Digital Conference 2024

Time Session and Theme
08:45 Arrival and Registration

Introduction & Keynote Address

Introduction: Dawn Broad, John Norton, Digital SIG Chairs

Keynote Address: Digital as a Service Not a Curse

Rich Deakin FNucI, ISCF Challenge Director – Low Cost Nuclear, Innovate UK


AI, Reactor and Decommissioning Technology

AI4nuclear - Mapping the Skills Challenges for Delivering AI in the Nuclear Sector, Mark Bankhead, National Nuclear Laboratory

Digital systems in support Reactor Dismantling at Trawsfynydd, David Cabrera, Nuclear Restoration Services 

George Wormald-Kelly, AtkinsRéalis 

Delivering AI innovation in step with accelerating digital organisation capabilities, Jan Skoniezki, Derreck Van Gelderen, PA Consulting

11:10 Refreshment and Networking Break

Digital Asset Management, Security and Regulation

The NDA’s Digital Asset Management Transformation Journey, Dave Clark and Cezara-Lidia Jalba, NDA

Digital Asset Management Transformation at Sellafield, Lee Carr and Evie Smith, Sellafield Ltd. 

Progressing regulation of digital and robotic innovation in nuclear, Dr Jake Surman, Environment Agency

A Glimpse into How Digital Technology can Transform the Nuclear Sector, Graham Upton, Capgemini

12:50 Lunch

Digital Innovation 

How AI can support the UK’s nuclear sector, Jordan Murkin, EDF

Digital Innovation – Right Here Right Now Duncan Steel, Jacobs

Digitisation of Through-Life Plant Information – From Scientific Experiment to Operational Plant, Paul Williamson, Dassault Systemes

Driving Innovation by Embedding Digital Skills Across an Organisation, Chris G Jones, Frazer Nash Consultancy  

15:00 Refreshment and Networking Break

Early Careers, Education Initiatives and Skills

An insight into Digital Project Applications in Nuclear, Mizan Haque, Sellafield Ltd. 

Using Molecular Dynamics AI for Assisting with Materials Qualification for the AMR Project, Merilent Kallo, National Nuclear Laboratory

Navigating the Future of Education: The DRIVE Initiative's Path to Integrating Industry 4.0 Technologies – Caroline Keep, UCLAN       

Education & Skills Panel, facilitated by John Norton


Closing remarks

Chairs' Close

17:15 Drinks and Networking Reception 
19:00 Close


*This conference is now sold out*

Organised by the NI Digital Special Interest Group, this technical conference will provide a significant forum for industry-leading debate and ideas to promote and drive cohesive digital development across all aspects of the nuclear industry. As the only professional membership body dedicated to the nuclear sector, we are excited to offer this event to promote and further nuclear professionalism for those working in digital-related roles within nuclear.

Topics and sessions of the conference will include:

  • AI, Reactor & Decommissioning Technology
  • Secure Data Management & Digital Tracking
  • International Innovation
  • Digital Transformation
  • Early Careers, Education Initiatives and Skills

Confirmed speakers include representatives from: AtkinsRéalis, Capgemini, Dassault Systemes, EDF, Jacobs, Nuclear Restoration Services, National Nuclear Laboratory, NDA and Sellafield Ltd.



17/04/2024: bookings have been closed as we have reached capacity. 

Member Type

Ticket Prices (excl. VAT) 

 Earlybird ends 29th Feb 2024

Ticket Prices (excl. VAT) from 1st March
NI Member £180 £250
YGN Member £180 £220
Non-Member £180 £340

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Sponsorship Opportunities 

Sponsorship is invited for the Nuclear Institute Digital Conference 2024, offering brand advertising and opportunities for your organisation to reach key target audiences and influencers in the nuclear sector. This includes being part of a community that is working to develop nuclear skills, from operators, suppliers and organisations that would benefit from having an enhanced profile through their involvement with this conference.

This event will bring together an audience of specialists involved in the digital community supporting high standards of nuclear professionalism and the maintenance of an expert community in the nuclear industry.

Additionally, your sponsorship indirectly facilitates the charitable activities carried out by the Nuclear Institute. Sponsorship packages will be offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.



Venue and Logistics

Venue: Institute of Physics: 37 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9BU

This modern venue is conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from Kings Cross St Pancras in central London. For directions, please see here.

Public transport

The Institute of Physics is only a three-minute walk from King’s Cross St Pancras Tube Station and a five-minute walk from King’s Cross Train Station.

Car parking

The nearest car park is the NCP London Kings Cross St Pancras car park on Judd Street. Please see here for directions.


If you have any requirements for any additional assistance in accessing the conference that you have not yet made us aware of, please get in touch before the event.

For general event enquiries please contact or 0161 877 7693.