Disrupt Culture, Unleash Digital Genius

Reimagine the role of digital. Join us for a lively discussion over cocktails

Acquia and our partner, Deeson, are teaming up to bring you a thought leaders' cocktail hour at the prestigious Shard in London on the 29th November. Join us and other leaders within the cultural sector as we explore the art of the possible, presenting disruptive digital initiatives around the globe in the culture sector.

You’ll gain true insight into how world leading museums, galleries and other cultural institutions have made digital transformation a reality. Throughout the session, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, present your ideas and opinions, as we uncover topics such as:

  • How to leverage digital for sustainable growth, whilst reducing cost and risk
  • Identifying and engaging the right stakeholders
  • How to prioritise requirements effectively in digital transformation projects
  • Why staff are scared of digital transformation and how to help them overcome the fear


Who should attend?

The event is designed specifically for people in leadership positions within cultural organisations. Space is limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To register please fill in the contact form below.

Thursday 29th November
16:00 - 16:30
Welcome drinks and networking
16:30 - 16:45
16:45 - 17:30
Daniel Coletta, Acquia

The art of possible - Disruptive digital initiatives around the globe in the culture sector

17:30 - 18:15
Simon Wakeman, Deeson

Making digital transformation a reality in the cultural sector - lessons from the front line

18.15 - 19:00
Drinks and networking

Get 1-to-1 professional recommendations with digital experts on how to move your digital project forward


Daniel Coletta
Daniel Coletta

US & UK Account Executive - Culture Sector Expert

Dan Coletta has 10 years of experience in the web content management and personalisation space. He has worked with organisations from virtually every industry but has found himself focused on the cultural sector for a large part of his career. 

Having sold both proprietary and open source software, Dan understands the pros and cons to each and can help you determine which is best for your business.

Simon Wakeman
Simon Wakeman

MD at Deeson - a digital agency specialising in high stakes, high profile digital transformation. Simon’s career includes agency and client-side roles in the private and public sectors. Simon has led change programmes in areas including marketing, PR, e-commerce, business systems, publishing, customer service and internal communications.

Who we are
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Acquia is the open source digital experience company.

Acquia's platform allows organisations to build, manage and activate ambitious digital experiences at scale. Thousands of organisations around the globe rely on our platform to power customer experiences across any channel.

Our platform is open and built to be API-first, which makes it easy to meet your organisation's specific needs and environment. With Acquia, you’ll gain one foundation and native cloud platform that’s digital customer experience-ready to enable your IT, marketing and commerce teams to build and deliver the applications and content their customers demand – now and in the future.


Our multidisciplinary agile teams have been successfully delivering high profile content managed websites and digital products since 2001. Our clients include Royal Collection Trust, Imperial War Museums, the Bodleian Libraries, University of Derby, ITV, BDO, Robbie Williams and the National Crime Agency. Using the Deeson Agile Framework, we design and build open source platforms including public-facing websites, intranets, data platforms, business systems and system integrations for some of the biggest brands in the UK. Services include a proven digital strategy to define your digital transformation, design & UX, chatbots and automation, to empower your digital team.