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'Future-proof your business through tech'

Tuesday 10th October 2017 at UKFast Campus, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 5QJ - #bcfutureproof

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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

Rob Snelson, chief technology officer, Travel Counsellors

Mark Rowe

Mark Rowe, technical director, Secarma

Jonathan Bowers, managing director, UKFast Enterprise

Paul Green

Paul Green, chief commercial officer, Godel

Damien Loughran, partner, Williamson & Croft LLP

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