Wired Sussex Blog

GDPR Compliance: An Opportunity for Business Development. #WiredBrekkie

Yesterday we hosted a Breakfast Session on GDPR and the opportunities it presents for savvy, forward-thinking, digital businesses to advise clients, address their needs and expand upon existing business. Below are the key takeaways from our three wonderful speakers: Scott Appleton (Commercial and IP Lawyer at Moore Law), Simon Cooke (Marketing Director at Pragmatic) and Morgan McCarthy (Founder at CDO Partners). Scott Appleton (Moore Law) kicked off the session with background on GDPR and some of the fundamental issues and legal considerations that they see when advising clients. What is GDPR? It’s only a few months until the implementation of …

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Save money on your recruitment

Hands down January is the busiest month for job searches, as people reflect on the year gone by and look for new adventures and that next step on the career ladder. This means one thing; if you need more staff, now is the perfect time to get recruiting! To support our members during this extra busy period, we have created bulk packages to save you money on your recruitment costs, whilst providing even more extra exposure around roles. You find out more about what’s included in the packages below. There is no expiry date on these packages, meaning you have …

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Let’s start the conversation! Introducing Skills & Talent Manager James Brooklyn

Hi there, I’m James Brooklyn, the new Skills and Talent Manager at Wired Sussex. I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and share what I hope to achieve in 2018 with the Wired Sussex team. Like with any career, mine has had its fair share of challenges and rewards alike. And through each I have always enjoyed advising people in their own careers, to offer new insight and share my experiences to ultimately help individuals grow in their respective pathways. I have joined to help support member companies with their challenges around recruitment, better understand the issues …

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Future Proofing: What is it? And Why is it Important?

Recently Hub Manager Rosalie went to Scotland to represent the FuseBox in the latest workshop as part of the European Creative Hub Network (ECHN). A project designed to bring hub leaders from across Europe together to build relationships and exchange practical tools with each other. Here she writes about what she learned: The topic of the workshop in Edinburgh was all around Future Proofing and offering ways you can set your mind set for not only survival of your work but also to allow for positive change and progress. I wanted to share my learnings, as these methods of embracing …

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Should Immersive Technology be more ‘Human Centric’ in order to drive mass adoption?

The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton suppports innovative digital companies to take their products to market faster – one of it’s technology focuses has been immerive technology – such as virtual, augmented, mixed reality and haptics. This blog explores how immersive tech is showing maturation, but needs great content to scale further. In order to develop this content – content producers need to be human and not technology centric. Start with the human In its 2017 strategy, The Digital Catapult Centre prioritised immersive technology (augmented, virtual and mixed realities, and related new forms of human interface) as one of its four key strategic …

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5 reasons to attend our Members’ Xmas Meetup!

We’d like to invite all Wired Sussex Members to our last big event of 2017, to share some festive cheer at our Members’ Christmas Meetup on Wednesday 6th December at Patterns! With an average of 150 people at each event, there are opportunities galore to catch up with friends and make new contacts with others in the local digital, media & tech sector. Not got your free ticket yet? Here are 5 reasons to consider joining us: #1 Make new contacts From developers to creatives, digital marketers to project managers, founders to managing directors, and everyone in between, there’s a …

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Get extra exposure for your job ad with our Xmas offer!

When the holiday season comes around companies often put recruitment on hold, even if it’s a detriment to business growth. However, we’ve found there are actually some good reasons to advertise over the Christmas period, including: Jobseekers have more time to job hunt – over the holidays people have more time to think about their careers, evaluate where they’re going and search for new opportunities. You have more time to train staff – as work traditionally dies down in the run-up to Xmas, you will have more time to train staff ready for the New Year. Getting ahead of the …

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FuseBox Residency News

We are now just one month into our newly relaunched residency programme, part of and subsidised by the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton. Our doors reopened in time with the completion of major building works to expand and improve The FuseBox. And during this exciting time, we have launched the Brighton Immersive Lab, a brand-new space to experiment and play with cutting edge virtual and augmented reality hardware, shared the news of an upcoming 5G testbed and held multiple tech themed workshops and meetups. The residency programme has been overwhelmingly popular and we have a growing list of companies and individuals …

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The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton and Redevco launch a call for innovative digital companies to apply to its Retail Innovation project.

      The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton (DCCB) is delighted to announce it is accepting applications from digital companies to become part of its Retail Innovation project. The project will look at developing ideas, products and services that deliver inspiring customer experiences to shoppers, specifically utilising virtual and augmented reality (immersive) technology. Shortlisted companies will gain the access to innovation prizes, insight and feedback from retail experts and to cutting edge immersive hardware – in order to refine their ideas. Additionally, they will have a chance to be showcased in a live retail environment in Brighton, as DCCB has …

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3 Ways to Promote Your Digital Business

One of the many things we love here at Wired Sussex is hearing about what our members have been up to. Whether it’s a recent award, new project, product launch, client win, an announcement or another success story, we want to help you spread the word. So, here are some ways we can help you promote your business’ news, reach a broader audience and make stronger connections within the local digital, media and tech sector. Member News Board It’s super simple to post your news to our site, and it’s free! Items posted will also get featured on our website’s …

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