Meeting future technology challenges at breakfast event

Released: Tuesday 30th October 2012 at 16:00

TWO of the UK’s leading technologists will be offering advice on how to turn ICT challenges into opportunities at a breakfast business event in Sunderland next month.

The ICT Challenges 2013 will take place at the new Sunderland Software Centre, Tavistock Place, in the city centre on Tuesday, November 20, from 8am until 11am.

 The free breakfast event is open to any ICT or software businesses from the public and private sectors, as well as anyone with responsibility for managing IT within a business or organisation in the region. Organised by the University of Sunderland, in collaboration with Sunderland Software City, this is a city-wide partnership event.

 Businesses will hear from keynote speakers Jonathan Mitchener, Lead ICT Technologist from the Technology Strategy Board and Dr Rick Robinson, Executive Architect, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, IBM Software Group Europe.

 They will discuss key ICT challenges for 2013 and how these can be turned into opportunities for business.

 Themes explored will include the very latest thinking on Exploration of Data, User Experience, Distributed Resources and Software Engineering Uplift.

 Attendees will also hear about funding opportunities that will allow companies to gain a competitive advantage by accessing University expertise in ICT, including via Europe’s leading graduate recruitment programme, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), presented by John Clayton, North East Regional KTP Adviser.

Mark Donnelly, Business Development Manager for the University of Sunderland, said: “We are delighted to have two of the UK’s leading ICT technologists giving the keynote speeches at this inaugural breakfast event. They have given their time to share their knowledge and experience with ICT or software businesses.

 “We also hope that all those who join us will learn something new about this sector. It’s about information sharing, the direction in which the UK’s IT sector is heading and potential funding streams. It’s also an ideal environment to network.”

To reserve your free place, visit: http://ictchallenges2012.eventbrite.co.uk