Tuesday 31st October 2017

Industry Insights & Futures

The Industry Insights & Futures track is aimed at business professionals and leaders within companies of every size. Start your day with a keynote session from Microsoft senior leaders on how technology will impact business and society and discover how building trust in the positive impact of technology will be essential, as we move into the new era of automation with AI.

You can then choose from a wide-range of different industry-specific sessions and hear from industry experts covering technology-driven disruption in retail, banking, manufacturing and the public sector including sessions on the future impact of quantum computing. 

You'll also be able to attend sessions from CTRL (Culture Through Real Leadership). CTRL's aim is to make developing people skills a first class concern within the technical world, bringing it out of the shadows and enhancing the leadership qualities through real, practical and honest guidance & conversation.


Day 1 :

October 31, 2017
08:00 - 09:30
Registration and Expo
09:30 - 11:00
Vision Keynote
Jean-PhilippeCourtois (Microsoft)HaiyanZhang (Microsoft Research)JuliaWhite (Microsoft)PanosPanay (Microsoft)ClareBarclay (Microsoft)
11:00 - 11:30
Break and transfer to breakout sessions. Hands-on Labs open
11:30 - 12:30
Industry Breakouts & Partner sessions in Expo
12:30 - 13:30
Expo and break for Lunch
13:30 - 14:30
Industry Breakouts & Microsoft & Partner sessions in Expo
14:30 - 15:00
Break and transfer to breakout sessions
15:00 - 16:00
Industry Breakouts & Microsoft & Partner sessions in Expo
16:00 - 16:30
Transfer to keynote. Hands-on Labs close
16:30 - 17:15
Quantum Computing Keynote
KrystaSvore (Microsoft Research)LeoKouwenhoven (Microsoft Research)
17:15 - 17:30
Interview with David Walliams, by Greg Williams, Editor of Wired
DavidWalliams OBE (Comedian, Children's Author & Comic Relief Trustee)GregWilliams (Wired)
17:45 - 19:00
Drinks reception in the Expo sponsored by Dell EMC

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