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Thames Valley International Technology Conference Agenda

Held at the impressive Microsoft UK Headquarters, the conference will showcase the latest technological developments by innovative homegrown and international technology businesses.

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09.45 – 10.05
Central Conference Hall
Welcome & Opening remarks

Paul Briggs, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group
Chris Parker, Microsoft Ltd

Paul Briggs, Thames Valley Chief Executive, and host, Chris Parker, Director Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft, open the International Technology Conference 2014

10.05 – 10.25
Opening Keynote: Technology trends, challenges and business opportunities

Bryan Glick, Computer Weekly

Bryan Glick, Editor in Chief of Computer Weekly will set the scene for the conference offering analysis, and opinion on the growing impact of technology in all sectors of business and public life.

10.25 – 11.25
The convergence of traditional and digital

Ivan Dunleavy, Pinewood Shepperton plc
James Cox, Konami Digital Entertainment
Joan Vogelesang, Toon Boom Animation Inc.

Ivan Dunleavy, CEO of Pinewood film and television studios, home of the British film industry and James Cox, Head of Studios for Japanese gaming giant Konami share thoughts on the increasingly global and digital nature of the creative sector.

11.25 – 12.25
UK Space sector: Emerging technology, applications and commercial opportunities

Mark Moffat, Peregrine Semiconductor Europe
Stuart Martin, Satellite Applications Catapult

Mark Moffat, UK Managing Director of Berkshire based US semiconductor business Peregrine Semiconductor, and Stuart Martin, CEO of the Oxfordshire’s (Harwell) Catapult Satellite Applications present and discuss how commercial technologies can change the space industry and the significant role of space technology in our every day lives.

12.30 – 13.15
Break : Buffet lunch

Delegates will enjoy product demonstrations, video interviews, online feedback and business networking during a buffet lunch courtesy of your host Microsoft.

13.15 – 14.00
Trends & Challenges: Cyber Security, Data and Intellectual Property

Terry Greer-King, Cisco
Philip James, Pitmans

We rely on a vast array of networks to communicate and travel, power our homes, run our economy, and provide government services. Terry Greer-King, Director of Security for Cisco UK&I and Philip James, Technology Partner, Pitmans, discuss cyber security and the challenges of protecting personal, commercial and Government information.

14.00 – 14.45
The convergence of communications, healthcare and mobility

Simon Aldous, Polycom
Andrew Yuan, Hytera UK
Francis White , AliveCor

Trends in the communications sector are often hard to predict, but the significance of mobile devices in delivering solutions for sectors such as healthcare is widely accepted. Simon Aldous, Channels Director, UK & Ireland, Polycom, Andrew Yuan, UK Managing Director of leading China brand Hytera and Francis White, UK General Manager, AliveCor discuss key trends and the latest emerging technologies.

14.45 – 15.15
Break: Networking and refreshment

15.15 – 16.00
Sector Spotlight : Motorsport and advanced engineering

Richard Phillips, Silverstone
Naresh Chouhan, Truphone

Richard Phillips, Managing Director, of global brand Silverstone and Naresh Chouhan, Marketing Director, Truphone present an insight into the adoption of technology in motorsport and the significance of the UK’s advanced engineering supply chain.

16.00 – 16.45

Final Keynote: Investment trends and UK plc

Robert Driver, UKTI
Courtney Fingar, fDi Magazine
John Carroll, Santander

UK Trade & Investment Director for Technology, Innovation and Events, Bob Driver and Courtney Fingar, Editor in Chief, fDi Magazine, share opinion and analysis on global inward investment trends, and the future strategic sectors and Government priorities to build on the UK’s status as a leading international business location.

16.45 – 17.00
Closing Remarks

Paul Briggs, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group

Paul Briggs, provides the concluding remarks to the Thames Valleys International Technology Conference 2014 and announces details of the latest initiatives to promote the Thames Valley UK as the leading technology region in Europe.

18.30 – 21.30
4 * Holiday Inn, Winnersh
Conference Dinner

Joan Vogelesang, Toon Boom Animation Inc.

Our speaker is Joan Vogelesang, CEO of Toon Boom, winners of the Emmy® Engineering Award and 2011 Global Animation Software Entrepreneurial Company of the Year. Ms. Vogelesang is regularly invited as a guest speaker at international events. These include Asia Animation Conference, ChangZhou Animation Festival, HangZhou Animation Festival, eLearning Africa, FICCI, FRAMES and NASSCOM Animation India.

Held at the new Generation 4 Star Holiday Inn within 5 minutes drive of the conference. Open to delegates looking for a further opportunity to enjoy informal networking, fine dining (three course) and insights from days conference.


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