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Two speakers revealed for Digital City Festival launch event


The journey to Digital City Festival in March begins this Thursday evening at the official launch event in Manchester city centre. 

Ahead of the event at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, tipped to draw in more than 100 Northern professionals and influential figures, we’re excited to reveal who will be speaking.

The first speaker we can announce today is Herb Kim, founder of TEDxManchester, TEDxNewcastle and TEDxLiverpool, as well as Thinking Digital and the Liverpool Binary Festival. Herb is responsible for some of the most successful thought leadership events across the North.

After growing up in Brooklyn, Herb moved to England in 1997 and has now invested in three Manchester-based tech startups.

Herb Kim
Herb Kim, Founder of TEDxManchester, TEDxLiverpool, TEDxNewcastle and Thinking Digital

In 2010, Herb’s work on Thinking Digital and TEDxManchester earned him a spot in the MediaGuardian Top 100. In 2011, Wired Magazine included Herb as one of the Wired 100. He is also on the steering panel for Digital City Festival, and will support the event as it is brought to life across Manchester.

And after being announced as Lead Sponsor for Tech Show North at Digital City Expo, BJSS’ Head of Delivery, Matt Whalley, is the next speaker confirmed for the event this Thursday.

Matt Whalley, BJSS
Matt Whalley, BJSS Head of Delivery

After graduating with a Computer Science degree from Loughborough University, Matt has spent the majority of his 17-year career in consultancy roles in a range of industries including telecoms, financial services, retail and the public sector.

BJSS is the UK’s leading privately-owned IT and business consultancy – delivering top-quality IT solutions that international organisations rely on every single day. 

With offices across the UK and the USA, they are the winners of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. As part of the UK Management team, Matt is responsible for the consultancy’s presence in Manchester. 

To find out more about the week-long festival in March, click here to attend the launch event, where there will be a chance to hear all about Digital City Festival from the organisational team, network with local figures, and enjoy a drink.


All you need to do is register to attend the launch event for free.

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