Friday 14 January 2022

Virtual Conference: Digital Transformation


Digital Transformation
4th-5th May 2022


Another great virtual conference for industry and academia in collaboration with DIGIT Lab a UKRI Next Stage Digital Economy Research Centre !

"The UK must build on its innovative foundations and focus on leading the way to a future underpinned by the next generation of responsible technologies."
Esra Kasapoglu
Director of AI and Data Economy, Innovate UK

TEDx style virtual pre-conference Thought Leadership event
Prof Alan Brown, Digital Economy, University of Exeter

The Conference Days!

We explored why research in the digital world is fundamentally different and what that means for the future of research. This session offered insights especially for early career researchers into their future challenges and opportunities and showed ways in which they can join the Digital Transformation community.

Please click on the speaker names to find their profiles, synopsis and recordings

10:00 - 10:05    Prof Tim Whitley, MD Applied Research and Adastral Park will be opening the conference. 

10:05 - 10:15    Esra Kasapoglu, UKRI Director,  AI & Data Economy, "Why is research in the digital world so different – the UKRI view". 

10:15 - 10:30   Prof Gerard Parr MBE, UEA, "Setting the Scene and Vision for the EPSRC DIGIT Lab Project". 

10:30 - 10:45    Dr Sally Howes OBE,  of the University of East Anglia (UEA) Council, Advisory Board of DIGIT Lab, and many more speaking on "The importance of digital transformation in government".

10:45 - 11:00    Stephen Cassidy MA MInstP CEng FIET, BT, Behaviours, Organisations & Systems Research on "Digitisation Dynamics – maintaining the human and business connection through time: some critical research questions".

11:00 - 11:15    Dr Will Venters, LSE, on "How do we research digital transformation? Thoughts on qualitative research approaches".

11:15 - 11:30    Rahim Tafazolli, of  the Institute for Communications Systems (ICS), University of Surrey on "The role of 5G+ on future digital transformation strategies of large organisations". 

11:30 - 12:15    Panel Discussion: Research Challenges and Opportunities in Digital Transformation. 
  • Esra Kasapoglu
  • Dr Sally Howes OBE
  • Prof Gerard Parr MBE
  • Dr Will Venters
  • Rahim Tafazolli    

12:15 - 12:30    Prof Saeema Ahmed-KristensenCall for Action! Including opportunities of engagement for Early Career Researchers.  

With incredible activities around digital transformation happening all over the world, we asked the questions: What are the big impact opportunities where we can really make a difference? What are the barriers for big companies to make progress? Where does Digit Lab come in? And again this session offered opportunities especially for practitioners who deal with large amounts of data to join the Digital Transformation community.

Please click on the speaker names to find their profiles, synopsis and recordings

10:00 - 10:15    Kevin Lee, BT Chief Digital Officeropening Day2. 

10:15 - 10:30    Theo KanellosDirector Business Development and  Commercial Alliances, Zoetis on "The Opportunities for Digital Transformation in Animal Health". 

10:30 - 10:45    Yvonne Gallagher, Director, Digital, National Audit Office on "Lessons from Digital Transformation in Large Government Organizations". 

10:45 - 11:00    Dr Paul GoslingCTO Thales UK on "A Thales perspective on Future Digital Transformation Research Opportunities". 

11:00 - 11:15    Marc Geall, COO HANA Data & Analytics, T&I at SAP on "Helping Businesses become Intelligent Enterprise the sustained Digital Transformation". 

Joining us at the Hybrid Studio live: 

11:15 - 11:30     Prof Ben Azvine , Global head of security research and innovation at BT. Ben was our host for the "Security and Trust - How to empower and protect all users" conference in 2017. 5 years on he is catching us up on how Digital Transformation has impacted Cyber Security and Cyber Security Research. 

11:30 - 12:15    Panel Discussion: How to deliver impact in Digital transformation
Recording coming soon
  • Yvonne Gallagher
  • Dr Paul Gosling
  • Marc Geall
  • Prof Ben Azvine

12:15 - 12:30    Prof Alan BrownUniversity of Exeter, Call for Action! Including opportunities of engagement for people dealing with large amounts of data. 

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