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#GoDigital Conference 18

Date Time Location
18 Jul 9am - 1:30pm Isaac Newton Building, School of Engineering, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7DQ

Our #GoDigital18 Conference brings together engaging expert speakers, fascinating talks on the rapidly changing world of technology and how this impacts on business. We will also have live interactive polling so you can share your views with your peers.

The morning will be packed with knowledge enabling you to learn about new technologies, to hear about innovative ideas and to begin to understand how the future of business is being shaped by them.

BBC Click Technology Reporter, Kate Russell, will be our host enthusing us with insights into what’s happening on the tech scene now that will make businesses of all sizes more efficient, productive and profitable. We’ll also receive invaluable glimpses into what business could look like in 2028 from the Executive Editor at Wired magazine, Jeremy White.

If this isn’t enough, there will be the opportunity to hear from Lincolnshire based companies who have prospered with the use of digital technology in their businesses. Understand their journeys – the challenges, successes and rewards they’ve experienced along the way and find out how this can be achieved by businesses like yours.  

Book your place today to discover how your business can shape-up to the opportunities and challenges ahead!



09:00           Arrival, Registration, Refreshments and Networking

09:30           Welcome & Introduction

09:40           Business 2028: A Look Ahead

10:10           Q&A Session and Live Polling

10:25           Making the 2028 Vision Real for Business

10:40           Refreshment Break

11:00           Internet of Things for Business

11:30           Using Technology to Grow   

12:00           Panel Q&A Session and Live Polling 

12:30           Closing Remarks

12:45           Lunch and Networking

13:30           Close


Our Host – Kate Russell

Journalist, reporter and author, Kate has been writing about technology and the internet since 1995. Currently she appears regularly on BBC technology programme Click and writes a monthly column for National Geographic Traveller magazine. She also speaks at conferences and digital strategy and policy meetings, as well as lecturing in schools and universities to inspire the next generation of technologists. Her website,, has won awards from the UK Blog Awards (2015) and Market Inspector (2017) for best technology blog, and in June 2016 she was voted the Computer Weekly 13th most influential woman in UK IT.


Jeremy White is executive editor of Wired, the influential technology and trends magazine that covers innovation and the businesses that are building the future. From the Internet of Things to AI, smart homes to smart cities, flying cars to passenger drones, Jeremy has first-hand experience of emerging trends as well as personal contact with the global business leaders driving them.

His expansive knowledge of the product world and forecasting design and tech trends has seen him be commissioned for consultancy services to some of the world's largest consumer brands on industrial design and user experience. Jeremy also appears regularly on the BBC and Sky News representing the magazine.

Am I eligible?

These events are available for businesses, partnerships, sole traders, and registered charities, with a trading address located within Greater Lincolnshire (North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire & Lincolnshire).

To access these events, your business must complete an SME enrolment form in order to check the business’s eligibility against the funding criteria. (The form will be sent to you on completion of an Eventbrite booking - if one has not already been completed and on file).

Secure your place

Attendance is free of charge and places are limited so be sure to book yours today.

Please note we are only able to offer up to 2 places per company. To qualify for this funded support, your business must be a small to medium enterprise (SME) based in Greater Lincolnshire. Apologies, no support intermediaries or public bodies.



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