12 March 2019 News
More than 3,000 delegates from the global tech community are expected to attend Digital DNA 2019, powered by PwC, in Belfast this June, the event’s organisers have said.
Speaking at the launch of the sector’s most influential networking and knowledge exchange event on the island of Ireland, they promised a packed schedule of over 170 speakers spread across five stages, over 100 exhibitors and a record attendance.
Simon Bailie, Chief Executive of Digital DNA, said: “This year’s Digital DNA promises to be one of the most exciting yet. Once again we are developing a unique line up of speakers made up of some of the giants in the local and global tech community.
“Not only will the event be a great place to learn from peers, it will also allow the local tech sector can come and collaborate, either as a business or an organisation looking to expand their reach. Digital DNA can provide the perfect vehicle for organisations to forge new relationships, build new partnerships or gain exposure to new sectors which would otherwise be unavailable.”
Digital DNA 2019, which is running over two days (18th and 19th June 2019) in St George’s Market in the city, is powered by PwC for the second consecutive year, and will once again allow the tech sector to collaborate, expand their reach and gain exposure to new technologies.
Seamus Cushley, Director of New Ventures from PwC, said: “PwC is proud to power Digital DNA 2019 for the second year running. Without question whatever industry you’re in, your organisation must change for a digital world. In our 21st Global CEO Survey, 81% of respondents agree technological progress will fundamentally change their organisation. And the pressure to move faster is unrelenting.
“Our business is at the forefront of this change. Digital DNA is a great opportunity to share our story with the industry and to showcase the work we’re doing to deliver the technological solutions organisations need to compete and grow.
“We look forward to hearing from others in the sector and also share our learnings with them to help the Northern Ireland technology sector blossom.”
Support for Digital DNA 2019 has been strong with Danske Bank announcing a two-year sponsorship deal to highlight its ongoing investment in digital and Tourism NI partnering with the event for the first time to showcase technology innovations in the tourism sector.
Other firsts for this year’s event include the participation of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) which will be showcasing the technical developments in the civil engineering sector.
In addition, Digital DNA 2019 will host the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) IT Professionals Awards for the first time.
Tickets for the event can be purchased now at digitaldna.org.uk.
Further details about the event will be released in the coming weeks.
Seamus Cushley, Director of New Ventures from PwC