Jun 11, 2021

The Ultimate Enterprise Technology Event

AI
technology
live
event
3 min
From global giants to innovative startups, this is your chance to jump onto the international stage

From September 14-16th, 2021, BizClik Media Group will host its cutting-edge Technology & AI Live event. Over three days, global industry leaders will join us for dynamic roundtable discussions, keynote addresses, and extensive networking opportunities. Our inspirational speakers will share insights, strategies and direction from inside their organisations that are not to be missed!

By the end of the weekend, we’ll hear from Adam Spearing, Field CTO EMEA and SVP UKI Solution Consulting at Salesforce; Frank Wilde, Vice President of SAP’s Global Centre of Excellence; and Danny Attias, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Anthony Nolan and ranked as the top CEO in the UK. All talks will be streamed live from the iconic Tobacco Dock in London—get your tickets here

The event will include:

 

  • Keynote addresses from respected industry leaders
  • Dynamic live roundtables (inc. Q&A)
  • Fireside discussions
  • Inspirational Speakers & Presentations
  • Extensive networking opportunities

 

Meet the Speakers

Each week, from now until the event, we’ll be announcing four new names who are set to grace our physical or virtual stage, prepared to share their knowledge and insight with attendees. 

Here’s our second roundup: 

Adam Spearing

Field CTO EMEA and SVP UKI Solution Consulting at SalesForce

After 30 years in the tech field, Adam Spearing has worked with all types of software: IT operations, development, business apps, and productivity platforms. In his time at Salesforce, he sparked rapid growth, redefining the company’s sales model and working with multiple CIOs to launch new programmes. 

As a result, Spearing is well-versed in culture, changing strategies, and motivating employees to achieve goals as individuals and as teams. He’s on the cutting edge of new tech as a Global CIO Advisory Board member—and will share some of the most challenging issues for top technology leaders around the world. 

Frank Wilde

VP, Global Centre of Excellence at SAP

As a longtime CEO with a history of achievement in the computer hardware, software, services, and security industries, Frank Wilde has helped raise US$520mn of capital; advised companies on customer acquisition, revenue growth, negotiation, and international business development; and worked with global organisations such as Microsoft, Intel, Dell, IBM, and Oracle

In our next speaker series, Wilde will share his expertise gained from years of cross-functional roles working with Japanese, Indian, American, European, Chinese, and Middle Eastern firms, as well as his time as CEO of Ravisent Technologies and VP of SAP’s Global Centre of Excellence

Danny Attias

Chief Digital & Information Officer at Anthony Nolan

Ranked as the #1 CEO in the United Kingdom, Danny Attias is passionate about digital transformation and project delivery. He’s contributed a wealth of information and expertise spanning retail, agency, and the third sector, and throughout his career, he’s used new technologies to drive outcomes. 

As Chief Digital and Information Officer at Anthony Nolan, Attias champions digital change across the organisation to improve its critical work. According to the CIO 100 judging panel, his work has modernised the charity’s IT function to make lifesaving advances in donations and fundraising. We can’t wait to hear his thoughts on data security and production, digital potential, and technology strategy. 

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Jun 18, 2021

Microsoft: Building a secure foundation to drive NASCAR

Microsoft
NASCAR
3 min
Racing fans can expect the ultimate virtual experience as a result of the partnership with Microsoft and NASCAR

Microsoft is a key partner of The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and together they are driving ahead to create an inclusive and immersive new fan experience (FX).

These long-term partners have not only navigated the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic with the use of Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365, but are now looking to a future packed with virtual events to enhance the FX, well beyond NASCAR’S famous Daytona racetrack. 

“Together, we've created a secure environment that's allowed for collaboration, but the future is all about the fans”, said Melinda Cook, General Manager for Microsoft South USA Commercial Business, who cited a culture of transparency, passion, adaptiveness, and a growth mindset as to why this alignment is so successful.”

“We've partnered to create a fluid, immersive experience for the users that is supported by a secure foundation with Microsoft in the background. We are focused on empowering and enabling customers and businesses, like NASCAR, to reach their full potential. We do this with our cloud platform which provides data insights and security.”

“Our cloud environment allows NASCAR to move forward with their digital transformation journey while we are in the background,” said Cook who highlights that Microsoft is helping NASCAR

  • Empower employees productivity and collaboration
  • Improve fan engagement and experience
  • Improve environment security and IT productivity
  • Improve racing operations

 

Microsoft Teams, which is part of the Microsoft 365 suite, enabled employees to work remotely, while staying productive, during the pandemic. “This allowed people to provide the same level of productivity with the use of video conference and instant messaging to collaborate on documents. Increased automation also allows the pit crews, IT, and the business to focus on safety, racing operations, and on the fan experience,” said Cook.

“We have started to innovate to create a more inclusive fanbase, this includes using Xbox to give people the experience of being a virtual racer or even leveraging some of the tools in Microsoft Teams to have a virtual ride along experience.”

“These environments are how we create a more inclusive and immersive experience for the fans. We're working on a virtual fan wall which allows people from new locations to participate in these events,” said Cook, who pointed out Microsoft was also helping bring legacy experiences alive from NASCAR’s archives. 

“At Microsoft we can take it one level further by letting fans know what it's like to see the pit crew experience, the data and all the behind-the-scenes action. We will continue to improve automation with machine learning and artificial intelligence, from marketing to IT operations to finance to racing operations,” said Cook.

Christine Stoffel-Moffett, Vice President of Enterprise Technology at NASCAR, said: “Microsoft is one of our key partners. They have been instrumental in helping the NASCAR enterprise technology team re-architect our Microsoft systems to ensure an advanced level of security across our environment, contribute to our business outcomes, and focus on fan experience.”

 

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