Superfast Business Cornwall - TECH FOR GROWTH 2017 (Wadebridge)
Find out how to exploit digital technology to stay competitive in 2017
As the best connected rural area in Europe, how can businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly capitalise on the roll out of Superfast Broadband?
This fully funded event will look at the practical business benefits of Superfast Broadband and how businesses can best use digital technology to grow and remain competitive in 2017.
The event will suit small and medium sized enterprises based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who want to explore how to make technology work for them, are interested in improving their use of existing technologies and want to plan for maximising technology in the future.
The day will include speakers from leading South West businesses, workshops and opportunities for businesses to access 1 to 1 business advice, network and connect with IT suppliers in our exhibition area.
Attendees will also have the chance to test their racing skills in an F1 Racecar simulator as all types of businesses including motorsport can benefit from digital technology to stay ahead of the game.
The event is fully funded for eligible businesses.
About the Speakers
Jon Hogg, Chief Marketing Officer, blur Group
The blur Group helps enterprises worldwide eliminate waste and inefficiency in their procurement process. The company’s unique cloud software and managed services platform provides a transparent, simple way of sourcing, managing and delivering goods and services.
Jon has over 20 years’ international experience in strategic marketing, brand building and product management and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM). He has held senior management roles in FTSE and NASDAQ listed companies working extensively in Asia, EMEA and the US. Industry experience includes telecoms, tech and internet sectors working with brands such as BT, SEMA Group, Sybase and the University of Cambridge.
Nick Orme, Chief Executive Officer, ITEC
ITEC is a managed service company supplying copiers, printers and MFDs to a wide range of industries across the UK.
Nick has worked in the office technology sector since 1991, holding Senior Sales Management and Operational roles with a range of OEM and Distributor Organisations including Toshiba.
ITEC have recently worked with the Sahara Force One India Formula 1 team to implement and support a cost-effective managed print solution. Because of this relationship they have kindly been able to arrange for an F1 simulator to be available in the supplier exhibition so attendees can see how fast they can do a lap in an F1 car.
Jim Odell, Chairman of the Academy for Chief Executives
The Academy for Chief Executives helps leaders to develop themselves and transform their business.
Jim enjoys working with visionary people who believe that the best work can also be fun. His role as Chairman of the Academy for Chief Executives is to coach, mentor, motivate and inspire those leaders. He gains the greatest satisfaction from supporting and helping members to establish and then achieve their goals. Jim has built his own businesses as well as enjoyed leadership within multinational corporations including BT, Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture and Cable and Wireless.
Josh Hoole, Workshop Facilitator, Superfast Business Cornwall
Josh has been involved in technology training and support for over 14 years, including 6 years managing the technology consultancy support service through the Welsh Government’s Communities 2.0 Programme. As SFBC’s Workshop Facilitator, Josh delivers the 4 hour Technology for Growth Workshops throughout Cornwall to showcase the new and emerging superfast technologies that can support businesses to reduce costs, save time and increase sales.
Belinda Waldock, Director, Software Cornwall
Belinda Waldock is an Agile Business Coach and Trainer and the author of Being Agile in Business.
Belinda works with businesses supporting growth and improvement specialising in agile business management. Her ‘Being Agile’ approach has been adopted by a broad range of high growth businesses across many business sectors whose adoption of agile working has helped leverage their growth aspirations.
Belinda is also co-founder of Software Cornwall, a high growth cluster of businesses, education and support organisations dedicated to connecting, promoting and supporting the growing software community in Cornwall.
Schedule of Day
9.30 - 10am Registration
10.00 - 10.15 Welcome and Introduction Sebeail Fowell, Programme and Partnership Manager, Superfast Business Cornwall
10.15 - 11.15 Keynote Speaker Jon Hogg, Chief Marketing Officer, blur Group on the concrete benefits of weaving technology into your business
11.15 - 11.45 Break / networking / exhibitors
11.45 - 12.45 Keynote Speaker Nick Orme, Chief Executive Officer, ITEC, on how his business benefited from a Journey to the Cloud
12.45 - 12.55 Keynote Speaker Jim Odell, Chairman of the Academy for Chief Executives, what can Superfast Business Cornwall do for you? – a view from the Expert Panel
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch/networking/exhibitors
14.00 - 15.50 Workshop Sessions and 121s with SFBC Business Advisors
a) How to exploit digital technologies for productivity and growth Josh Hoole, Workshop Facilitator, Superfast Business Cornwall
b) How an Agile approach can help sustain growth during periods of technological change Belinda Waldock, Agile Business Coach
c) Book your 121 with our expert Business Advisers