In-person event

Disruption through technology, a spotlight on Leeds brands

Thursday 22 September • 17:45 to 20:00 (BST) • Leeds

Disruption through technology, featuring Asda, Channel 4, & HMRC

How can tech be used to achieve sustainable customer loyalty? Or used to redesign a product or service to deliver outstanding user experiences? Or be instrumental in battling major market disruption?

During this special event for Leeds Digital Festival, we’ll be hearing from three of the biggest names in Leeds on how they’ve used technology to transform their organisations.

We’ll hear from Channel 4 about what it takes to stream video and create exceptional user experiences; from Asda on how they are using technology to build customer loyalty and transform user experiences with their new Asda Rewards App; and from HMRC on their digital transformation journey and how technology was critical to the Covid-19 response.

This event will showcase tech innovation and spotlight success stories from some of the region’s most recognised brands. You’ll hear the insight from these business leaders, as they share their tales about how they’re aligning tech and strategy to create competitive advantage while disrupting their respective industries.

Who should attend? 
This in-person event will be of interest to all tech professionals or business leaders looking to pick up new ideas and inspiration about how tech can create a competitive advantage.

Thursday 22 September @ 17:45

Infinity Works, Apsley House, Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2EQ

17:45 – 18:30: Registration / Food and drinks networking
18:30 – 18:35: Introduction 
18:35 – 18:55: James Scalan, Quality Manager at Channel 4 and Tom Varley, Accenture
18:55 – 19:15: Creating a rewarding experience for ASDA customers with Andrew Banks, ASDA Rewards Product Owner and Daryn Hobden, Infinity Works 
19:15 – 19:30: Break
19:30 – 19:50: Gillian Bates, Deputy Director of Digital Platforms at HMRC 
19:50 – 20:00: Any remaining Q&A and close

Sign up above to reserve your space on what is sure to be a great event showcasing the best of Leeds tech!

Our speakers

James Scalan
Quality Manager at Channel 4
Tom Varley
Head of Technology for Accenture Teams at Channel 4
Andrew Banks
ASDA Rewards Product Owner
Daryn Hobden
Principal Design Consultant & ASDA Rewards Design Lead at Infinity Works
Gillian Bates
Deputy Director of Digital Platforms, HMRC

Don’t miss out on our other events for Leeds Digital Festival:

  1. Thinking creatively to solve the tech skills shortage | Wed 21 Sep 18:00 – 20:00
  2. Net Zero Cities, a city sprint in action | Tues 27 Sep 18:00 – 20:00
  3. Women in Tech Networking Breakfast | Thurs 29 Sep 08:30 – 10:30