I’m thinking digital this week…


Thanks to my pal, Steve Clayton I’m off to Newcastle this week to attend the Thinking Digital conference. This is my first conference of the year and I’m really looking forward to it. 

The event takes on an eclectic range of technology-based topics that have (or soon will have) a profound effect upon the way we work and live: from the future of media and making far better use of technology, to our obsession with happiness and creating a cure for ageing.

The speaker line up is fantastic, highlight guest speakers include:

  • Greg Dyke , former Director General of the BBC.                                                                                                
  • Doug Richard , formerly of The Dragons’ Den on BBC2 and founder of Library House.  Doug is also the Chairman and CEO of Trutap, a great new startup in London. 
  • Ray Kurzweil, noted futurist & author of The Singularity is Near
  • The Fake Steve Jobs aka Dan Lyons, senior editor of Forbes Magazine & author of Options.
  • Steve Clayton, Microsoft’s Software + Services Lead and self confessed “Geek in Disguise.  I’m looking forward to seeing the first live public demos of Microsoft’s Live Mesh.
  • Tara Hunt, founder of Citizen Agency, San Francisco.

If you are attending the conference, ping me an mail and let’s meet up?   jas {at] thewebpitch {dot} {com}

Author: Jas

Jas Dhaliwal is a highly experienced International Social Media Strategist. Currently working as AVG Technologies, Director of Communities and Online Engagement, he specialises in building and engaging with social communities across the web. Born and bred in London, he is passionate about technology and social anthropology. Prior to AVG, Jas launched the social media program for Microsoft’s MVP Award program. Jas holds a BSc (Hons) in Information Systems and has an MBA from Brunel University in London, England. You can follow Jas as @Jas on Twitter or on Google+