The Bath Digital Festival kicked off with a bang earlier this month with a launch party at the Holburne Museum, and went on to welcome over 150 leading tech organisations during the event.
Speakers included Jim Morrison (CEO of Deep Blue Sky and Director of BDF), Tim Warren (Leader of B&NES Council), Jess Docherty (Festival Organiser) and Dave Kelly (BDF Director).
All commented on the breadth of content at this year’s festival, praised the success of local digital innovation and highlighted the importance of technology in Bath’s growth.
The organisers of the Bath Digital Festival hope that the growing event inspires another generation of digital experts and the city of Bath continues to grow its reputation not just as a World Heritage City but a Future City too.
Commenting on this year’s theme “Tech For Everyone”, CEO of Deep Blue Sky and Director of Bath Digital Festival, Jim Morrison explained: “We’re committed to digital inclusion and innovation. As technologies change and advance, everyone is impacted. So it’s extremely important to us that this is reflected in the content and line-up of Bath Digital Festival in 2017.”
A team of local volunteers helped bring 2000 people together at more than 80 events across 26 venues in Bath and the surrounding area.
Each event shared the festival theme “Tech For Everyone” and each day was split into themes including Digital Creativity, Digital Working, Digital for Good, Digital Intelligence, Digital Future and finally, at a Digital for all Family Day, Digital Lives.
Companies and individuals from across the country poured into Bath to explore the latest advances in digital technology. From digital marketing to programming, gaming to data, cyber security to diversity, digital art to careers in digital, there was an event for everyone.
With support from headline sponsors B&NES Council, Dyson, Natwest and Deep Blue Sky, category sponsors Bath College, Curo, EIP, Mayden Academy, ojo Solutions, Pixelpin, Storm, The Bath Magazine and University of Bath as well as print sponsor Minuteman Press and numerous Festival Supporters the festival has been deemed a resounding success.
Work for the Festival team doesn’t stop here and plans for 2018 are already being put together. If you’d like to be involved by running your own event, being a keynote speaker, volunteering your time and skills or if you’d like to sponsor Bath Digital Festival 2018 – get in touch with the team and register your interest at www.bathdigitalfestival.co.uk.