Some of the best thinkers in the global tech world have been announced as speakers at this year’s Digital DNA in Belfast.
Adding to the international line-up of speakers, the two-day event will feature Leo Johnson, Head of Disruption at PwC and co-presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Future Proofing; Jamie Bartlett, author of the best-selling book The Dark Net and presenter of BBC’s The Secrets of Silicon Valley; Quinn Buchanan from Leviathan Games, and one of the developers who worked on the original Grand Theft Auto; Rock Jacobs from Rebel of America, who worked on the recent Hollywood blockbuster Deadpool; and Dr Liberty Vittert, a regular contributor providing expert opinion into Big Data and the role it plays in the media, as well as public and government life.
Held in St. George’s Market from 19 – 20 June, Digital DNA will welcome these and a host of other speakers from some of the world’s biggest companies as well as some of Northern Ireland’s best homegrown tech talent.
They will deliver keynote speeches, take part in panel discussions, workshops and fireside chats to an audience which originates from across the technology sector and across the world.
Digital DNA 2018 will showcase Belfast’s prosperous tech sector, covering topics within Marketing, Data, Cyber-security, FinTech, Innovation and DevOps – delivered across an exciting programme of keynotes talks, interactive workshops, panel discussions and a range of exhibitors.
For the first time, Digital DNA will be powered by principal partner PwC, with the firm sharing its global technology experience and professional know-how with the Digital DNA audience. Other sponsors include Danske Bank, Kainos, Allstate, The Open University, Convergys and Belfast City Council.
Simon Bailie, Digital DNA’s Commercial Director, said:
“The calibre of speakers at this year’s Digital DNA is second to none and reflective of the esteem with which both the Northern Ireland tech community and this event are held. These speakers are going to provoke some really interesting debate and share their insights from the coal face, making the event essential for everyone involved in the sector.
“The event is a great opportunity to showcase the technology hotbed for which Northern Ireland has become renowned and will allow attendees to learn from each other, make valuable connection and have fun.”
Other speakers at Digital DNA include: Noga Tal, Head of Global Strategic Initiatives for Startups at Microsoft; Aoife Caulfield, Emerging Client Solutions UK & Europe at Twitter; Joanna Jarjue, BBC’s The Apprentice; Rioch Edwards-Brown, founder of So You Wanna Be in TV; Naomi Timperley, Director at Tech North Advocates; Sarah Hooper, CRM Director at Edit; Mike Barrett, Founder and CEO of Unosquare; Henry Helgeson, Founder and CEO of Cayan; Kieran Flanagan, VP of Marketing at Hubspot.
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