2017 Congress Programme

The Congress programme will run from 31 August to 1 September 2017 with a welcome dinner hosted for delegates on Wednesday 30 August. The programme continues to develop, so sessions below may alter in time or format.

Congress delegates will be hosted at the University of Bradford’s residential conference and event venue Heaton Mount.

Heaton Mount fuses the period features of an Italianate mansion with a state of the art conferencing and event venue, nestled within the home of the University of Bradford’s award-winning Emm Lane Campus.

Delegates will arrive at Heaton Mount on Wednesday 30 August.

An informal dinner will be hosted from 18:30-21:00 providing an opportunity for participants to meet fellow Congress delegates in a social setting.

Overflow accommodation will be provided at The Midland Hotel, Bradford.

August 31, 2017

CONGRESS – WELCOME ADDRESS

08:45  -  09:15
Debating Chamber, Emm Lane
bullet-1Abid Hussain Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Brian CantorProfessor Brian Cantor University of Bradford
Professor Brian Cantor, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bradford will welcome delegates to the second World Technology Universities Congress. The Chief Executive of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. ...

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TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITIES: RESPONDING TO GLOBAL CHALLENGES WITH EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

09:15  -  10:45
Debating Chamber, Emm Lane
Dr Seung Hyeon Moon Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
Professor Alec Cameron Aston University
vc_FAZALProfessor Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan
Rwekaza-Mukandala-300x300Professor Rwekaza Sympho Mukandala University Of Dar Es Salaam
In this session leaders of four world technology universities will speak about their Institutions role in tackling global challenges. Speakers and Session Titles: Dr Seung Hyeon Moon, President,...

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REFRESHMENT BREAK

10:45  -  11:00
Emm Lane Atrium

ENABLING COLLABORATION: HOW INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS COLLABORATE ON A GLOBAL SCALE?

11:00  -  12:30
Debating Chamber, Emm Lane
Caroline Pullich Barclays Bank
Jose Daniel MeloProfessor Jose Daniel Melo Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Shane McHugh Royal Academy of Engineering
Professor Kevin Hall The University of Newcastle, Australia
Professor Klaus Zeppenfeld Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences
Key speakers from business, industry, NGOs  and Universities will give their experience and perspective on global collaboration in this panel discussion. Speakers and Session Titles: Professor K...

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LUNCH AND NETWORKING

12:30  -  13:30
Garden Room, Heaton Mount

INTELLIGENT AND INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING PARALLEL SESSION: OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION

13:30  -  15:30
Emm Lane
Adam MortonAdam Morton Rolls Royce
Mika HannulaProfessor Mika Hannula Tampere University of Technology
Professor Daniel NeaguProfessor Daniel Neagu University of Bradford
Professor Felician Campean University of Bradford
Professor Yong Chie HengProfessor Yong Chie Heng National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
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CYBER SECURITY: A 21st CENTURY CHALLENGE PARALLEL SESSION: OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION

13:30  -  15:30
Emm Lane
Dr Andrea Cullen University of Bradford
Jeremy Barlow BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
mikeMike Hulett National Crime Agency
The parallel session will enable attendees to select one of the three themes where speakers will showcase research, projects or innovations with the aim of investigating possible opportunities for collaboration. The t...

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ADVANCED HEALTHCARE PARALLEL SESSION: OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION

13:30  -  15:30
Emm Lane
perry photoDr Perry Share Connacht-Ulster Alliance
Harriet Dunbar-MorrisDr Harriet Dunbar-Morris University of Portsmouth
bullet-1Ian Sharp Digital Health Enterprise Zone
Hassan AzazzyProfessor Hassan M. E. Azzazy The American University in Cairo
Richard GreeneProfessor Richard Greene Manchester Metropolitan University
The parallel session will enable attendees to select one of the three themes where speakers will showcase research, projects or innovations with the aim of investigating possible opportunities for collaboration. The t...

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REFRESHMENT BREAK

15:30  -  16:00
Emm Lane Atrium

THE SKILLS AND INNOVATION GAP – DEVELOPING A JOINT STATEMENT

16:00  -  17:45
Arthur Francis Lecture Theatre, Emm Lane
Adam MortonAdam Morton Rolls Royce
David DochertyDavid Docherty National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB)
Robert HacheDr Robert Haché York University
Professor Brian MacCraithProfessor Brian MacCraith Dublin City University
Gwendolen-BradshawProfessor Gwendolen Bradshaw University of Bradford
Business and Industry innovation and development is fast paced with digital and technology advancements creating new jobs and making traditional positions redundant at a rate not experienced before. Education institut...

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CONGRESS DINNER

19:15  -  22:00
Atrium, City Campus
Dame Mary ArcherDame Mary Archer Science Museum Group
Kersten England, Chief Executive, Bradford MDCKersten England Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Mr Mark GarrattMark Garratt University of Bradford
Brian CantorProfessor Brian Cantor University of Bradford
The Congress dinner will bring together delegates from the Congress with other VIP guests and speakers.   Kersten England, Chief Executive, Bradford Metropolitan District Council Professor Brian Cantor, ...

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September 1, 2017

REVIEW OF DAY ONE

09:00  -  09:30
Debating Chamber, Emm Lane
Summary of any identified areas for collaboration and key learning points.

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WORLD TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITIES NETWORK: BOARD MEETINGS

09:30  -  11:30
Emm Lane
This will be and opportunity for the General Board and the Operational Board of the World Technology Universities Network to meet for the first time.

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WORLD TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITIES NETWORK: MOU SIGNINGS

11:30  -  12:00
Emm Lane
Signings of Memorandum of Understandings will take place for founding members launching the World Technology Universities Network.

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LUNCH AND NETWORKING

12:00  -  13:00
Heaton Mount
Final networking over lunch before departure

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SOCIAL EXCURSIONS TO EXPERIENCE BRADFORD

13:00  -  16:00
Various
The University of Bradford is at the heart of the city, and the wider Bradford district is diverse and fascinating, both in terms of its people and its landscape. We would like to offer Congress delegates the opportun...

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