognise the achievements of our established industries but show what contribution Techworks has made to help them overcome challenges as the world changes around them. e.g Cyber security in Automotive

TechWorks Networks & Introduction – Alan Banks, CEO Techworks
Automotive – Paul Jarvie & Dr. Stephen Lambert, AESIN Chair
Internet of Things – John Moor & Dr. Stephen Pattison, IoT Security Foundation Chair
Manufacturing, Supply & Engineering Design – Chris Bennett & Leesa Kingman

14:50 Break

15:15 

Supporting the UK Economy to grow beyond Brexit – with exploitation of new and emerging technologies invented in the UK

The theme of this section is to talk about the challenges the industry faces post Brexit and the opportunities that new collaborative networks provided by Techworks bring to make our economy stronger and support growth and global reach

Emerging Deep Tech opportunities and alignment to UK Gov’t Strategy – Alan Banks, CEO Techworks
Engineering AI Systems: Too important to leave to chance – Bashir Mohammed Ali Al-Hashimi, University of Southampton
User experience – Jim Nicholas, Uniphy
Opportunities for Technology in the Life Sciences Sector – Penny Owen, NPL
Funding for Technology Companies – Patrick Magee (British Business Bank)
New Innovate UK Technology report and Electech 2.0 – Tony King-Smith, Electech UK

16:40    Close

EVENING AGENDA

18:30     Champagne Reception
19:30 – Gala Dinner

– Opening welcome from Alan Banks
– Awards – Guest Speaker, Penny Power OBE
– After dinner party & networking

01:00     Close