Discuss the hot tech topics at our digital debate. Host Neil Simpson of Doing The Right Things will be joined by a panel of the brightest tech minds, including Matmi founder and international speaker Jeff Coghlan.
Neil Simpson – LinkedIn Launch Pad / Doing the right things
Utilising two decades worth of experience of bringing sensational innovation, branding know how and social media intelligence, Neil provides you with ever more effective ways of connecting you with new or existing customers.
Specialising in ideation, marketing and social media within growing businesses thus ensuring that you profit from your intellectual property, brand value and know how. Over the last 10 years Neil has helped a range of tech, digital and other businesses flourish in both the UK and internationally.
Jeff Coghlan – Matmi
As an industry veteran my knowledge is sought by many leading technology firms including Microsoft, Sony Playstation, DELL, SEGA and most recently iTagged (you will know who they are this time next year) advising them on digital strategy, gamification and branded entertainment.” With my great team at Matmi I’ve produced and directed award winning campaigns for amazing clients including The Gorillaz, Alton Towers, Comic Relief and ASDA. During this time I have been lucky enough to win awards including the Webbys, Big Chip, Fresh, Dadi, Cannes Lions, BT music awards. Brands, corporations and small businesses need to change the way they engage with users, positive engagement that makes the user happy.
Lee Frater – Microsoft
Microsoft can completely transform the way a business operates. Dedicated to helping support SME’s across the UK to make the most of digital technology.
It’s my role at Microsoft to engage public sector and the LEP networks with ours and our partners technologies and demonstrate the benefits to Small businesses’ of adopting new ways of working. Focusing across three verticals, including Manufacturing, Construction & Retail it is my role to work with influencers across the UK who can strategically support the development of the partnerships within the SME landscape and help us add value to all SMEs who can benefit from the uptake of digital technologies.
Simon Iredale – CEO, Motionlab
Simon is a Digital Creative Director and Brand Builder with over 20 years experience, the last 15 being specifically online and interactive working in the home improvement, lead generation, events and educational sector. Motionlab provides exceptionally effective lead generating digital marketing strategies for business and beautifully crafted creative work. ‘We mix science and creativity to deliver highly visual solutions backed up by big data marketing.’
Rob Sethna – Team Leader, Digital Creative and Tech Sector
With over 25 years’ creative experience working in agencies, consultancies and general management, Rob is an expert in through-the-line digital marketing communications and operational management. He specialises in digital branding and overall digital strategy, and has owned and run a variety of businesses. Rob pays meticulous attention to detail and is dedicated to using the latest digital technologies to help create great new business ideas.
Liz Hardwick – Digienable
Liz Hardwick is a content marketer who supports businesses to win new customers by creating compelling content. She delivers workshops and talks across the UK to businesses of all sizes, showing them that creating quality content that has value, can be the difference between surviving and thriving.
Liz is co-founder of digital training and content services company, DigiEnable. The company was set up in 2012 to help businesses with limited resources, take advantage of the growing online world. She supports businesses and not-for-profit organisations on a daily basis to develop strategies which include Social Media usage, Audio and Video Production and generating web traffic.
Liz is a regular blogger and often shares her tips on business productivity, marketing techniques and tech advice on the DigiEnable website.
Danny Parker – ATTAIN Digital
Using 18 years’ industry experience, ATTAIN Managing Director Danny Parker offers a fresh and accessible perspective on how digital, design and data management can transform business performance. For the past six years, Danny has headed the ATTAIN team of creative specialists, offering industry-leading solutions across branding and web design, data management and email marketing.