The festival will host a number of conversations around eCommerce and similar implementations of technology. As Tech Nation’s Head of Entrepreneur Engagement Liz Scott said, “Tech has been game-changing for retailers this year”, while Manchester’s online commerce industry is championed as a world leader.
On a wider scale, the festival will also cover how the collaboration of specialists in digital, marketing and tech can have a larger impact on individual businesses’ success, as well as the wider economy.
Digital for good
No discussion of digital is complete without addressing its impact on society. As Amul Batra, Chief Partnerships Officer of Northcoders, said, “if we aren’t drawing on a much more diverse and inclusive tech population, then we’re not fixing a lot of the things that need fixing.”
Across the festival, conversations will be hosted on the responsibility tech firms have to focus on solving their sector’s issues, as well as the potential solutions they could create to worldwide ones.
Events will discuss the power of digital to make a difference, as well as looking at the digital divide, and go in-depth on the economic and skills gaps – not to mention inclusivity, diversity, accessibility, and more concepts which have an impact on today’s tech workforce.
Completing the programme will be a host of events focused on digital and internet culture. Cultural bodies have needed to adapt quickly in 2020, becoming a central part of the digital world as more people keep themselves informed and entertained online.
Culture has become something which looks very different at the beginning of 2021 than it did last year. Creatives no longer have to be in a particular place to reach a wider audience – and that’s just one thing that’s changed.
At Digital City Festival, these new challenges and opportunities will form part of the wider conversation surrounding the future of digital.
Register to attend Digital City Festival 2021 in order to access conversations and talks on all these topics and many more. Registration is free and provides access to the dedicated Digital City Network, which will also host the Digital City Awards. Click here to get started.