Keele’s Inaugural Annual Digital Revolution Day

Digital Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities


9am: onwards: Arrival, networking, coffee/tea/pastries
9.30-9.45am:  Prof Eran Edirisinghe (PVC Research and Innovation) & Raphael Hirschi (DSI director): Welcome & DSI overview
Opening Keynote talk: chaired by Prof Eran Edirisinghe
9.45-10.30am: Rashik Parmar (CEO of the BCS) “Preparing for the next wave of digitisation”
Industry session: chaired by Prof Samir Dani & Dr Colin Rigby
10.30-11am: Industry keynote talk by Vivek Ganotra (CEO at THG Ingenuity) “Digital challenges and opportunities in business”
11-11.30am: Industry-Academia partnerships case studies lead by Dr Colin Rigby and including Adam Whitehouse (Founder & CEO of TMT First)
11.30am-12noon: coffee break
Technology & Ethics session: chaired by Dr Sandra Woolley, Marco Ortolani & Laura Higson-Bliss
12-12.10 pm: Introduction/overview by chairs
12.10-12.40 pm: keynote talk by Prof Katie Atkinson (Dean, University of Liverpool) “AI and law technologies: accommodating technical and social requirements”
12.40-1pm: Q&A
1-2pm lunch, networking & tour of IC7
Digital health session: chaired by Profs Peter Ogrodnik, Kelvin Jordan & Dr Joshua Onyango
2-2.15pm: Laurie Rowe (Founder of Red Medtech) “Regulation of Digital Health”
2.15-2.30pm: Hilary Fanning (UHB NHS) “Harnessing Data for Research & Innovation”
2.30-2.45pm: Ben McCarthy (CTO at Agsenze) “HerdVision: Remote Monitoring Cattle Health with Machine Vision”
2.45-3pm: Mark Rutter (Harper Adams Uni) “Monitoring animal health using automated behaviour recording”
3-3.15pm: Q&A
Research & Education session: chaired by Prof Raphael Hirschi
3.15-3.45pm: keynote talk by Dan Perry (CIO at Keele) “Digital transformation of universities”
3.45-4pm: Q&A and closing remarks
4pm: drinks/informal networking/tour of IC7

Organiser contact details: Prof Raphael Hirschi, DSI director, (01782 733324)

Venue: Innovation Centre 7, Keele Science Park, ST5 5NU (number 26 on map; in between the Business School and Marriott hotel)


Parking: Keele operates an ANPR parking system. Please make sure to register your car prior to arrival at Keele using this link:
Once registered, car parking is available at Plot 7 (far left/bottom on map) (

Vehicle and contents are parked at the owner's risk, and no liability is accepted for any loss or damage, however caused. Please help us to reduce the risk of vehicle crime by removing valuables from view in your vehicle. Please ensure that your vehicle is parked in accordance with Keele University Traffic/Parking Policies as displayed on the car park signage. Any breach may result in an infringement notice being issued, which could include a charge. Please note that a fine will be levied for failure to register your vehicle.


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Innovation Centre 7, Keele Science Park
Raphael Hirschi
Contact email
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01782 733324