First ever Digital City Festival steering panel revealed
The steering panel for Digital City Festival 2020, an essential gathering of the North's digital leaders and creators, can now be revealed.
Taking place in March 2020, Digital City Festival (DCF) will unite the digital community around a week-long programme of events spanning tech, marketing, online retail and more.
The North's digital elite have been assembled on the first ever Digital City Festival steering panel. They will be advising, supporting and helping shape the city's inaugural programme of events.
The highly-successful Marketing Show North, eCommerce Show North and Tech Show North will all form part of the Digital City Expo, the cornerstone event of the festival.
Digital City Expo will be held at the iconic Manchester Central Convention Complex, with the introduction of a brand new Northern Quarter Media Zone - an area dedicated to celebrating the media companies, independents, boutique agencies, disruptive startups and scaleups that are contributing to the North’s thriving Digital economy.
The highly-regarded steering panel members all bring with them decades of experience in their respective fields. Panel members from MIDAS, Tech Manchester, PwC, Siemens and Pro-Manchester and others will gather for their first meeting over dinner at the Radisson Blu Edwardian in Manchester on Thursday September 5th.
The aim of this week's meeting is to set an agenda for the week-long festival and outline what should be achieved throughout the programme, including partnerships at fringe events, hot topics for events and ways in which the festival will help the region.
Who's on the DCF 2020 Steering Panel?
Patricia Keating, Executive Director of Tech Manchester
Naomi Timperley, Co-founder of Tech North Advocates
Herb Kim, Founder & Curator of TEDxManchester, TEDxLiverpool and TEDxNewcastle
Katy Leeson, Managing Director of Social Chain
Stuart Clarke, Festival Director of Leeds Digital
Karen Burns, Events Manager at BJSS
Martin Balaam, Managing Director of Pimberly
Sam Booth, Chief Executive of pro-manchester
Paul Addison, Head of PR and Government Affairs at Siemens Digital Industries UK
Jude Holmes, Head of External Relations and Marketing, Made Smarter
Tanya Grady, Head of Partnerships at Enterprise City
Aine McTiernan, North Lead of PwC Scale
More steering panel members will be announced in the future...
Over the coming months, Prolific North will be speaking to the steering panel members individually to find out more about them and why they're getting involved with Digital City Festival.
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To find out more about the Steering Panel, click here.
Want to be a part of Digital City Festival?
To be a part of Digital City Festival 2020, visit the official website or contact the team.