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Thursday, June 20 • 9:15am - 10:15am
Guest Keynote : Did Twitter Save Bletchley Park?

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After a visit to Bletchley Park in 2008 Dr Sue Black started a campaign to save the site. Using her network she quickly got coverage in traditional media: appeared on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and on the BBC News. It wasn’t until she started using Twitter however that the real positive changes began to happen. Social media and the way it can connect like minded people so quickly really ramped up the campaign bringing together thousands of people to make a positive difference. Sue discusses traditional vs social media and campaigning, what works and why. She has now written a book about the campaign: “Saving Bletchley Park”

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Dr Sue Black

Professor Sue Black is an academic with 20+ years’ experience with over 40 publications and a PhD in software engineering to her name.  She is Professor in Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University.  Named in the list of top 50 women in tech in Europe, and winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lovie Awards 2018, Sue is one of the leading tech personalities in the UK today. An award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker, and social entrepreneur Sue is well known for founding the high profile campaign to save Blet... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am BST
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