Digitober events

4th October

Bolton Cyber Security- Defend & Grow Your Business - 

Placing cyber security at the heart of your business can not only help you defend your business but also provides the opportunity for innovation and growth. Join this morning workshop to learn how you can defend, innovate and grow your business with Lancaster University (the only NCSC accredited centre of excellence in the northwest). Find out more and book to attend.

SPRITE+ Kick-Off Meeting for Community of Interest: TIPSS in the Metaverse

Discuss the TIPSS issues raised by the development of the ‘Metaverse’, including Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality applications. Read more on SPRITE+ Kick-Off Meeting and book.


Rochdale Cyber Security- Defend & Grow Your Business, 6th October 

Placing cyber security at the heart of your business can not only help you defend your business but also provides the opportunity for innovation and growth. Join this morning workshop to learn how you can defend, innovate and grow your business with Lancaster University (the only NCSC accredited centre of excellence in the northwest). Find out more and book to attend.


Greater Manchester Digital Inclusion Taskforce Meeting, 7th October

The Greater Manchester Digital Inclusion Taskforce is opening its doors this Digitober to the wider public to join one of our virtual meetings and get a taste of what we’re all about and the work our members are taking.

The Taskforce will be meeting via Microsoft Teams with a focus on the intersection between the Cost-of-Living Crisis and Digital Poverty alongside experts from Citizens Advice, The Bread & Butter Thing, and Local Governments sharing their experiences on the ground. Join us, 3pm - 4.30pm, for an invaluable open session in October or sign up now and become a member of our mailing list for all upcoming meetings.

Find out more and book to attend.


DTX Europe, 12th - 13th October

Welcoming IT decision makers from the biggest brands through the doors at DTX Europe. Read more and book to attend DTX Europe.

  • Greater Manchester sessions
    • PANEL: The bottom line: How to plan and design your network to meet today and tomorrow’s demands? 12th October, 10:55am - 11:40 AM
    • FIRESIDE CHAT: Transforming the network infrastructure of Greater Manchester to drive social good and digital inclusion. 12th October, 3.10pm - 3.50pm

Trafford Cyber Security- Defend & Grow Your Business, 6th October 

Placing cyber security at the heart of your business can not only help you defend your business but also provides the opportunity for innovation and growth. Join this morning workshop to learn how you can defend, innovate and grow your business with Lancaster University (the only NCSC accredited centre of excellence in the northwest). Find out more and book to attend.


Digital Drops-ins from Co-operative Bank’s Digital Bees, 14th October

10.00am - 4.00pm. Volunteers from Co-operative Bank’s Digital Bees network will be on hand to can help answer your technology questions, including online safety, getting setup online and digital banking. Sessions will be held at:

  • Co-operative Bank Manchester Branch , 70-72 Cross Street, Manchester, M2 4JG
  • Co-operative Bank Stockport Branch, 1 St Peter’s Square, Stockport, SK1 1NX

Manchester Tech Festival, 17th - 21st October

A week long festival in October 2022 which will highlight the diverse talent, showcase the innovative businesses and bring together the eco system and the community. Read more on Manchester Tech Festival (external website).


Get Online Week, 17th - 23rd October

Get Online Week is an annual digital inclusion campaign run by charity Good Things Foundation. In the last 14 years, the campaign has helped hundreds of thousands of people to get online for the first time and improve their digital skills. Find out more about Get Online Week (external website).


Digital Youth Index Year 2 launch event, 17th October

Join expert speakers from the BBC, Stemettes, Manchester City Council and Cllr Eamonn O'Brien, GMCA Lead for Digital at the launch of this year’s Nominet Digital Youth Index. Book to attend Digital Youth Index Year 2 launch event (external website).


Stockport Cyber Security- Defend & Grow Your Business, 18th October 

Placing cyber security at the heart of your business can not only help you defend your business but also provides the opportunity for innovation and growth. Join this morning workshop to learn how you can defend, innovate and grow your business with Lancaster University (the only NCSC accredited centre of excellence in the northwest). Find out more and book to attend.


Cyber Runway - Manchester, 19th or 20th October

Cyber Runway is the UK’s largest cybersecurity accelerator that’s being delivered by Plexal, Deloitte and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies and is backed by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Find out more about Cyber Runway and book.


Future-proofing your business: digital skills, 20th October

Future-proofing your business: How can The University of Manchester support the digital skills gap? Read more on future-proofing your business: digital skills and book to attend (external website).


Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series: Dr Alice Hutchings, 26th October

Cybercrime is facilitated by anonymous online environments, yet the degree of specialisation required often means there is a need to trade and collaborate with others. This poses a problem: Why trust those who are inherently untrustworthy? Read more and book to attend Digital Trust & Security Seminar.

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