For those who know me it maybe a fair assumption to think that I like to talk.
My talkative nature got me in trouble at school and being outspoken often got me in trouble with authority.
Being a massive geek who is not afraid to challenge conventions and speak my mind led my way into the speaker circuit. I’m passionate about our industry and especially our local economy. Now I talk at events all over the world.
Last year I offered to compere the first Business Rocks event. Business Rocks wanted to challenge and change the convention of conferences by injecting a bit of fun into a sometimes boring world. It seemed they thought I would be a suitable candidate to fit their requirements.
The first Business Rocks was a great success due to its unique approach and the industry experts who were involved.
I’d never compered an event before and I was nervous for the first time in many years but from all reports it seemed to go down well.
This year Business Rocks is back. It’s bigger, better and has attracted some of the world’s best digital and tech minds. They are 80 world class speakers, 5000 tech founders, inventors and journalists, 3 stages, 300 exhibitors.
The event is designed to raise Manchester’s profile on the international tech and investment scene, painting it as the vibrant, multi-cultural, music and techhub that it is.
The keynote will be delivered by Steve Wozniak (Apple co-founder) and I have been informed that I will be interviewing him! It’s weird how things work out.
#BR2016 is more than just an event, it’s an experience – designed by people who love the City and love tech.
So if you want to come to what promises to be Manchester’s premium tech event and watch Coghlan vs Wozniak, then make sure you book your spot on the 21-22 April 2016, Manchester Central, Manchester, M2 3GX. You can get your tickets here http://www.business-rocks.com/