Programme

The Northern Tech Awards 2018: The Hub, Edinburgh

The Northern Tech Awards 2018 will be held in March in The Hub, Edinburgh, to celebrate the fastest growing and most promising companies in the North. The event will be by invitation only to CEOs, entrepreneurs and business leaders in the Digital Economy.

6:30pmRegistration and Drinks
7:30pmCall for Dinner
7:45pmWelcome – Hugh Campbell, Founder Managing Partner GP Bullhound
Keynote Speech – David Rowan, WIRED UK
8:00pmDinner and Top 50 Countdown
10:00pmAwards Ceremony
10:30pmNetworking and Drinks
12:00pmMidnight onwards – After Party

Speakers

David Rowan

David Rowan
Editor, Wired UK

David Rowan is editor of WIRED UK, the technology and trends magazine covering online brands, gadgets and the culture that surrounds them.

David has reported on technology for The Times and Channel 4 News, the latter requiring him to illustrate the new iPod Video from the set of a porn shoot. He’s also written for The Sunday Times and Telegraph Magazines, and edited the Guardian’s on-line content.

David has curated an exhibition of British creative talent at the Government’s Cabinet Forum conference. He has also addressed the TEDs, and frequently contributes on Newsnight and the Today programme. He also writes a monthly column for GQ.

David is in touch with many of the world’s leading trendsetters and spotters. In presentations he looks at how the net is disrupting almost every sector, how apps change consumer behaviour and why ‘social commerce’ is killing traditional marketing. He reveals the ten trends that will change your market in the next decade – and what you should be doing now to protect yourself.

Hugh Campbell

Hugh Campbell
Founder & Managing Partner, GP Bullhound

Hugh Campbell is a Founder and Managing Partner of GP Bullhound.

Hugh has 15 years’ experience advising and investing in Europe’s category leaders in the technology sector. He has closed deals with King.com, Avito, Interactive Investor, Figleaves, Realise and Car Loan 4U as well as selling businesses to Real Networks, Tesco, Disney, Accenture and Experian amongst others. He is a frequent speaker at events and conferences including CEBIT, the Mobile Web Summit and the Mobile Games Forum.

Hugh started his career with Citibank in M&A before moving on to Goldman Sachs where he worked in Equity Research. Hugh is from an entrepreneurial publishing family who sold John Murray Publishers to Hachette in 2002 and founded an e-learning business, Pastest Limited, where he still sits on the Board. In 2000, Hugh left Goldman Sachs and spent most of the year working and living in Beijing, China before going back to his investment banking roots by co-founding GP Bullhound.

Hugh opened the Manchester office of GP Bullhound in 2014. He is an MGS alumnus and graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford.

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker