Digitalks Cheltenham schedule

Thursday 10th November 2011

  • Arrival drinks and welcome

    Doors open at 7pm and we start at 7:30pm. The upstairs bar is open for drinks.

    At 7:00pm to 7:30pm, Thursday 10th November

  • Social Media Strategy

    by Aren Grimshaw

    Aren will talk about the need to integrate social media activity into the wider communications, marketing and business strategy of a company. He believes it is only by looking at an integrated approach to social media that companies can continue to operate effectively as user participation grows, and demands on time increase exponentially.

    At 7:30pm to 8:00pm, Thursday 10th November

  • Break

    Social - time to grab a drink and mingle!

    At 8:00pm to 8:20pm, Thursday 10th November

  • Digital Media and Financial Services

    by Noel Greaves

    My talk is on how digital media advances have made financial planning more effective for the adviser and the client. It will cover, how we use digital media to interact with the client on general matters leaving the space for face to face meetings to be used for the important decision making meetings. It will also give information on how I hope the mediums we use will be come more important and where companies are lagging behind.
    Lastly it will focus on the coming challenges and how digital media will help meet them.

    At 8:25pm to 8:45pm, Thursday 10th November

  • Complexity & Illusion of Simplicity

    by Graham Beale

    In this presentation, Graham looks into complexity: Why can't everything be simple? Why do we produce complicated products and how can we make better experiences for our customers?

    Graham is an established interaction designer with a vast experience of working in-house for large corporations (Daily Telegraph, BBC, Yahoo!). He currently leads a user experience team at IT security provider, Symantec in Gloucester.

    At 8:50pm to 9:15pm, Thursday 10th November

  • Social

    Pop on downstairs to continue the chat and sample the banging cocktails!

    At 9:15pm to 9:15pm, Thursday 10th November