On Tuesday 13th October more than 100 people attended the inaugural Silicon Forest - a major project to establish Newark & Sherwood as a centre of excellence for innovation and technology.
Keynote speaker - Channel 5’s Gadget Show host Jason Bradbury - opened the event with a dynamic keynote explaining that the innovation achieved within the last 1000 years will be exceeded within the next ten.
“People don’t understand that farmers are engineers so even from early on, technology has been in the DNA of Newark and technologically the town is constantly surprising us.”
Both Technical Director Andrew Sharples and Creative Director Barry Richardson held a number of sessions offering their knowledge of using cutting edge technologies in a considered way for engaging business and cultural experiences.
Andrew Sharples said “having the opportunity to inspire today’s business owners and tomorrow’s developers to embrace technology was fantastic”.