Connected Nation: Thriving in a Digital World

EPSRC, AHRC and ESRC have collaboratively supported research and skills to realise the transformational impact of the internet, digital technologies and data on pressing challenges for the UK including social inclusion, the rural economy, personal data, security and health.

Connected Nation: Thriving in a Digital World will focus on long term investment in the Digital Economy and ICT, what it has delivered to the UK, and explore our future plans. It culminates with an event for an invited audience of influential policymakers, businesses and third sector leaders at The British Library on Tuesday 08 December.

We encourage you to explore what a Connected Nation means to us via our blog and to join the conversation at #ConnectedNationUK.

Venue map

The British Library Conference Centre
96 Euston Road

Time Activity Speaker
10:00 WELCOME Philip Nelson, Chief Executive
10:15 OPENING ADDRESS Anthony Finkelstein, UCL/The Alan Turing Institute

Richard Harper, Social Shaping Research Cambridge
Rachel Cooper OBE, Lancaster University

Showcase of eleven research projects, supported by EPSRC in partnership with AHRC and ESRC. The exhibition will start in the main auditorium with two-minute pitches from each exhibitor.
STAND 1 TouchKeys Andrew McPherson
Queen Mary, University of London
STAND 2 Making Public Health 2.0 - FeedFinder and AppMovement Madeline Balaam
Newcastle University
STAND 3 Ultra-parallel Visible Light Communications (UP-VLC) Martin Dawson
University of Strathclyde
STAND 4 BeeWatch and Blogging Birds Advaith Siddharthan
University of Aberdeen
STAND 5 LifeGuide – Online Support for Improving Health Lucy Yardley
University of Southampton
STAND 6 Broadcasting Thrill Brendan Walker
University of Nottingham
STAND 7 Resonant Bits Peter Bennett
University of Bristol
STAND 8 Zinwave Richard Penty and Ian White
University of Cambridge
STAND 9 Neo-Demographics: Opening Developing World Markets via Personal Data and Collaboration James Goulding
University of Nottingham
STAND 10 Connected High Street Chris Speed
University of Edinburgh
STAND 11 Lighting the Future Colin Humphreys
University of Cambridge
12:00 LUNCH
Bronte Room Transforming development and use of the Internet of Things Chair: Sian John, Symantec
Jeremy Frey, University of Southampton
Jessica Rushworth, Digital Catapult
Andy Stanford-Clark, IBM
Auditorium Action and insights from data: Delivering the next generation of big data capabilities Chair: Sofia Olhede, UCL/The Alan Turing Institute
Patrick Callinan, Channel 4
Rosie Prior, dunnhumby
Sian Thomas, Food Standards Agency
Eliot Room Ensuring a safe and trusted cyber society Chair: John Baird, Digital Economy Theme Lead, EPSRC
Lilian Edwards, University of Strathclyde
Robert Nowill, Cyber Security Challenge UK
Miranda Mowbray, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
A Connected Nation: How can the UK survive and thrive in a digital world?
Chair: Shini Somara, BBC
Chris Jacobs, Government Office for Science
Tim Whitley, BT
Rachel Cooper OBE, Lancaster University
Jake Kennard, University of Bristol
14:45 CLOSING REMARKS Jane Nicholson, Associate Director, EPSRC
Further opportunity to view exhibits.
16:00 CLOSE