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Camp Digital 2020 returns to Royal Exchange Theatre with a line-up of prominent industry speakers

Camp Digital, the digital, design and UX conference, will return to Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre on 13 May 2020.

The event is now in its ninth consecutive year, bringing together experts from the creative and tech industries, with talks and workshops covering a range of topics from the future workplace to how the work of designers and technologists could be better for people and the planet.

This year’s speakers include Gavin Strange, director and designer at the beloved creative studio Aardman Animations, responsible for Wallace and Gromit. He will discuss lessons and learnings from his time in the design and media industry.

Also confirmed as a speaker is Benedicta Banga, product manager at Jaguar Land Rover and founder of Blaqbase, a product marketplace app for products made by and for black women. Her talk will focus on facilitating stakeholder buy-in throughout the design process.

Kylie Havelock, head of product at Citizens Advice, will discuss how the organisation is scaling a tailored advice service for its clients. Meanwhile Rachel Coldicutt OBE, expert on the social impact of new and emerging technologies and former CEO of responsible technology think tank Doteveryone, will help her audience think about the impact of technology in our world.

They will also be joined by Kate Rutter, professor of interaction design at California College of the Arts; digital strategist Sharon O’Dea; Steve Benford, professor of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham; Sarah Mace from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Jenna Swire, head of product at On the Beach; Chris Gibbons, from Auto Trader; Trilly Chatterjee from NHS Digital and Helen Lawson from the Co-op.

The agenda is organised around interactive seminars, in which attendees will hear about the speakers’ personal and professional journeys, learn about the ways in which different organisations tailor their design and development processes in user-centric ways, and get involved in interactive challenges.

Last year’s Camp Digital attracted over 500 people, who saw some of the digital industry’s leading lights share their passion and experience.

Shaun Gomm at Sigma, said:

“Camp Digital is something we’re incredibly proud of at Sigma. Digital, design and user experience are fast-moving and highly impactful disciplines, touching so many different industries and changing the world around us. Getting some of the brightest and most innovative people in the field together for the day has proven incredibly productive over the past eight years, and we can’t wait for Camp Digital 2020 to be even bigger and better.”

Camp Digital will take place on 13 May 2020 at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. Conference tickets cost £129 + VAT.

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