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Arm

Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution, that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs have enabled intelligent computing in more than 130 billion chips worldwide. More than 70% of the world’s population are using Arm technology, which is securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. This technology combined with our IoT software and end-to-end connectivity, device and data management platform enables customers to derive real business value from their connected devices and data. Together with our 1,000+ technology partners we are at the forefront of designing, securing and managing all areas of compute from the chip to the cloud.

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Barclays Eagle Lab

Our common Purpose is ‘Creating opportunities to rise’. We are a company of opportunity makers working together to help people rise – customers, clients, colleagues and society.

“By creating opportunities for people to rise, we recognise that Barclays rises too”

We’ll measure and reward our people, not just on commercial results, but on how they live our Values and bring them to life every day.

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Hark

The Hark Platform is an all-in-one monitoring system, which works alongside your existing infrastructure.

Monitor, store, and analyse your business-critical data with our easy-to-use software from anywhere in the world.

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The Landing

The Landing is a space where companies can unlock innovation, grow and collaborate. With access to events, meeting spaces, a media lounge, superb connectivity and co-working areas, it’s a digital enterprise hub at the heart of MediaCityUK giving SMEs and micro-businesses the opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing business community.

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2019 SPONSORS

GP Bullhound

GP Bullhound is a leading technology advisory and investment firm, providing transaction advice and capital to the best entrepreneurs and founders. Founded in 1999, the firm today has offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester, Paris, Hong Kong, Madrid and New York.

Our passion for technology, our financial acumen and our understanding of the entrepreneur’s journey differentiate our advice from other investment banks.

We help exceptional people build exceptional businesses to create more billion-dollar technology companies worldwide.

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Knight was founded in 2008 with the specific aim of advising businesses and entrepreneurs in the telecoms, media & technology sector.

Strategy – We undertake Strategic Reviews or can work with clients on an on-going basis to provide an independent perspective of their business.

Funding – Knight can introduce clients to a range of funding options to suit their specific requirements.

Acquisition – Our industry experience and long history of M&A in the sector ensures that we can advise and provide support on all elements of an acquisition process.

Exit Strategy – Our expertise in the sector is unparalleled and allows us to minimise disruption and maximise value for shareholders.

Since Knight CF formed in December 2008 it has completed over 80 transactions, worked on an on-going basis with numerous retained clients and undertaken a number of strategic reviews and projects.

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PwC

We’re harnessing the power of ‘Intelligent Digital’, helping our clients rethink their futures and reshape their own world. Intelligent Digital reimagines the possible in order to stay ahead, survive but also thrive throughout the digital revolution. We’re balancing business understanding with technology innovation and human insight. We have invested heavily in building our technology capability focusing on six core areas that we believe will bring most value to our clients, including;

– cyber security,
– the future of work (Automation, AI, the need for lifelong learning: everything we know about employment is changing)
– data and analytics
– emerging technologies (AR/VR/Drones etc.)
– digital transformation and consulting
– Tech for good (our responsible technology approach maximising the positive impacts of technological advances on business, society and people, while minimising any negative ones)

Visit our Intelligent Digital website here:  https://www.pwc.co.uk/issues/intelligent-digital.html

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2019 PUBLIC RELATIONS PARTNER

Roaring Mouse

Roaring Mouse is a PR and content marketing agency specialising in delivering integrated communications campaigns for technology startups, scaleups and challenger brands. Its team of consultants and content specialists are proven business builders, and have extensive experience gained working for some of the best known and most exciting brands in the technology industry. For more information please visit www.roaringmousepr.com.

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2019 MEDIA PARTNERS

BusinessCloud

Technology permeates every aspect of our lives and is now essential for companies seeking sustained growth.

BusinessCloud aims to demystify tech for a business audience – covering everything from the Internet of Things and Big Data to AI and the UK’s digital clusters.

The business produces a quarterly magazine, nationwide programme of events, daily newsletter and website.

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eCommerce Nation

E-commerce Nation aims to be the essential meeting point for all e-merchants who want to learn more about their activities, but also to develop themselves with the right tools and knowledge. Some even call us “The e-commerce bible”!

Since the beginning, we have had a collaborative philosophy to develop the project. For us, it is important to give visibility to everyone through our site and to support e-commerce according to their needs.

To do this, the E-commerce Nation team puts all their experience on this site. Therefore, you will find advice, solutions, but also practical cases to support you in e-commerce, logistics, online marketing or internationalization.

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Elite Business

At Elite Business, we’re passionate about championing new business. Providing fresh perspectives and representing disruptive solutions, we’re interested in the startups and SMEs that are spearheading Britain forward. From tech unicorns to entrepreneurs transforming healthcare with AI, we cover the movers and shakers making enterprising exciting.

Every issue covers up-to-the-minute content and presents a unique angle on the things enterprises need to know, from maximising the potential of mobile to setting the world alight on social media. We also gather the best and brightest voices in the community to share their experience.

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Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK. We provide first-class business support through a range of tailored services and networking opportunities and use our influence with local and central government to lobby on behalf of our members as the voice of the Greater Manchester business community.

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Glug MCR

Based around a series of talks and informal networking, Glug has become one of the most exciting, credible and well-attended creative events around.

We started in 2007 as a handful of mates talking shop and showing their work and reels off in an East London pub. Twelve years later and we’re an international movement with events in many cities around the world.

We’ve had names such as Anthony Burrill, Brendan Dawes, Design Studio, Turner Duckworth, Facebook, Future Deluxe, IDEO, Google Creative Labs, I Love Dust, Jason Bruges Studio, ustwo, Social Chain, Animade, Noma Bar, Uber, Wolff Olins and many more.

Alongside our regular Glugs, we’ve also run events in conjunction with BIMA, Cannes Lions, Microsoft Surface, D&AD, Adobe, WeTransfer, PickMeUp and charities such as Shelter. We like to have fun.

So there it is, get yourselves down! New Gluggers are always welcome to come along and see what we’re all about, so bring a friend and get networking with us.

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Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance is an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global FinTech community. Founded in 2014 and supported by the City of London and Broadgate, Innovate Finance is a not-for-profit that advances the country’s leading position in the financial services sector by supporting the next generation of technology-led financial services innovators.

More than 250 global members have joined the Innovate Finance ecosystem to date. These companies range from seed stage start-ups to global financial institutions and professional services firms. All benefit from Innovate Finance’s leading position as a single point of access to promote enabling policy and regulation, talent development, and business opportunity and investment capital.

By bringing together the most forward-thinking participants in financial services, Innovate Finance is helping create a global financial services sector that is more sustainable, more inclusive and better for everyone.

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M3 Publishing

Attracting target customers for your business, through high-quality, focused content and events.

What happens if, instead of content coming from you, it’s about you?

This is one of the key principles behind our magazine publishing. We’ve devised a platform for you, where we can position you as an expert using powerful, third-party content.
Our portfolio of digital magazines focus on different sectors but also include general business commentary, news and stories. This way, we can cover a broad range of issues and appeal to many different audiences, which is ideal for you.

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Search Leeds

SearchLeeds is back for 2019 and we’ve got a jam-packed day of learning planned for you. Free to attend, SearchLeeds is a one-day search marketing event taking place at the biggest venue we could find in Leeds – the first direct arena.

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Sheffield Digital

Sheffield Digital is the organisation for businesses and individuals involved in Sheffield’s digital industries.

Our aim is to help develop the best possible environment for setting up, working in and growing digital businesses in Sheffield and the surrounding region.

To do this, we:

CONNECT – bring together the people and businesses that are Sheffield’s digital industries, to foster collaboration and learning and to have fun.

REPRESENT – provide a single, powerful voice for the digital community in order to influence policy makers and educators.

PROMOTE – shout about our digital businesses and their capabilities locally, nationally and internationally.

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Tech Returners

Tech Returners provides real skills development and practical training which is helping to redefine and change the face of careers in tech. We are a positive learning community which will help you to take control of your future career in tech, build a network, learn new skills and ultimately reach your potential.

Our mission is to empower you to define your own journey into tech. We will equip you with the necessary personal development and technical skills, so you can choose your own career path.

Our work is focused on providing a platform for returners – those who have been on a career break for reasons relating to raising families, career changers and more. We offer a flexible, accessible way to use the experience and transferable skills that you already have, in order to build your career in tech.

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techUK

techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. More than 900 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ approximately 700,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium-sized businesses.

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