July 13th

09:00 - 10:00 Registration

Registration and refreshments on arrival.

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome

10:10 - 11:00

Opening keynote

James  Plunkett 

Concert Hall 10:10 - 11:00
Digital transformation in context: You’re part of something - but what is it?

Throughout history, intrepid reformers have driven profound changes in the way we govern our society. So what can we learn from this work for digital transformation today? James will share thoughts from his writing and over a decade leading public policy and digital work, showing why - despite the hard yards - we can be optimistic about change.

11:00 - 11:10 Break

11:10 - 12:00

Second keynote

Shabira  Papain 

Concert Hall 11:10 - 12:00
Inclusive design: Luxury or must have?

Shabira will make the case for why inclusive design is a must have that can be achieved even in the most fast-paced organisations. In this session she'll explore what we mean by inclusive design; discuss its merits/challenges and share practical ways you can embed inclusion thinking into your service and product design. 

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:30

Concert Hall

Lecture Theatre

Carol Nash Room

14:30 - 14:45 Break

14:45 - 16:15

Concert Hall

Lecture Theatre

Carol Nash Room

16:15 - 16:30 Break

16:30 - 17:30

Closing Keynote

Nadieh  Bremer 

Concert Hall 16:30 - 17:30
Visualising Connections

In this talk Nadieh will guide us through her design process for creating interactive data visualizations. Using examples from her personal and client projects, she will showcase the unique nature of each connection and the creative, iterative, and custom approach required to reveal their intricacies.


Drinks on us from 5.30pm at the BrewDog Manchester Outpost, Oxford Rd.