Help us deliver prosperity through innovation in Hampshire and Surrey, and learn about our area’s outstanding track record, at the Enterprise M3’s AGM.
The event will be an opportunity to hear how the LEP has invested across the Enterprise M3 area, from clean growth at Marwell Wildlife's Tropical House to cyber-security at Royal Holloway. We will discuss future investment plans as part of our Local Industrial Strategy to help the businesses, families and communities in your area prosper further.
The FREE event, which includes lunch, will be an excellent opportunity to meet and network with other senior decision makers who are influencing the growth and prosperity of the region.
Our key note speaker, Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton, has recently co-authored the independent Government review, "Growing the artificial intelligence industry in the UK" and will share her expert insights into the impact of Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Internet.
Dame Wendy is known internationally as a leading light in the development of Web Science and recognised the world over for her pioneering role as one of the first computer scientists to embark on serious research into multi- and hyper-media technologies before the existence of the World Wide Web.
A Professor of Computer Science within Electronics & Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton, Dame Wendy was a founding director of the Web Science Research Initiative - now the Web Science Trust - with web pioneer Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, an Honorary Professor at Southampton. Originally formed to foster research collaboration between Southampton and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Trust is aimed at promoting the academic discipline of Web Science globally. She was also instrumental in the establishment of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton and is currently the Executive Director of the Institute.
During a distinguished career, Dame Wendy has served as President of the British Computer Society, Commissioner for the Global Commission on Internet Governance, member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, and was the first person outside of North America to become President of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). A Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Distinguished Fellow of the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2009.
Earlier this year, Dame Wendy headlined once again as a member of the prestigious 2017 Debrett’s 500 of the most influential and inspiring people living and working in Britain today.
A Mathematics graduate of the University of Southampton in 1974, Dame Wendy achieved her PhD in Pure Mathematics from Southampton in 1977 and was later appointed a Professor of Computer Science at the University in 1994.