About Our Sponsors

A few words from our wonderful sponsors….


Platinum sponsors Kainos provide digital technology solutions that enable companies to work smarter, faster, better. Kainos have been operating successfully for almost 30 years, and employ more than 900 people, with offices in the UK & Ireland, Netherlands, Poland and the USA.

BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT

The impact of IT on modern society is greater than ever, it’s down to all of us to ensure it is positive. We are engaging with partners, organisations, government and individuals by addressing the wider issues around the role of technology in society.

BCS Belfast branch has been operating for over 50 years to support IT professionalism in Northern Ireland and the work of BCS as a whole.

We provide local representation for Northern Ireland’s IT professionals, and promote IT in the wider community. The branch maintains a strong link with local schools, colleges and universities promoting the discipline of computer science.


UKGovcamp is about people giving up their time to talk, listen and think about how digital is changing the way government works in the UK. UKGovcamp is an unconference – a free-to-attend conference without a predefined agenda, where the sessions are proposed and agreed at the start of the day. Jeremy Gould started UKGovcamp back in 2008. It was held at Google and 93 people attended. Since then the numbers have grown, but spirit has remained the same.

Open Government Network

The Northern Ireland Open Government Network is an alliance of individual citizens and representatives of voluntary/community organisations with the following vision: “To contribute to delivering more open, transparent and accountable government that empowers citizens to shape decisions that impact on their lives.” In association with the global Open Government Partnership initiative, the Network aims to contribute to broadening participation in government; increasing transparency and the availability of, and access to, data; enhancing accountability; improving policy making; delivering better service provision and increasing confidence in government.


Jadu is a global provider of web experience management software, specialising in web CMS, forms and customer case management & ‘lite’ CRM tools for the enterprise with the Jadu Continuum platform.

Working through partners, we empower organisations to create a direct digital connection to customers with Continuum, a web experience management platform that is trusted, powerful and altogether liberating.

  • Continuum CMS – Web content management
  • Continuum XFP – Online forms and digital services
  • Continuum CXM – Case Management & ‘lite’ CRM

School of EEECS, Queen’s University Belfast

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Queen’s University in Belfast caters for almost 1000 under-graduates and several hundred post-graduates. The school has an exceptional research record, has obtained awards for teaching excellence and has recently opened a state-of-the-art building for computer science.

The school also incorporates the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT).

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