2021 Conference & AGM

The 2021 CPHC Conference will be held on Thursday 29th April 2021 (14:00 – 16:00).

Booking link

Due to the current Covid restrictions, this will be a virtual event hosted through Microsoft Teams. As this is a virtual event, we have restricted the duration to 2 hours and are offering this with free attendance.

The ongoing Covid crisis has force us, across the industries, organisations and HEIs that have Computer Science embedded within what they do and how they work, to make rapid and significant change to our working, teaching and development environments. We will look at how we have risen to this challenge and the changes it will carry through to our new future.

The highlights for the conference are (click on names for brief biographies):

Welcome and Introduction – Professor Edmund Robinson, Professor of Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London – Chair of the CPHC

Keynote: The AI Council RoadmapProfessor Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton

Panel – “What have we learnt from Covid: Industry and Academic perspectives


  • Dr Darren Dancey, Head of Department (Computing and Mathematics) Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Darren Earnshaw, Programme Director, Barclays UK Technology
  • Katie Gallagher, Managing Director, Manchester Digital

The full Conference programme may be found here.

Eventbrite booking link: cphcconf2021.eventbrite.co.uk

The 2021 CPHC Annual General Meeting will be held at the end of the event, at which the election of CPHC Committee Members will be held.  Further information on the nominees is available from cphc@bcs.uk.