2015 CPHC Conference Begins

The 2015 Council of Professors and Heads of Computing Annual Conference has started at Queen Mary University London.

CPHC Chair, Sally Smith, opened the conference, followed by a keynote from Bertrand Meyer from ETH Zurich.

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A full conference programme lies ahead over the next two days, including the AGM.

CPHC Patron, Technology campaigner and TV personality, Maggie Philbin, will deliver a welcome and keynote on day two (Tuesday) of the conference. Continue reading

2015 CPHC Conference Starts on Monday

The annual conference and AGM of the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing starts on Monday 27th April 2015 at Queen Mary University London.

A full conference programme is now finalised and further details, including location and AGM papers are now available.

The conference will be opened by CPHC Chair, Sally Smith, followed by a keynote from Bertrand Meyer from ETH Zurich.

CPHC Patron, Technology campaigner and TV personality, Maggie Philbin, will deliver a welcome and keynote on day two (Tuesday) of the conference.

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CPHC Patron Maggie Philbin to Give Keynote at Annual Conference

CPHC Patron Maggie Philbin will deliver a Keynote Address at the 2015 Annual Conference on Tuesday 28th April at Queen Mary University London.

Maggie Philbin, Patron of the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing, will deliver a keynote talk on the second day of this year’s CPHC conference.  The exact title is to be announced soon and will be available on the conference schedule page.   Booking will be possible for either both days (27th/28th April) or the second (open) day only (28th April).

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Maggie Philbin Becomes CPHC Patron

Technology campaigner and TV personality, Maggie Philbin, has become Patron of the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC).MaggiePhilbinMaggie has worked in radio and television for over 30 years on a wide range of science, medical and technology programmes. She is co-founder and CEO of TeenTech CIC, an award winning organisation helping young people, their parents and teachers understand more about the real opportunities in Science and Technology. In 2012 she was awarded an honorary doctorate in Technology from De Montfort University recognising her “outstanding contributions to the intellectual and cultural life of the nation and region” and for “bringing about a greater understand of and interest in science and technology”. She is a popular and entertaining speaker at conferences, bringing a unique and insightful perspective on technology.

Commenting on her new role, Maggie spoke of her enthusiasm for promoting Computing and Computer Science in UK Higher Education. “I’m really delighted to be to be CPHC Patron and supporting their work in highlighting the work of university Computing departments,” she said.  “It’s never been more important to help the wider public understand the importance of Computing education and research . Computer Science is much  more visible in the school and college curriculums, so it’s essential that we maintain this focus into HE. I look forward to us all working together on this.” Continue reading