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Remove Barriers to Innovation and Compete Globally – a Cloud use Case

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Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter

Forth Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

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A second chance to hear from the experts at Pulsant on how your business can harness cloud technology to innovate and compete more effectively in a global marketplace.

The competitors you can’t see are often the ones who pose the biggest threat.

The start-ups with the big ideas – think Netflix v Blockbuster, Spotify and the music industry, the digital camera and Kodak. How is it possible to defend against the unseen threat? The simple answer is to constantly innovate and to create a culture where that’s possible – to disrupt or be disrupted.

This workshop looks at the barriers to innovation and business growth and explores the role of cloud technology in shaping the business model and culture. We also reveal a practical example of a business going through this transition.

Speakers: Chris Shields, Regional Director, Pulsant

Chris has worked within the technology sector for over 20 years and has held commercial leadership positions within Pulsant for 15 years.

Graduating from Edinburgh University with a BSC (Hons) in Physiology and Pharmacology in 1995, Chris spent a few years in Pharmacology sales and marketing before making a career change into recruitment where Pulsant was a client of his. Being a head hunter for IT roles in both Edinburgh and Sydney for 7 years, Chris recruited senior network positions for Pulsant before joining the sales management team in 2003.

Since then Chris has played a pivotal part in overseeing many large customer technology migrations and digital transformation projects for Pulsant. His technical knowledge of colocation, networking, cloud and infrastructure technologies is both broad and deep. And, being a commercial leader, and responsible for over half of Pulsant’s customer base and turnover, Chris has a wealth of leadership experience including: direct and matrix leadership of people and teams, change management and operational management and is passionate about people and customers.

Who should attend this event?: This event is open to all Chamber members and will be particularly of interest to those in systems or IT roles, as well as those interested in how innovation and technology can enable growth in your business.

Dress code: We do not stipulate a dress code at our events but recommend attendees dress as though they were meeting clients. We recommend smart casual as a minimum.

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO CHAMBER MEMBERS ONLY

Venue: Rocket Room,Crowne Plaza, Newcastle

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