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ABC Council appoints first ever digital ambassador

Borough’s digital transformation to be spearheaded by NI tech leader Aaron Taylor

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has appointed one of Northern Ireland’s most successful and entrepreneurial tech leaders to a new role of Digital Ambassador.

With a wealth of experience in the digital and tech sectors, Aaron Taylor, a founding member of Belfast’s Ormeau Baths start-up hub and currently managing partner at Frankly, a venture development company, will now spearhead a new era of digital innovation and collaboration across the borough.

An advisor to several start-up tech and digital companies in London and Belfast, Aaron was a co-founder of the highly-successful ICONS Festival.

The Council, which earlier this year pitched for and secured £2.4 million of UK government funding to help increase broadband speeds and boost borough-wide connectivity, has a clear digital strategy and a commitment to deliver it.

Informed through extensive engagement with organisations at the heart of Northern Ireland’s most innovative sectors and businesses, including Catalyst Inc., Matrix and Digital Catapult, in addition to universities, higher and further education colleges, local enterprise agencies and Invest NI, the Council’s strategy is focused on building digital skills, capability and supporting this key growth sector.

With this strategy in place, the development of a three-year delivery plan will be championed by Aaron.