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Brightfive Support Microsoft At Their Biggest Ever UK Event

21 NOV
Future Decoded Expo

This November, we were very excited to be part of Microsoft’s Future Decoded event. Much to the chagrin of some of my colleagues, the happy task of working onsite at this brilliant event fell to me.

By far Microsoft’s biggest UK event to date, Future Decoded drew over 10,000 attendees to London Excel and dominated social media chatter with a reach of over 46m.


To give you a bit of an idea of scale, this video shows the exhibition area being built - to clarify, this is just the exhibition area!

Microsoft Event

Made up of four stand-alone, day-long events, Microsoft welcomed their partners and employees, developers, IT professionals, the press and public to take part in a remarkable program made up of over 200 talks and interactive sessions, exhibitions and some truly fascinating keynote speeches.

Future Decoded was a unique event, which brought together some of the world’s leading experts to share their ideas about what the future may look like. Ideas explored included how political, social and economic challenges in the future will shape business in the 21st century, as well as how the future will be enhanced and transformed by innovations in technology.

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Among the speakers were some of the most influential technical minds and business leaders, as well as big names including Jeremy Paxman, Bob Geldof and Prof. Brian Cox (got pretty excited about this one, despite barely following a word he said). Significantly, Future Decoded also saw the first UK appearance of Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, who shared his vision Microsoft’s role in an increasingly digital future and its mission to empower a global population through technology.

brightfive were invited by JB Events and our long-term colleagues at The Big Picture to join the graphics team on this huge event. It always sounds such a cliché, but this project really was a pleasure to work on. It was a real treat to watch all of the speakers sharing their fascinating insight into the future of mankind. It was also a seamlessly smooth, very well run event, with a thoroughly pleasant production team to boot!

I wanted to express my heart-felt thanks for all your work over the last few days and months in your help to deliver the great success that was Future Decoded.

You all worked your amazing magic to deliver a fantastic job – consummate professionals on every level.  You are a delight to have as my team [...]

Thank you again and look forward to the next time!

Julie Rowlands, JB Events