Digitalisation for Business - Free Seminar

Digitalisation for Business

This free online event will take place on Thursday the 14th of July at 2pm. Click Here to book your place.

This online seminar on "Digitalisation for your business" is brought to you by the Local Enterprise Offices of Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Kildare, Wexford and Waterford.
Digitalisation is an in-depth transformation of a business model towards using digital processes rather than analogue ones. Business digitalisation is the integration of technology that transforms the way organisations operate across their different areas, services and channels, with customers and other stakeholders.
When done right digitalisation leads to lower costs, less manual work, control over cashflow and data-informed decision making.

The speakers for this online seminar on "Digitalisation for your business" are:

John O'Shanahan, LeanBPI

LeanBPI is a business consultancy that has worked with Local Enterprise Office clients since 2015. Lead consultant John O’Shanahan with over 35 years business experience specialises in helping SMEs improve their workflows, converting from paper based or manual systems to more efficient simplified digital processes. Applying best practices, Lean methodologies, and Digital Innovations, LeanBPI simplifies and streamlines your business processes to maximise your business performance.

John will discuss how SMEs have improved their business workflows through digitalisation, eliminating paper in your business processes and enablers and inhibitors to Digital transformation in Micro Business

Mark Sutherberry, Manufacturing Technology Centre, Liverpool

The Manufacturing Technology Centre was established in 2010 as an independent research and technology organisation with the objective of bridging the gap between academic research and industry. It represents one of the largest public sector investments in British manufacturing and has supported the growth of thousands of manufacturing businesses.

Mark Sutherberry is the Manufacturing Technology Centre's Business Development Manager for the North West of England and is based in their facility in Liverpool. He has 18 years experience supporting small and medium sized manufacturing businesses  with guidance and advice from continuous improvement to adoption of new technologies. He is also a STEM ambassador and Enterprise Advisor for schools and a school governor focused on encouraging pupils and young people to consider advanced manufacturing career options.   

Mark's work focuses on inspiring companies to look at the suitability of new technologies in their processes, particularly digitisation, Industry 4.0 , robotics and automation. His presentation will give examples of digitalisation processes he has supported British manufacturers to adopt and which could also be replicated by Irish businesses

Séamus Doran, Local Enterprise Office Carlow

Séamus Doran will provide details of Digital Start, an exciting new product offered by the Local Enterprise Offices which will support local businesses to adopt digitalisation techniques in their processes.

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