Sue Nelson

Tech.London Advocate and Founder of Breakthrough Funding

Session Details

BizTech Primer: Navigating Your Way Through the Technology Maze

Maidstone Hall - Room A: 10.30am - 11.00am

Technology already plays a vital role in the success of many Kent businesses, with new innovations and applications appearing all the time. Whilst the speed of new developments is certainly exciting, it can also be bewildering for non-IT specialists, who may struggle to cut through the hype and technical jargon when trying to assess the real benefits and make future business decisions. But help is now at hand… 

Kent Businesswoman of the Year 2017 Sue Nelson kicks off our popular Biztech LIVE stream with a whistlestop tour of the new technologies that are already delivering significant benefits in businesses of all shapes and sizes. Illustrating her talk with real-world examples, Sue will demystify the latest advances in areas such as augmented reality, robotics, machine learning, voice recognition and how these are being used in a range of sectors from health and logistics to marketing and finance. 

As founder of Breakthrough Funding and a Tech.London Advocate, Sue has a unique perspective on the technology landscape and the ways in which new innovations are streamlining processes, redefining customer expectations and changing traditional business models.  

Come along to find out which technologies are likely to deliver the most significant productivity gains, competitive edge and return-on-investment for a business like yours.

Buzzwords Today / Reality Tomorrow: The Future Is Closer Than You Think

Maidstone Hall - Room A: 3.15pm - 3.45pm

Many technology announcements can look fanciful when you first hear them and you may be doubtful they will ever find their way into the real business world. Chances are though that a significant number will be impacting your life a lot sooner than you think – but how do you identify which ones will be needed for your business in the future, so that you can plan accordingly? 

This special BizTech session workshop from technology evangelist Sue Nelson is designed to provide a no-nonsense view of which innovations you need start watching now if you want to avoid being left behind in the medium-to-longer term. These include ground-breaking developments in areas such as augmented and virtual reality, micro-personalisation, bespoke healthcare, customer behaviour analysis, fraud prevention, sustainability and reusable resources, point-to-point delivery systems and the Industrial Internet of Things (or Industry 4.0). 

As Kent Businesswoman of the Year 2017 and CEO of Breakthrough Funding, working with over 300 hi-tech businesses every year, Sue has the inside track on the new concepts and technology advances that are currently gaining significant traction in specific sectors – and the ones most likely to re-shape entire industries over the next 3-5 years.  

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