What's on?

Join us on Friday 12 June for a day of virtual talks and workshops on a range of tech topics, including:

  • VR and XR
  • Game design
  • Social media
  • Cyber security
  • User research 

See the full timetable

Session details

 

Timetable (all times BST / UTC+01.00)

10.00am (Petra room)

Welcome

​Nick Petford

Vice Chancellor, University of Northampton

Welcome

10.15am - 10.45am (Machu Picchu room)

The Digital Imaginary

David Blandy

The Digital Imaginary

10.15am - 10.45am (Petra room)

Agile in HR, OD and Change

​Perry Timms

Founder and Chief Energy Officer, PTHR 

Agile in HR, OD and Change

10.15am - 12.15pm (Workshop Room)

User Research: Why Bother?

This workshop is now sold out. Attendees will receive joining instructions direct from Hippo Digital.

Leah Thompson

User Researcher, ​Hippo Digital

Dean Hanley

Principal Consultant, Hippo Digital

User Research: Why Bother?

11.00am - 11.30am (Petra room)

The Death of Social Media? (2.0)

​Ken Punter

Founder, Oppidium

The Death of Social Media? (2.0)

11.00am - 11.30am (Machu Picchu room)

Digital Learning Across Boundaries

​Dr Helen Caldwell, Dr Emma Whewell, Beth Garrett and Grant Malloch

University of Northampton

Digital Learning Across Boundaries

11.45am - 12.15pm (Petra room)

Online learning - planned development and emergency solutions

Mark Parrish

Managing Director, Cortexa

Online learning - planned development and emergency solutions

11.45am - 12.15pm (Machu Picchu room)

Game Design | Art | Heritage

​Judi Alston

Creative Director and CEO, One to One Development Trust

Andy Campbell

Digital Director, One to One Development Trust

Game Design | Art | Heritage

12.15pm - 1.15pm

Lunch

​Join the conversation on Twitter by following @diginorthampton and using the hashtag #MergedFutures2020

1.15pm - 1.30pm (Petra room)

CityFibre - a word from our sponsors

1.30pm - 2.00pm (Petra room)

Cyber Security - vital for all!

​Heather Cowley

Digital Delivery and Cyber Engagement Manager, Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Cyber Security - vital for all!

1.30pm - 2.00pm (Machu Picchu room)

Web XR State of the ARt

Nicolò Carpignoli

Web XR Developer, Chialab

Web XR State of the ARt

2.15pm - 2.45pm (Petra room)

Humanisation in a Digital World

Steve Walsh

Managing Director, We Jump Higher

Dave Hill

Head of Engagement, We Jump Higher

Humanisation in a Digital World

2.15pm - 2.45pm (Machu Picchu room)

Electric Power to the People

​Cecil Gray

Director of Business Development, Liberty Charge

Electric Power to the People

3.00pm - 3.30pm (Petra room)

Closing Panel: Collaborate to Innovate

Chaired by ​Charlotte Patrick, University of Northampton

Featuring:

  • James Cushing (CityFibre)
  • Clare Elsby (Elsby & Co / Federation of Small Businesses)
  • Patrice Seuwou (University of Northampton)
  • Sean Toru (Toru Interactive)
Closing Panel: Collaborate to Innovate

3.30pm - 3.35pm (Petra room)

Digital Northampton awards

​We're giving prizes to the best #MergedFutures2020 tweeters and some of our most enthusiastic advocates in the community.

3.35pm - 4.00pm (Petra room)

Interactive Quiz

​A fun virtual quiz hosted by Lucy Cox