Businesses came from across Sussex and Kent to hear from acclaimed local and global speakers, headlined by IoD Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Dame ‘Steve’ Stephanie Shirley, at The Wayfinder Group’s Inspiring Through Technology Conference at East Sussex National on 12 May.
Director of mtc2 ltd and founder of the charitable organisation, also known as WayfinderWoman, Laura Murphy said, “90% of SMEs say digital affects their business and we wanted to share the secrets of success. Dame Shirley encourages women to access the amazing career opportunities in STEM industries and technology in particular. Talking about the difficulties she overcame to succeed in a male dominated industry inspired everyone there.”
Prof Karen Cham from Brighton University who works with blue-chip clients and local tech initiatives amazed the audience with her visionary, ground-breaking work and Alistair Wickens, CEO of the roadtohealthgroup spoke passionately about how, using technology, nimble, flexible SMEs can outperform large business.
For new entrepreneurs, Mina O’Brien from Ditzy Media and Katie Diacon, one time RAF aerospace engineer and now on-line entrepreneur shared their own incredible stories.
Peter Dunsby, Director, EcoMatters commenting on the day said, “I’ve been sat in front of brilliant management teams on many occasions in my banking career. I’ve been to a few conferences in my time too. This one topped them all.”