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Supercharging adoption of digital technology


This event focussed on the ways in which digital increasingly underpins Britain’s economy. 200 business leaders from industry heard how the adoption and deployment of cutting edge digital technologies, products and services produced by the UK tech sector is, and can, enable every sector of the UK economy to become a digital sector.


Key themes included:

  • The importance of increased digitalisation and how the growing digital economy is helping to supercharge other parts of the economy
  • The application of technologies in productivity boosting areas such as transport infrastructure and how we can increase capacity, reliability and flexibility.
  • The prize for retailers in a digital age that increased adoption of digital technology - be that in increasing footfall, engagement and linger times in bricks and mortar stores as well as allowing for differentiation in the online space.
  • How a smarter approach to technological adoption and innovation can spur inward investment into the Greater Manchester region and the North. 


Speaker presentations 


Morning session 

Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s speech  

- Nick Chrissos, Director of Innovation, Cisco, Europe 

Shaun Collings, Regional Sales Director, Public Sector, Pure Storage

Transport session

Clara Davies, Policy Advisor, DfT

Ben Gardener, Associate, Pinsent Masons LLP

-  Matthew Hudson, Head of Strategy, Transport for London

Afternoon session

- Jonathan Spruce, Interim Strategy Director, Transport for the North 


Social media reach

Reach: 501.8K
Impressions: 3.8 million

techUK’s commitment to showcasing its work and the work of its members and partners nationwide means that we were delighted to bring Supercharging the Digital Economy conference to Manchester this Autumn.



Photo highlights

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Video highlights 

techUK Supercharging the Digital Economy 2018

techUK Supercharging the Digital Economy | Matt Houlihan

techUK Supercharging the Digital Economy | Chris Gray

techUK Supercharging the Digital Economy | Jenny Davies


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