Superfast Business Cornwall conference


Cornish businesses are being urged to adopt digital technologies to grow their businesses in 2017 at Superfast Business Cornwall’s Tech for Growth event next month.

The fully-funded one day conference, to be held at The Pavilion Centre in Wadebridge on December 1, is part of a new service to help SMEs boost their competitiveness through increased understanding and exploitation of digital technology.

Keynote speakers for the event will include Jon Hogg, chief marketing officer at blur Group, who will look at the concrete business benefits of weaving technology into business processes and Nick Orme, CEO at ITEC, a managed service company which supplies copiers, printers and MFDs.

ITEC recently worked with the Force India Formula 1 team and have arranged for an F1 race car simulator to be available on the day to reinforce the idea of embracing technology to stay competitive.

There will also be workshops run by Josh Hoole from Superfast Business Cornwall covering how to exploit digital technologies for productivity and growth, while Agile Business Coach Belinda Waldock will look at how an Agile approach can help sustain growth during periods of technological change within a business.

Sebeail Fowell, programme and partnership manager for the project, said: “Cornwall is the best connected rural area in Europe for superfast broadband so we want to run an event to capitalise on this roll out which will focus on the practical business benefits of superfast broadband and how businesses can best use digital technology to grow and remain competitive in 2017.”

 The event is part of a tailored programme of information, advice and digital  development which aims to help businesses develop a strategy for growth that utilises the latest in digital technology.

The service is for eligible SMEs based in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly and will run through to March 2019.  Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the service is delivered by Peninsula Enterprise, national market leaders in the provision of superfast broadband focused business support.

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