Computing Insight UK 2016

Manchester Central, 14-15 December 2016

Computing Insight UK is back for 2016!

Are you ready for Computing Insight UK 2016? We’re raring to go and ready to highlight the various ways high performance computing, data-centric and cognitive technologies are accelerating research, boosting business and changing the world around us. We’re also excited to be bringing this two-day event to a brand new venue at Manchester Central – ideally placed to fit in a spot of shopping, soak up some culture at the city’s various museums, galleries and tourist attractions - or even stop by the Christmas market while you’re there!

The event includes a full day of presentations, talks and panel sessions, an exciting keynote speaker, an exhibition of the latest technologies from the leading hardware and software developers and resellers, an exhibitor forum and a series of breakout sessions running alongside the main programme.

View the main programme now.

Keynote Speaker

Tom Scott | Science communicator, presenter & YouTuber

Tom Scott

Tom Scott
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Creator of a real-life emoji keyboard among his many notable achievements, well-travelled technology buff Tom Scott is a TV presenter, comedian and producer of a widely successful YouTube channel with a major online following. With regular features including Things You May Not Know, Amazing Places and the less eloquently titled but undoubtedly relevant Bugs, Exploits and Computer Minutiae, Tom is a self-confessed computer geek and has undertaken numerous fascinating adventures in the name of educating people about science.

At CIUK 2016, Tom will be taking you on his own personal journey through the trials and tribulations of communicating about science and technology, sharing anecdotes and enlightening you with tips on how to deal with the threats and opportunities of social media and the accelerating pace of change – all sprinkled with a good dose of humour.

“I’m excited to be the keynote speaker for Computing Insight UK in Manchester on 14 December.” Tom says, “I’m speaking about the benefits of engaging people with science and sharing some personal anecdotes about the potential challenges and pitfalls from my own experiences! It’s a talk I’ve wanted to do for a while, so I can’t wait to get started. See you there!”

An avid tech fan himself, Tom has previously co-presented the series Gadget Geeks on Sky 1 HD. He appears frequently in media around the world, including BBC1, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Forbes,, Al Jazeera, and dozens of others. Tom also writes occasionally for The Guardian’s technology blog.

Keynote session sponsored by:

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At only £59 for an early bird ticket (available until 31 October) with lunch included – what are you waiting for? Book my tickets.

More information coming soon. Follow us on Twitter for updates: @CompInsightUK

Computing Insight UK 2016 will take place at a new venue in Manchester city centre.
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CIUK 2016 Conference and Exhibition

Registration for the CIUK 2016 conference and exhibition is now open.

We are now taking delegate bookings so you can discover the latest developments in high performance computing (HPC), big data analytics and cognitive technologies at the UK’s premier industry conference and trade show. To attend the event as a delegate please register. A special early bird registration fee of just £59 is available until 31 October when the full price of £99 will come into effect.

If you would like to register your company as an exhibitor at CIUK 2016 please submit an online application form.

Exhibit your latest products and services, experimental technologies or research projects at Computing Insight UK 2016.
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Watch highlights from Computing Insight UK 2015

Highlights from Computing Insight UK 2015
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