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In conversation with… Andrew Wright, Chair of the Business Innovation and Growth Panel at Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

We spoke to Andrew Wright, Chair of the Business Innovation and Growth Panel at Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), about what makes our region’s digital sector stand out from the rest and the importance of ensuring everybody can benefit from technology. Tell us a bit about yourself and the LEP. I am driven by…

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In Conversation With… Andrew Campbell, UK Delivery Lead and Company Director at BJSS

Andrew Campbell, UK delivery lead and company director at Executive Festival Sponsors BJSS, spoke to us about the importance of bringing the tech community together and their approach to guiding clients through the uncertainty of Covid-19. Tell us a bit about yourself and your role within BJSS. I’m Andrew Campbell, a thirteen-year veteran of BJSS,…

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In Conversation With… Adam Hildreth, CEO of Crisp

We caught up with Adam Hildreth, founder and CEO of Premier Festival Sponsors Crisp, to discuss their involvement with the festival and thoughts on the future of the cyber security industry. Tell us a bit about yourself and your role within Crisp. I’m the founder and CEO of Crisp. I started my first business in…

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In Conversation With… Charlotte Knowles, Managing Director of TPP

Charlotte Knowles, Managing Director of Premier Festival Sponsors TPP, talks to us about her favourite things about living in Leeds and the ways that they have used health technology to adapt in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tell us a bit about yourself and your organisation. TPP is a healthcare technology company, based in Leeds.…

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Covid-19 Guidelines for Physical Events

We know everyone is probably itching to get back together after so long apart. If you are planning to host a physical event as part of the Festival this Autumn, it’s vital to ensure that you keep your colleagues, speakers and attendees as safe as possible. We will not be able to include or promote…

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In Conversation With… Chris Cahill, Squad Lead at AND Digital

Check out our catch up with Chris Cahill, Squad Lead at Executive Festival Sponsors AND Digital, as he discussed the importance of collaboration during uncertain times and the ways that Leeds Digital Festival provides the ideal platform for making connections in the local tech community. Tell us a bit about yourself and your organisation. As…

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In Conversation With… Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council

We spoke with Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council – Premier Sponsors of the Festival – to find out more about what Leeds City Council expect the northern digital sector to look in the wake of Covid-19, and the importance of digital transformation for recovery. Tell us a bit about yourself and your…

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Top Tips from Virtual Event Organisers

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, digital events are increasingly becoming the new normal, and with many benefits, it looks like this trend is likely to stay long afterwards..   Following on from our virtual festival this spring, we asked our event organisers to share some of their top tips for hosting a successful online…

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Leeds Digital Festival celebrates a global reach as it wraps up digital events

Before the government restrictions around Covid-19 were put in place, we were getting ready to announce the line-up for our fifth annual festival, with over 240 physical events confirmed to take place. When it became apparent that this would no longer be possible, we made the decision to run the Festival virtually – if anyone…

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How to: Host a Webinar

With our April event now moving to become an exclusively virtual festival, we thought we’d put together a step by step guide for those who would like to explore this option further and make the leap online for Leeds Digital Festival 2020 this spring. While virtual events might seem like they’d be less engaging, you’d…

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