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03 Mar 2022

Final line-up of industry thought leaders announced as appearing at Digital City Expo 2022

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Final line-up of industry thought leaders announced as appearing at Digital City Expo 2022
Digital City Expo
Digital City Expo, the central event of Digital City Festival which kicks off on Monday, has revealed yet more influential speakers as appearing at this year's event.

The expo takes place on March 9th and 10th and will see thousands of global digital professionals descend on Manchester Central, to network, collaborate and socialise.

As well as having the chance to meet leading exhibitors from across the digital ecosystem, attendees will be able to hear from a vast range of industry speakers, taking to the two-day event's number of stages.

Stages span marketing, tech, ecommerce and digital - not to mention the event's Keynote Theatre, which will feature some of the event's biggest names leading talks, panels and Q&As.

Having already announced a wide range of speakers and partner events, yet more contributors have been announced as contributing to the content of Digital City Expo - including figures from the DWP, Flight Story, Adyen, Praetura Ventures and The Manc.

Registration for Digital City Expo is free and open now, giving you access to talks from all these speakers, plus so much more. Click here to secure your place.

Industry influencers speaking at the expo

After recently announcing names including Gareth Turner of Weetabix, Amul Batra of Northcoders, Domm Holland of Fast and Ed Alford of New Look, we have even more figures to reveal today.

Guest speakers hail from a variety of companies, locations, and specialisms - making Digital City Expo 2022 an unmissable event for ambitious digital professionals looking to grow their network and learn from the best. Click here to see the full expo agenda.

  • Joe Abraham, Director, NeoSOFT
  • Robyn Ainsworth, Social Strategy & Communications, The Fabricant, Amsterdam
  • Richard Aldridge, Executive Director, Wunderkind
  • Greg Ashton, Senior Service Designer, Department for Work & Pensions
  • Andy Bateman, Director of Customer Experience, JCT600
  • Gary Bennion, MD, CloudM
  • Mike Blake-Crawford, Chief Strategy Officer, Flight Story
  • Sara Boswell, Enterprise Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Stanimir Boychev, CEO & Founder, eLando
  • Katherine Burden, Senior Advisor, GC Business Growth Hub
  • Greg Cockroft, VP Enterprise Sales, Adyen
  • Marsha Courneya, Senior Research Assistant, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • John Dearden, Tech Principal, AND Digital
  • Alicia Easley, North West Programme Manager, Code Your Future
  • Kirsty Fairclough, Reader in Screen Studies, School of Digital Arts (SODA)
  • David Foreman, MD & Co-founder, Praetura Ventures
  • Louis Georgiou, Owner, Code Computerlove
  • Anna Gledson, MD, The Manc
  • Chris Guerin, Metaverse Curator, CEO & Founder, Xpllore
  • Josh Guthrie, Country Manager, Mollie UK
  • Mike Hayers, Sales Director Europe, ShipStation
  • Hera Hussain, CEO & Founder, Chayn
  • Dr David Jackson, Lecturer in Digital Visualisation, School of Digital Arts (SODA)
  • Che-Guevara John, Course Director of Games Design + Computer Animation & VFX, Leeds Beckett University
  • Ash Jones, Founder, Great Influence
  • Kate Jones, Chief Communications Officer, NeuroClastic
  • Rob Jones, MD, Code Computerlove
  • Aditya Joshi, COO, Clay Logix
  • Tanya Koicheva, Head of Commercial and Economic Section, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • Sowjanya Kolluru, Director, Prospecta
  • Rob Linton, Commercial Director, MiQ North
  • Scott Logie, Customer Engagement Director, Read Group
  • Sherin Mathew, Founder & CEO, AI Tech North
  • Dominic McGregor, Founding Partner, Fearless Adventures
  • David Meakin, Senior Solutions Engineer, BigCommerce
  • Arjun Menon, CEO, Goodbits
  • Andy Miah, Chair in Science Communication & Future Media, University of Salford
  • Ellie Middleton, Personal Brand Manager, Great Influence
  • Keith Miller, GM AI Foundry/Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Luigi Moccia, Founder & CEO, Calashock
  • Rachel Morgan-Trimmer, Consultant, Sparkle Class
  • Jake Newbould, CMO, Piglet in Bed
  • Maša Prastalo, Channel Partnerships Manager, Adyen
  • David Raja Pitchiah, CEO, Sierra ODC
  • Carrie Rose, Co-founder & CEO, Rise at Seven
  • Debbi Rosenthal, Head of Solutions, MiQ UK
  • Michael Schirrmacher, VP Sales UK, Fast
  • Alex Sharp, UK Director, RutterKey Solutions
  • Jonathan Sibley, Senior Lecturer in Events Management, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Kenny Skelton, Partner & Head of UK Google Practice, MediaCom
  • Martyn Smith, Partner, Baringa Partners
  • Rumyana Stoykova, Director of Program Management, Sciant
  • Josh Taylor, VP Enterprise Sales, Adyen
  • Rebecca Taylor PhD, Academic Lead & Programme Leader, Hyper Island
  • Darren Teague, Senior Account Executive, Pure360 - Part of the Spotler Group
  • John Willis, Innovation Lead RKE, Manchester Metropolitan University

Registration remains open for Digital City Expo - click here to get started and meet leading digital companies as well as hearing from high-profile business leaders.