Digital Growth Conference 18: explore the future

ConferenceFundedDerbyshireNottinghamshireD2N2 - Digital Business Growth ProgrammeDerbyshire - Amber Valley Borough CouncilDerbyshire - Bolsover District CouncilDerbyshire - Chesterfield Borough CouncilDerbyshire - Derby City CouncilDerbyshire - Derbyshire Dales District CouncilDerbyshire - Erewash Borough CouncilDerbyshire - High Peak Borough CouncilDerbyshire - North East Derbyshire District CouncilDerbyshire - South Derbyshire District CouncilNottinghamshire - Ashfield District CouncilNottinghamshire - Bassetlaw Borough CouncilNottinghamshire - Broxtowe District CouncilNottinghamshire - Gedling Borough CouncilNottinghamshire - Mansfield District CouncilNottinghamshire - Newark and Sherwood District CouncilNottinghamshire - Nottingham City CouncilNottinghamshire - Rushcliffe Borough Council

Delivered in partnership with Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire, this fully-funded Conference will help businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire make the most of the very latest digital technologies.

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Conference Agenda
08.30 | Registration and networking
09.30 | Welcome, Councillor Mrs Kay Cutts MBE, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council
09.45 | The Future of Digital Marketing, Andrew Grill (Keynote Speaker)
10.30 | What's New in Search?, Ian Lockwood
11.00 | Coffee break
11.30 | Accelerating Productivity through Digital Innovation, Rob Gregory
12.00 | Affordable Targeted TV Marketing, Joada Allen & Kelly Diver (from Sky)
12.30 | Lunch and networking
13.30 | Personalisation and the Rise of the Chatbot, Paul Ince
14.00 | Case Study by Thorntons Ferrero, John Alexander Rowley
14.30 | What’s New in Social?, Liam Lally
15.15 | Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire, Ceren Clulow (Nottinghamshire County Council)
15.30 | Panel discussion

Spaces are limited at our action-packed Conference so BOOK TODAY. Learn more about the speakers below.

Andrew Grill, Keynote Speaker - The Future of Digital Marketing 

Practical Futurist ‚Äčand International TEDx Speaker, Andrew will be speaking about how SME businesses can embrace digital disruption and outrun the competition. He will inspire the audience to understand the technology disruptors and how SMEs can harness these ideas to drive real growth. With first-hand knowledge and experience of the challenges that SMEs face, Andrew has previously managed six technology start-ups over a 12 year period before joining IBM as a Global Managing Partner.

Ian Lockwood, Boom Marketing -  What's New in Search?

Ian will be speaking about the changes in the world of search engines, from developments in Google’s search result pages to recent algorithm changes, new pay-per-click advertising features, impact of voice search and what the future is likely to hold for search. As Founding Director of a digital agency, he specialises in online marketing and web design. With over 18 years' in the Internet industry, Ian has helped hundreds of businesses across B2B and B2C environments.

Rob Gregory, Magnifica – Increasing Efficiency and Productivity Through Digital

Using a creative mix of existing tools and custom solutions Rob will be illustrating how businesses can use digital innovation to accelerate its productivity. As a Business Owner, he specialises in helping improve business efficiency through digital technology, custom applications, mobile apps and business intelligence solutions. 

Joada Allen & Kelly Diver, Sky - Affordable Targeted TV Marketing

Joada Allen and Sky's Kelly Diver will be highlighting the fascinating updates in targeted marketing on our television screens. Joada has over 15 years' of production experience and is now working with much smaller companies to make TV advertising an affordable and effective option. Together they will explain how household data and incredible technologies are used to target exact audiences and offer campaign evaluation to track impact and ROI.

Paul Ince, LikeMind Media Limited – Personalisation and the Rise of the Chatbot

Paul will be explaining why connecting with people through the palm of their hand delivers personalisation and how Chatbots offer the potential to deliver a message in a format that is increasingly being used. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the IT industry Paul has supported many businesses to increase their visibility online and grow their business through digital technology.

John Alexander Rowley, Thorntons Ferrero - Local Case Study

John Alexander Rowley has been passionate about helping businesses of all shapes and sizes improve their digital performance for over 10 years. Since 2014 he has been overseeing the digital marketing for Thorntons, and is now responsible for all digital marketing activity, including search engine marketing, customer relationship management and affiliate programs. During this highly engaging presentation John will include tips on standing out in paid advertising, getting noticed in customer inboxes and lots more.

Liam Lally, Zaddle Internet – What’s New in Social?