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Brexit for the Digital Industries in the North East
Tue 24 January 2017, 17:30 – 21:00 GMT
If Brexit is going to happen what can we get out of it for the tech sector? There must be opportunities there, surely? But it’s hard to pick them out from the background noise. Transition will be turbulent, but how can we help shape something worth it on the other side?
Just about every law in the tech sector came from Brussels. All these may be up for change. But do we trust the government to get it right? What should we be campaigning for? How does the North East’s voice get heard? What can we learn from other countries with specialised tech sectors?
If the UK can seek its own way on a whole host of areas from data protection to telecoms regulation to procurement what would it look like? How can we get competitive advantage from these changes, not just business as usual? In ‘free trade’ how do we prevent a race to the bottom and protect and enhance citizens rights?
Digital Futures' powered by Generator presents the first 'Thinking Digital Sessions'. Join Generator and Thinking Digital to discuss these issues over a drink and hear from policy expert and social entrepreneur William Perrin on what groups in Cardiff and London said in round-tables and what positive potential he can see. Then join in a moderated discussion on how we get something out of Brexit for the digital industries in the North East... William has run tech and Brexit sessions for the Carnegie UK Trust charity/think-tank and this discussion will feed into a forthcoming report by Carnegie on the opportunities and threats of Brexit for the technology sector.
Venue: Campus North, Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle, NE1 6UF
Registration: 5.30pm - 6.00pm
Session: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Networking: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
Refreshments will be provided.
'Digital Futures', Generator's business support programme, is designed to meet the business development needs of the North East's creative and digital businesses.
Based on research and feedback from the market and informed by its extensive network of industry partners and business leaders, Generator's provision will enable creative and digital SMEs, start-ups and potential entrepreneurs to benefit, flourish and function in a competitive business environment.
This programme is part-funded by England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. Places at this event are FREE OF CHARGE for creative and digital businesses from North East England, thanks to ERDF funding.*
*County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear