MAIN STAGE

MAIN STAGE

DATE: 21/06/23
TIME: 08:45-17:00

The TechNExt Main Stage will be a single stream of thought provoking conference talks from leaders in technology and related industries. The day is being designed to include a range of speakers and disciplines centred around the theme; technology, the future and us. Ticket costs £80 + VAT. Dynamo North East members will get a 20% discount on tickets. 

Around the festival theme of Technology, the future and us, the programme line up will cover three key themes – Innovation and HumansTechnology and ethics and Business, society and people: Getting the balance right.

There will be a mix of international keynote speakers and curated fireside chats that will bring North East business and community voices into the conversation.

The running order:

08:45: Arrival, networking and refreshments (with pastries and fruit)
09:30: Welcome to TechNExt and Part 1 – Innovation and Humans (Dave Coplin, Tilly Lockey, Panel: Unearthing tech innovations)
11:25: Break
11:45: Part 2 – Technology and Ethics (Paul Iske, Nell Watson, Fireside Chat: Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation)
13:15: Buffet lunch and networking
14:00: Part 3 – Business, Society and People (Anne-Marie Imafidon, Panel: Taking North East Tech Global)
15:15: Break
15:35: Part 4 – Business, Society and People cont. (Mala Kumar, Close)
16:30: Networking drinks

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SPEAKERS

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David Coplin

Nell Watson

Mala Kumar

“Bionic” Tilly Lockey

Paul Iske

Anne-Marie Imafidon

HOST

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Jamie Hardesty

FIRESIDE CHAT PANEL

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Roland Glancy

Russell Brown

Iain Farrell

Joanna Feeley

Darren Jobling

Dr Louise Sheridan

Kerry Sinclair

Wednesday 21st June

08:45AM

Sunderland City Hall

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