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Digital DNA tech conference returns to Belfast's St George's Market

Published 13/04/2016

Roger Busby; Manager Deloitte Digital, Mike Robinson; CTO Deloitte Digital and Gareth Quinn; Director Digital DNA at St Georges Market Belfast, venue for DDNA 2016. Picture: Elaine Hill
Roger Busby; Manager Deloitte Digital, Mike Robinson; CTO Deloitte Digital and Gareth Quinn; Director Digital DNA at St Georges Market Belfast, venue for DDNA 2016. Picture: Elaine Hill
Gareth Quinn; Director Digital DNA, Mike Robinson; CTO Deloitte Digital and Roger Busby; Manager Deloitte Digital at St Georges Market Belfast, venue for DDNA 2016. Picture: Elaine Hill
Mike Robinson; CTO Deloitte Digital, Gareth Quinn; Director Digital DNA, Roger Busby; Manager Deloitte Digital at St Georges Market Belfast, venue for DDNA 2016. Picture: Elaine Hill

Belfast’s St George’s Market will play host to one of Ireland’s biggest technology events this summer 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, panel discussions and fireside chats covering five core themes of marketing, data, security, fintech and innovation.

Digital DNA aims to inspire and inform entrepreneurs and existing businesses of all sizes to help them respond to the opportunities and threats of Digital. 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.

The event, now in its fourth year, has been backed by Deloitte Digital in an exciting new partnership. It will be supported by the talented teams from Deloitte Digital’s Belfast and London studios, who are responsible for delivering technology solutions for some of the world’s biggest organisations.

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

Speaking at the launch in St George’s Market, Digital DNA’s 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.

“We have some phenomenal names lined up and in keeping with 2015, we have a really exciting social programme including dinners, street parties, an after party and awards. It really can’t be missed and we look forward to releasing more information over the coming weeks.”

Mike Robinson, CTO at headline sponsor Deloitte Digital, said: “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.

“Over the past few years Deloitte Digital has grown its own team to almost 100 people in Belfast. This team of creators is busy building innovative digital solutions for some of the UK’s largest organisations across multiple industries. With studios in Belfast, London and Edinburgh, we combine creative innovation with the powerful Deloitte platform to help our clients find their own disruptive advantage.”

In addition to the conference in St George’s Market, Digital DNA has also organised a number of events taking place in The Mac, Cathedral Quarter and Life Church. Details on these exciting and exclusive events will be revealed soon.

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