Digital Cities initiative to come to Wales

The Digital Cities initiative, which aims to accelerate inspiration, imagination and creative collaboration in the tech sector, is to come to Cardiff.

Digital Cities Cardiff will take place between March 13th and 17th, and it’ll provide a range of bespoke events for Wales’s digital sector. They include workshops, masterclasses and keynotes.

Delivered by the BBC, The Space, Digital Garage@Google and Tramshed Tech, this is the latest technology and business event to take place at media and digital space Tramshed.

Each day will be themed and tailored for the digital, TV production, art and music industries – with keynote speeches and networking opportunities taking place constantly.

On March 15th, the BBC will lead the event, giving local businesses and media professionals access to practical training and expert advice from BBC trainers.

They’ll deliver a plethora of masterclasses and free training opportunities to experienced professionals looking to pick up new skills, as well as new entrants.

There’ll also be a digital arts day. Tramshed Tech, BBC Academy and The Space will host a day of masterclasses and workshops tailored for people working in the arts.

And on the Friday, the focus will be on music and digital technology. Chaired by Radio 1 and Radio Wales presenter Bethan Elfyn, delegates will get an insight into the digital transformation of the music industry.

Elizabeth Arnold, commercial and events manager at Tramshed Tech, said: “Digital Cities Cardiff is an exciting event for us because its all about promoting cross sector collaboration and encouraging people to develop their digital skills.

“Digital Cities shares the same ethos as Tramshed Tech as we both want people to explore new digital opportunities in Wales. Throughout the week there will be practical hands on workshops from learning to film on your mobile phones to keynote sessions from Peter Jenner, who managed Pink Floyd.”