Professor Brian Cox will be the keynote speaker at TMRW, a new global tech conference in Manchester. Taking place alongside IP EXPO Manchester on May 20th.
The conference will bring together start-ups, enterprises and digital creatives to debate the key issues of our technology-driven future.
The event at Manchester Central will be hosted by TV presenter Tim Lovejoy, who said:
“I’m massively excited about hosting the TMRW event in Manchester, with some fantastic names, speakers and thinkers involved. While none of us can say for sure what the future holds for us, we can look at emerging technology and predict what will be successful enough to change our lives.
“I know I am personally fascinated by looking at the future and emerging technologies, so I think this conference is going to be an amazing way for businesses and individuals to come along and find out how they can be prepared for the future.”
The conference will open with a talk from renowned hacker and entrepreneur Samy Kamkar. Originally notorious for creating the fastest-spreading virus of all time across MySpace, Samy also discovered major privacy flaws in iOS and Android devices and most recently has demonstrated major security weaknesses in flying drones.
TMRW will be packed with lively debate on new developments in physical and digital technologies, and how they affect business and society, before Professor Brian Cox closes the main programme. Topics include augmented humans, smart cities, and personal privacy in a digital age. In the Live Lounge, these themes are brought to life with interactive demonstrations and activities where attendees can sample the latest technologies and learn how to apply them in their organisations.
“Manchester is a tech powerhouse, with a vibrant start-up scene, forward-thinking enterprises and one of the world’s largest communities of digital creatives. It is the ideal location for TMRW, where we will address the practical and commercial realities of a technology-driven future,” said Tom Cheesewright, founder of TMRW. “By bringing together the creators and consumers of tomorrow’s technologies and feeding them with insight and inspiration, we aim to catalyse wholly new innovations, schemes and opportunities.”