Tech Wednesday - 16th August


(Naomi Watts) #1

Agenda:

5:30 – Registration (networking and drinks)

6.00 – Talks (Below)

7:00 - Pizza, Drinks and Networking

8:30 – Event Close

Alexander Johnson - Director at Avid Panda
Alexander Johnson is a digital marketer specialising in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) which helps businesses get found online. Following much success in this role he founded Avid Panda with a view to bringing transparency to an industry that still carries a lot of skepticism and a lack of regulation.

Paula Crabtree - Google Digital Expert
Paula has a training background and for the last 5 years, she has been doing content management, engagement and moderation for icuc.social, a social media creative agency, based in London. She is one of the Google Digital expert at the Digital Garage in new street.

Jon & Sallie Allen - Enploy
Meet one of the Innovation Birmingham Campus start-ups who are currently benefiting from the Serendip Incubator. Their vision is to empower young adults and employers to build entrepreneurial skills and behaviours that drive success.

Stuart Lester & Alan Dolhasz - Open Data
"Birmingham in Real Time"
Stuart and Alan are coming together from TfWM and BCU to share with you the latest on open data; the quality and access improvements, development of tools, and how the skills of SMEs and large organisations can work together on areas relating to Birmingham’s transport systems and the ever-growing smart city agenda.

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(Andy Wootton) #2

I’m very interested in that last talk. It sounds like part of the future ‘Midland Information Cluster’ I dreamt about.


I’m interested in tools but even more in interfaces. The small pieces need to loosely join somewhere.

Hi, @stu_lester, I’ve been trying to remember your name.


(Andy Wootton) #3

The rail-replacement bus service let me down in a number of ways and I let it down by arriving 45 minutes too early. I’d have just made it if the bus hadn’t set off in the opposite direction. Some sort of physical artifact would have been nice. A “Rail Replacement Bus - Other side for Birmingham (the opposite to normal)” sign, perhaps.

I’m not angry, I’m disappointed. No, sod that; I’m angry.