About this day
Do your students know where ICT will take them?
The stellar rate of change in ICT means that hundreds of jobs exist today that weren’t even dreamed of 10 years ago. Join five passionate speakers at the cutting edge of ICT for the inside story. This day also features a special session with hints and tips for examination success.
Programme & speakers
The latest developments in ICT Paul Long, ICT Trainer and Author
Barely a day goes by without big data or the Internet of things or cybersecurity making the news headlines. Paul will discuss the way that the latest developments in Information Technology make news and what the future holds.
About Paul Long
Paul Long spent many years as the Principal Moderator and Principal Examiner for OCR’s AS Level. He has written text books and led training for teachers across the UK and internationally.
Wireless Healthcare Keith Errey, CEO of Isansys Healthcare
Keith Errey is involved in the internet of living things, he believes that the starting point is wireless patient monitoring. Keith will discuss the life-saving system that monitors patients wirelessly in real-time that he developed.
About Keith Errey
Keith is involved in the internet of living things, he believes that the starting point is wireless patient monitoring. Keith developed life-saving a system that monitors patients wirelessly in real-time.
A career in games and interactive entertainment Jo Twist, CEO of UKIE
Jo will provide your students with expert advice about the opportunities in gaming that new technologies afford anyone with a background in IT.
About Dr Jo Twist
Jo is CEO of Ukie, the trade body for UK games and interactive entertainment. Previously, Jo was Channel 4 Commissioning Editor for Education and a technology reporter for BBC News.
ICT: A winning formula Matt Harris, Head of IT, Mercedes AMG Petronas
From on board specialist electronics to countless virtual servers in data-centres around the world, technology is at the heart of Formula 1 engineering. Matt will discuss his fascinating job ensuring Mercedes is dominant in Formula 1 using the latest ICT.
About Matt Harris
Matt Harris took over as IT director of Mercedes AMG Petronas in 2009. Matt sends two of the IT team to every race event, where it runs about 100 virtual machines at the track, ranging from domain controllers to SQL servers and file servers to specialist processors.
3D Printing iMakr
The team from iMakr will demonstrate 3D Printing to help you understand what this technology can do.
iMakr are the world’s largest independent 3D printing store and they began life here in the UK.