Saturday 21 January 2017

Pitch at Palace

This week I was fortune enough to attend the Pitch at Palace event at Sunderland Software Centre.

In addition to celebrating all things 'Tech' in the North East, it also was a chance for a number of up-and-coming tech businesses to pitch to His Royal Highness The Duke of York at part of the Pitch at Palace initiative.

North East excellence in technology

It was a super day and a bit of who's who in the North East technology industry. Prince Andrew came across really genuinely as really supporting up-and-coming innovations. He was engaging with speakers and even occasionally heckling them :) It was also fantastic to hear the keynote speech from Leighton's Gerard Callaghan. As part of this story was an early extranet/ftp project they did for Taylor Woodrow which eventually turned into 4 Projects.
Prince Andrew supporting technology in the North East

The founder of 4projects Gerard Callaghan
The winners
Well done to Billy Webber for chairing the day - and well done to the winners that have now gone through to present at the actual Palace in London in the final. Also, great to see that one of the winners was Ami Davies who used to work in the NBS team!

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