CBI NI Digital Economy Breakfast Seminar - 3 March 2015
Tuesday, 3 March 2015 from 08:00 to 10:15 (GMT)
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CBI Digital Economy Breakfast Seminar
Tuesday 3 March 2015 (8.00am – 10.15am) | Radisson Blu, The Gasworks, Belfast
in partnership with Rainbow Communications
Theme: the digital economy and how it can benefit and help grow your business.
The digital economy is increasingly intertwined with the traditional economy, and is crucial to the operation of all businesses regardless of sector or size. The CBI is working proactively on a range of policy issues affecting the digital economy, to ensure that the modern UK and EU business environment has a 21st Century regulatory environment that allows it to grow and compete, as well as a globally competitive digital infrastructure and connectivity.
We know that our digital networks are vital to fuelling business investment, innovation and exports – the key engines for Northern Ireland’s future growth. With this in mind, the CBI is holding this seminar event on Tuesday 3 March 2015 (the birth date of Alexander Graham Bell) to explore developments within the UK’s digital infrastructure and ascertain how these developments can help local businesses grow for the benefit of the whole economy. The seminar includes case studies of companies effectively using the digital economy to grow their businesses.
8.00am Registration & Breakfast
Location: Titanium Room, Radisson Blu, Belfast (Ground floor)
8.30am Welcome CBI Chair, Colin Walsh
8.35am Overview of the Digital Economy Presented by Emma Collins, CBI Policy Advisor
Discussion around policy landscape, strategy updates, roll out figures around the ‘super-connected’ picture, EC Policy, single market framework, privacy law, e-commerce issues (domestic & EC level), data protection and cyber security
8.55am Infrastructure & Technology: Connectivity in Northern Ireland
Presented by Jonathan Rose, Director, Ofcom
Discussion around telcomms framework in NI, super-connected roll out, challenges and issues faced by local users.
9.15am Infrastructure & Technology: Opportunities for Business
Presented by David Beatty, Head of UK Networks and Systems, RainbowCommunications
Discussion around technology that will future proof your organization - capabilities for remote / flexible working, workforce expansion and global networking and e-commerce.
9.35am Case Studies: ‘We Got Connected to Grow Our Business’
Spence & Partners- UK organisation that wanted to simplify their telecoms and maximize their workforce efficiency, whilst enabling expansion and growth for the future.
Featherstone Estate Agents - NI organisation that utilised the scalability of the technology to grow their presence in the Province, whilst empowering a flexible work force.
9.55am Panel Q & A Session
Chaired by Colin Walsh, CBI Chair
All attendees will be asked to complete an online evaluation survey after the event.
Event Organiser / Contact:
Anthea Savage - Communications & Events Executive
CBI - Northern Ireland
D: 028 9010 1117
Office - 028 9010 1100
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CBI Northern Ireland
CBI Northern Ireland represents around one third of the private sector workforce and over 60% of the largest employers in Northern Ireland. The CBI is the leading business organisation influencing the policies of the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly in order to deliver a more competitive business environment