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New jobs part of Digital DNA's 2018 growth plans

Announcing Digital DNA's expansion plans are Simon Bailie, commercial director and Gareth Quinn, founder.
Gareth McKeown

THE Belfast firm behind the successful business and technology event Digital DNA has announced ambitious growth plans for 2018, which include new jobs.

The company, whose most recent event at St George's Market in June is estimated to have brought in over £2 million to the local economy and attracted over 800 international delegates, has appointed a new management team eager to build on existing success.

Gareth Quinn, founder of Digital DNA outlined the latest plans for the company.

“We have been on an incredible journey since 2013, when an idea to bring technology and business together in a unique setting in Belfast sparked the first ever Digital DNA event and the formation of Digital DNA as the company behind it.

“I never could have imagined that this would result in the employment of seven full time staff who run a fantastic portfolio of events across the year, attracting thousands of participants and creating an incredible community of people across the world. This is very much testament to the passion and drive of the entire team to move Digital DNA forward.

“As with any successful business, there comes a point where investment is needed to take the organisation to the next level and that was the key driver behind the appointment of an outstanding new senior leadership team – whose focus will be on rolling out the next exciting phase in Digital DNA's growth journey."

Digital DNA's new commercial director, Simon Bailie, will lead on the implementation of a new strategy that focuses on international opportunities, alongside the continued growth of Digital DNA in Northern Ireland. The new senior management team also comprises Mark Duffin as operations director and Matthew O'Connor as head of marketing.

As part of a new international growth strategy the company also hopes to add "at least" three new jobs within the next six months.

Digital DNA's next event – Digital DNA Tourism – will be hosted in the iconic Ulster Transport Museum on November 20.

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