Programme and keynote announced for CIUK 2016
07 Nov 2016



Computing Insight UK 2016 is approaching fast, read on to find out more about the programme and reveal this year's keynote speaker!


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​Only a month to go until Computing Insight UK and we’re already getting excited! What better way to get over the post-SC16 blues than to catch up with all your computing colleagues in Manchester this December – perhaps even taking the time to sample the delights of Manchester’s famous Christmas markets in the evening!

Not familiar with the computing scene but want to find out how data analytics, high performance or cognitive computing could streamline research, saving time and money for your organisation? CIUK is a pretty good place to find the people to help you do that! This event aims to highlight the various ways high performance computing, data-centric and cognitive technologies are accelerating research, boosting business and changing the world around us.

And what’s more – lunch is on us!

Programme now released

The main conference programme is now available. Confirmed talks include:

  • Scaling small file performance with the latest Lustre releases with Intel 
  • MONC ‐ highly scalable cloud modelling on the latest supercomputers 
  • Building the cognitive hospital with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital 
  • Performance portable molecular dynamics 
  • Stop talking to me: communication avoiding and reducing techniques in ExaHyPE

And much more! Exhibitor forum talks and breakout sessions still to follow.

View the main programme now.

And special guest Tom Scott is our keynote speaker!

If you haven’t come across him before, 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.

Creator of a real-life emoji keyboard among his many notable achievements, 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!”

Find out more.

Book your place.

Register to exhibit.

We look forward to seeing you there!