Just one week until The Herald Talking Trends digital event

With just one week to go until The Herald Talking Trends: Digital Connect or Disconnect event in Glasgow, The Herald and our partners, CodeClan, Be-IT Resourcing and University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School invite you to attend this free event to hear from our lively panel of digital experts on how technology can benefit businesses nationally and globally.

A number of key topics will be discussed during this event such as digital entrepreneurship in relation to digital opportunity and how to maximise your audience through social media. There is an opportunity for members of the audience to ask important questions during the dedicated Q&A session.

Gareth Biggerstaff, managing director, Be-IT said “With the Scottish election over, and Scotland’s digital industries increasingly playing a central role in driving economic growth, The Herald’s Talking Trends event around Scotland’s digital future is timely indeed. Be-IT Resourcing, as a major sponsor, will be there – and we anticipate a big turnout from across the public and private sectors.”

Rab Campbell, director of employer engagement, Code Clan said “Coding is the lingua franca of the 21st Century. The developed world has woken up to what high growth economies have known for some time – coding is the lingua franca of the 21st Century. In North America this has resulted in the creation of a new way into the Digital Industry – through immersive ‘bootcamps’ or coding academies. Sixteen thousand students graduated from these institutions in 2015, two and a half times as many as in 2014.”

Anna Morgan-Thomas, senior lecturer of marketing, University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School said “Is digital entrepreneurship special? There is some debate on whether entrepreneurship should pay special attention to the digital beyond recognising that a lot of entrepreneurial activity nowadays is either digitally-focused (e.g. social media or gaming industry) or digitally-enabled (everybody else from hairdressers and taxis to bio-banking and renewable energy). To my mind, the resounding answer to this question is yes, take note of digital.”

This free business event will begin at 6.30pm on Thursday, May 19 at The Hub, Pacific Quay in Glasgow. To attend please contact Lynsay Wong on 0141 302 6082 or register online .