Digital giants set to aid local entrepreneurs

With the explosion of digital technology, the local council has chosen the iconic Armagh Planetarium to host a creative hub event for local businesses.

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 6:35 am
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council launch their exclusive partnership with Digital DNA. Pictured: Gareth Quinn of Digital DNA, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Gareth Keating, Elaine McAlindon, and Roger Wilson, of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

As the world becomes a smaller place, the importance of leading the way digitally has become vastly more important.

Amd Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council has sought to lead the way by linking with global giants Google and Deloitte Digital to help inspire local entrepreneurs.

Joining forces with Digital DNA the council aims to create an exclusive, cutting-edge event to help local businesses and organisations to fully embrace their online potential and compete with the best.

The Planetarium will become Northern Ireland’s biggest creative digital hub on September 29 as part of a packed tech-focused programme that will drive new thinking and inspire new ideas to help advise, shape and transform new ways of working.

Business owners, managers and entrepreneurs of all ages are being encouraged to register early at

An enviable line-up of thought leaders from companies such as Google and Deloitte Digital alongside local success stories like Total Hockey and CDE Global will share their experience and the digital and technology-based tools which they have used to transform their businesses to be among the best in the world.

Lord Mayor Garath Keating, said: “Specifically designed to inform, to change minds, to drive, explore and create a platform for new ideas, Digital DNA at Armagh Planetarium will analyse and test the digital opportunities available to propel competitive advantage, reach and greater engagement.

“In a rapidly-changing environment, many local businesses are already reaping the rewards of greater digital reach and accelerating their growth using new and emerging technologies. Whether new to the area or already engaged, this authoritative experience should not be missed.”

Speaking at the launch of the event in Armagh Planetarium, Digital DNA’s Managing Director, Gareth Quinn, said: “We have brought together these influential thought leaders and successful companies in this unique setting to provide local businesses and entrepreneurs of every age with a real, practical and relevant understanding of how technology can help to drive growth.”

Check the website and register early.