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The annual conference from TechExeter and Digital Exeter is back - "Vision 2020" is packed with two days of live talks from expert speakers in the tech and digital space. 
  • Weds 9th Sept has talks on software development, artificial intelligence and computer vision. 
  • Thurs 10th Sept has talks and panel sessions on all things web, SEO and marketing. 

Tickets are STILL AVAILABLE at https://conference.techexeter.uk/tickets.html - check your eventbrite ticket for access details.

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Schedule

· Stage
Welcome + Keynote
Welcome from the TechExeter + Digital Exeter team, plus our Keynote from Nicola Whiting
Nicola Whiting Kris TechExeter Digital Exeter
· Networking
Networking
Head over to the Networking area for 4 minute chats with the random members of the community. We suggest you give each other 60 seconds talking time to start!
· Stage
Deep learning for object detection - A vision of the future
In this talk, we provide an overview of deep learning-based object detection techniques.
Tom Rooks Aneeq Ur Rehman
· Sessions
Looking where we cannot see: using infrared light to reveal the secrets of planet formation
This talk will introduce two ways infrared light is used to reveal the secrets of planet formation.
Claire Davies
· Expo
Meet Our Sponsors
We couldn't run this event without our generous sponsors - join us in the expo area and have a chat with them!
· Stage
Touchless Technology - Innovating in a Post-Pandemic World
Antonia Forster will be speaking about her work on touchless technology at Ultraleap and its future application.
Antonia Forster
· Sessions
Efficient Development at scale
Aimed at software developers or product managers looking to improve efficiency of service delivery.
Jeff Shepherd
· Stage
Lunch Break / Online Games
Take a break for lunch or join us for some silly online games!
Kris TechExeter Digital Exeter
· Networking
Networking
Head over to the Networking area for 4 minute chats with the random members of the community. We suggest you give each other 60 seconds talking time to start!
· Stage
Democratising Computer Vision with Pluggable AI Services in Azure
This talk will look at the evolution of "pluggable" computer vision services in cloud computing, with a focus on the Microsoft Azure's Cognitive Services.
David Poulet
· Sessions
Intro to GPU development in Python
This talk covers setting up your Python environment for GPU development, how it differs from CPUs, and the problems GPUs excel at solving.
· Stage
Light, Sound & Intelligent Spaces
A conversation between Hannah Brady, Producer for the SW Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) and academic Merate Barakat about their recent collaboration
· Stage
Getting started with computer vision using the Azure Kinect
In this session we will take a look how you can use the Kinect’s 4k camera, depth sensor, microphone array and IR to create computer vision applications.
Terry McCann
· Sessions
A first look at Deno
In this talk, Craig discusses why Deno was released, how it differs from Node.js, and the exciting features it introduces.
Craig Buckler
· Sessions
Safe, Responsible and Ethical AI
This talk will discuss scenarios which demonstrate how poor or naive application of AI can lead to inaccurate results and bias.
Tariq Rashid
· Stage
Break
Take a 15 minute break to grab a drink and we'll see you soon for our final talk!
· Sessions
Blazor - Client-side web apps in C# using WebAssembly
This talk will show how to write applications using Blazor, how WebAssembly is used to run .NET code and the pros and cons of this approach.
Charles Rea
· Stage
Real Life Gaming - how we created Real Life Hitman
A walkthrough of our developments in real life gaming, from the first Real Life First Person Shooter viral, Real Life Hitman and Real Life RPG.
David Reynolds
· Stage
Closing Ceremony
Kris TechExeter Digital Exeter
· Stage
Welcome + Keynote
Welcome from the Digital Exeter + TechExeter team, plus our Keynote from Niki Mosier.
Kris TechExeter Digital Exeter Niki Mosier
· Networking
Networking
Head over to the Networking area for 4 minute chats with the random members of the community. We suggest you give each other 60 seconds talking time to start!
· Stage
Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
This talk will delve into the new moral issues of Artificial Intelligence, and consider how they will have to be taken into account as the field advances.
Saffron Hill
· Sessions
How data visualisation changes perception and cognition
This workshop will show examples of data visualisations that are easy to interpret and to misinterpret, and provide some ideas as to why.
Sawsan Khuri
· Expo
Meet Our Sponsors
We couldn't run this event without our generous sponsors - join us in the expo area and have a chat with them!
· Sessions
Google Ads in 2020 & Beyond
A round up of the biggest changes to Google Ads in the last 12 months, the good the bad and the ugly.
Jaye Cowle
· Stage
Guess less, design better
In this session, we’ll discuss how a designer’s skill set can benefit the customer and how to apply design thinking principles in the real world.
Andrew Cox
· Stage
Lunch Break
We will break for lunch for half an hour but join us after for more great talks, Q&As and networking sessions.
· Networking
Networking
Head over to the Networking area for 4 minute chats with the random members of the community. We suggest you give each other 60 seconds talking time to start!
· Sessions
SEO trends you cannot afford to miss
Talks and Panel discussion with SEO experts Laurent Brickell, Sabrina Bandel and Sharon Supriya, hosted by Jaye Cowle.
Sharon Supriya Jaye Cowle Laurent Brickell Sabrina Bandel
· Stage
Data Driven Design and Other Analytical Marketing Magic
Data driven marketing is the only way forward - it should be a fundamental part of your business strategy. Find out if your creativity is converting!
Lyssa-Fee Crump
· Stage
The Importance of Personal Branding for Building your Sales Pipeline
In this talk, we'll discuss the concept of personal branding, how you create your platform and a few tricks and tips for attracting opportunities.
Alastair Banks
· Sessions
OneShot Virtual reality storytelling for documentary production
This talk introduces the process of The OneShot cinematic VR production process and its advantages in filmmaking.
· Sessions
Seeing sounds - visualising music and sonification
This talk will cover using different types of audio, MIDI, spatialised sound, AI generated audio and transcription and sonification.
Simon Russell
· Stage
Climb the career ladder, one SMART step at a time
This talk will show you how to not worry about the long-term plan and instead focus on the small steps that will get you up the career ladder.
· Stage
Break
Take a 15 minute break to grab a drink and we'll see you soon for our final talk!
· Stage
I’m excited about setting a compelling vision for what I’m working on
This talk will give you ideas on how you can motivate a team by setting a compelling vision and working with them to realize that vision.
Dan Goodwin
· Sessions
How can you find out the driving factors behind your customers’ decisions?
Ask our panel any questions about user experience, such as: Why should we user test? What is the best approach?
Darren Hunt
· Stage
Closing Ceremony
Kris TechExeter Digital Exeter

Speakers

Sharon Supriya
Sharon Supriya

Speaker

Terry McCann
Terry McCann

Speaker

Sabrina Bandel
Sabrina Bandel

Speaker

Laurent Brickell
Laurent Brickell

Speaker

Alastair Banks
Alastair Banks

Speaker

Simon Russell
Simon Russell

Speaker

Darren Hunt
Darren Hunt

Speaker

Niki Mosier
Niki Mosier

Keynote Speaker

Dan Goodwin
Dan Goodwin

Speaker

Saffron Hill
Saffron Hill

Speaker

Jaye Cowle
Jaye Cowle

Speaker

David Poulet
David Poulet

Speaker

David Reynolds
David Reynolds

Speaker

Jeff Shepherd
Jeff Shepherd

Speaker

Aneeq Ur Rehman
Aneeq Ur Rehman

Speaker

Tom Rooks
Tom Rooks

Speaker

Tariq Rashid
Tariq Rashid

Speaker

Claire Davies
Claire Davies

Speaker

Antonia Forster
Antonia Forster

Speaker

Nicola Whiting
Nicola Whiting

Keynote Speaker

Lyssa-Fee Crump
Lyssa-Fee Crump

Speaker

Andrew Cox
Andrew Cox

Speaker

Charles Rea
Charles Rea

Speaker

Sawsan Khuri
Sawsan Khuri

Speaker

Craig Buckler
Craig Buckler

Speaker

Digital Exeter
Digital Exeter

Organiser

Kris TechExeter
Kris TechExeter

Organiser

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