We don’t always think of software and digital experiences being designed, but they are of course. It’s just a bit harder to see. And after all, we rely on those intangible things to make our lives better, easier and safer, just as much as we rely on physical products.
So we’ll be taking a peek behind the screen, to see just what makes software tick, and some of the thoughts, processes and creativity that makes it work
Speakers include –
Dan Baird, INFINITY 27
Based in Gateshead’s PROTO technology centre, the company designs and develops next-generation immersive content including augmented and virtual reality, for clients including the BALTIC and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. They are also, though their ‘Protege’ initiative, creating future jobs for up to 10 young people in the coming year in partnership with Gateshead College. Dan will tell us about all of this, and more.
Rachael Cooper, Modular Law
Modular Law is a specialist IT law firm focused exclusively on technology, outsourcing and digital projects. Having been founded by a former software engineer turned tech lawyer, they know their APIs from their DSPs, a major advantage when supporting the thriving North East tech sector. Rachael will share some guidance on the basics of contracting for design based firms, covering a little bit of IP strategy and protection.
Supply Chain North East
Supply Chain North East brings together four key partners to work with over 800 businesses through to 2021, supporting them to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Strategic Economic Plan, that has a vision to create 100,000 more and better jobs between 2014 and 2024. , Supply Chain North East is delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC).
Supply Chain North East is a multimillion programme aimed at revolutionising the way SMEs diversify their offering and embrace new markets. The programme has received more than £3m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund, which is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020
Innovate UK EDGE
Innovate UK EDGE is the world’s largest support network for SMEs with international ambitions. With the aim of helping ambitious SMEs innovate and grow internationally, the network is made up of over 600 business support organisations across Europe and beyond, covering 60+ countries.