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September Newsletter

The Digital Roundup
Some great news from members this month and the first shout-out goes to Xoomtalk who’ve just launched their brand new website!
Loads of great work by Buff Motion was showcased in their recently released showreel!
Nice to see Neptik’s Journeys by Design website featured as ‘site of the day’ by Design Nominees who showcase the best in digital design and development.
Congrats to On Agency who announced that, after a competitive pitch, they are now working with Shelter!
Lumesse Learning released their awesome new product me:time which provides curated learning powered by AI.
Exciting times for digital marketing agency Rose Media Group; they’ve landed three new clients – The Scarecrow Group, Grandi Giardini Italiani and Mid Sussex District Council.
We look forward to seeing this exhibition curated by Ty Abiodun of 44media, exploring the idea of place and what it means, at Bozboz this month!
High five to Kelvin Newman whose BrightonSEO conference sold out in just 4 minutes!

….. Remember if you’ve got any news you’d like us to shout about (including new products, service and clients) you can post it on our member news board or just drop us an email for inclusion in our next newsletter...

Brighton Digital Festival: What's on our radar?
14th September - 13th October

It’s nearly here and we’re sooo excited! Brighton Digital Festival brings digital talent and culture together for a great mix of events. Here are just a few of the many that we are looking forward to:

  • How can technology change how we experience live events? #TOMtech & Digital Catapult Centre Brighton will be exploring ideas at their Hacking Live Performance hackathon – 15th - 16th September.
  • On 19th - 20th September, WHIST invites you to explore the unconscious mind in an hour-long experience that merges physical theatre, interactive VR & AR technology and an art installation.
  • How will new technology, such as 5G and chatbots, shape the future of the workplace? Discover how they could influence the way we do business with a range of guest speakers (including our MD) at The future of the workplace – 20th September.
  • Do you work in ecommerce? Gene Commerce’s Magento Horizon event is a free day of seminars looking at the ways new technology and latest industry research could provide limitless possibilities for the ecommerce world – 21st September.
  • Bring your own gaming rig and get ready for a Deathmatch Knockout Tournament against other gamers at The Skiff’s Quake Tournament – 30th September.

Celebrating 10 years of Wired Sussex!
Friday 6th October, 7:30-10pm at The Unitarian Church, Brighton

On 6th October we are holding a Big Birthday Bash to celebrate 10 years of an independent Wired Sussex and we want to thank those who have made the past decade possible – you, our members. So please join us for an evening of celebrations and grab a ticket here!

If your company would like to help us throw a party that we will remember for years to come we also have a few sponsorship opportunities available. If you’re interested please email or give us a call.

And a big thank you to our current sponsors - Cogapp, Curve IT, iCrossing, Madgex, Plug-in Media, Plus Accounting and Quick HR!

Interested in Virtual and Augmented Realities?
VR Brighton Meetup: Virtual Futures
Wednesday 4th October, 6-9pm at The FuseBox

Get your hands on the latest VR and AR demos and chat to immersive tech innovators at our next VR Brighton meetup!

There will also be talks from special guests, including FuseBox writer-in-residence and sci-fi author Al Robertson on how he created imaginary VR/AR technologies for his two published novels and what he learned from the experience. So get a free ticket before they’re gone!

Win a ticket to BrightonSEO
Fancy going to BrightonSEO next week? Their team has kindly given us 5 free tickets to give away to Wired Sussex members and a £50 discount on BrightonSEO training courses. Find out more here.

Upcoming Breakfast Sessions  
Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions share best practice on subjects ranging from marketing and branding, to intellectual property and investment opportunities. And there’s coffee and croissants too. What’s not to like?

BDF special: Championing Diversity in the Workplace
Thursday 21st September, 9-11am at The FuseBox

Studies have shown the most successful companies progress by having access to the widest pool of talent.  Diversity breeds innovation and by fostering an inclusive workplace your company will prove more adaptable to an ever-changing business environment.

At this Breakfast Session we’ll be looking at how diversity can positively impact your business with Claire Hopkins (Founding Director of Ideal) and Ray Richard (Co-Founder of Do Something Different). So if you’re interested in finding out more, come and join us!

Delivering the Perfect Tech Pitch: Tips and Tricks
Thursday 19th October, 9-11am at The FuseBox

Pitching can be a long and costly process for your company and with no certainty of closing the deal and getting a return on investment, it’s a critical phase of new business strategy.

At this session, we’ll discuss how to identify qualifying leads, avoid time-wasters, build the right pitching team and present a solid proposal that best sells your tech services.

Join us and Alick Mighall (MD at miggle), Catrina Baker-Bassett (Digital Business Manager at DabApps) and Dominic Gomez (Founder at Snorkel) to get actionable takeaways on how to close a deal with the right prospects and increase your chance of winning new clients. Register for a ticket here

We're hiring!
Want to help us put on great events and deliver top service to our members? We have two exciting new positions available here at Wired Sussex as an Events Coordinator and Members Services Coordinator.

Creating a new product or service? We can help!
Are you developing immersive, connected, intelligent and data driven products or services? Our FuseBox residency programme could be perfect for you!

Becoming a resident at our innovation hub, The FuseBox will give you access to our 5G testbed, immersive hub activities and our network of corporate and academic collaborators, as well as a chance to work alongside other residents and share opportunities for growth and development.

Find out more about the residency programme and how to apply here!

Reasons to attend Open Studios: Talent Week
Monday 2nd - Friday 6th October
Open Studios: Talent Week offers a rare chance to see behind the scenes at some of Brighton’s most creative and innovative companies. This is a fantastic opportunity for recent graduates looking to break into the sector and for those interested in attending some of the unique seminars, events and workshops on offer.

Visit here for a full list of what's happening and when. Be sure to book in advance though, as spaces are popular and limited!

Also, check our top 5 reasons to come along and how you can make the most of it

Learn more about 5G technology
We’ve got two more 5G workshops coming up this month, so if you’re interested in learning about the game-changing abilities of 5G technology, check them out!

A Stadium of the Future powered by 5G
Thursday 14th September at The FuseBox

In this workshop we’ll be exploring the ways in which 5G could integrate truly interactive experiences in music and sport events, allowing attendees to switch between real-time and immersive content. If you’re interested, you can apply for a ticket here.

Exploring Internet of Things/ connected devices powered by 5G
Monday 18th September at The FuseBox

This workshop will focus on how 5G could enable better commercial opportunities for businesses and how a hyper-connected Internet of Place could provide richer commercial experiences. Interested? Apply for a free ticket here.

Responsible for HR at your business?
Thursday 21st September, 9:15-11:15am at Madgex
Join us for the next HR Digital Media Group meetup where we join up with Martin Searle Solicitors and our hosts Madgex to discuss personnel issues in the workplace with HR managers, directors and those responsible.

This month we have Alison Lyon, a Chartered Member of the CIPD and a Business Coach who will be talking about best practice in the work place.

If you work in a digital business then why not join us. You can sign up for a ticket here!

Account Manager
We’re an award winning, full-service branding agency looking for an Account Manager to manage the strategic and creative development and delivery of branding projects for a number of our high profile clients.

You will work closely with every member of Pixeldot so you need to work as part of a busy environment. Pixeldot has grown on the reputation for customer service which has been led by our Founders Luke and Jan, and this role will be an extension of that customer service. The role will require some travel to manage projects likely to be Brighton and London.

More information here.

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