'Future-proof your business through tech'
Tuesday 10th October 2017 at UKFast Campus, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 5QJ - #bcfutureproof
Back in 2000 Blockbuster passed up the opportunity to buy Netflix because the video rental giant couldn’t see the opportunity created by online streaming. Today the value of Netflix’s content alone is $11bn while Blockbuster is no more.
Equally Kodak never appreciated the opportunity and threat posed by digital photography, which ultimately destroyed its film-based business model. Meanwhile high street camera retailer Jessops was a victim to advances in smartphone technology.
The business graveyard is full of examples of companies that failed to the see disruptive technologies that were coming their way. However by embracing technology, established brands can not only survive in the new age - they can thrive.
Shop Direct has gone from being a catalogue business to a pure internet retailer and is reaping the rewards. Auto Trader is now the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace after ditching its print edition completely in 2013.
BusinessCloud has teamed up with CascadeGO HR Software to look at how modern businesses can future-proof themselves through technology.
Mylo Kaye, CEO, Dreamr
Oliver Shaw, CEO, Cascade
Frazer Durris, MD and co-founder, Businesswise Solutions
Will Lewis, founder, OBI Property
Becky Boyd, founder, The Social Media Geek
Rob Snelson, chief technology officer, Travel Counsellors
Mark Rowe, technical director, Secarma
Jonathan Bowers, managing director, UKFast Enterprise
Paul Green, chief commercial officer, Godel
Damien Loughran, partner, Williamson & Croft LLP
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