Belfast set to welcome digital experts to technology conference

Technology | Thu 2 Jun | Author – Business & Finance
Digital DNA
Roger Busby, manager, Deloitte Digital; Mike Robinson, CTO, Deloitte Digital; and Gareth Quinn, CEO, Digital DNA are pictured at the event’s launch in St George’s Market

Belfast’s St George’s Market will play host to one of Ireland’s biggest technology events next week as Digital DNA returns for its 2016 conference, in partnership with Deloitte Digital.

Digital DNA 2016 takes place on June 8th and will welcome dozens of speakers from some of the world’s biggest companies to Northern Ireland with the aim of inspiring over 1,000 local and international business delegates to embrace cutting-edge technology and digital solutions.

Digital experts from organisations like Manchester City Football Club, Atlas, Tableau and ChangeCorp will deliver keynotes alongside 16 workshops and panel discussions covering five core themes of marketing, data, security, fintech and innovation.

The various talks, workshops and discussions will demonstrate how organisations can harness digital technologies and trends to shape their business strategy and succeed in the marketplace.

Deloitte Digital is the principal sponsor of Digital DNA 2016, which is also partnered by the likes of Aer Lingus, Allstate, innov8 Office Interiors, IE Domain Registry, MCS Group and Spiral Hosting.

Digital DNA CEO Gareth Quinn said: “Northern Ireland is fast becoming one of the world’s great technology hotbeds and we want to create an event that reflects the thriving tech community here. With a world-class partner in Deloitte Digital, an amazing venue in St George’s Market and speakers from some of the biggest brands on the planet, we’re confident that Digital DNA will again be a huge success, attracting businesses within Northern Ireland and further afield that have an ambition to grow.

Mike Robinson, CTO, Deloitte Digital, commented: “Belfast has become a vibrant hub for digital experts and bringing these experts together during Digital DNA is a catalyst for inspiring talent, nurturing innovation and growing the digital technology economy. Deloitte Digital is proud to be principal sponsor for Digital DNA, which has gone from strength to strength over the past four years, helping organisations embrace new technologies to drive performance and transform attitudes and behaviours.”

Louise Phelan, vice president of Global Operations for EMEA, PayPal is one of the event’s keynote speakers. She said: “There is a fantastic line up of speakers and I know there will be some really interesting innovators in the audience. Digital DNA is a great networking opportunity for speakers and delegates alike. We believe that now is the time to reimagine the future of money and I’ll be explaining how we intend to do just that.”

The conference has organised free return travel for any Dublin or Cork-based businesses or entrepreneurs via the Digital DNA express train service.