SEMINARS

Why not take some time out to learn what “Digital Transformation” means for your business in our exclusive seminars from top industry leaders?

With expert speakers and a wide range of topics, we guarantee you will leave informed and inspired to make the difference that counts. Click the ‘i’ button below to find out more about each seminar.

The Business Technology Forum opens it’s doors at 7.45am with seminars beginning from 8am. Each seminar will last around 40 minutes with a 20 minute break in between. On the day, your Welcome Pack will include more information on the room locations for each seminar.

If you would like to book a seminar, please register first.

8:00 - 8:30
  • Digital Transformation

    Discover how your business can receive in excess of £50,000

    8:00 Digital Enterprise

    Discover how your business can receive in excess of £50,000

    Government funding is available for businesses like yours in Yorkshire covering; Digital Technology, Energy Efficiency, Training and much more. Don’t miss your chance to join us at this must attend seminar to find out more.

    Speaker

8:30 - 9:10
  • Virtual1

    IT are from Mars, Finance are from Venus

    8:30 Virtual1

    IT are from Mars, Finance are from Venus

    The last decade has seen an evolution in the role and responsibilities of the IT Manager, moving from ICT specialist towards business enabler, with finance playing a significant part. Understanding what keeps your Finance Director awake at night is crucial to a successful business plan, and ultimately getting your technology projects signed off. Discover how to combine technical and commercial competencies to assist with digital transformation.

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  • Pyramid Training

    Colourful Behaviour

    8:30 Pyramid Training

    Colourful Behaviour

    The modern working environment has changed significantly in the last few years. Developments in technology and the impact of “millennials” entering the workplace have driven the changes in how we work and communicate with each other. Back by popular demand to the Business Technology forum is “Colourful Behaviour" a powerful, fun and interactive seminar designed to give you a greater understanding of yourself and other but importantly how others might see you and the way you interact with colleagues and clients. You will learn how to interact effectively with others, by shifting paradigms to 'see things from the other person's perspective' and appreciate that your view of the world and 'how things should be done’ may not necessarily be everyone else’s.

    Speaker

    Lesley McEvoy

9:30 - 10:10
  • Avaya

    Cloud telephony versus on-site VoIP - Which one is right for you?

    9:30 Avaya

    Cloud telephony versus on-site VoIP - Which one is right for you?

    Business needs, growth plans, and in-house expertise will influence your decision. Discover the key differences between a Cloud telephony service and a network VoIP (Voice over IP) solution. Gain an understanding of the unique pros and cons of the two delivery methods & which option best meets your business requirements.

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  • Ben Johnson

    Accounts Payable Automation - ABBYY

    9:30 Ben Johnson

    Accounts Payable Automation

    Discover the latest technology transforming Accounts Payable departments. Watch live demonstrations and learn how businesses are capturing data from invoices, populating the purchase ledger and completing purchase orders with a minimum of manual handling and data entry.

    Speaker

    Richard Fishburn

  • Yorkshire and The Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit

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    9:30 Yorkshire and The Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit

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    The True Facts Around Cyber-Crime in Business

    Today approximately 50% of all crime is now cyber related and is now becoming a case of “it’s not if but when” you will be targeted.  Cyber-crime poses a very real threat to businesses and the effects of an attack can have catastrophic results. Join DCI Vanessa Smith from Yorkshire and The Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit as she provides a real-life overview of the current cyber-crimes that are being committed on businesses today, the impact this has caused and the true cost of cyber-crime. Discover the profile types who commit cyber-crime and how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim.

    Speaker

    Vanessa Smith

10:30 - 11:10
  • IBM

    Why mobile devices and cyber-security is a dangerous mix?

    10:30 IBM

    Why is mobile devices and cyber-security a dangerous mix?

    The use of apps has exploded over recent years, but they can pose a massive threat to business security if the right measures of protection aren't in place. With the advent of 'Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) within the workplace you could be opening up your network to corporate hacks, stolen business data and crippling cyber-attacks. Join leading experts from IBM that will discuss the cybersecurity threat from mobile devices and how to mitigate them to ensure complete protection for your business with mobile device management.

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  • Canon

    The Digital Workplace - In the digital age, businesses must be highly agile to be competitive.

    10:30 Canon

    The Digital Workplace

    In the digital age, businesses must be highly agile to be competitive. With ever-increasing amounts of valuable information circulating within a business and the involvement of more stakeholders across multiple locations, the definition of ‘the workplace’ is changing. No longer a building where people work from 9-5, growing businesses need to be mobile enabled, fast, compliant and secure. Join Canon and learn how their latest technology platform can make this a reality.

    Speaker

    Canon Marketing Specialist

  • ABBYY

    Automating Inbound Customer Communications: Latest Innovation in Classification Technology

    10:30 ABBYY

    Automating Inbound Customer Communications: Latest Innovation in Classification Technology

    Introducing ABBYY’s unique and patented approach to artificial intelligence and natural language processing. Learn how advanced classification and content analytics can transform customer service functions, help drive efficiencies and speed response times. As global leaders in technologies and solutions, ABBYY are helping businesses action information based on the culmination of 20 years of intensive research and development.

    Speaker

    ABBYY European Marketing Manager

  • Sage

    Keep in Control of Your Business and Increase Business Growth

    10:30 Sage

    Keep in Control of Your Business and Increase Business Growth

    For any business, an accounting software which is secure, scalable and can process an ever-increasing number of transactions efficiently is an absolute must. In this session explore the capabilities of the Sage 200 platform and discover how it can help ensure your business is productive and utilised to its potential.  With Sage experts on hand learn how the platform can offer:
    • Flexibility to efficiently monitor your accounts, putting greater control of your business in your hands
    • Streamline your procedures and reduce errors
    • Eliminate the need to re-enter data across multiple systems
    • Produce advance reporting and business intelligence allowing you to make key decisions.

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  • Blue Digital

    The Importance of Branding in a Digital Age

    10:30 Blue Digital

    Understand The Importance of Branding in a Digital Age

    Branding has always been important for helping to create that competitive edge, however the world of digital media creates a very noisy market place. Find out how considering your digital branding can not only keep you competitive but set you apart from the competition.  

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11:30 - 12:10
  • Objectif Lune

    Real-time Mobile Data Capture- are you ready to make the efficiency move?

    11:30 Objectif Lune

    Real-time Mobile Data Capture- are you ready to make the efficiency move?

    Join Objectif Lune to discover why more businesses are moving to mobile device capture to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their field services. Although paper is widely used and sometimes necessary, it remains associated with time-consuming and costly work. Learn how Capture on the Go (COTG) tackles inefficiencies by going digital and automating paper-based processing to improve the reliability of important data input. Documents needed in the field can easily be accessed, completed, signed and sent in real time on a tablet device, allowing for a more efficient, and productive business process.

    Speaker

    Matt Irish

  • Microsoft

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    11:30 Microsoft

    Microsoft

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    Why Cloud?

    Join Mike Gill from Microsoft as he leads a non-technical discussion aimed at business decision makers and IT professionals on Digital Transformation and Cloud Services. In the session Mike will demystify what is meant by these terms, and an expert overview into the business reasons why Cloud services have seen a rapid adoption. Discover what impact the intelligent Microsoft Cloud platform could have on your business and learn how the infrastructure allows you to keep your data secure whilst offering flexibility scalability as your business grows.

    Speaker

    Mike Gill

12:20 - 13:00
  • Virtual1

    How long could business survive without access to its voice and data?

    12:20 Virtual1

    How long could business survive without access to its voice and data? The process of digital transformation puts unprecedented demand on your organisations voice and data connections to the outside world. This means that resilience is no longer a luxury for businesses, it’s an absolute necessity.  Learn why high performing, secure IP connectivity is key in the age of the Cloud, in particular we will discuss the types of resilience that exist and how to choose the right solution for your business.  

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  • Draycir

    The secret to getting paid faster plus one click document distribution

    12:20 Draycir

    The secret to getting paid faster plus one click document distribution

    With late payments being an ongoing problem for businesses, Draycir will be sharing top tips on how you can enable more efficient credit control processes, communicate more effectively with your customers and ultimately get paid faster. Join Draycir for a further live demonstration and discover how, with just a single click, you can deliver your business documents to multiple locations by email and archive for future retrieval. Start saving administration time, improve internal communication, enhance your company image and help the environment by using less paper.

    Speaker

    Zoe Young

  • Sage

    Understand Your Customers and Increase Your ROI

    12:20 Sage

    Understand Your Customers and Increase Your ROI

    With advancements in technology businesses are now operating in a much more competitive market than ever before. Customers are no longer basing their purchasing decisions on the product or service alone but now it is also about the experience they get from trading with your business. In this session Sage, will demonstrate how their Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application gives you the ability to connect with and understand every interaction with valuable customers across your entire business. This will allow you to improve your business processes, monitor customer leads and queries, forecast trends and provide timely and reliable insight to make important business decisions.

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  • Blue Digital

    How Your Website Can Be Your Biggest Sales Generator

    12:20 Blue Digital

     

    How Your Website Can Be Your Biggest Sales Generator

    Looking at digital marketing as a whole the seminar will inform you of the latest techniques to improve your website’s performance. Turning it from just a brochure in to your businesses top sales or lead generator.

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  • IT Manager Lunch Forum

    Join in the discussion with a panel of experts who explore the changing role of IT Managers

    12:20 IT Manager Lunch Forum

    Join in the discussion with a panel of experts who explore the changing role of IT Managers.

    Speaker

BANQUET LUNCH | 12:00 - 14:00

13:10 - 13:50
  • GCI

    How could General Data Protection Regulation kill your business?

    13:10 GCI

    How could General Data Protection Regulation kill your business?

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU legal framework that comes into force in May 2018, irrespective of Brexit. It’s a hot topic and carries the risk of fines of up to 4% of worldwide turnover and personal liability for company directors. If you are within the retail, utilities or financial sectors in particular, then you really need to be aware of this rapidly approaching threat to your organisation.

    Speaker

  • Ben Johnson

    Accounts Payable Automation - ABBYY

    13:10 Ben Johnson

    Accounts Payable Automation

    Discover the latest technology transforming Accounts Payable departments. Watch live demonstrations and learn how businesses are capturing data from invoices, populating the purchase ledger and completing purchase orders with a minimum of manual handling and data entry.

    Speaker

    Richard Fishburn

  • Microsoft

    How to Implement your Businesses Journey to the Cloud

    13:10 Microsoft

    Microsoft

    How to Implement your Businesses Journey to the Cloud

    Following on from the Why Cloud? session, here Mike Gill provides a technical focussed workshop detailing how to implement Cloud services into your business, a must attend event for all IT professionals and IT focussed business leaders. In this seminar you will be shown the features and capabilities of range of Cloud services from Office 365, Managed Security to Azure Infrastructure as a Service and beyond. Discover how easy your journey to the cloud could be and uncover the power of the tools available and the benefits they could bring to your business.

    Speaker

    Mike Gill

  • Executive Lunch Forum - Invite Only

    Discuss with leading business owners how you can scale up your business and gain that competitive advantage

    13:10 Executive Lunch Forum

    Discuss with leading business owners how you can scale up your business and gain that competitive advantage.   ***Please note this is an invite only event. By registering you are expressing an interest in attending. This does not guarantee your place and we will be in touch once your place is confirmed.***

    Speaker

14:00 - 14:40
  • Avaya

    The days of the voice-only call centre are over - What's driving multichannel contact centre adoption?

    14:00 Avaya

    The days of the voice-only call centre are over - What's driving multichannel contact centre adoption?

    Non-voice channels aren’t displacing voice, instead they are enabling customers to contact organisations through whichever medium they prefer. Organisations can now engage both voice and non-voice channels in their contact centres and integrate these into a unified platform. Learn how omnichannel engagement can help improve customer service by making organisations more accessible to their customers.

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  • Canon

    EU Data Protection regulations- should you be worried about a data breach?

    14:00 Canon

    EU Data Protection regulations- should you be worried about a data breach?

    The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) poses new risks and challenges to UK businesses - action is required before it’s too late. In light of recent data breaches, cyber security is at the top of most digital transformation agendas. Learn more about GDPR and discover how Canon’s solutions can support and drive compliance, leaving you confident that your data is secure.

    Speaker

    Canon Specialist

  • SonicWALL

    2017 current cyber threat landscape, what you need to know

    14:00 SonicWALL

    2017 Current Cyber Threat Landscape, What You Need To Know

    Understand the key security threats and learn how to mitigate risks and better protect your business from the rise in Ransomware.

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