Registration has opened for the next Business Worcestershire Conference, taking place on Wednesday 13 March at Sixways Stadium Worcester.
The focus of this spring event is Innovation and Technology.
The conference brings together, industry leaders and experts to inspire and inform local businesses with some of the latest thinking and insight around innovation.
Topics which will be explored at the free event include building an innovation culture, raising finance for innovation and scale-up, Artificial Intelligence in innovation and innovating at scale.
Councillor Marc Bayliss, Cabinet Member for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills said: “We are committed to helping businesses to grow and innovate; this conference is the perfect opportunity for businesses to be inspired and take away key insights to implement in their businesses. With technological advancements progressing at speed, futureproofing businesses becomes increasingly important.”
Confirmed speakers include Paul McGillivary who has over 23 years as a tech co-founder and Chief Technology Officer and has spearheaded digital transformation projects for brands like Sony and Tesco. Jim Shirley, founder of FundingHero, a tech platform that teaches strategic investment readiness, educates startups and scaleups on how to raise high-growth funding.
Simon Hill, CEO & Founder of Wazoku will be the Keynote speaker addressing how to approach Innovation at Scale. Wazoku have worked globally with organisations such as NASA, Nissan and GSK and are continuing to strengthen their own innovation offering and follow their mission to Change the World, One idea at a time.
They will also be joined by, and Natalie Wadley Co-Founder and CEO at 3D Changemaker.
Innovate UK will also be providing an update on accessible support for businesses to support their innovation journeys, in addition to networking opportunities and the chance to speak with other partners regarding funded support, such as H&W Chamber of Commerce, Worcestershire Growth Hub, Innovation Alliance WM and Made Smarter.
Spaces for the event are expected to fill fast. To secure your free place, register on the Business Event Page on Worcestershire County Council’s website.