08.00 - 08.50 - Registration, Breakfast & Networking
08.50 - 08.55 Welcome by Sam Booth, pro-manchester CEO
08.55 - 09.05 Trailblazing Tech at the heart of Greater Manchester
Anthony Morrow - OpenMoney
09.05 - 09.35 Debugging the Buzz Words - Metaverse and Web3 - and what they mean for business
John Toon - Beever and Struthers, Vlad-Andrei Porumb - University of Manchester, Clair Wescott - Fresh Digital, Dapo Ajisafe - Spac3d-VR
09.35 - 09.55 Digital Marketing - Who Controls the Data?
Paul Knight - Mills & Reeve
09.55 - 10.25 Talent in Tech - Recruitment Robots and Interviews with an Algorithm
Zoe Wallace - Agent Academy, Amul Batra - Northcoders, Ruby Melling - GSI, Graham Donoghue - Sykes Cottages
10.25 - 10.50 Coffee Break
10.55 - 11.25 Tech for Good - A Greater, Greener Greater Manchester
Rachel Kenyon - University of Manchester, Alex Colman - HGF, Toby Nolan - Candle, Paul Jepson - Ecosulis, Azhar Quaiyoom – Q Sustain Ltd, Tom McGillycuddy - Circa 5000
11.25 - 11.55 Retail - Embracing Omni and Multi Channel
Martyn Barrow - MID Communications, Sarah Bianchi - Arighi Bianchi, Emma Ford - Asda, Elizabeth Clark - Dream AI, Angela Gaskell - N Brown
11.55 - 12.05 Innovation GM - A blueprint for success
Lou Cordwell, Chair of GM LEP - Magnetic North
12.05 - 12.50 Trailblazing Tech Award Final - Live Demos
12.05 - 12.20: Spac3d-VR - Dami Akinbolue & Dapo Ajisafe
12.20 - 12.35: Dream Agility - Elizabeth Clark
12.35 - 12.50: Candle - Toby Nolan
12.50 - 13.45 Lunch
13.45 - 14.15 Fintech - Payment has never been easier, but is it safer?
David Gardner - TLT, Gareth Cleverly - Dacxi, Andy Taylor - Payful, Nicola Weedall - Hydr, Laura Pomfret - Financielle
14.15 - 14.35 Can urban innovation districts be more inclusive?
Prof. Elvira Uyarra, Professor of Innovation Studies - Alliance Manchester Business School
14.35 - 15.05 Cyber Security - There's no such thing as too much security
Chris Maguire - TechBlast & Business Cloud, Ed Hayes - TLT, Daniel Dresner - University of Manchester, Harman Singh - Cyphere, Prof. Elvira Uyarra, Alliance Manchester Business School
15.05 - 15.25 Future of us - where next?
Ant Morse - Virgin Media O2
15.25 - 15.30 Trailblazing Tech Award Winner & Close
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