Our Sponsors

Headline Sponsor:

AUTO TRADER

We started life as a magazine in 1977, and we’ve grown and evolved alongside our customers. In 2013 we became a fully digital business, and we’re proud of our rich heritage, which gives us over 40 years of brand heritage and trust. We’re proud of our people-centred culture, which, combined with our tech and data expertise, makes us one of the UK’s leading companies.

Our purpose is to drive change together. Responsibly. We aim to improve the process of buying and selling vehicles in the UK by continually evolving the ecosystem to provide a better experience for consumers, retailers and manufacturers alike.

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Platinum Sponsor:

BT

The world is changing rapidly and the pace of the tech landscape is only set to accelerate. We’re looking to create the platforms, products and services that will empower people and transform our homes, our lives and our society.

Our purpose is to drive change together. Responsibly. We aim to improve the process of buying and selling vehicles in the UK by continually evolving the ecosystem to provide a better experience fFrom simplifying the life of our customers through personalised journeys with our Data & AI capabilities and Product teams, or designing and building world-class mobile, and desktop applications, managing big parts of the critical national infrastructure like the 999 service, to connecting the country with our 5G technology, the breadth of projects and opportunities for you grow here is second to none.

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Gold Sponsor

Naimuri 

We are a team of highly experienced technology development experts, united in our mission to keep our country safe. We work collaboratively with National Security, Law Enforcement and Defence to help them solve technology challenges and innovate. We specialise in Data Intelligence through Cloud, Software and Agile Delivery.

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Gold Sponsor

HOME OFFICE

We’re the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, fire, counter-terrorism and police. Every day our work provides UK citizens with the means to travel, tackles illegal migration, removes foreign national offenders, disrupts terrorist attacks and organised criminal groups, and supports those who require asylum and safeguarding.

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Sliver Sponsor

BENTLEY MOTORS

Bentley Motors’ ambitious goal is to become the world’s most sustainable automotive manufacturer. Creating extraordinary journeys through a fusion of craftsmanship, innovation and sustainability, the Company has increased digital talent pools over the past few years and this will undoubtedly be a critical future skills area for the business.

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Silver Sponsor

Zühlke

Zühlke is a global innovation service provider, specialising in digital innovation, software development, cloud and data solutions. We envisage ideas and create smart, sustainable solutions for clients across industries by developing impactful products based on new technologies – from the initial vision to production and operation.

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Silver Sponsor

BAE Systems

At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we help governments, organisations and society navigate digital threats and opportunities. Whether it’s leveraging data to digitally transform operations or securing organisations and nations from cyber threats, we combine our unrivalled security and engineering heritage to help our clients navigate the data-reliant digital landscape.

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Silver Sponsor

Coop

At Co-op we’re building products, services and platforms that improve experiences for our members, customers, colleagues and communities. We start with user needs and we work in an agile way. We’re committed to growing diverse, multidisciplinary teams – because the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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Recruitment Sponsor

Hackajob

Hackajob helps Tech talent and great jobs find each other. We’re on a mission to make technical recruitment fairer, faster and based on skills, not CVs.

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Sponsor

HOME OFFICE

We’re the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, fire, counter-terrorism and police. Every day our work provides UK citizens with the means to travel, tackles illegal migration, removes foreign national offenders, disrupts terrorist attacks and organised criminal groups, and supports those who require asylum and safeguarding.

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Education Partner

University of salford 

The University of Salford pioneer exceptional industry partnerships, prepare students for life, and have a global community of over 170,000 alumni. Their state-of-the-art School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology is one of the leading centres for practice-based education in the creative disciplines within the North West.

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Education Partner

Northcoders

Northcoders is built upon a vision of a thriving and diverse digital community and built by people who love tech and believe we’re stronger when everyone is included. We strive to provide the industry with the people it needs, while offering life-changing opportunities to people from all walks of life.

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Education Partner

MMU SODA

The School of Digital Arts is a purpose‑built, interdisciplinary school at one of the UK’s leading academic institutions, Manchester Metropolitan University. Based in a global city that is a leading powerhouse of the UK’s digital economy, SODA’s specialisms span film, animation, UX, design, photography, sound design, gaming and Al, providing expertise within the intersection of storytelling, technology and innovation.

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Conference Reception Sponsor

Graduates for Greater Manchester

Graduates for Greater Manchester is an Office for Students funded project by Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester. Over the last three years we have worked with partners in industry to improve students’ digital Skills to address the skills gaps in one of the city’s fastest growing sectors.

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