Insight 2020: Doing business in a disruptive and digital world

11 September 2015
09.15 for 10.00 - 14.00
Flybe Training Academy, Exeter

By 2017, 25% of organisations will lose their market position due to digital business incompetence. The reason: lack of a holistic response to how digital is changing the accomplishment of work.

It's time to get serious about creating a digital workplace that enables new and more effective ways of working. It’s not only about leveraging tools and technologies but the strategic rethinking of how people engage and how tools help employees get their work done.

With the ambition of superfast connectivity reaching 100% by 2020, this Full Council Meeting aims to help businesses to understand the scale of change expected over the next 5 years and where to focus business development  in order to exploit the opportunities.


Tea and Coffee will be available from 09.15 and a buffet lunch will be available from 13.00


Chairman’s Welcome and General Updates - Tim Jones F.R.I.C.S., Chairman - DCBC

Welcome and Update from Our Hosts – Flybe Training Academy

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) Programme Update - Nick Ames, Heart of the SW LEP Board’s representative on the CDS Programme Board



Chief Executive’s Introduction

Ben Rhodes, Chief Executive - DCBC



Prepare for the new era of employee engagement - Pippa Clarke, Tax Director - PwC. Fresh PwC research on the future of the workplace in 2022 and how the workplace will evolve and affect our future working lives.

Leading businesses in the disruptive world - Nicholas Forsans, Associate Professor in International Strategic Management - University of Exeter and Julie Hawker, CEO - Cosmic and Project Director – Get up to Speed. What is disruptive business and which business models are likely to be disruptive first? How can we ensure our businesses maximise adoption of the new digital world?


11.20 - Short Break



Big Data and The internet of Things - Dave Underwood, Deputy Director Technology & Information Services - Met Office. What does big data mean in the context of the Met office as a business? How will they be engaging with businesses and what resources will be made available?

Big Data Case Study - Simon Harrison, Group Strategic Development Manager - Mott MacDonald. What are the benefits to Big Data and the ‘Internet of Things’? Concepts of Big Data in Mott MacDonald and how embedded sensors, positional data and apparent data are being used in the business now.

Cyber Security 2020 - Simon Patten, Director Secure Enterprise Services - BT Group and Durgan Cooper, Director, Information Security and Cyber Risk - CETSAT. What are the risks we face and how will we need to change our approach to securing our data by 2020?


13.00 - 14.00 - Networking & Buffet Lunch (venue and lunch sponsored by Flybe)

Lunch will be served from 13.00 in the area outside meeting room.

Anyone wishing to tour the facilities may do so, leaving from the meeting room at 1pm.

Date of Next meeting Friday 4th December 2015


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