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July 2020

Tech Sector Big Reveal 2020 and beyond: How the region’s tech sector is evolving

Wednesday 1st July @ 12:30 - 13:00

Guests including Toby Parkins, chair of Tech South West, and Paul Coles, BT Director, will discuss the regional tech sector and its role in driving a post lockdown recovery. How much of a role does cleantech have? Do we need more investment from Government? Can tech lead the way and help the wider economy on the road to recovery. Delegates will have the chance to put questions to the panel.

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The Met Office’s Covid-19 journey with Professor Penny Endersby

Monday 6th July @ 12:30 - 13:00

Join us as Professor Penny Endersby, Chief Executive of the Met Office, discusses the Met Office’s Covid-19 journey from preparations through virtualising, through the beginnings of a return and their future plans.

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Leading after Lockdown: New approaches and considerations

Monday 13th July @ 12:30 - 13:00

What have we all learned about leadership during lockdown? What do we want to sustain as we begin to emerge out of lockdown as we establish our new ways of working? How will we as leaders support and enable our staff teams to feel more empowered and self-directed in the future? And, as businesses and organisations tackle the economic realities of the pandemic, how can our leaders act with compassion and purpose as they take their staff teams through potentially…

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Globally businesses are automating. But are we here? Or are we at risk of a widening productivity gap?

Wednesday 15th July @ 12:30 - 13:00

41% of businesses surveyed are speeding up their automation plans but is it happening here in the South West or are we at risk of a widening productivity gap? Charlotte Collyer from the Digital Skills Partnership looks at the global context and talks to Nicola Dillion from Microsoft and Stuart Cochrane from Numatic in Somerset. Guests:- Nicola Dillion: Microsoft, Local & Regional Government Strategic Account Director discusses: Examples of automation in Local Authorities Covid-19 response Examples of automation within the…

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SWBC Advisory and Statutory Board Meetings (Board Members only)

Monday 27th July @ 09:30 - 15:30

The Advisory Board meets four times a year and helps shape SWBC's thinking and its key strategic priorities. The Board is made up of organisations and business representative groups including the local Chamber organisations, regional manufacturing groups, the FSB and IOD.

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