Disruptors: Taking Tech Global

The UK Government has a vision to be a global leader in digital trade, opening up opportunities that will drive productivity, jobs, and growth. Businesses in the North are well-placed to use technology to reach markets around the world.

Businesses in the North are well-placed to use technology to reach markets around the world. Learn how to overcome barriers and hear from business leaders who have successfully grown their international revenues in a dedicated panel at TheBusinessDesk.com’s free-to-attend Disruptors conference at Leeds Nexus on November 24.

Speakers include:

Tim Kay, director of the science and technology directorate at the Department for International Trade. Prior to his role at DIT, Tim was a Director at KPMG, supporting mid-market organisations with their growth and expansion strategies. Tim was also part of the national Emerging Giants team that works with the most ambitious, fastest-growing technology companies.

Ben Ward, business development manager at MIDAS. He’s been part of the team at MIDAS since 2018, specialising in supporting businesses grow within the creative, digital and tech industries in Greater Manchester. Ben has eight years’ experience in the tech sector and is well embedded into the ecosystem. Through his previous roles in recruitment and now in business development he has built a deep understanding of the local talent market, cross-industry innovation and is well versed in creating connections for business leaders to collaborate.

Charlotte Bailey, chief operating officer at Panintelligence. Charlotte is a senior change-maker with a keen understanding of analytics and big data, and more than a decade of Customer Success, Development and Product Management experience. By analysing situations, examining problems in granular detail she provides fresh perspectives on issues whilst harnessing new technology. Her purpose is to provide clear strategic leadership and collaboration with customers, to develop, transform and simplify Operations and Technology to deliver measurable benefits.

Bobby Thandi, Founder and chief executive of XR Games. Bobby secures contracts and develops key relationships with global partners such as Sony Pictures and Meta, as XR Games rapidly scales off the back of the hit VR game Zombieland: Headshot Fever.

Henry Coates, associate director for intellectual property solutions at Aon.  Henry has 8 years’ experience in the insurance sector and works to expand Aon’s IP risk and insurance offering across EMEA, focusing on leading client conversations and developing the European insurance market for a wide range of industries.

Register for Disruptors to hear insights from these experts, or hear six other specialist panels on different aspects of digital disruption. Sessions run from 9am to 2pm at Leeds Nexus on November 24.