Digital event comes to Cardiff with new festival feel

A number of world-leading tech innovators have been announced as speakers of Digital, which will take place in Cardiff on September 18th and 19th.

The event will address hot topics such as the Internet of Things, equity investment, talent and innovation. And, thanks to a side of street food, it’ll offer a festival feel.

Now in its fifth year, the event is headline sponsored by Welsh fintech pioneer GoCompare and will welcome an estimated 2,000 delegates to Tramshed in Cardiff.

It’ll be filled with keynote speakers, panels, workshops and roundtables on the digital developments set to shape tomorrow’s world. Topics will include AI, 5G, digital manufacturing and growth finance.

There’ll also be an investor meeting taking place on a boat sailing from Cardiff Bay down the River Taff, and start-ups will get the opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors.

Pendyris Street, the road immediately outside the venue, will be closed to traffic and transformed into an expo area. A selection of Street Food traders will be pitched up bringing tacos and more to the tech-heads.

The first keynote speakers include: Jacqueline de Rojas, techUK’s President; George Berkowski, chief product officer at GoCompare; and Dragon’s Den star and Red Letter Days entrepreneur Rachel Elnaugh; and Inma Martinez, a leading digital strategist.

David Warrender, chief executive of Innovation Point, said: “Hugely exciting innovations are emerging from the Welsh digital scene on a regular basis and, as the Tech Nation 2017 report cited, we’re central to driving growth in the region.

“Bringing these brilliant speakers to share their tales from the top is a smart way to fuel the fires of the dreamers that might want to get investment for their big idea and learn from what these keynotes have seen and done.”

Jackson Hull, CTO at headline sponsor GoCompare, said: “As one of Wales’ biggest tech companies, Digital is the perfect event for GoCompare to be at the heart of.

“We’re excited to see the agenda take shape and to meeting the next wave of Wales’ disruptive start-ups and scale-ups, alongside innovators and investors from across the world, right here in Cardiff