Hear from Uber and more digital firms at Talent 2018 conference

Eugenie Teasley, Ubers head of cities in south and east England
Eugenie Teasley, Ubers head of cities in south and east England

A representative from taxi firm Uber will talk about ‘Workplace Culture: What Happens When It Goes Really, Really Wrong?’ at a digital conference in the city next month.

This comes as the company recently lost it licence to operate in Brighton and Hove, a decision the company is appealing.

Talent 2018

Talent 2018

Eugenie Teasley, Uber’s head of cities in south and east England, will be speaking at the Sallis Benny Theatre on Wednesday, June 6, as part of the three-day Wired Sussex Talent 2018 conference.

Wired Sussex is a Brighton-based membership organisation for companies and freelancers operating in the digital, media and technology sector in Sussex.

Day two of the event (Wednesday), gives CEOs, senior managers and entrepreneurs the chance to join inspiring leaders and thinkers for a practical conversation about our sector’s biggest skills challenges and innovations.

The conference kicks off on Tuesday, June 5, with a jobs fair at Brighton Dome, showcasing job opportunities in digital. There will be talks from local success stories such as ClearLeft, Propellernet and Brightwave.

The last day of the conference, on Thursday, June 7, will see the Porfoli Clinic take place at the Sallis Benney Theatre, enabling young people who want to specifically pursue a creative or design-led career in the digital, media or tech sector to get tailored one-to-one advice from top industry professionals.

More than 15 companies are attending, including: It’s Nice That; Clearleft; Plug-in Media; West Pier Studio; Propellernet; MAG Interactive; DabApps; Darren Garratt; Bevan Stephens;

Bryan Kidd; Laurie Rowan; Studio Syrup; 23 Digital; Buff Motion; Carbon Graffiti; and Bozboz.

Phil Jones, managing director of Wired Sussex, said: “As a regional digital cluster our goal should be nothing less than being the best place in the UK to attract and nurture the talent we need to grow and thrive.

“Talent 2018 demonstrates how we can make that a reality when we work together”

Richard Dixon, head of digital development for the event’s headline sponsor Legal & General, said: “We are excited to sponsor Talent 2018 and show off Legal & General’s Brighton digital delivery team!

“If you care about technology, agile, web security and accessibility, and enjoying what you do, we have a home for you.”

To find out more about the three-day Talent 2018 event, visit: {http://www.talentfestival.co.uk|www.talentfestival.co.uk