Tech Nation on Tour: triumphant in Manchester – #WeAreTechNation


Wow, what a night!

Yesterday’s Tech Nation on Tour event in Manchester, at the rather select settings of No. 1 Spinningfields was an absolute triumph!

Oversubscribed to the point that over two hundred more people were signed up for a venue that seated 300+, it engaged from the minute we walked in!

From Tech Nation CEO Gerard Grech‘s excellent intro, buoyant yet pragmatic about Manchester’s place in UK tech to the delightful Tech Nation 2018 Report presentation by data science double act Henri Egle Sorotos and Lucy Cousins, to the riveting panel with Gail Jones, Managing Director, UKFast, Hannah Anderson, co-founder Social Chain, Amman Ahmed, Founder, Music for Pets, Sarah Wood, Chair and Co-founder, Unruly, deftly compered by journalist Helen Nugent, it made for a very enlightening two hours that zipped by far too quickly.

Manchester knows how to be enthusiastic about Manchester and no more so than in tech but yesterday was a sign of things to come.

Encouraging, heartwarming and soundly pragmatic, full of Northern Soul, dare I say it!

Thank you to Ash Hough, Jazz Handley and the excellent events team at Tech Nation for a brilliant couple of hours. Great venue, food, vibe/music, everything. Power to you!

Here come my favourite recollections, in tweets.

Where you there? What did you think? Do reply in a comment!