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Networking breakfast

Obsessive Connectivity

10 March 2020 8am

A business breakfast co-hosted by Norfolk Network and Norwich Business School.

In a world of constant digital connectivity, FoMo, or “fear of missing out” is a real social anxiety that is becoming increasingly common. It can cause significant stress in both our personal and professional lives.

How can we manage our own digital health? How can employers create healthier digital workplaces? Do digital professionals act ethically? These are some of the questions we’ll put to our guests speakers and audience. 

Our speakers

Dr Brad McKenna, Lecturer in Information Systems at Norwich Business School will present his research on the attitudes on Gen Z and Millennials (21-39 year olds) to digital connectivity. 

James Gill, Head of Content at digital marketing agency Further, will share his thoughts on psychological dependency on technology and how this affects the marketing industry.


Lucy Marks, Managing Director, Norfolk Network


8.00am-8.30am:  Light breakfast and networking.

8.30am-9.30am:  Talks and audience discussion.


This event is FREE including a complimentary breakfast. Registration is essential via Eventbrite

More about Brad

Brad joined Norwich Business School in March 2016. His research interests can be characterised by the relationships between information technology and people. He’s always been interested in how and why people use technology, and how technological configurations impact the people that use them. Brad has been able to explore this with multiple research interest areas such as virtual worlds, social media, systems analysis, mobile services, and user requirements.

Brad McKenna

More about Gill

With 15 years of experience of content creation on- and offline (including one of London’s largest newsstand publishing houses), Gill has created and consulted on content for brands including Harley-Davidson, Channel 4, Rolls-Royce, Zoopla, Budweiser and the Oxford University.

Technology is constantly changing how, where and when we communicate and Gill is a keen innovator, always exploring new ways of delivering and promoting awesome content. His skills and knowledge cover content strategy, the full editorial gamut, creative direction, broadcast and social media

James Gill


Dr Brad McKenna, Lecturer in Information Systems at Norwich Business School.
James Gill, Head of Content at digital marketing agency Further.



Norfolk Network Event Registration

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