Lincoln conference paves the way to digital future

  • Jason Bradbury, Gadget Guru and guest speaker at the Lincolnshire Digital Conference 2015. Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite
  • Lincolnshire Digital Conference 2015 held at The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite
  • Stuart McFarlane opening the conference. Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite
  • Councillor Colin Davie welcomes the delegates Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite
  • Will King and Zoe Easey, directors of Epix Media Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite
  • Will King, Director of Epix Media. Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite
  • Mike Poole from the University of Lincoln spoke about the Technology Hubs that Lincolnshire has to offer. Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite
  • Ian Hawkins from BT introduced the new Ultrafast Broadband. Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite
  • Jason Bradbury, Gadget Guru and guest speaker at the Lincolnshire Digital Conference 2015. Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite
  • Lincolnshire Digital Conference 2015 held at The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite
  • Stuart McFarlane opening the conference. Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite
  • Councillor Colin Davie welcomes the delegates Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite
  • Will King and Zoe Easey, directors of Epix Media Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite
  • Will King, Director of Epix Media. Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite
  • Mike Poole from the University of Lincoln spoke about the Technology Hubs that Lincolnshire has to offer. Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite
  • Ian Hawkins from BT introduced the new Ultrafast Broadband. Photo: Steve Smailes - The Lincolnite

With a unique display of the county’s top advances in digital technology, the Lincolnshire Digital Conference was an inspiration for many businesses.

The event, at The Showroom in Lincoln, took place on March 10 with guest speaker Jason Bradbury demonstrating some of his favourite new technologies.

The TV personality not only entered the stage via a robot on wheels, but he also rode a futuristic hands free Hovertrax board throughout his talk.

Jason Bradbury said: “The good news is that now with the decentralisation of technology like 3D printing or rapid prototyping, Lincolnshire is set up to utilise those opportunities.

“There is a ground swell of expertise in the digital domain in Lincolnshire, which positions the county really well.

“In the digital sector Lincolnshire is doing brilliantly. We have broadband here, we have initiatives like today and we have the University of Lincoln offering incredible facilities.”

The conference highlighted that superfast broadband is helping businesses in Lincolnshire, having been rolled out to over 75% of the county in an Onlincolnshire and BT project.

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Will King, Director of local business Epix Media, said: “With programs like Onlincolnshire having been rolled out over the last couple of years, wireless or satellite is now available; this helps people wherever they are to access faster connections.

“It has made us more productive; we can deliver faster, better services and be far more reactive. We now use it so heavily that we would be at a massive disadvantage if we didn’t have it.”

Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, added: “I hope that people went away with a vision of what we are trying to do with technology in Lincolnshire. I want to make sure that it is a great place to live, work and play in and technology is key to that.”