Seminars & Speakers

There will be free seminars available to all visitors on the day.

10:30-11:15

Bankim Chandra
Bankim Chandra
Mobile App Development Strategies: transform your business, engage your clients

Mobile apps are a viable, cost effective tool allowing your workforce to collect, update and distribute information with colleagues and clients - bringing efficiency and streamlining operations. Apps build brand loyalty by making it easier to do business, therefore providing a higher service level and generating customer retention. The Internet of Things (IoT) now allows a mobile phone to be your gateway to customers with information personalised for them.

Bankim founded DotSquares in 2002 following a career that started as a developer, through systems analysis to project management for some of the foremost financial institutions in the UK and USA, including Santander, RBS and American Express.

His vision with DotSquares was to provide experienced development resources for medium and smaller organisations at affordable prices – to open up the internet for them too!

With the advent of mainstream mobile apps in 2008, the company set about retraining its team of mobile developers to support these new formats.

Through Bankim’s stewardship, DotSquares now boasts over 100 app developers (as part of the 600 strong technical team) specialising in writing in native code and cross platform development, supporting all mobile formats. His enthusiasm for the Internet of Things sees DotSquares being involved at the forefront of all new technologies, including home appliances and technologies such as VR.

11:30-12:15

Amy McManus
Amy McManus
Building Your Brand: YouTube Advertising

YouTube Advertising is one of the most cost-effective digital marketing platforms available, yet is relatively underused. In this workshop / seminar / talk:

  • Be guided through the different types of YouTube advertising and their benefits for your business.
  • Learn how to make the most of your advertising spend and get video views for free.
  • Learn how you can increase brand awareness, drive sales and push your videos to the markets that matter to your business.

Amy McManus: MD and founder of AM Marketing, Kent Marketing and PR Agency of the Year 2015. Number 8 in Kent’s Top 30 Under 30 List. Runner-Up Kent Business Woman of the Year 2015.

Amy is a digital marketing expert and Google Partner who specialises in enhancing the presence of brands online. She has worked on projects with Harrods, Amazon, Holland & Barrett and some of the largest YouTube networks in Europe.

12:30-13:15

Stephen Spencer
Stephen Spencer
Better Communication In Five Minutes - It's A Zoo Around Here

Whatever your business, effective Communication is vital to success. It’s a Zoo Around Here is a simple, fun and practical workshop, designed to inspire dramatically better Communication.

This is an essential training for leaders, managers, sales people, HR professionals, recruitment specialists, customer care teams, teachers, coaches and anyone who needs to get better results from their relationships with all personality types and Communication preferences:

  • The visionary, single-minded Lion
  • The playful, extrovert Monkey
  • The careful, analytical Elephant
  • The caring, supportive Dolphin