25 - 26 April 2018 / Manchester Central

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IP EXPO Manchester

The Number ONE Enterprise IT Event Series

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Welcome to IP EXPO Manchester 2018!

IP EXPO Manchester is part of Europe's number ONE Enterprise IT event series, for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive their business forward.

The event showcases brand new exclusive content and senior level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT. IP EXPO Manchester now incorporates six events under one roof including: Cloud & IoT, Cyber Security Manchester, Networks & Infrastructure , Data & Analytics, DevOps and AI .

IP EXPO Manchester takes place on 25-26 April 2018 at Manchester Central, Manchester.

    IP EXPO Manchester also incorporates Cyber Security Manchester.

CS18-Manchester DATES

Wednesday 25 April 2018: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 26 April 2018: 9:30am - 4:00pm

IP EXPO Manchester 2018 Speakers

Robert Hannigan
Robert Hannigan

Former Director GCHQ, the world’s leading cyber security agency

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Robert Hannigan

Robert Hannigan was Director of GCHQ, the UK government’s largest intelligence and cyber agency, from 2014-17. Hannigan has a long history of involvement in cyber security and technology, having drawn up the UK’s first Cyber Security Strategy and outlined the government’s ambition of making the UK ‘the safest place to live and do business online’. He set up the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre as part of GCHQ, which was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth in 2017, and launched the active cyber defence programme for the UK in 2016.

Hannigan strongly promoted technical skills in his leadership team and his term as Director saw the biggest internal transformation of GCHQ since the end of the Cold War. Hannigan served as Security Adviser to the UK Prime Minister from 2007-10, giving advice on counter terrorism and intelligence matters. As Head of Intelligence, Security and Resilience in the UK Government’s Cabinet Office, he was responsible for the funding and oversight of the three UK intelligence agencies.

For nearly ten years Hannigan lived in Belfast and worked on the Northern Ireland Peace Process as Tony Blair’s principal civil service adviser. He was responsible for negotiations with the political parties and paramilitaries, as well as liaison with the US, Irish and other Governments. He is the only civil servant credited with great creativity in Tony Blair’s autobiography.

He has a particular interest in Bletchley Park, where he is a Trustee, its codebreaking and the birth of computing. He caused international controversy by criticising social media companies on his first day in office at GCHQ but has also spoken at MIT in defence of strong encryption. Hannigan is widely credited with opening up the secret world of GCHQ and explaining its work, inviting the media in for the first time. He has championed diversity and inclusion as part of his wider campaign to foster cyber skills. He was the first intelligence agency head to address the Stonewall workplace conference, during which he apologised for the treatment of Alan Turing and other LGBT staff. Hannigan has been recognised for his work in promoting women in technology, BAME recruitment and neuro-diversity.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and a member of the Ministry of Defence Innovation Advisory panel with Ron Dennis and Tim Peake. He is an adviser to BlueVoyant LLC and McKinsey & Co.

Dr Hannah Fry
Dr Hannah Fry

Lecturer in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL

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Dr Hannah Fry

Dr Hannah Fry is a lecturer in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL. She works alongside a unique mix of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, architects and geographers to study the patterns in human behaviour - particularly in an urban setting. Her research applies to a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism.

Alongside her academic position, Hannah is an experienced public speaker giving conference keynotes and taking the joy of maths into theatres and schools. Hannah’s mathematical expertise has led to the development of fascinating documentaries including ‘Britain’s Greatest Invention ’, ‘Horizon: How to Find Love Online’, ‘Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Future’, ‘City in the Sky’ (BBC2), ‘Trainspotting Live’, ‘The Joy of Data’, ‘Climate Change By Numbers’ and ‘Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing’ (BBC4). For radio, Hannah presents ‘Music By Numbers’ (BBC R1), ‘The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry’ and ‘Computing Britain’ (BBC R4).

As an author, Hannah has written two books: ‘The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus: The Mathematics of Christmas’ (Transworld, 2016) which followed ‘The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation’ (Simon & Schuster/ Ted, Feb 2015) in which Hannah brings together mathematical equations to provide answers to such questions as: What’s the chance of us finding love? What's the chance that it will last? How does online dating work, exactly? When should you settle down? How can you avoid divorce? When is it right to compromise? Can game theory help us decide whether or not to call?

James Akrigg
James Akrigg

Head of Technology for Partners

Microsoft Ltd

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James Akrigg

James has worked in and around the IT industry for over 29 years, which includes the last 14 years at Microsoft in the UK. His passion for technology and what it can do to deliver real value and benefit to businesses of all sizes and to individuals is clear to see when he presents and meets with Microsoft partners and customers. James is able to simplify how to use a mix of technologies to deliver solutions in today’s challenging business environments.

Ian Massingham
Ian Massingham

Worldwide Lead, AWS Technical & Developer Evangelism

Amazon Web Services

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Ian Massingham

Ian Massingham leads Technical and Developer Evangelism at Amazon Web Services and has been working with cloud computing technologies since 2008. He and his team around the world work with developers and technical end-users within AWS customers of all sizes, from start-ups to large enterprises, to increase awareness and adoption of AWS cloud services amongst developers.
Ian and his team team are prolific conference speakers and participate in a wide variety of developer confernces, meetups and other developer communities in order to connect with developers and inform, inspire and educate them about AWS. As an individual technologist, Ian has a special interest in the development of Connected Device and IoT applications, and in serverless architecture patterns for the deployment of applications in the AWS Cloud.
Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, covering operations and engineering within internet hosting, internet access, telecommunications and cloud service providers. Prior to joining AWS, he led a systems engineering team for an integrated software and hardware company that focused on the creation of cloud computing services with telecommunications and IT service providers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa region.

Angie Ma
Angie Ma

Founder

ASI Data Science

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Angie Ma

Dr Angie Ma - Dr Angie Ma is the co-founder and COO of ASI Data Science. Since being founded in 2014, ASI Data Science has completed more than 100 commercial data science projects in multiple industries and sectors and is regarded as a leading data science company in Europe. Along with building the world's best data science platform, SherlockML, ASI also runs a Fellowship for PhD's and Post-Doc's, to help them become data scientists. Angie is passionate about applying AI to solve real world applications that generate business value for companies and organisations. Prior to founding ASI Data Science, Angie, who has a PhD in Physics, was a researcher in nanotechnology working on developing optical detection for medical diagnostics.

Margriet Groenendijk
Margriet Groenendijk

Developer Advocate

IBM

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Margriet Groenendijk

Margriet is a Data Scientist and Developer Advocate for IBM. She has an academic background in climate research where she explored large observational datasets of carbon uptake by forests and the output of global scale weather and climate models. Now she explores ways to simplify working with diverse data using cloud databases, data warehouses, Spark, and Python notebooks.

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