The shape and scale of the Humber’s £7 million digital economy, and the opportunities for local businesses to engage, will come under the spotlight at the next Bondholder breakfast meeting.
The Digital & Technology Breakfast, hosted this week by Hull College (Friday 12 February), will hear from a line-up of national and regional speakers, on how investing in modern technologies and upskilling employees can enhance productivity and help local businesses to grow.
Gary Warke, Chief Executive of Hull College Group, who will speak at the Bondholders breakfast event, said:
As a long-standing Bondholders member, the college is proud of its close relationship with the business community.
This event gives us an opportunity to showcase our commitment to developing an employable workforce, with advanced digital skills, to accelerate the growth of the digital economy within the region.
Gary will discuss how local businesses can harness talent for future growth through digital apprenticeships and the importance of upskilling employees.
The Bondholders event will also hear from Linda Davidson, Broadcast, Media, Digital and Technical Communication Specialist, who has worked with the BBC and Channel 4; Phil Denham, Commercial Director at HBP Systems Ltd; Andy Parkinson, Head of Insight and Analytics at KC; and Nick Duggan, Principal Surveyor at GGP Consult, who oversees the 3D laser scanning department, undertaking work on Hull City of Culture projects, Hull New Theatre & Ferens Art Gallery.
Topics covered will include an introduction to the potential uses of 3D scanning technology; key EU data protection regulations, which will come in to affect for UK businesses in 2016; Cyber-security; and how businesses within the traditional sectors are being enhanced by the adoption of technologies.
Bondholders are the support agency charged with the marketing and promotion of the Humber region. They have powerful network of 300+ businesses who work together to raise the profile of the Humber. The Bondholders stage regular breakfast meetings themed around key issues and developments.
Bondholders members can register to attend the breakfast meeting by emailing Hannah Coull.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Friday 12 March
Time: 7.40am arrival and networking for 8.20am start. The event will close at 9.40am.