Held at the prestigious Sage venue on NewcastleGateshead's quayside, Thinking Digital brings together innovators, forward thinkers and talented people from across a variety of sectors and from around the world to share ideas and projects. Talks included insights from the world of space travel, banking, social media and even a comedy rapper. Darren's twenty minute presentation addressed what he believes are the three key themes for creating and building a company that is capable of scaling an innovation to become world-leader; The Plan, The People and The Culture.

The talk features valuable resources and inspiration for anyone applying for a role at ZeroLight and includes a look at the qualities we look for when hiring. Beyond technical capability, it looks at the importance of energy, integrity, determination and others in the people that we recruit. You can watch this and the rest of the talk here in the video below, starting from 1 hour 45 mins.

The presentation, which was listed as a top-three highlight by business publication Bdaily, includes references to two of Darren's favourite TED Talks by Simon Sinek and Linda Cliatt-Wayman which are certainly worth watching for anyone interested in innovation and leadership.