Founder, the Thinking Digital conference and chair of Digital Union

Herb KimOriginally, from Brooklyn, NY, Herb Kim has lived in the UK since 1997. He lives in Liverpool and works in Gateshead. He is perhaps best known as the Founder & Host of the Thinking Digital Conference, a highly successful annual international event which occurs every May at the Sage Gateshead Music Centre celebrating some of the world's most creative and accomplished thinkers and innovators. Thinking Digital is a result of inspirations drawn from Good to Great by Jim Collins & the TED Conference in California.

In addition, Herb is the CEO of Codeworks - a not for profit company which helps to develop and promote the digital industries of North East England. In addition to Thinking Digital, Codeworks produces the GameHorizon Conference, the DIBI Web Conference, the Gateshead Digital Summer Festival as well as running Codeworks Connect & GameHorizon - two regional digital company networks.

In 2011, Wired Magazine recognized Herb's work by including him in the Wired Magazine 100 - Wired Magazine's annual list of the top 100 UK ‘digital power brokers'. In 2010, he was named as one of the MediaGuardian Top 100 - the Guardian Newspaper's annual list of the 100 most influential figures across the UK media industries. He was also named the ‘Communicator of the Year' in 2010 by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations - North East.