A review of Deliver Conference 2017

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2017 marks the fourth year that a conference focused on delivery of digital projects has been held in January in the UK. Previously known as DPM:UK, this year’s Deliver Conference saw a change of name and branding, but a successful continuation of a tried and tested formula.

As last year, the event was held over two days in Manchester, with a series of workshops on the first day and a conference with a variety of speakers (but a single track) on day two.

I’ve attended the conference for each of the last three years, both as a speaker and an…

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1. Ability to prioritise

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Ian May

Digital Agency Consultant. Proud dad, Yorkshire tea drinker, Steam buff.

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