Talks

Selected invited talks, panels and presentations:

Upcoming

Invited keynote: “It’s not the coding curriculum! Repositioning CS education reform in the UK” and Python in Education panel session
PyCon UK
Cardiff (27-28 October 2017)

Invited keynote: Thinking Computationally in a Digital World
Computer Science Inspiration@BGS 2017
Bristol Grammar School (22 November 2017)

Digital Leadership in Welsh Education
Osiris Welsh Leadership Conference 2018
Cardiff (25 January 2018)

2017

Invited panel on “Edtech Wales: Where Next?
Digital: A Festival for Innovation, Investment & Industry
Tramshed Tech, Cardiff (18 September 2017)

Fframwaith Cymhwysedd Digidol: Rethinking digital competencies in the new Welsh curriculum
BERA Annual Conference 2017
University of Sussex, Brighton (5 September 2017)

Panel chair for the Pictfor’s Summer Reception: “The Next Generation of Tech
Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (All-Party Parliamentary Group)
London (23 August 2017)

Invited keynote: “It’s not the coding curriculum!”: Embedding computational thinking into England’s new computing curriculum [slides]
International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2017
Hong Kong (13-15 July 2017)

Priorities and Recommendations for the ICT/Digital Sector in Wales
LSkIP Stakeholder Consultation Event
Cardiff (4 July 2017)

A Digital Competence Framework for Wales
Capita SIMS Annual Conference 2017
Hinckley, Leicestershire (21 June 2017)

Rethinking Digital Skills in Wales
Box UK Seminar Series
Cardiff (26 May 2017)

Digital Wales: creating a powerhouse nation for technology and skills
Education Wales Summit 2017
Cardiff (16 May 2017)

AoLE, NNEST and the DCF: Rethinking Science & Technology Education in Wales” [slides]
Swansea University School of Education Public Seminar
Swansea (9 May 2017)

Data-Driven Insight and Influence
OiConf 2017
Cardiff (30 March 2017)

A Digital Competence Framework for Wales
EAS Teach Bites
Cardiff (29 March 2017)

Lead Co-ordinator for British Council visit
International Professional Learning Community on Digital Competency
Hong Kong (11-17 March 2017)

Rethinking Digital in Welsh FE: A Sector Opportunity” [slides]
CollegesWales Policy Conference
Cardiff (8 March 2017)

Rethinking Digital Competencies in Primary Schools
PGCE Primary Digital Conference
Cardiff (25 January 2017)

The Digital Education Challenge for Wales” [slides]
Annual Technology Enhanced Learning Conference, Cardiff and Vale College
Cardiff (3 January 2017)

2016

Computing Is For Everyone
Cracking The Code, EXCITED — The Digital Learning Movement
Dublin, Ireland (9 December)

A Digitally Confident, Digitally Competent Nation
ASLC Cymru Conference 2016
Cardiff (25 November)

Developing cognitive and social skills through the computing curriculum and digital learning
Technology Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group, School of Education
Durham University (17 October)

New Computing Curricula in the UK
Commonwealth Parenting Magazine
Taipei City/Kaohsiung/Taichong, Taiwan (3-7 October)

Enabling [Digital] Innovation in Wales: Data, Infrastructure and Skills
FSB Wales 2016 Seminar Series
Cardiff (27 September)

A Digitally Confident, Capable and Creative Nation
Digital Competence Framework Launch/Joint Pioneer Conference with Cabinet Secretary
Cardiff (21 September)

A Digitally Competent, Digitally Capable Workforce
Redesigning public services: The strategic importance of digital, Wales Audit Office
Cardiff (13 September)

Enabling [Digital] Public Services Innovation
Y Lab Digital Innovation Fund Showcase, Nesta/Cardiff University
Cardiff (8 September)

A Digital Competence Framework for Wales
SEWCTET CPD event
Cardiff (21 June)

A Digital Competence Framework for Wales
Cardiff Headteachers’ Conference
Cardiff (17 June)

A [Digitally] Confident, Capable and Creative Nation
Digital and Young Audiences event, Nesta/Arts Council for Wales
Swansea (13 June)

Chaired panel on “Bridging the Digital Skills gap”
Welsh Government’s Digital 2016
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport (7 June)

Living, Learning and Working in a Digital World
MA in Education CPD event, Open University
Cardiff (20 May)

Update on the Welsh Government’s Digital Competence Framework
Curriculum for Wales/New Deal Pioneer meeting
Swansea (21 April)

Raising Aspirations in a Digital World
NACE Cymru Conference 2016
Cardiff (21 April)

Update on the Welsh Government’s Digital Competence Framework
Estyn Annual Conference 2016
Cardiff (13-14 April)

Reflections of a Scientist Doing Policy
`Science and Society’, SWBio Doctoral Training Partnership
University of Bristol (12 April)

Update on the Welsh Government’s Digital Competence Framework
Curriculum for Wales Stakeholder meeting
Wrexham (8 March)

Panel on “new directions in open research” [watch]
Jisc Digital Festival 2016
Birmingham (3 March)

The Semantic Web: What is it and how can it be used in your organisation?
Digital Leaders Wales
Cardiff (18 February)

Introduction to the 2016 BCS Distinguished Fellows
BCS President’s Dinner 2016
London (11 February)

Rethinking Pedagogies for Programming: Computational Thinking, Codemanship and (Software) Carpentry
2016 HEA STEM Annual Conference: Transforming Teaching and Learning in STEM
Nottingham (29 January)

Chaired panel on Data-driven research in the Social Sciences and Humanities — increasing research potential through interdisciplinary working
ESRC/AHRC/Jisc Digging into Data Challenge Conference
Glasgow (27-28 January)

2015

Welcome and introduction for Dr Kay Swimburn MEP: Reform, Renegotiation and Referendum: A valid path for the UK to remain in the EU
The Forum Annual Lecture 2015
Cardiff (3 December)

Technocamps: Advancing Computer Science Education in Wales
10th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE 2015)
London (11 November)

Workshop on Artifact Evaluation for Publications
Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 15452
Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany (1-4 November)

CCTV as a Smart Sensor Network
13th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC-2015)
Liverpool (11 November)

Launch of the Digital Pioneers and Digital Competence Framework
Curriculum for Wales Digital Pioneers launch meeting
Cardiff (12 October)

Lead judge for the Young IT Professional of the Year category
UK IT Industry Awards 2015
Reading (25 September)

Panel on Cracking the UK Tech Literacy Challenge
BT’s Cracking the UK Tech Literacy Challenge
London (9 September)

Creative workshop on digital & education
BBC Connected Studio Programme
MediaCityUK, Salford (3 August)

Better innovation policy through Big and Open Data
CoInnovate 2015
Cardiff (24 June)

Chaired panel on the shortage of digital skills
Welsh Government’s Digital 2015
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport (8 June)

Chaired Young People’s Digital Future panel
Festival of Dangerous Ideas for NIACE Cymru
Cardiff (25 March)

The Evolution of Politics and Policymaking
2015 Annual Darwin Day Dinner, Cardiff Humanists
Cardiff (12 February)

2014

“Share and Enjoy”: Publishing Useful and Usable Scientific Models
1st International Workshop on Recomputability, as part of UCC 2014
London (11 December)

The Challenges of Cyberspace: Living and Working in a Digital Society
2014 Canada-UK Colloquium
Québec, Canada (25-26 November)

“Can I Implement Your Algorithm?”: A Model for Reproducible Research Software
2nd International Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE2), as part of SC’2014
New Orleans, USA (16 November)

Lead judge for the Young IT Professional of the Year category
UK IT Industry Awards 2014
Reading (3 October)

Panel session on Digital Skills, Jobs, Education and Training
Digital Action Day 2014, as part of the Digital Agenda for Europe
Brussels, Belgium (29 September)

Measuring UK Crime Networks [slides]
2014 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2014)
Beijing, China (19 August)

Exploring UK Crime Networks [slides]
International Symposium on Foundations of Open Source Intelligence and Security Informatics (FOSINT-SI 2014)
Beijing, China (18 August)

Computing in Wales?
Digital Innovation Week Wales 2014
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (9 July)

Restarting Computer Science in UK Schools [watch]
Best of British 2014
Royal Institution, London (13 June)

Enabling A Digital Wales [watch] [preview] [preview]
Welsh Government’s Digital 2014
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport (9 June)

Engineer’s Question Time [watch]
IET South Wales
The Senedd, Cardiff (22 May)

Computing: Enabling a Digital Wales [talk]
IET South Wales Annual Lecture 2014
Swansea University (20 March)

Cyfrifiadura Yn Yr Ysgol
Council for Professors & Heads of Computing (CPHC) Annual Conference 2014
Loughborough University (8 April)

The Fourth Science: Supporting Computer Science from 2014
Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) Annual Education Conference 2014
Natural History Museum, London (28 February)

From STEM to STEAM: Computational Thinking, Creativity and Computer Science
Bett 2014
London (24 January)

2013

Computing in 2014 [talk]
Google UK
London (2 December)

Computing: The Science of Nearly Everything
School Seminar Series
University of Huddersfield (20 November)

From STEM to STEAM: Computational Thinking, Creativity and Computer Science
ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2013
University of Reading (8 November)

Superoptimisation: Making Compilers and Code Optimisation Sexy (Again)
Box UK
Cardiff (3 October)

Lead judge for the Young IT Professional of the Year category
UK IT Industry Awards 2013
Reading (27 September)

Supporting the ICT Sector in Wales
Welsh Government’s ICT Sector Panel
Cardiff (5 September)

Computing: The Science of Nearly Everything [talk]
Winchester Science Festival 2013
Winchester (21 July)

Communicating Computer Science: A Call To Arms
HEA Computing Workshop
Oxford Brookes University (10 July)

Delivering A Digital Wales? [preview]
Welsh Government’s Digital 2013
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport (3 June)

The CAS Network of Computer Science Teaching Excellence
Council for Professors & Heads of Computing (CPHC) Annual Conference 2013
Cardiff University (26 March)

Omnia apud me mathematica fiunt
Department of Computer Science Seminar
Swansea University (7 February)

Launching Computer Science at School: The CAS Network of Excellence
Bett 2013
London (31 January)

2012

Computer Science for Wales
Science Advisory Council for Wales
Cardiff (3 December)

Google and Teach First: Computer Science
Google UK
London (1 November)

From STEM to STEAM: Computational Thinking and Computer Science
ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2012
University of Reading (9 November)

Computer Science in 2012
School of Education Seminar
Nottingham Trent University (30 October)

The Appliance of Science: Growth, Jobs and Policy
Science Council Event at 2012 Conservative Party Conference
Birmingham (9 October)

Computing: The Science of Nearly Everything
Association for Science Education (ASE) Cymru Conference
National Museum Wales, Cardiff (6 October)

Judge for the Young IT Professional of the Year category
UK IT Industry Awards 2012
Reading (28 September)

Life Beyond The PhD [talk]
Cumberland Lodge
Windsor (29 August)

Computing At School: Addressing the UK’s CS Education Problem
Department of Computer Science Seminar
University of Bath (10 August)

Bridging The Entrepreneurial Gap: A Computer Scientist’s Perspective [watch]
BCS Entrepreneurs Specialist Group Launch
London (23 July)

Engineer’s Question Time
Cardiff Science Festival 2012
Cardiff (12 July)

Computer Science: Enabling a Digital Wales
Cross-Party Group on Science & Technology
National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff (19 June)

Computing: Enabling a Digital Wales
Science Advisory Council for Wales
Aberystwyth (24 April)

Computing: Supporting Excellence in STEM
HEA STEM Annual Conference 2012
Imperial College, London (12 April)

Parliament Talks…Science
UK Parliamentary Outreach Event
National Science ∓ Engineering Week 2012, Leeds (15 March)

Hack To The Future! [watch]
Hack To The Future 2012
Preston (11 February)

2011

Computing: The Science of Nearly Everything
Microsoft Partners in Learning Forum 2011
Microsoft UK, Reading (24 November)

Scientists, the Media and Public Engagement
Research Councils UK
Swindon (16 November)

Computing: Enabling a Digital Wales
BT International Data Centre
Cardiff (6 October)

Superoptimisation: Generating Provably Optimal Code
Microsoft Research
Cambridge (20 July)

Computing: Enabling a Digital Wales [talk]
Science and the Assembly 2011
National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff (24 May)

On Computing Numbers, with an Application to the Admissionsproblem
School of Computer Science & Informatics Seminar
Cardiff University (20 May)

Computing: The Science of Nearly Everything?
National Science & Engineering Week 2011
Techniquest, Cardiff (19 March)

New Directions in Computing Education
Towards New Learning Perspectives in Education
New Delhi, India (5 February)

2010

Knowledge Representation, P v NP and Provably Optimal Code Generation
School Seminar Series
Cardiff Metropolitan University (27 October)

Provably Optimal Code Generation using Logic Programming
School of Computer Science & Informatics Seminar
Cardiff University (15 March)

2008

Superoptimisation: Provably Optimal Code Generation using ASP
Department of Computer Science Seminar
University of Bath

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