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The Digital Hall of Fame: What to expect at this year's big event

There are less than two weeks to go until The Drum and the British Interactive Media Association’s (BIMA) Digital Hall of Fame is launched at ad:tech. Here’s a taster of what to expect this year.

The Drum and BIMA, in association with Microsoft, Adobe, ad:tech London, Propel and Results International, launched the Digital Hall of Fame in order to recognise 20 individuals who have significantly contributed to the growth and development of the UK’s digital industry.The list has been curated by a judging panel consisting of Google, Microsoft, Adobe, bSkyb and IAB as well as leading digital agencies, and will be revealed over two sessions at ad:tech and celebrated after the announcement with an exclusive drinks reception. All three events will take place on September 19 in venue spaces at National Hall, Olympia. First session: 1pm – 1.40pm. Headline theatre, exhibition floor. Leading the first Hall of Fame session will be Guy Phillipson, CEO of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). He will be revealing the first 10 inductees and giving an insight into the individuals who have inspired others and helped shape the digital age we live in, from creating the World Wide Web to designing the world’s most recognised gadgets.In addition, the inductees will be sharing their stories and telling the audience who they think will shape the future of the digital industry. Second session: 5.30pm – 6pm. Conference Room 1, Gallery Level.Following on from the morning’s session, The Drum and BIMA’s Hall of Fame afternoon event will reveal the remaining 10 inductees. In addition, Michael Lynch OBE, the founder and former CEO of FTSE 100 company Autonomy who has brought an innovative approach to the UK tech market over his career, will be speaking. Autonomy was bought by Hewlett Packard for £7bn last year, making Lynch the UK’s first software billionaire. Drinks Reception: 6pm – 8pm. Gallery Level.In celebration of this year’s Hall of Fame there will be an exclusive drinks reception, giving guests the chance to network with inductees, speakers, judges, and others in the industry. During a few complimentary drinks the inductees will also be presented with the Hall of Fame book. Interested?If you are interested in attending any of these free Hall of Fame events then you need to register at the ad:tech site . The exclusive drinks reception has a limited number of places, to avoid disappointment contact katy.thomson@thedrum.com for more information.

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