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7 Dec 2022 / 9:15 am - 2:00 pm

Digital Tech Cluster Anniversary Conference

Hybrid Event


Join us to celebrate one year of the Digital Tech Cluster with a half-day hybrid conference. Join us online or in person at Sci-Tech Daresbury on Wednesday 7th December.

You will hear from a variety of speakers about what the cluster has achieved in its first year and what to expect in the future.

A series of panels and fireside chats throughout the morning will see experts exploring the many issues faced by leaders of digital tech companies and you’ll hear from your peers about the realities of rapid growth.


  • 09:15 Networking with tea, coffee, pastries & breakfast rolls
  • 10:00 Welcome from James Bedford (Digital Tech Cluster Manager)
  • 10:05 Achievements of the Digital Tech Cluster and the future of clusters, Dr Barbara Ghinelli
  • 10:20 Panel 1: Rapid Growth: The opportunities and challenges, hosted by James Bedford
  • 10:50 Panel 2: Raising investment capital, hosted by James Bedford
  • 11:20 Refreshment break
  • 11:45 Fireside chat with CEO and founder of Ruler Analytics, Daniel Reilly
  • 12:15 Panel 3: The role of a CTO, hosted by James Bedford
  • 12:35 Quick-fire pitches from NW HealthTec, Phil Carvil & NW Space Cluster, Alan Cross
  • 12:45 Reflections and the future of Daresbury, Paul Vernon
  • 13:00 Networking with lunch
  • 14:00 End of Event
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