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UKBlackTech Co-founder announced as a speaker at Digital City Festival 2022

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Phil Benson, Co-founder of innovation group UKBlackTech, has been confirmed as a speaker at the upcoming Digital City Festival in Manchester.

He will talk in the Tech Masterclass Theatre at Digital City Expo alongside Ralph Varcoe, Chief Growth Officer and MD IoT at Connexin, launching and discussing the new Smart Cities whitepaper conducted by UKBlackTech.

‘Smart Cities: Connected Communities’ was created in consultation with stakeholders from tech, government, public sector, academia and at community-level, and studies the evolution of Smart Cities, reimagining the model.

Benson and Varcoe will talk together at 3pm at Digital City Expo – the central event of the festival, taking place over two days at Manchester Central. Registration, which is free, is open now.

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Attendees at Digital City Expo will get the chance to meet and network with companies from across marketing, tech, ecommerce and more, as well as hearing all the event’s thought leaders.

Recently, Gareth Turner of Weetabix and Dominique Elsey of Hootsuite were confirmed as also appearing on-stage at the expo, which will be attended by thousands of digital specialists.

The Expo will also feature an all-new Career Zone, helping employers across the broad digital spectrum to promote their current vacancies.

Phil Benson, Co-founder of UKBlackTech, said: “Digital City Festival is a fantastic event which brings the best companies and innovators in one place, to learn and celebrate the vibrant tech sector we have in the North. I’m looking forward to making new connections and being inspired by the invigorating festival programme.

“UKBlackTech is excited to share our research and report on smart cities. We hope there is an opportunity for learning and seeking out best practice in this incredibly dynamic and fast moving space which will have a significant and continuous impact on all our citizens and institutions.”

To hear from Benson and Varcoe and a wide range of other thought leaders, as well as growing your network and celebrating the best in digital, register for free to attend Digital City Expo today.










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