The Digital Economy Network (DEN) Annual Meeting 2019 for Digital Economy CDT staff and CDT/PhD/EngD Research Students will be held on Monday 25 February 2019, from 10.30am – 3.00pm. You can register now at https://denannualmeeting2019.eventbrite.co.uk
- Venue: Franks & Steel Rooms, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
- Date: Monday 25 February 2019
- Time: 10.30am – 3.00pm (immediately followed by CDT Directors Meeting 3pm-3.30pm)
- Cost: No registration fee
- Registration: Now open: Please register here via eventbrite
Why should I attend?
The DEN annual meeting provides Digital Economy CDT Directors, Managers and CDT/PhD Students an annual opportunity to:
- Hear about recent Digital Economy Network (DEN) events and initiatives that have been delivered for Digital Economy CDT/PhD students and associated staff.
- Provide valuable input into discussions to help shape future Network (and related) training events and conferences.
- Get an update from the EPSRC Digital Economy Theme on current and future research funding opportunities.
- Meet with other colleagues and doctoral students from across the Network and share good practice
Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.
The Digital Economy Network (DEN) held a two day event at the Digital Catapult Centre in London on 1-2 February 2018 , which over 75 CDT staff, students, alumni and Network collaborators attended.
Over the two days, over 75 doctoral students and staff from the DEN member Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), along with representatives from the EPSRC and Digital Catapult, participated in the following programme of activities:
- The one -day DEN Annual Meeting for CDT staff, students, key collaborators and the EPSRC as funders of the Network.
- A DEN CDT Directors Meeting to discuss current and future collaborations, and relevant EPSRC calls.
- A CDT table-top showcase where delegates could experience a flavour of the multidisciplinary research that is taking place within the DEN EPSRC-funded CDTs.
- An evening networking reception, which commenced with three short talks by CDT students from three different Centres for Doctoral Training across the Network.
- A one-day CDT Careers Symposium featuring talks from CDT alumni who had progressed to positions in academia, industry or had founded/co-founded their own start-ups.
DEN Annual Meeting Presentations:
- At the start of Day 1 Professor Sarah Sharples delivered a DEN update presentation to delegates on recent events and activities that had been initiated and supported by the Network.
- John Baird, Research Councils UK Digital Economy Theme Lead at the EPSRC delivered a theme update to attendees.
- Mike Board, Project Manager at the Centre for Digital Entertainment at Bournemouth University, outlined the initial plans for the DE Summer School 2018, which will take place on 1-3 July in Poole, Dorset.
- Rosie Bellini, Janis Meissner, Cat Morgan, Sean Peacock and Angelika Strohmayer, CDT Students gave an update on the Digital Economy Diversity Network meetings that had been held so far, hosted by the Digital Civics CDT at Newcastle University, and the Web Science CDT at the University of Southampton.
CDT Student Networking Evening Presentations:
DEN CDT Careers Symposium (2 Feb 2018) Presentations:
- Dr Catarina Fernandes, Academic Engagement Manager, Digital Catapult Centre –Academic Engagement Digital Catapult
- Justin Larner, Lancaster University, Revealing the Mill Race (HighWire DTC alumni)
- Dr Chris Carter, University of Nottingham (Horizon DTC alumnus)
- Dr John Harvey, University of Nottingham (Horizon DTC alumnus)
- Dr Emily Webber, Head of Insights, Bionical , From PhD to the Insight Lab (Horizon DTC alumna)
- Joe Lyscke, Co-Founder & CEO, MMX Music (QMUL alumnus)
- Dr Paula Parpart ,Founder, Brainpool.ai (UCL alumna)
- Christian Butterworth, Highwire DTC, Lancaster University
- Daniel Kershaw, Elsevier (Highwire DTC alumnus).
DEN Annual All-Hands Meeting, CDT Postdoc Careers Symposium and CDT Tabletop Exhibits Showcase, with Evening Drinks & Networking Reception
- Dates: Thursday 1 – Friday 2 February 2018
- Venue: Digital Catapult Centre, London, NW1 2RA
- Audience: DEN CDT Directors, CDT students, CDT staff, DEN collaborators, stakeholders and EPSRC
- Free to attend (can attend the different parts of the event separately if preferred)
On Thursday 1 February, the Digital Economy Network (DEN) will host it’s Annual All-Hands Event for the Network’s CDT Directors/Managers/Researchers/Administrators, CDTstudents and other key collaborators, which will be followed by an Evening Networking Reception, from 5.30pm – 7.30pm at the Digital Catapult Centre. The evening event will commence with short talks from three current CDT students, and will include a DEN CDT table-top exhibition showcase. A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and nibbles will be served.
On Friday 2 February, DEN will hold a CDT Post-doc Careers Symposium, alongside the CDT showcase table-top exhibition, from 10.00am-3.30pm, featuring talks from academia and industry, CDT alumni presentations and a career tracking discussion panel. Delegates will also be able to continue to view the CDT exhibits within the breaks and over lunch.
PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES:
1 February: DEN Annual Meeting 2018
|10.00-11.00am||DEN CDT Directors Meeting -|
FOR CDT DIRECTORS/EPSRC
|CDT Directors/EPSRC only.
|11.00am||**DEN Annual Meeting event starts for all delegates**||
|11.00am-11.30am||Welcome and DEN Review||Professor Sarah Sharples, DEN Director & Felicia Black, DEN Manager
|11.30am - 11.45am||CDT Table-top Showcase: Exhibits Overview||CDT Representatives
|11.45am - 12.15pm||EPSRC Digital Economy Theme update||John Baird, Head of Research Councils UK Digital Economy Theme, EPSRC
|12.15pm - 12.45pm||DE Summer School 2018: Initial Plans||Mike Board
Project Manager, Centre for Digital Entertainment, Bournemouth University
(followed by open discussion/suggestions for event content)
|12.45pm - 1.30pm||Lunch and Networking||
|1.30pm - 1.50pm||Digital Economy Diversity Network update||Angelika Strohmayer, Digital Civics CDT Student, and Gefion Thuermer, Web Science CDT Student
|1.50pm||DEN Activity Ideas: Briefing||Professor Sarah Sharples/Professor Les Carr - DEN
|2.00pm - 3.00pm||DEN Activity, Events and Ideas Workshop||All delegates
|3.00pm - 3.30pm||Sharing of ideas/Funding decisions/DEN Actions||All delegates
|3.30pm||Annual Meeting closes||
1 February: DEN Evening Networking Drinks Reception
|From 5.20pm||Drinks and nibbles served (Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks)
|5.40pm||CDT STUDENT TALKS:
Vanessa Pope, CDT Student, Media & Arts Technology CDT, Queen Mary University of London
|5.50pm||Robert J. Homewood, CDT Student, Intelligent Games & Game Intelligence (IGGI) CDT, Goldsmiths, University of London
|6.00pm||Ian Johnson, Digital Civics CDT Student, Newcastle University
|6.10pm - 7.30pm||Drinks, networking and table-top exhibit viewing
2 February: DEN CDT Postdoc Careers Symposium
(with CDT table-top exhibition showcase)
|9.30am - 10.00am||Registration, refreshments and CDT table top exhibit viewing
|10.00am - 10.10am||Welcome and overview of day
Professor Les Carr, Director - Web Science Institute, University of Southampton (Digital Economy Network Co-Director)
|10.10am -10.30am||Academic Engagement and CDT Research Collaborations with the Digital Catapult,
Dr Catarina Fernandes, Academic Engagement Manager, Digital Catapult Centre
|10.30am-10.45am||Securing Innovation & Doctoral Prize Funding to further develop your research: A case study - Revealing the Mill Race: An exploration of collaborative flood risk ontologies
Justin Larner, Highwire CDT, Lancaster University
|10.45am-11:05am||Academic route: Postdoc progression into Academia at the University of Nottingham
Dr Chris Carter & Dr John Harvey, Assistant Professors, Nottingham University Business School (Horizon CDT alumni)
|11:05-11:20||Short break/refreshments available
|11.20am-12.10pm||CDT Student Alumni Presentations:
Graduates/alumni from Digital Economy Network CDTs will share their career destination and progression experiences after completing their PhD, and internship placements will also be covered
Alumni speakers will be postdoc graduates/final stage CDT students from a variety of Digital Economy CDTs who have progressed into a variety of career fields; within academia, industry, entrepreneurial start-ups, consultancies, or have completed doctoral placements within national government.
- Dr Paula Parpart, Financial Computing CDT Alumna (UCL)
- Dr Emily Webber, Horizon CDT Alumna (Nottingham)
- Dr Joe Lyske - Media & Arts Technology CDT Alumnus (QMUL)
- Christian Butterworth - HighWire CDT Student (Lancaster) and Daniel Kershaw, HighWire CDT Alumnus (Lancaster)
|12.10pm - 12.40pm||CDT Alumni Career Destination Panel Discussion:
Chaired by Dr Nick Bryan-Kinns, Director, EPSRC/AHRC Media & Arts Technology CDT, Queen Mary University of London
|12.40pm -1.30pm||Buffet lunch, networking and CDT table top exhibit viewing
|1.30pm - 3.00pm||Postdoctoral Career Paths: Positives and potential employment challenges - Which career path is best for me?
In this session we will share experiences of a variety of issues including:
- Challenges of combining writing up a PhD thesis with searching for/securing post-doc employment, opportunities and funding.
- How the skills and experiences we gain within CDT programmes better prepare us for postdoc employment.
- What additional advice and support would help us/would have helped us in the final stages of our PhD?
|3.00pm - 3.30pm||Sharing outcomes of discussions/Future
Group discussions will be shared for the benefit of all delegates.
REGISTRATION: CDT staff and students/alumni and DEN collaborators/stakeholders can register to attend the event as a delegate here: denannualmeeting-showcase-general-registration.eventbrite.co.uk