Sheffield Digital Festival attracts international audiences with more than 30 virtual events
and live on Freeview channel 276
The audience for the event, which runs until Sunday November 22, is growing as comments on its quality is shared across the internet, organisers say.
A headline session this afternoon, Thursday November 19, is the Virtual Tech Expo which lifts the lid on how advanced digital technologies can transform a business.
Several local digital companies including BJSS, Pitch-In and Datatrainer will speak on their areas of expertise, including the Internet of Things, Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Services and Automation.
Festival partners Sheffield Digital and Field.Studio are pleased by the response.
Mel Kanarek, director of Sheffield Digital said: “I am just blown away by the calibre and variety of events that have taken place already, and those still to come.
“The Sheffield Virtual Tech Expo is a headline event and so much work has gone into organising it, so I am delighted to see that it is attracting audiences from around the world.
“The Festival serves many different purposes; we want people locally to discover the creative and digital industries, and to feel proud of what the region is doing in these fields.
“We also want to elevate the status of Sheffield City Region as being an innovative and vibrant tech hub, to encourage investment and to attract talent. Events like the TechExpo and the amazing work that is happening in Barnsley are doing just this, and it’s so exciting to have them as part of the Festival.”
The festival has also launched a preview of content curated by Field.Studio, which will launch in December once lockdown restrictions are lifted. It
includes a virtual walk-through of the Cutlers Hall, a collection of 3D models and characters created by games design students at The Sheffield College.
Go to: sheffielddigitalfestival.com/events to see the programme and follow it on social media on the hashtag: #sheffielddigitalfestival and @ShefDigiFest on Twitter.