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Hull gets the digital royalty


Hull Digital Live

Hull Digital Live

Jon Moss from Hull Digital is a man who has found a seam of digital excellence in an area of the country which is often overshadowed by the larger cities in the UK where it is incorrectly believed that the majority of the country’s digital talent is held. Hull and the surrounding area is seen as a deprived trouble spot.

But, the reality could not be more different. Far from being a backwater or a black hole for digital talent, Hull is a vibrant place with a collection of companies and individuals with a rich range of skills and experience in the world of digital technology.

Jon started a networking group where, each month, he invites the local people from the digital talent pool to meet, share ideas and create new business opportunities. From its outset, the networking group called ‘Hull Digital’ has had an attendance of 45 to 50 people at each session. Jon invites two speakers to stand up and talk about aspects of the digital industry in which they are involved or passionate.

This has now developed into what one might call a ‘digital movement’ in the city and Jon has launched Hull’s first digital conference on 14th October called ‘Hull Digital Live‘. Jon is a man with connections and he has managed to attract some of the UK’s digital royalty to speak at the event, including Rory Cellan-Jones from the BBC.

Rory Cellan-Jones writes reports and blogs about a wide range of digital news and manages to make complex digital subjects approachable. Rory is the main speaker for the day long conference.

There are still ‘early-bird’ tickets available and if you want to know how you and your business or organisation can benefit from the digital revolution then you should make yourself available for the conference that Jon is organising.

Digital and technology in the UK today See Rory Cellan-Jones speak here http://ow.ly/lx7O

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  1. 28/08/2009 at 1:28 pm

    Will, thanks so much for the great post – much appreciated!

    It is vital that an event like this is a success for the region, and so far the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

    I met Rory this morning and we managed to record a quick audio boo

    >>>>> click to listen! <<<<<

    • 28/08/2009 at 1:42 pm

      Hi John

      Yes, it’s going to be a great event. With the quality of the speakers you have at Hull Digital Live mixed with the local digital talent, it’s going to be a great place for local businesses and organisations to understand and harness the digital revolution we are experiencing.

      Great AudiBoo too!

      Will

  1. 29/08/2009 at 2:22 am

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