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Rolls-Royce Director of Manufacturing to speak at Innovate 2017

Hamid Mughal will talk about the potential impact of automation and robotics on our lives, with other big issues of the day also up for debate.

A busy Innovate UK stand at Innovate 2016, Manchester Central Conference Centre
A busy Innovate UK stand at Innovate 2016, Manchester Central Conference Centre

Will robots take our jobs…and possibly our lives? How can we benefit from the seismic explosion of data and machine autonomy? This is one of the challenging topics on the agenda at next month’s Innovate 2017, the UK’s leading innovation conference.

Presenting their thoughts on automation and the impact of the 4th industrial revolution will be Hamid Mughal, Global Director of Manufacturing at Rolls-Royce, and Noel Sharkey, Emeritus Professor at the University of Sheffield.

They’ll be joined on stage by Lord Battacharyya, founder and chairman of the Warwick Manufacturing Group, and Tabitha Goldstaub, co-founder of CognitionX.

Speakers and topics

Among the programme of speakers, workshops and networking sessions are:

About Innovate 2017

Innovate UK’s annual event brings together the brightest and best in UK innovation. It provides a chance to network with investors, hear from pioneering thinkers and find out about a range of expertise and government support to help you innovate and grow your business.

Innovate 2017 will explore major themes such as robotics and urban planning and what this means for the individual, business and government. Other topics include artificial intelligence, smart cities, alternative food sources and space exploration.

This year’s event takes place from 8 to 9 November 2017 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham. A one-day ticket is £150. It is £199 for both days.

Highlights from Innovate 2016

Highlights of Innovate 2016

Published 12 October 2017