Manchester: A Digital Future
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)
Manchester, United Kingdom
As part of the FutureEverything festival, #smc_mcr in association with CityCo hosts a discussion looking at Manchester’s digital future. The panel represents opinions from policy makers, business and the broader digital community.
Manchester has an opportunity to become a leading connected, digital city, but there are many challenges ahead if we are to make this a reality.
Recently, Manchester was awarded money from central government to begin the process of implementing a fast data infrastructure for citizens and businesses alike. There have been several recent reports such as the Greater Manchester Growth Review, The Manchester Digital Strategy and Manchester Digital Agenda that propose ways that the city, and the Greater Manchester region will be able to fulfil its potential.
How will these plans benefit the people and businesses of the city? And will this offer a fair and sustainable future forthe city? The appetite and ideas are there, but can Manchester lead digitally in the 21st Century?
Please note: Capacity is limited, so only register if you definitely can attend.
Alex Roy – Head of Research, Commission for the New Economy
Dave Carter – Director, Manchester Digital Development Agency
Erinma Ochu – Director, Squirrel Nation
Dave Mee – Director, Manchester Digital Laboratory (Madlab)
Tim Roberts – Director, i-COM
Chair – Martin Bryant – Managing Editor, The Next Web
Arrive from 6pm (BST) for a 6.30 start.
When & Where
SMC_MCR is a monthly meetup for anyone and everyone interested in digital innovation and social media in Manchester. We get together, share ideas and learn from each other.