Worcestershire LEP Chair, Mark Stansfeld: 3 November

First published in the Worcester News on 03.11.2017

I am delighted to announce that the technology expert, Dave Coplin, will be providing the keynote speech to this year’s Worcestershire LEP Annual Conference 2017. Dave has over 25 years of experience in providing strategic advice and guidance around the impact of technology on modern society and how organisations can achieve the full potential that technology has to offer.

As an established author on topics surrounding the future of work and our relationship with technology, I am excited to hear Dave’s insight into how we can maximise our use of technology. Dave has regularly contributed to the national and international conversation around the future of the UK’s IT and digital industries, tackling topics from the future of education to big data and the impact of machine learning.

Dave has some highly impressive industry experience to rely upon, including his previous roles as the Principle Tech Evangelist for Microsoft Ltd and as an independent non-executive director Mitchells and Butlers plc and I’m sure that there will be many local businesses who are keen to hear Dave’s expert insight.

We have already seen a large amount of registrations for our Annual Conference after registrations opened earlier last month and I am delighted to say that we are expecting 450 delegates for this year’s event at Chateau Impney, Droitwich on 1 December.

There are still opportunities to sponsor the event and I would like to thank Hewett Recruitment, Bishop Fleming, RCA Regeneration, Thursfields Solicitors and The Training Academy who are already confirmed as sponsors of the conference.

Like last year’s conference, we will once again be holding a ‘tweet of the day’ competition, so anybody that tweets using the conference hashtag #WLEP17 will be entered in for a special prize at the event.

Spaces for the event are limited. To secure your place at this year’s #WLEP17 Annual Conference, and for information about sponsorship opportunities, visit the LEP’s Annual Conference website, www.wlep17.eventreference.com