Member Event: Driven by Innovation with James Akrigg, Microsoft

10 July 2014, 18:00 - 21:00

Northern Design Centre, Baltic Business Quarter, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE8 3DF

Technology is set to have the biggest influence on how businesses develop in the coming years. It will be a key driver of success and the principal point of difference between competitors.

At the centre of the revolution is Microsoft, a global giant and key brand of modern times with a presence in virtually every home and business in the country.

Just as Microsoft has been at the centre of our technology past, it's also laying the path of our future. Developers like Microsoft lead us to places we didn't know we needed, or could, go.

Our speaker James Akrigg will help bring the future into focus. As Microsoft's Head of Technology for Partners, he will explain how innovation is at the heart of this world-leading company.

He will aim to help guests get a better understanding of Microsoft technologies, how they are likely to develop going forward and how they will inspire the next generation of technology enabled businesses. He will also demonstrate some of the future innovations Microsoft is working on to bring value and benefit to SMEs.

Passionate and creative, James is an incredibly engaging speaker, with the ability to cut through jargon and deliver complex subjects in a way people understand and that's relevant to business owners.

This open event is a great opportunity to get a heads-up on the technologies coming our way and an insight into how a business like Microsoft takes an idea and turns it into global product. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and network with fellow entrepreneurs.

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