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What’s coming up at Manchester Digital at a glance | June 2023

New Updates | June 2023

This update includes: 

  • The Member Conference
  • The Summer Social 
  • A new opportunity to join Manchester Digital as Head of Operations. 
  • The Fintech Conference
  • Upcoming events posted by members.

And much more.

The Member Conference: "FutureVision Manchester - charting a path to a better tomorrow". Date: 22nd of June.

Thursday 22nd June 2023 | 13:00 - 17:00 | No1 Circle Square, 3 Symphony Park, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7FS | Book your tickets.

Join us for Manchester Digital's annual Member Conference on Thursday 22nd June.

Through a series of learning sessions provided by our members and networking, we'll showcase the latest technology being developed in the region while diving into some of the most pressing issues facing our industry today.

Sessions announced so far include:

"Unlocking the power of diversity: Why diverse teams are essential for business success in the tech industry" with Ciara Newell, Software Engineer at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence.

"Decarbonising the planet, one Umbraco upgrade at a time" with Rick Butterfield, Development Team Lead at Nexer Digital.

"Large Language Models for Everyone --- why the future is open source" with Matt Squire, Chief Technology Officer at Fuzzy Labs.

"NeuroUnity: Many minds, one mission" with Mike Spain, Head of Cyber Futures at SNC Lavalin Atkins & CEO of NeuroCyber at Atkins.

"Funding the North’s future: how to navigate the region’s investment landscape" with Andy Barrow, Tech Partner at Praetura Ventures.

"Connected Mobility for the Software Defined Vehicle" with Ian Legate, General Manager at Bosch.

Panel: Navigating the Future: AI and Human Workforce Integration" with 

  • Simon Thompson, Head of Data Science at GFT.
  • Juliette Dennett, Consultant at Dale Carnegie North.
  • Kenny Robertson, Director of Technology Services at DWP Digital.
  • Mike Skelton, Deputy Director of Publishing and Infrastructure at Government Digital Service.

Whether you're a seasoned industry veteran or a newcomer to the digital and tech world, you'll come away from Manchester Digital's Member Conference with new insights, connections, and ideas for shaping the future of our industry.

So mark your calendars and join us for this not-to-be-missed event!

The conference is a great way to pick up some new ideas and inspiration to take back into your business while discovering what is happening in the region's tech scene.

Book your tickets.

The Summer Social 🥳

Thursday 22nd June 2023 | 17:00 - late | Hello Oriental, Unit 3B South Pavilion 2 Symphony Park, Manchester M1 7FS | £15 |  Book your tickets.

The Manchester Digital Summer Social follows the Member Conference, it is a chance to wind down and socialise after the conference with other professionals in Manchester's thriving tech and digital scene.

Each year, over members join togehter for food and drinks to make new connections, talk business and enjoy a selection of excellent food.

The Summer Social attracts an array of different delegates including developers, CIOs, CTOs, designers, project managers and everyone in between.

This year's Summer Social takes place at Hello Oriental.

Time: 17:00 - late

Venue: Unit 3B South Pavilion 2 Symphony Park, Manchester M1 7FS

Tickets: £15.00 per person (group discounts available).

Your ticket will provide you with:

  • Your choice of drink (glass of beer, wine, Prosecco, a single spirit and mixer or a soft drink)
    As well as a curry and rice buffet.
  • Please flag any special dietary or accessibility requirements to as soon as possible.

Book your tickets to the Member Conference & Summer Celebration today

Thank you to sponsors Tunstall HealthcareGovernment Digital Service,  Co-op & Bruntwood SciTech for helping to support the conference.

Exciting Opportunity to Join Manchester Digital: Head of Operations

Full-time (Permanent) | 55k - 65k

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our thriving community at Manchester Digital, where you can make a significant impact on our future growth. As we embark on the next phase of our journey, we are seeking a talented individual to play a crucial role in developing the profile and membership of Manchester Digital, while driving success across the sector as a whole.

Find out more

Exciting Opportunity to Join Manchester Digital: Apprenticeship Technical Trainer: Software Development, Business Analysis or Data Analysis

£39,000 - £48,000, depending on experience

We’re looking for experienced, talented and motivated technical trainers to join our Apprenticeship Academy team to lead on delivering our higher level (Level 4) digital apprenticeship programmes in one or more of the following areas: Software Development, Business Analysis and/or Data Analysis. We’re particularly prioritising applications related to software development and business analysis currently.

Find out more

For businesses hiring graduates: Activating Graduate Recruitment

A unique look into the needs and challenges of our regional businesses regarding graduate recruitment.

Graduate recruitment is a well established hiring route for many employers, however are we doing it right? Are universities setting Graduates up to be highly employable as well as have essential technical knowledge and skills? Are employers approaching graduate recruitment in the right way to get the best return on early talent investment?

This session will dig into the key emerging themes of Graduate recruitment and successful retention of this talent.

Book your ticket

Fintech Week 2023 | Conference Day. 

Thursday 21st September 2023 | 13:00 - 17:00 | No1 Circle Square, 3 Symphony Park, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7FS | Book your tickets 

Manchester Digital invites you to join us for our next Fintech Conference, which will take place on Thursday 21st September 2023.

Thank you to sponsors Stripe for helping to support the conference. If you’d like to know about sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch:

We are looking for speakers for this event to share expertise on the following topics:

  • Advancements such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are reshaping the financial landscape.
  • Open banking revolutionises customer experience, data sharing, and collaboration among fintech companies.
  • The rise of digital payments, mobile banking apps, and their influence on traditional banking services.
  • Discuss initiatives, strategies, and technologies that promote financial accessibility, such as mobile banking for the unbanked.
  • Explore the critical issues surrounding cybersecurity and data privacy in the fintech sector.
  • Successful collaborations between fintech startups, established financial institutions, and other relevant stakeholders.

You can submit a talk through this link.

Manchester Academy and upskilling: 

Leadership For Digital Growth. For Leaders and Senior Managers

This cohort consists of two full-day sessions focusing on: leadership and management skills needed during digital transformation, leadership styles, assessing team Emotional Intelligence, enhance staff engagement, reflect on remote and hybrid working challenges, and equip themselves for strategic and commercial responsibilities as senior leaders/managers in their organisation. | Book your place.

Cohort 17 (Virtual)                            
2 x Sessions -17/07/23; 18/07/23

Project Management for Digital Transformation Training 

The course is open to non-technical staff looking to upskill/widen their knowledge within Project Management to support the business with digital transformation and growth.

Join our 2-day project management course to learn practical skills and knowledge to apply in your role. Gain essential skills to plan, execute, control, communicate, manage budgets, mitigate risks, and monitor progress effectively. Don't miss this opportunity to accelerate your career growth! | Book your place.

Training Dates: 

Cohort 10 (Virtual) 1x 30 minute Induction 28/06/2023 (12:30-13:00)                              

2 x Sessions - 19/07/2023; 20/07/2023

Cohort 11 (Virtual) 1x 30 minute Induction 28/06/2023 (12:30-13:00)                                

2 x Sessions - 29/08/2023; 30/08/2023

Raise your profile in the community.

Startup Hub - Raise your profile to startups on our startup hub.

The Startup hub is a members' area for connecting businesses of all sizes with startups. We are seeking those who can offer support to startups. Whether you're a solo consultant or part of a larger organisation, we'd like to ensure your brand and services are discovered on the Startup Hub. You can let us know how you can help Startups here.

Good news - We are looking for more good news shared on the member Digest at the end of the month. 

The members Digest is a recap of what happened this month within the community. Send us a couple of sentences to feature in this months digest. This is a great way to share what you're doing to the rest of the community. You can submit good news here.

Community Channels

Wider Community events coming up posted by members

You can view all of Junes community events here

See next months events on our events calendar.

Contribute to specific Job role pages.

Are you recruiting for any of the following roles?

Project Manager -

Business Analyst -

Web Developer -

Digital Marketing -

Full Stack Developer -

If so, we’re looking for content such as “A Day in The Life”. It’ll enhance your job advertisement by providing potential candidates with a firsthand glimpse into the daily responsibilities, challenges, and rewards of the role, showcasing the unique aspects of the position and attracting highly qualified candidates who resonate with the experience.

Did you know:

Regional spotlight: Manchester’s digital transformation

Manchester constituency home to most startups outside of London

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