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Join Opencast at our Newcastle HQ for our special opening 2023 TechNExt festival fringe session. To kick off Opencast's TechNext fringe sessions, we're pleased to be welcoming to Opencast's Byker HQ one of the North East's most prominent tech figures – Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle Central and Labour's front bench spokesperson on science, research and digital. Chi joins us for an informal breakfast followed by a fireside chat with Tom Lawson, Opencast's chief executive, about the challenges facing the North East, as well as her own background in technology. Breakfast and refreshments will be served for those attending in person.
9:00 am
11:45 am
Join us for an extraordinary business start-up event that will accelerate your journey to success. Gain invaluable money-related insights from specialist organisations, while networking with industry experts to foster growth! Experience a series of rapid talks by influential people that you won't want to miss: • Silvia, from Vision Accountants, delivers an accountancy bonanza. • Chris, from RBC Brewin Dolphin, guides you in nurturing powerful connections. • Susan, Jonathan, and Carolyn, from NEL Fund Managers, help you master investment proposals. • Shaun, from British Business Bank, shares knowledge on government-backed money and free start-up resources. Secure your attendance now by reserving a spot at this free event!
Games have come a long way since the days of Pong and Space Invaders. But what's next? And who will be playing them? TrendBible are a global futures agency and the authority in predicting the future of life at home. They work collaboratively with the world’s best brands helping them to create commercially relevant products which connect with future audiences. In this session, we’ll be sharing some of the emerging trends influencing the future of gaming as well as presenting some of the future gaming personas to have on your radar. Get to know who will be buying games, how will they be playing them and what will they want from the experience. This will be followed by a panel session with key industry leaders who'll be giving their response.
Join our Newcastle Strategic Solutions team for a morning of discussion and sessions around the topics of UX Research and Cyber Security.
11:00 am
7:00 pm
The immersive pop-up shop is a 3 day-long event in which members of the public can come along and try immersive tech.
1:30 pm
6:00 pm
Join Sage and partners for talks and panel on how AI and data can help transform your lives, with drinks and networking to follow.
Tech for Good North East invites volunteers and digital experts to our Digital Trustees event at VODA’s Spirit of North Tyneside building in Wallsend. This event will give them the opportunity to: - Learn more about what it means to be a trustee and the benefits of becoming one - Hear from digital and technology leaders who have experience as trustees or board members of charities - Meet representatives from local charities who are looking for digital trustees or board members - Network with other like-minded professionals who are interested in using their skills for good - Find out how to apply for trustee roles and access support and training
Join us at our upcoming Creative UK North East Social happening on Monday 19th June, as part of TechNExt. This free event, held at Dance City, will delve into the intersection of technology, enhancement, and growth in the performance sector. Event highlights will include: • Insightful industry panel discussion on the long-term implications of technology in the performance sector • Captivating performances including an improvised dance routine by Southpaw Dance Company and a high-impact performance by Tanya Oxbury using laser wands and pixel poi • Engaging talks by the Creative UK North East and Creative Fuse teams • Fantastic networking opportunity • Free nibbles and beer from Big River Bakery!

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