SODA Social is a networking event that brings together some of the brightest digital technology enthusiasts looking to socialise, expand their knowledge and have a jolly old time! Over the course of 2017 we will be covering a broad spectrum of current and future digital trends and current affairs.
What an exceptional event our SODA Social turned out to be at Hackney House, Central London. On this occasion, we talked about the topic of the Shared Economy. Our speakers included Anna Bance the Co-Founder from Girl Meets Dress and Dr. Jamie Wilson the CEO and Co-Founder from HomeTouch. As always, we provided refreshments, nibbles and the opportunity to socialise with leading market-experts in a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you to all of our attendees and we look forward to seeing you at the next SODA Social!
Anna Bance is the founder of Europe’s leading online rental website, GirlMeetsDress.com. Giving millions of women the ability to hire designer dresses and accessories
for a fraction of the price. Anna’s background is in Fashion, Journalism, and PR with her degree from the London College of Fashion. The business has scaled throughout Europe, and Anna has pioneered the way forward for rental as an E-Commerce category of its own, within the now further established ‘Sharing Economy’.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Brian has been at Expedia since 2008 leading all e-commerce and product aspects of the Expedia site for Canada and, for 4 years, launching and leading their Latin American sites.
He joined Expedia’s Global Product Organisation and moved to London to lead product initiatives related to maps, geography and reducing the cognitive load that travellers have when planning their trips. Brian’s product management experience spans mobile, banking and marketing all from a customer-centric viewpoint.
Dr. Jamie Wilson started his career as an NHS psychiatrist specialising in dementia before turning his hand to startups. Frustrated with the bureaucracy in the NHS and learning first hand how difficult it is to find reliable home care, he realised that the agency model was broken and the future of the UK’s elderly population was in trouble. Jamie started HomeTouch in 2015 and has grown it to be one of the largest new breeds of home care platforms raising funds from Passion Capital, 500 startups, and BUPA.
Our Meetups will give you the opportunity to listen and engage with Digital professionals across Design, Tech, and Marketing sectors. If you are a CTO, CEO, Designer, Developer, Project Manager, Marketer etc, then our events will give you a great insight into the latest market trends whilst meeting some really cool people.