IP EXPO Manchester 2017 next week will feature a hacker once wanted by the FBI as well as major speakers from IBM Watson and Microsoft.

Kevin Mitnick of Mitnick Security will deliver the opening keynote of the event at Manchester Central on 26-27th April.

His talk on how cyber criminals can steal your data using a simple public Wi-Fi network will be followed by Mike Hobday, vice president of cognitive at IBM’s artificial intelligence arm IBM Watson, who will present how intelligent automation will be transforming 25 per cent of content jobs in the next two years.

James Akrigg, head of technology for partners at Microsoft, has also been lined up to speak about how digital transformation is enabling people to change the way they work to drive significant change in business outcomes.

IP Expo Manchester

The event, which you can find out more about here, will also feature:

  • more than 100 exhibitors
  • panel debates on the future of AI and the Internet of Things
  • a huge focus on cyber security
  • a live hack
  • a seminar programme dedicated to data protection and the GDPR
  • free independent advice from consultants