2021 CPHC Conference & AGM

 The 2021 CPHC Conference was held on Thursday 29th April 2021.

The slides for the event are here.

Approved AGM Minutes now available: CPHC AGM APPROVED MINUTES – Thursday 29 April 2021

The ongoing Covid crisis has forced 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 were (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.

The 2021 CPHC Annual General Meeting was held at the end of the event, including the election of CPHC Committee Members.