15 Feb 2023

Digital City Festival, Manchester 2023

techUK is pleased to announce its partnership with the Digital City Festival in Manchester, 27-31 March 2023

techUK is pleased to be a partner supporting Digital City Festival, which is returning to Manchester in March with a brand new format, exciting speakers and thought provoking sessions.

techUK has over 950 members across the UK and as the trade association to the tech sector we are keen to welcome our members to Manchester to discuss and demonstrate the positive outcomes digital technology can achieve for people, society, business and the planet.

We are thrilled to work with techUK to bring together and inspire the tech community at this year's Digital City Festival. Our region is full of ingenuity and ambition and events like this play a massive role in continuing to shape the North's bright future

Alexandra Balazs

managing director at Prolific North

As a champion of the tech sector, techUK will be supporting The Tech Debrief, one of Digital City Festival’s specially curated events.

Hosted at Bruntwood SciTech’s Bright Building on Tuesday 28 March, The Tech Debrief will be a truly unmissable event, delving into emerging technologies, tech for good initiatives, skills, talent and funding.

Sue Daley, techUK’s Director of Tech and Innovation, will be chairing a panel session with an impressive line-up of tech leaders to discuss emerging technologies and how to equip teams for success.

We are delighted to be partnering with Digital City Festival. Every year, Digital City Festival brings together the wider digital community to engage and inspire each other and we are looking forward to celebrating the sector as it continues to innovate and showcase what can be achieved when we use the power of tech to support our economy, society, people and the planet

Sue Daley

techUK’s Director of Tech and Innovation

As innovation across the tech sector continues to evolve rapidly, other brilliant sessions on the day will explore tech for good initiatives and where they could end up next, the development dilemma between growth and capital efficiency, and addressing access to skills, talent and funding.

The Tech Debrief is just one in a series of specially curated events taking place at Digital City Festival from 27 to 31 March, along with techUK hosted events and supported sessions.

Event round-up

We had a wonderful time supporting the Digital City Festival in Manchester!

The day was filled with insightful conversations and was great to hear from Sherelle Fairweather, Digital Strategy Lead and Kira Allmann, Senior Digital Strategy Officer at Manchester City Council on the tech for good panel session.

We also learned more about the role of emerging technologies from a discussion chaired by Sue Daley, Director of Tech and Innovation at techUK, where she was joined by Patience Tucker, CEO at wi-Q TechnologiesAnindo Ganguly, Vice President at DXC TechnologyMarcus Bearden, Cloud and Emerging Tech Leader at SlalomLee Murray, Director at Triangulate Distribution Ltd. Thank you Matt Robinson for moderating the day!

We enjoyed listening to all the ideas and plans for a thriving Manchester!


Digital City Festival, Manchester 2023 - Events

Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson

Head of Nations and Regions, techUK

Ileana Lupsa

Ileana Lupsa

Programme Manager, Local Public Services and Nations and Regions, techUK

Tracy Modha

Team Assistant - Markets, techUK

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