CPHC Conference 2022

Programme & speaker biographies

Theme and Focus

How has our sector changed over the last 2 years and what is coming in the next 5-10 years?

The last 2 years have seen the most dramatic digital transformation in recent memory as organisations and industry have adapted to the needs of operating within the constraints of covid. How much of this will remain as part of the new landscape, and what, strategically, is coming in the next 5-10 years.


Day 1: Wednesday 20th April

10:00: Pre-Conference Workshops

11:30-12:30: Arrival, Registration, Coffee and Lunch

12:30-1:45: Welcome and Introduction

  • Keynote: Jim Dickinson (WonkHE)

12:45-2:45: Activities of the CPHC

2:45-3:15: Coffee

3:15-4:15: BCS Strategy and Road Map: Directions of Travel in Accreditation, Academies and wider activities – Alastair Irons, Holly Porter, Paul Martynenko, Kevin Chalmers, Alan Hayes

4:15-5:15: Panel Session – Funding and Research

              Speakers including:

5:15 -5:45: Annual General Meeting of the CPHC – Atif Waraich

7:00: Drinks reception (Roman Baths, Stall Street entrance)

7:45 – 10:00: Dinner in the Roman Baths

Day 2: Thursday 21st April

9:00 – 10:00: Coffee

10:00 – 10:30: Industry Keynote – David McHugh, Multichannel Software Engineering Director, JD Sports

10:30 – 11:30: Panel Session – Industry Perspectives and Future Directions, Is there life after AI & Cyber?

              Speakers including:

11:30- 12:30: Teaching and Funding/Pedagogy

12:30 – 1:30: Lunch

1:30 – 2:30: Workshop Session: The relationship between our Computer Science Departments and University IT Departments – Balbir Barn/Franco Raimondi, Middlesex University London

  • Exploring issues, challenges, and best practice

2:30 -3:00: Close – CPHC Chair

3:30: Post Conference Workshops

# Timings may be subject to change