Google bus set for Sunderland

Google bus set for Sunderland

Google is set to take over Sunderland city centre, as it hosts two interactive events to share digital know-how with the city’s businesses.

Cloud Technology Solutions and Google Digital Garage are coming to Sunderland on May 25 and 26, as part of a ‘digital transformation roadshow’ which aims to build upon the city’s digital knowledge and share best-practice. 

The free event, open to businesses of all size and sectors, has been brought to the city by MAKE it Sunderland and the Sunderland Business Partnership, and will offer companies in the city the chance to try the latest cloud-enabled technology.

Participants will also get the chance to receive free, face to face digital skills training from Google mentors who can share the latest insight and explain the benefits if digital marketing.

Gary Hutchinson, chair of the Sunderland Business Partnership, an organisation that brings together businesses from across the city and beyond, said: “Google is a household name, and has built its business on being ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. 

“It is fantastic to be able to welcome the company to the city to share with businesses how embracing new technology can benefit them. 

“The event is a really unique opportunity to meet with Google, in Sunderland, and learn about the benefits that being forward thinking can bring. 

“I’d urge the city’s businesses to go along and learn more.”

The event, supported by Sunderland Software City, will see a Google Bus arrive at Washington Business Centre, on May 25 from 10am until 4pm and a more extensive programme of activity, including a Google Garage session, taking place at Sunderland Software Centre on May 26 between 10am and 12pm, with the Google Bus sticking around until 4pm.