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Julie Dodd

Julie Dodd

@JulieDodd

Digital Strategist, ex Creative Director at BBC, and author of The New Reality

Julie is an independent digital transformation consultant and author of The New Reality – a major report about how non-profit organisations can use technology to deliver greater social impact. Prior to consulting, Julie was Creative Director at one of the UK’s top independent agencies and a former Creative Director at the BBC.

Fighting the Good Fight: What Digital Superheroes Look Like

AI robots are taking over the world, our personal data is being mined by governments with sinister motives and VR gaming is destroying childhood. Any number of disaster scenarios have been touted about how technology will feature in our futures, but amongst the hype and hyperbole lies a more interesting story: technology might just help us do some good in the world.

This rising movement around ‘tech for good’ is spurring a new generation of digital professionals, wanting to work in organisations that put purpose before – or at least alongside – profit. This session will share some of the most surprising and moving examples of how technology is already improving lives and will offer further insights from Julie’s recent digital transformation report, The New Reality, around how companies can change their culture, process and service delivery to be part of a positive future.

Join us as we discuss how technology can be a force for good, and ask what digital professionals can do to deliver more tech for good.

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It’s our 5th birthday, and we’re lining up our biggest and best event yet. Over two days you’ll see some inspirational speakers, attend practical, hands-on workshops and network with peers from one of the UK’s most vibrant digital communities.

The main event in Manchester Town Hall brings you talks from world-class speakers in our industry on topics such as accessibility and inclusive design, the Internet of Things and product interface UX, optimising the user experience and CRO.

There is also an optional pre-event workshops day in Manchester Central Library on the 16th March where you can choose a seminar in the morning and one in the afternoon, focusing on action-oriented takeaways in small groups.

  • Industry-leading speakers
  • Network with 500 of your fellow designers, developers, and UXers
  • Proper, hearty networking lunch
  • Tea, coffee and snacks throughout the day
  • Access to videos of all sessions
  • Awesome after party with free welcome drink