Dolphin Networks Events

Purposeful Innovation Network Seminar –
Intelligent Digital Workplace”

Date of seminar – Thursday 19th March 2020
Surrey Technology Research Centre
9.30am-1pm Intelligent Digital Workplace Seminar (£40 per person)
1pm-4pm Exhibitor Booths & Speed Business Networkings

Congratulations your business is continuing to grow,
and you’ve hired more staff but as the orders or sales have increased so has
the pressure to manage the following:  

Formalise and automate business processes 

Investment in knowledge management systems, CRM & document storage,  

Data Management reports for departments,  

Recruiting, inducting, on-boarding & management of staff teams,  

Contracting and processing orders/sales,  

Legal requirements to comply with managing personal data of customers  

This seminar is a forum to listen and share questions with experienced experts who will share examples of effective business practice when planning and managing an ‘Intelligent Digital Workplace.’ While encouraging and challenging you to reflect on your businesses innovation and consider if you can claim back money from the Government. 

Intelligent Digital Workplace Seminar 9:30am-01:00pm

The target audience for the morning seminar is businesses with more than 15 staff members. If you are a small business owner, we cannot offer added value and do not wish to waste your time, however the Speed Business Networking maybe helpful to connect with new leads/vendors. 

SATRO is an outstandingly effective educational charity with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), Construction skills and the business and employability skills that underly young people’s move into the working world.  Started over 35 years ago SATRO has worked with and supported over 450,000 young people.

Today SATRO works to inspire young people through in-school workshops, inter-school competitions, science festivals, careers events, mentoring programmes, extended work research placements as well as our mobile construction classroom. Many thanks for your donations, we are aiming to raise £2000 from this event to donate to SATRO Charity.

SATRO charity registration number is 1040572.
Andy Taylor
CEO and Head of IT Architect

A highly experienced software solutions architect, developer and delivery specialist with over 15 years’ experience in client-facing and client-side roles in a variety of industries. Andy has broad experience in designing, developing & delivering business applications, data apps and technology architectures.  

Andy typically works as a solution architect & lead developer building teams of developers & working with platforms such as SharePoint, SQL Server, Microsoft Azure Cloud hosting, .NET & SQL Business Intelligence tools, (SSAS, SSRS, SSIS), as well as working closely with third party solution vendors offering application in business intelligence and SharePoint to drive line of business & back office applications for a range of business functions. 

Michael Rykiert
Head of Business Development

Why Low-Code platforms are the key to support business processes in any organization

Gartner (global research and advisory firm) predicts that by 2024 65% of all business applications will be created with Low-Code platforms. During this session you’ll find out what makes Low-Code the future of Business Management. We’ll also discuss what are the benefits such solutions provide and what features should you look for during vendor selection process.

Michal Rykiert is a Head of Business Development for the EMEA at WEBCON. He’s mainly responsible for the international growth of the company through building partnership channel in the EMEA region. Michal’s professional interest revolves around user experience, user adoption and Business Process Management which resulted in publishing multiple articles in magazines and internet portals. He focuses on practical approach combined with ease of use.

Ross Wherity
Innovation Partner

Wise up your Workplace - Unify the power of your workplace technologies and surface the right knowledge to the right people at the right time.

Ross has worked in international business and technology for the past 8 years. After spending time in New York advising expanding technology businesses on their international expansion plans, Ross took up his current role as Head of Partnerships with LiveTiles in the UK two years ago. LiveTiles is a global intranet leader who work with clients of all sizes to help them to make the most out of their technology investments.

Gary Bashford
Regional Business Relationship Manager

I will be challenging you to think about innovation in your business in a different way. Inviting you to explore and analyse your current business model and how can you financially capture that to benefit your businesses bottom line.  

Matthew Bellinger

“I'll be talking about why innovation is how organisations thrive in challenging times. I'll cover why innovation matters and what you can do to create more of it in any organisation.”  

An innovation consultant and coach, working with people and organisations who want to change things for the better. Supporting people in business to unlock hidden capabilities so my clients can create new and exciting services. Experienced in presenting at events, i.e.  British Computer Society and Universities (The Charted Institute for IT).


Martin Grace
GDPR Expert

Presenting: How to make data compliance a simple task for your organisation that not only reduces your risk, but also unlocks the value of your data and supports innovation. 

Data compliance partner of The Ageas Bowl, Hampshire County Cricket Club. Delivered their GDPR programme in 6 months, then helped them maintain their compliance and realise new value from their data

Developed highly successful products including DataKB which moves companies away from spreadsheet management and compliance of GDPR to a simple and effective tool available to everyone. Product is less than 6 months old and is already adopted by some of the most successful companies on the south coast.


Come Visit Exhibition Booths & Speed Business Networking

Simply register on below link – please note this is a FREE event

A fantastic way to grow your network and bring your business new opportunities. 

How it works: a meeting format designed to accelerate business contacts. Delegates greet each other in a series of brief exchanges during a set period of time. During an interaction, delegates share their professional backgrounds and business goals. Networkers are generally seeking exposure to new markets and/or expanding their pool of vendors.  

Top tips to get the most of Speed Networking:  

  • Prepare yourself by setting goals and outcomes that allow you to deliver the business message that you want to communicate
     know what you want to convey and prioritize that heavily.
  • Keep it simple and respect the other person. Introduce yourself and exchange business cards before you begin
    and give the other person the chance to start unless he/she prefers not to.
  • Business cards are essential; either traditional physical cards or have set up business card on your mobile to forward via text/email.  


Innovation Incentives
Aspen Waite can help support your business to identify and claim back Corporation Tax and back date up to 2 years from your last tax year
Wizdom / LiveTiles
Wise up your workplace, unify the power of your workplace technologies and surface the right knowledge to the right people at the right time.
Business Process Solutions; low-code process automation platform for Office 365, SharePoint & Azure
Surrey University Careers Team
Speak directly to the University careers team and learn how your business can benefit from top student talent at an affordable rate: 50% funded internships & Professional Placements.
Santander Universities UK
Santander offers 50% funding for internship placements. Speak with the team and explore fabulous talent and funding options.
Enterprise M3
A business led partnership, bringing together private, public and not-for-profit sector organisations; offers training, business network and events.

14.00pm – 16.00pm Coffee Innovation Discussions & Networking – Open to all businesses  

Possibly you do not like spending time in a crowd or you may meet someone at the event whom you can’t stop talking too. Not a problem, feel free to visit The Hub Café which will be open until 4pm and treat yourselves to a cuppa and delicious cake – happy networking and innovating!  


Purposeful Innovation LinkedIn Group – Come share your questions, comments and frustrations  

Purposeful Innovation LinkedIn Group Weekly Dicussion Topics

Weekly topices to be posted in this LinkedIn Group to support learning, refelction and sharing of effective practice.
We invite you to join this Linkedin Group and share your comments, questions and helpful weblinks. 

– 20th Feb – What is an ‘Intelligent Digital Workplace?        

– 27th Feb – How can your compan benefit from purposeful Innovation?  

– 5th March – How to check if your business is in a space of innovation? 

– 12th March – Concerned being outcompeted by more innovative organisations 

– 19th March – Purposeful Innovation – Intelligent Digital Workplace Seminar  

Innovation has been widely recognized as the key driver of economic growth. However, in the knowledge-driven economy, the nature of innovation is changing. Both technologies and innovations are becoming more complex as the knowledge content has increased. Intelligent Digital Workplace means to uncover smarter ways of working using new technology 

We define the Digital Workplace as a collection of evolving technologies designed around a business requirement that will give their staff members the space and freedom to work securely anywhere and on any device. It optimises their experience and engagement with the tools and resources they need to help them be more effective and productive.  

Business Networks and Associations to Explore  

Check out the below website, often there is FREE training and fabulous networking events to attend. In addition, there is possible funding opportunities, business advice and guidance:  

Local Enterprise Partnership
Surrey Technology Research Park
Surrey Chamber of Commerce
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
Worthing Chamber of Commerce
Federation of Small Businesses
Connect Surrey
Networking in Surrey

Practical information for the Event

Location: Surrey Technology Research Park 

Address: Dolphin Networks, The Surrey Research Park, 40 Occam Road, Guildford, GU2 7YG 

Parking: There is free on site car parking, please be aware you need to register your car number plate at the main recpetion and place a ‘Visitor Pass’ on display.  

Disability access: please be advised we have checked and all rooms / exhibitor areas have disiablity access and there are lifts. Please do not hesitate to contact katie@consultdolphin.com if you need specific requirements – we are happy to help. 

Refreshments: there is a wonderful onsite Café called, Hub of Park /surrey-research-park.com/park-life/park-cafe  

Oli and his lovely team will be serving delicious snacks, lunch and coffee between 8am-4pm. Feel free to ask for advice if you have dietary requirements. Please note – Lunch will NOT be provided, delegates are asked to visit the on site café.  

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