Meet the Speakers

We have a great line up of speakers & workshop hosts for you, each will be sharing their expertise discussing technology & how it can help you run, build & grow your business.

Seminar Hosts

Keynote Speaker

Bryan Sutton
Currently the Director of Technical Sales for the Americas & EMEA at Microsoft based out of the UK.

In this role, he leads the technical sales team that drives solution design-ins on the Microsoft platform across the Americas & EMEA regions, delivering the innovation and development of new products & services with OEM partners, across the Consumer, Commercial, Education & IoT channels.

 

Bryan has worked for 25 years in the IT delivery sector, starting out with UNIX systems, UNIX/Windows integration, spending a period at Intel in the hosting business and has now been at Microsoft in a variety of technical sales & leadership roles since 2000, including a period in the US leading the global pre-sales relationship with HP.

ill graduated from university in 1989 with a Philosophy degree and spent the next 7 years teaching English as a Foreign Language in Europe then building a sales team for a start-up company in the UK.

 

He then moved into the Training and Development sector – first as a freelance trainer, then as a consultant and finally as Business Development Director for a small consultancy before  taking his first Dale Carnegie Course and joining the Dale Carnegie South East England team in 2008.

 

Given the responsibility of developing a key area he built up a portfolio of 100 clients over the next 3 years before taking over the Dale Carnegie South East England franchise in August 2011.

Bill will be sharing 'Being human in a digital world'

William Burton

Consultant and Trainer as well as being Franchisee for the South East of England.

Will Charlesworth

Experienced commercial litigation solicitor at Child & Child, acting for clients in Defamation and Intellectual Property rights disputes.

Having worked in Hong Kong for an electronics company before becoming a lawyer, Will has a valuable insight into how a business operates ‘on the ground’ and how technology and IP is developed and exploited. He continues to apply that experience and straightforward approach when working with clients.

 

Will regularly acts for a range of clients, from small start-ups to SMEs; FTSE 250 and AIM listed companies; and even an international fashion house.

 

Will has been regularly featured as a notable practitioner in the Legal 500 and also the Chambers and Partners UK guides to lawyers:

"Will Charlesworth is a respected intellectual property disputes lawyer. He has a particular specialism in software disputes and handling domain name cybersquatting issues. He is highly prized by clients for his work drafting IT-related agreements, with one noting: "He produced them on time, on budget and went beyond the industry standard in terms of quality." (Chambers and Partners UK 2017)

Richard Bell

Chief Operating Officer at TenIntelligence is responsible for its day to day operations and leads its Cyber Security, Forensics & Data Privacy practice.

Advising companies throughout the world, he specialises in supporting clients incident response during and post a breach or attack. Richard previously served as Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Cyber Security Operations & Investigations for Transport for London (TfL), the public authority responsible for all aspects of transport in London.

 

Richard is a Fellow of The Security Institute, Fellow of the Institute for Strategic Risk Management, Member of the Association of Security Consultants and a Registered Independent Security Consultant.

Richards Talk ' Sorry seems to be the hardest word' through why it is important for business to understand the ownership and control dynamics of the media.

Started his corporate career in training and consultancy with UK businesses for Dale Carnegie and  continuously grew in his consultancy role for some of the biggest Tech companies in the world.

Launching his own Voice Marketing agency in January 2018 Ben has continued to grow his brand across many platforms after seeing a large gap in the market in the UK for agencies with an emphasis on voice technologies.

With Ben at the head of the business, Maximum Media has grown over the past year to work across many industries with a number of clients to increase their engagement across all social platforms as well as increasing their ranking on Voice Search devices, including the Amazon Alexa. 

Starting the successful Kent Business podcast aimed specifically at businesses in Kent (a county in the South East of England) has allowed Ben to help businesses in the area become more human in their marketing activity. 

This begun the podcast revolution in the area, challenging normal networking methods with a more relaxed approach that allows him to bring out the best in every guest, resulting in fast growth for the podcast in such a niche market.

Ben Abbott

CEO Maximum Media & Voice specialist

 
 
 
 
 

Workshop Hosts

Zoe Cairns

Founder of ZC Social Media, International Social Media Speaker, Trainer and Consultant

Specialising in many areas but focusing on one of the many areas people do not cover when they first set out in Social Media, their Social Media Strategy. She works with many companies, brands and Fortune 500 companies to make sure that they have a strategy and know how to implement high profile campaigns to get the maximum from their Social Media activities.

Zoe’s passion is also sharing the message about Social Media and how it can be used in business. She has travelled to many places to speak at many events including Poland ( she was commissioned by Seldia EU to attend a Roundtable Conference to speak to European Parliament and Government), Amsterdam (The Social Media Strategies Summit), India (Socialathon 2014 for Digital Market Asia), Ireland, Madrid training a 1.2 billion company, Montenegro to speak for NATO, and Malaysia KL.

Aaron Taylor

Technology speaker, consultant and CEO of Six Two 

Six Two is a Kent-based web design and technology company aiming to raise the bar in their industry by empowering customers to make better decisions about their websites and have better conversations with their suppliers.

Describing himself as a ‘problem hacker’, Aaron has a skill for dismantling systems and deconstructing concepts to reveal the underlying problems, and articulate insightful, practical and often ‘left-field’ solutions to be implemented.

Having been both a designer and a developer, Aaron is a rare in his ability to speak with authority across all aspects of web design and technology in a witty, engaging and distinctly approachable fashion that is (mostly) free from jargon, calling upon myriad analogies and intuitive explanations to keep the audience engaged.

Mike Hacker (Hax)

Filmmaker, Author, Story Consultant, content strategist

Hax is a true creative, whose story has taken him through fine art photography, advertisement shoots, motion graphics, script writing, production planning and documentary filmmaking.

Today Hax uses his keen eye, ability to ‘find the story’, planning skills and strategic thinking to help businesses of all sizes make effective use of video and film. His profound belief in the value of video for businesses, has led him to build a deep understanding of digital marketing techniques – one that enables businesses to see a tangible return on investment from everything that Hax produces.  

Andy Lambert

Director at ContentCal 

Andy Lambert has over ten years’ experience in creating markets, building businesses, and leadership roles in industry-leading SaaS organisations.

 

Andy previously launched a US Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business into the UK.

 

After the acquisition, he became one of the founding members of ContentCal: a Social Media Marketing SaaS product, where he is responsible for the overall growth of the company.

 

Since launching in January 2017, ContentCal has grown 200% YoY and now used by over 25,000 companies in 140 countries

 
 
 
 

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