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Business Breakfast Briefing - October 2019


Wednesday 16th October 2019




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Our Business Breakfast Briefings are open to our Strategic Partner & Corporate Member levels of membership only. If you would like to enquire about attending, please email [email protected]

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02476 654321

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The Simulation Centre Coventry University Technology Park Puma Way Coventry West Midlands CV1 2TT


Complimentary parking is available for delegates at the TechnoCentre car park. Please do not park in the Simulation Centre car park

Event Detail

Our Business Breakfast Briefings are exclusively open to our Strategic Partner and Corporate levels of membership.

Join us for our October Business Breakfast Briefing, supported by Coventry University, which will take place at the Simulation Centre in Coventry. Delegates will hear from senior figures at the University, as well as the opportunity to experience a simulation in the state-of-the-art facility.

Guest Speaker - Richard Lane, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Coding - Coventry University
Digital Skills for Emerging Technologies in SME’s

The UK’s digital skills gap currently stands at £63 Billion a year, with over 600,000 outstanding tech vacancies. There is an increasing need to demystify emerging technologies and develop new skill sets. Large corporations have an increased capacity to horizon scan, ensuring that they make informed decisions in relation to skills development and engagement. Many SME’s do not have the capacity to offset resource in the same way, requiring a more targeted strategy to technology implementation. Awareness of the capabilities of new technologies enables SME’s to be more agile and targeted with training requirements. This session will introduce some of the key emerging technologies and outline the existing skill gaps that are preventing businesses reaching their full potential.


08:00 - 08:15 - Delegate arrival, networking & refreshments
08:15 - 08:30 - Welcome from Chamber of Commerce & Paul Fairburn, Director, Enterprise & Innovation at Coventry University
08:30 - 09:00 - Guest Speaker: Richard Lane, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Coding - Coventry University
09:00 - 10:00 - Simulation Experience & Networking
10:00 - Event Close

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, please cancel your place with 24 hours notice by emailing [email protected]

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