Organiser: Coventry University
Date: Wednesday, 5 December 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Coventry University
Coventry University Engineering Environment and Computing Building 1st Floor
Gulson Road
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Joining forces to create solutions: Digital Partnerships

Keynote speakers include:

Professor John Latham
Vice Chancellor, Coventry University; Innovate UK Board Member; Chair of University Alliance
Sarah Windrum
CEO and Co-founder of the Emerald Group; CWLEP Board Member; Vice Chair, Skills Board, Tech UK
Dr Mike Short
Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for International Trade

Midlands Enterprise Universities (MEU) is a partnership of universities - Birmingham City, Coventry, Derby, Lincoln, Nottingham Trent and Wolverhampton, working together to drive productivity across the Midlands.

This conference includes a range of speakers who will speak about the importance of embracing digital change across the Midlands, the business challenges the digital changes bring and how universities have been working in partnership to provide solutions to business needs.  A copy of the new publication about MEU’s digital expertise, including case studies, will also be available. The event will provide opportunities to consider how stakeholders and universities can work even closer together to put the Midlands at the forefront of the digital agenda and will give a great opportunity to network with a range of organisations.  Universities and several key businesses will be exhibiting and demonstrating digital expertise and solutions.


09:30- 10:00 Registration

10:05-10:05 Welcome

10:05-10:20 Key note 1: Midlands Enterprise Universities - creating the Digital Future        Professor John Latham, Vice Chancellor Coventry

10:20-10:50 Digital Expertise: Case Studies from Universities of Lincoln, Coventry, Wolverhampton

10:50-11:20 Key note 2: 21st Century Mobile and Digital Opportunities
Dr Mike Short CBE, Chief Scientific Adviser, DIT

11:20-11:50 Digital Expertise: Case Studies from Universities of BCU, NTU, Derby

11:50-12:10 Key note 3: What are the real digital challenges facing UK industry?
Sarah Windrum, CEO Emerald Group

12:10-12:15 Conclusions and call to action 

12:15-13:00 Lunch and exhibition