Higher Futures are hosting a panel discussion and networking session on Wednesday June 22 at Excalibur Communications in Swindon.
The event will explore the challenges faced by businesses in the area with regards to the skills gaps, shortages and workforce development in the digital technology industry – How can using the skills and expertise of the workforce give your business the competitive edge in a rapidly advancing digital age?
Higher Futures will also look at how digital technology is developing and the possible opportunities for businesses to explore for the future.
The panel includes George Gill, Commercial Director at GG Media Resources; Emma Carter, Sales and Marketing Director at Excalibur Communications; Andy Tait, Director of Marketing and Operations, Intel and Elaina Brutto, Employer and HEI Skills Broker, Higher Futures. There will also be an opportunity to ‘play’ with some of the latest technology on display including virtual reality and hover boards.
08:00 – 08:30 Registration and networking – Breakfast baps, tea and coffee.
08:30 -08:35 Welcome – Host, James Phipps, CEO, Excalibur Communications.
08:35-08:50 Andy Tait, Director of Marketing and Operations, Intel
‘Setting the scene’ – Digital technology and the global picture.
Advancing technology and how it could influence the future business
08:50-09:00 Emma Carter, Sales & Marketing Director at Excalibur Communications
‘Setting the scene’ – The local business picture and digital technology.
The challenges facing small business.
09:00-09:45 Panel Debate
George Gill Commercial Director at GG Media Resources
Emma Carter Sales & Marketing Director at Excalibur Communications
Andy Tait Director of Marketing and Operations, Intel
Elaina Brutto Employer and HEI Skills Broker, Higher Futures and Panel Facilitator
Middlesex University, TBC
09:45-10:00 Q & A Session
10:00-10:10 Joanna Mills, Skills Broker, Higher Futures
Insight into the newly launched skills development programme
10:10 Finish and ‘Play Time’ – An opportunity to ‘play’ with some of the latest technology
on display including virtual reality and hover boards.
Higher Futures – University level education for people in Swindon and Wiltshire
Higher Futures is delivered by Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council on behalf of Swindon and Wiltshire LEP.
To book your place email email@example.com, telephone 01225 756174 or visit www.higherfutureshub.co.uk