Digital Conference
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Incorporating the Superfast Leicestershire
Conference 2015

Thursday 5 November - Leicester Tigers

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Conference Speakers

Geoff Ramm

Blake Pain - 10am

 Blake is Leicestershire County Council’s Cabinet Lead for Rural Broadband and in this capacity he signed the original partnership contract between the County Council and BT in August 2013 at Foxton Locks near Market Harborough. He is also portfolio holder for economic development at the County Council and represents residents in the Market Harborough West and Foxton Division.  In 2013 he was appointed as Leader of Harborough District Council and in this capacity represents Leicestershire’s district councils on the Board of the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership. In addition to his public roles Blake is a successful local businessman in Market Harborough and a keen musician having studied French Horn at the Royal Academy of Music.

Geoff Ramm

Geoff Ramm - 10.15am - 11am

 Geoff Ramm is the creator and author of ‘Celebrity Service’ and ‘OMG Marketing’. He’s a multi-award winning speaker who has challenged and inspired audiences across five continents. With a genuine passion and an infectious love of his subject, he’s humorous with original content and will challenge you to greater results. Renowned as the ‘Billy Connolly’ of service and marketing, he receives rave reviews from corporate clients, associations as well as entrepreneurial audiences for his fast-paced, high interaction style.


Ian Lockwood - 11am - 11.45am

Ian Lockwood is a founding director of a digital agency specialising in online marketing and web design, based in Nottingham, and delivering services to companies and organisations across the UK. Ian’s expertise comes from seven years as deputy managing director of a web design and development company, subsequently running his own web development and online marketing consultancy business.

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Microsoft - Amy Nicholson  - 1.30pm - 2.15pm

a Cloud Computing Evangelist at Microsoft UK. She is passionate about data and IoT and is always keen to share experiences and expertise with like-minded individuals and organisations. She blogs, presents and you’ll find her online at TechNet and Techdays Online, as well as at in person events like the Data Culture series.

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Microsoft - Elena Branet - 1.30pm - 2.15pm

Elena is responsible for driving the vision, strategy and execution plan for Microsoft's Cloud platform with UK developer audiences. Elena leads cross-functional teams to drive technical audience acquisition and growth of Cloud-based services revenue with Microsoft Azure and Cloud-based apps across devices. Elena builds awareness and scales engagement of programmes to reach high growth markets. Elena develops and grows the evangelism plans for Internet of Things and data.


Liam Lally - 2.15pm - 3pm

Liam Lally has carved out for himself the reputation of being one of the East Midlands leading authority on all things Social Media / Networking. His passion and enthusiasm to help businesses get the very most of their investment in Social is evident to all who attend any of his eBusiness Club training courses, workshops and seminars. Liam delivers a range of digital consultancy services for the eBusiness Club; he is a Google AdWords Certified Partner and accomplished public speaker.


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