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EU thought leaders A. Morisson & Ramon Marrades join social entrepreneur John Evoy on advisory panel


DigitalHQ clg are delighted to announce that Arnault Morisson, Ramon Marrades and John Evoy have joined our Advisory Panel. At DigitalHQ we believe that by working together we can make a positive contribution to rejuvenating our town centres by helping get indigenous small businesses back up on their feet through digital. Our new panel members will be very helpful to this mission. Arnault Morisson is the author of the book Innovation Districts: a Toolkit for Urban Leaders. Arnault is a Thematic Expert in Research and Innovation for regions with a focus on Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) / Regional Innovation Strategies and Regional Economic Development. He is currently carrying out post doctoral research on the topic “Places that don`t matter? Socio-economic transformation of industrial towns in Switzerland and Slovenia”. Ramon Marrades is an urban economist, writer, and activist with a passion for people and places. He is currently Director at Placemaking Europe and strategy advisor to a number of cities and large-scale development projects. Before, he has served as the Chief Strategy and Finance Officer at La Marina de València, Valencia’s waterfront redevelopment agency, and a board member of the Worldwide Network of Port Cities (AIVP). Ramon is co-editor of the book “Our City? Countering Exclusion in Public Space” (2019) and the host and co-curator of Placemaking Week Europe 2019. His work focuses on the interface between public space and economic development. John Evoy is the general manager of Grow Remote, the not for profit on a mission to enable us to work, live and participate locally. They do this by making remote work (via employment) both visible and accessible. Previously, John founded the Irish Men's Sheds Association and he has extensive experience in Social Impact Investing, Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development. While the Board of DigitalHQ monitor and facilitate the progress of our not-for-profit company, the goal of the Advisory Panel is to form an informal group of people that are aligned with our mission, prepared to meet on an occasional basis and lean in on relevant projects/initiatives subject to their existing commitments. The role of the Advisory Panel features here on the DigitalHQ website - https://www.digitalhq.ie/governance

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