Get Digitally Savvy in Boston

News release

20th May 2013

Businesses in Boston can learn how to make their company more digitally savvy with a free conference this month.

Following the success of February's Making Revolution event in the town, which showcased cutting-edge 3D technology, the onlincolnshire team has organised the conference to demonstrate how businesses can thrive in the online environment.

The Boston Digital Conference is being held on 28th May at Boston College between 10am and 1pm. Industry experts will talk delegates through a number of important topics including understanding the importance of social media, developing a ‘social’ business using networking sites and customer interaction, the importance of good design and making the most of data and content.

Dave Briggs from Lincolnshire-based digital consultancy Kind of Digital is hosting the event on behalf of the Lincolnshire County Council-run onlincolnshire project. He explained: “We wanted to bring an event to Boston which would help businesses learn more about the way online services and digital technology could help them progress.

“The conference has been specifically designed to be non-technical so that everyone – small businesses, large organisations, people in the creative sector, students or any other type of company – will be able to leave equipped with the tools to take their business digital.”

The event has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). You can keep up to date with what’s happening at the event by following the Twitter hashtag #bostondigital. Free tickets can be booked at http://bostondigital.eventbrite.co.uk

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About onlincolnshire

  • onlincolnshire is part-funded by the East Midlands European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. More information can be found at www.onlincolnshire.org
  • Some Internet users in rural Lincolnshire experience speeds of less than 1 Mbps. The UK’s average broadband speed is 7.6 Mbps, according to Ofcom.
  • The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs. For more information visit www.communities.gov.uk/erdf
  • The contract with BT concentrates on an intervention area of over 150,000 premises where existing or planned commercial roll outs would not deliver superfast speeds. This will mean that at least 94% of all premises should have access to fibre broadband by April 2016.

Cerri Delaney
Shooting Star PR
01522 528540
07985 143990
cerri@shootingstar-pr.co.uk
www.shootingstar-pr.co.uk
t: @CerriDelaney

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We wanted to bring an event to Boston which would help businesses learn more about the way online services and digital technology could help them progress.
Dave Briggs from Lincolnshire-based digital consultancy Kind of Digital