Two Swansea-based companies have been ranked among Wales’ top innovators by organisers of flagship UK technology event, Digital 2015.

Veeqo and the DVLA have been selected as part of the event’s official ‘Digital Dozen’; 12 companies which are championing new and disruptive technologies, making Wales and the South West a fast-growing digital hub.

Held on 8th – 9th June at the Celtic Manor, Digital 2015 will showcase digital innovation and skills through interactive talks, workshops, panel debates and fringe events on a range of hot digital topics such as crime prediction, digital fashion, and healthcare technology.

Founded in by Matt Warren in 2013, Veeqo provides stock and order management platforms for multi-channel retailers and has just become the first Welsh company to raise £1m through crowdfunding. The Swansea-based company specialise in web based systems that are easy to use, and work with a range of clients including Bibico, Organic Surge and Jura Watches.

The DVLA is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport. DVLA is responsible for maintaining over 45 million driver records and over 38 million vehicle records. The DVLA aims for simpler licencing, new opportunities and excellent services. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency are also pushing the boundaries of digital innovation by working on technology development programmes to provide new and efficient ways of service.

The ‘Digital Dozen’ are making waves through their innovative use of technology and are helping to shape the UK’s digital economy thanks to the digital vision of their founders and leaders.

A number of them will be taking to the stage at the event to share their knowledge and experience of what it takes to cut through the noise and truly make a mark in today’s competitive digital economy – while each of their stories will be championed through videos, guest blog posts and case studies in the coming weeks.

Founder Matt Warren, said: “Veeqo is very proud to be part of the Welsh tech scene and we are really pleased that an event like Digital 2015 is taking place in Wales to help showcase the exciting things are going in Wales. “We are honoured to have been chosen for the Digital Dozen and looking forward to attending the event in June. We’re really excited to be part of the event’s Digital Dozen – there are so many fantastic cutting-edge businesses coming out of Wales and it’s great to be up there with the rest of them.”

Oliver Morley, CEO of the DVLA said: “Our staff and local suppliers are a key part of what has taken us to 90% digital transactions. It’s great to be part of Digital 2015 in Wales.”

Sir Terry Matthews, tech entrepreneur and Wales’ first billionaire, said: “Wales’ acknowledgement as a growing hub of digital activity is due in part to these start-up businesses and individuals who push for change within their organisations. Each organisation represented in the Digital Dozen has recognised that in the modern day, investigating creative uses of new technologies is vitally important. These are examples of the organisations and people who are pushing the boundaries of technology, making waves in Wales and the South West, and setting a standard for businesses across the rest of the UK.”

Other organisations on board include sentiment analysis experts Blurrt, workforce health software Nudjed, and visual task-management app DropTask.

To find out more about the Digital Dozen or to sign up to attend Digital 2015, visit or @Digital_2015.