Photographed at the PwC Merchant Square Belfast Office. Announcing the partnership of Digital DNA 2022. Pictured L-R Lynne Rainey - Partner at PwC, Deborah Stevenson People Lead at PwC and Simon Bailie, Digital DNA CEO. Photo Credit: Neil Harrison

Digital DNA celebrates 10 years in Belfast

Digital DNA Belfast is set to return on June 14th & 15th for the 10th edition of the biggest tech and digital event in Northern Ireland. 


The highly anticipated annual event, which brings together all parts of the tech and digital community, was first held in Belfast back in 2013. Since then, it has grown to be the largest tech and digital event in Northern Ireland, attracting 3,000 attendees.


For almost 10 years, Digital DNA has been at the centre of one of the fastest growing parts of the economy in Northern Ireland, with 1000s of jobs being created across the digital and technology ecosystem. Even over the past two years and despite the pandemic, the Northern Ireland tech ecosystem has flourished with record job announcements and investment, and the sector has established itself as a major contributor to the local economy. 


Reacting to the significance of this year’s Digital DNA Belfast, Digital DNA CEO Simon Bailie said;


“It’s hard to believe that this year’s Belfast edition marks 10 years since we first held Digital DNA in Belfast. Our events have grown alongside the growth of the tech industry and we have had a ringside seat to many of the success stories coming out of Northern ireland.”


The 2022 edition of Digital DNA Belfast will also see the largest range of businesses taking part with 40+ partners confirmed to be present in the marketplace area of the event.


Headline partners for the event once again includes PwC, celebrating its  5th year as principal partner, supporting the highly anticipated event. 


Commenting on the importance of the event for the tech and digital community in Northern  Ireland, Lynne Rainey PwC partner said;


“For the past 5 years, PwC has been proud to support Digital DNA in providing the largest platform and meeting place for the whole tech community in Northern Ireland to come together.  It’s a perfect forum to learn about the latest innovations and opportunities provided by this vibrant and critically important sector. Events such as Digital DNA play such an important role in supporting and promoting the opportunities the tech and digital sector provides for people,  right across Northern Ireland. Now more than ever, we need to promote the sector as providing high quality and valuable jobs for the future.”


This point is echoed by Simon Bailie;


“Over the past 10 years, Digital DNA has played a vital role in supporting the growth of the tech and digital ecosystem in Northern Ireland, and we remain committed to providing the critically important social infrastructure for the tech ecosystem to come together, learn about the tech innovations impacting our world, showcase the opportunities available within the sector and spark those ideas that will help grow the economy.”


Digital DNA Belfast returns to St George’s Market on Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th June and will include three stages hosting over 80 unique talks, featuring over 120 speakers, breakout and networking areas, a dedicated marketplace featuring 40+ companies and  social gatherings post event to keep the conversations going. 


Demand has already been strong with the first allocation of passes selling out earlier this year. More information on tickets and exhibiting opportunities can be found at digitaldna.tech.

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14 & 15 June 2022 | St George’s Market, Belfast