DigitalAgenda is a new publishing, events and networking initiative focussing on the changes that digital technology is making to our lives – both good and bad.
We share ideas that look to make the world a better place. We want to add impetus to the growing movement for technology for good.
We also cover the digital downsides, asking questions about the impact of technology on issues like wellbeing, privacy, power and future jobs. There are unintended negative consequences from the digital revolution around us.
Our online and live content highlights innovation, reports trends and explains the difference that technology makes to our lives. And our events connect people face-to-face from our network of digital professionals – including at our annual Impact Awards and regular UK-wide ‘city impact’ dinners.
We’re building a network of innovators, investors, policymakers and academics, UK and internationally. Our network comes from small and large business, government, non-profits and universities – giving us a broad and unique perspective from across the economy.
Among the senior figures to have joined us so far are Sir Tim Smit (Eden Project), Oli Barrett MBE (Cospa/StartUpBritain), Sherry Coutu MBE (Founders4Schools) and Mike Bracken OBE (Co-op/Government Digital Service) .
Our content-meets-networking approach takes a UK-wide perspective. We are co-located in London and in Newcastle, with excellent contacts through our network in cities across the UK.
DigitalAgenda is led by Julian Blake, a highly experienced journalist and event producer. He has been telling entrepreneur stories for more than five years, having worked in London covering the London then UK-wide tech startup scene.
Inspired by entrepreneurs and others working to create life-changing tech products and services, DigitalAgenda was born in July 2016, and has since been building content and running respected networking events.
DigitalAgenda is led by a team with wide experience in technology, enterprise, investment, events and marketing. Our board brings perspective from London, Leeds, Newcastle and New York City. We are backed by the Knowledge Transfer Network, Nominet Trust and NorthInvest, with additional support coming from KPMG and NatWest.
Digital Agenda is published by Digital Agenda Ltd, Hoults Yard, Walker Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2HL.