March also saw the annual GoDigital conference. Held in Lincoln, it was an informative and insightful day as to what we are about to expect from the digital world with huge emphasis on communications. The most eye opening part of the day was a talk by, Ian Hawkins – BT, Head of Network Research who guided us through what we’re about to expect next with, G.Fast Ultra fast broadband with speeds of 1000Mbps expected within the next three years.
Also in attendance was guest speaker Jason Bradbury (pictured) demonstrating some of his favourite new technologies. The TV personality not only entered the stage via a robot on wheels, but he also rode a futuristic hands free Hovertrax board throughout his talk.
The good news is that now with the decentralisation of technology like 3D printing or rapid prototyping, Lincolnshire is set up to utilise those opportunities. There is a ground swell of expertise in the digital domain in Lincolnshire, which positions the county really well. In the digital sector Lincolnshire is doing brilliantly. – Jason Bradbury
Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, added: “I hope that people went away with a vision of what we are trying to do with technology in Lincolnshire. I want to make sure that it is a great place to live, work and play in and technology is key to that.”