Building Change Trust at BelTech 2014

Building Change Trust at BelTech 2014

20 March 2014

As part of its work in Social Innovation, the Building Change Trust will be a major attraction at next months BelTech2014 conference. 

“Tech for Social Good” will be the Trust’s main message as it launches research it has commissioned into Digital Social Innovation and its potential impacts in the Northern Ireland Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector.

BelTech2014 will take place at the Europa Hotel from the 2nd to the 4th April.

Business leaders from around the world are set to come together to showcase emerging technological approaches, while international speakers will encourage and inspire digital innovation within the local economy.

In addition to informing professionals and businesses already working within the industry, the conference will educate all sectors on how best to compete using the most advanced digital solutions.

Throughout the three day conference, the Trust will be taking the lead on several exciting programmes during the course of the conference.

As hosts of a plenary session, the Trust will welcome high profile speakers including Matt Johnson from Digital Circle and Glen Mehn, Managing Director at Social Innovation Camp, who will discuss how the VCSE Sector can best harness new technologies to make real, and lasting, positive impacts in communities in Northern Ireland.

As well as this, Ashley Elizabeth Ball from the Young Foundation will be presenting the eagerly awaited research commissioned by the Trust on the potential for digital technology to be used for social good in Northern Ireland.

There will be also be a boardroom discussion meeting which will be co-hosted by the Lord Mayor of Belfast and Eugene O'Flaherty, Chief Legal Consul to the Mayor of Boston, which will go into more depth on the subject of digital social innovation.

As a follow up to this, the Trust will be hosting an event for the VCSE Sector at NICVA on the 10th April which will allow organisations who are unable to attend BelTech to come and discuss, in detail, the Young Foundation’s findings.

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Trust Director of Operations, Nigel McKinney said: “Social innovation is one of our core themes for 2014-2018 and we know what an important role digital technology will play in changing and enabling the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector to collaborate and engage.

“We are always looking at ways to inspire the use of digital technology within the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors and BelTech 2014 promises to be an incredibly worthwhile event for the future success of the VCSE Sector in Northern Ireland".

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