Entrepreneurs must embrace the constant evolution of technology to ensure they stay ahead of the game.
This will be the overriding message from the line-up of speakers at Alba Innovation Centre on Tuesday morning, looking at business and tech trends of 2014. Wearable technology, big data and the Internet of Things will all be examined, as well as predictions for the key technology developments we should expect to see in the second half of the year.
The event, aimed at entrepreneurs and SMEs, features keynote speeches on current technology and business trends, and an examination of how future developments in technology will provide key opportunities for Scottish businesses. Peter Andrew, Head of Innovation at Innovation Centres Scotland, will discuss the growth of the digital sector, in particular looking at digital assets and security, personalisation and smart digital.
Respected business writer Kenny Kemp will talk about witnessing the impact of changing technology over the course of his professional life.
Further insight will come from Dr Eleanor Mitchell, Director of Commercialisation at Scottish Enterprise, with a speech about commercialising Scotland’s innovation and making the most of opportunities for success.
Peter Andrew said: “It is vital for entrepreneurs and small and medium sized businesses to use developments in technology to their advantage and not to shy away from important trends. 3-D printing, big data and the growth of the digital sector – these things impact all businesses big and small, and it is our aim to highlight how SMEs can capitalise on these opportunities and grow their business successfully on the back of them.”
Entrepreneurs and senior figures from SMEs, public and private sector organisations are invited to attend the event. Booking is essential and owing to high demand, places are limited. To book a place or to find out more about the event please visit: Business & Tech Trends 2014