The Digital DNA 2016 Story – The Digital Landscape

What a year! It’s been an exciting journey for Digital DNA and one that isn’t over. 2016 has been our most ambitious and most successful year yet. We’ve grown exponentially across all our events and have partnered with some of the world’s leading technology companies and key influencers across fields like communications, logistics, business, innovation and business development.

  • We have influenced & engaged with over 2,500 people.
  • We have had delegates from over 20 countries.
  • We have inspired over 2,000 school children in NI with our Futures programme.

Overall, we’ve had a 285% increase in delegates in just one year with 20% of our delegates at our flagship event in June coming from outside NI.


It’s been an exciting year full of new ventures and a major shift for us as we moved to St George’s Market Belfast as the venue for our Flagship event in June.

As a team, we’ve also expanded. We have hired three new staff and currently have a vacancy for a Head of Business Development which is an extremely exciting opportunity to be part of Digital DNA at a key stage of our evolution.

We want to thank our sponsors and partners throughout who supported us throughout the year who have been instrumental in the growth of Digital DNA. We’re proud of the relationships we have created and we hope you’ve created valuable and lasting partnerships with organisations too through our events.

We know we’re facilitating and generating something special and in the words of our Managing Director Gareth Quinn:

“We love what we do and we’ll keep moving forward.”

Some of our most impressive speakers this year have spoke about the innovation, passion and vitality of Digital DNA with some giving a great insight into Digital DNA’s vision:

“Have you realised you’re attending the best tech event in the world? A place that connects people & brings people together?”

–       Elizabeth Fillippouli, CEO Global Thinkers Forum

“I’ve liked it a lot so far. There’s a bunch of grown ups in this room that are looking to succeed in the world and go out and get it… I’ve been impressed!”

–       Zack Nelson – YouTube Creator, JerryRigEverything

“From 1 day at Digital DNA’s flagship event we have developed 2 business partnerships allowing us to extend our skill set to our current clientele, and also won a number of new accounts including a large piece of national business worth over £100k in billings to us. We will be back every year!”

–       Steven Johnston, Managing Director Adhaus Media

Some humbling words for a team that aims to deliver successful and inspiring events. Having names like Elizabeth and Zack give such positive feedback inspires us to make it even bigger and better next time round. We hope that you’ll join us on that journey in 2017 and #BePartOfIt

We have an extremely exciting 2017 planned and that starts with something huge in early January, so stay tuned!

We’ll end by wishing all of our sponsors, partners & exhibitors and of course our delegates a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of the team! We’re back on Tuesday 3 January 2017 and can’t wait to start the New Year with you all!

Gareth, Brian, Matthew, Leanne, Louise, Daragh, Steph & our new team member, Mark!

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