Free event for growing businesses and social enterprises


Growing businesses and social enterprises with an interest in leisure, tourism, culture, data, smart cities, hospitality and the visitor economy.


23 – 24 March 2020, free event


Join the University of Brighton in Worthing to experience two practical days about the relationship between data, people, places and personalisation.




Through workshops, talks, demonstrations and panel discussions business leaders and entrepreneurs will gain knowledge on:


  • Using data better: practical tips on using your data in new and innovative ways – from commercial benefit to building customer experience/service development, efficiency and creativity
  • Collaboration and networking – thinking like a system, but acting like entrepreneurs – joining up across the experience economy
  • Learning to use big data – understanding how real-time data from Gatwick airport is opening up possibilities for innovation


Hear from


  • Pete Jenkins – CEO Gamification+. The psychology of experience: gamification and personalisation with data.
  • Candice and Simon Bullmore – Founders, Mission Drive. Datopolis: the open data board game
  • Jeremy Taylor – MD, The Company Connector.  Gatwick airport to co-working hubs; vineyards to art galleries – can data help us to collaborate?
  • Andy Melder – Founder, Southend Tech. From weather to traffic lights: playing with smart city data


To find out more about DRIVA (Digital Research and Innovation Value Accelerator) and to sign up to the event

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