Using Your Data To Survive And Thrive

Another BITAIOM first, a Virtual and Reality Seminar in conjunction with the Department for Enterprise and Data Cubed. To be held both physically and virtually at the Hubb in Douglas on Wednesday 4th November 2020 from 12.30 to 1.30pm. 
 
Using the benefit of technology and the Islands unique position, BITAIOM invites you all to attend either in person or via zoom, this interactive event to address the issue of data and its importance. Now more than ever we all need to be kept informed in this challenging world we are experiencing and to be able to manage our businesses. 

The panel will be led by Brendon Kenny (BITAIOM Chair) and includes Helen Tanner (CEO of Data Cubed), Jo Dugdale (founder of Chartwell Financial Planners), Jason Scales (CEO of Hubb), Paul Edmonds (founder of Kornerstone and Partners) and Richard Corlett (MD of Acantha). Their vast experience on and off the Island has experienced the challenges of ensuring that the information relevant to their own businesses is collated and acted upon. It is so much more than GDPR and there will be opportunities to ask questions on this relevant and vital subject.   

Simon Pickering, Head of Insurance and Pensions at the Department for Enterprise (DFE), said: “It’s a great pleasure to support what is set to be a highly relevant and interesting debate on a topic that is key to future business success in these challenging times.” 

To ensure you keep your finger on the pulse, book your place now by visiting bit.ly/thrivewithdata or contact laura@bita.ie 

Meet the Panel 

Brendon Kenny Chairing the Panel 

Brendon is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, an early adopter of technologies and is passionate about how technology can solve real world problems.  

Brendon currently runs Ellanstone a technology solutions business aligned to the construction and manufacturing sectors. He is connected at both national and local government levels, since Covid he has co-founded a business to help manage the safe return to work, Tutum Workplace which deploys rapid testing, engagement and incident control.  

Brendon is passionate about the environment and believes business should create profit with purpose. He has over 35 years of Business experience at Senior CXX level Management, Business Creation, Sales, Marketing and Consulting within the construction, technology, distribution sectors. 

Brendon is also co-founder of Changing Streams and believes with the right strategies and connections Changing Streams can create exponential change in the eradication of plastics in not just the construction sector but globally. He believes we owe this not just to our children and children’s children but to all forms of life on this special planet which has been put at risk by our collective historical quest for convenience, he believes that convenience has turned out not to be that convenient.   

Helen Tanner 

An accomplished and renowned data consultant and data strategist who has led complex data projects for a range of global organisations including AXA, Barclays and Computershare. Passionate about data monetisation, and the use of cutting-edge tools to tackle business problems, Helen has helped many organisations to make or save more money, using data. Whether through identifying new business opportunities, to spotting the opportunities to derive new insight from data, through to automating manual, time-consuming processes.  

 
As an Oceanography graduate, Helen started her career as a marine data scientist working at The Met Office on marine data collection, long term weather forecasts, and monetising weather data in the retail and insurance sectors. Helen regularly presents at UK and global events on data topics and her new book, The Data Escalator, the data guide for business professionals, was published in September 2020. She founded Data Cubed and is the CEO.  

Jo Dugdale  

Jo Dugdale, founder of Chartwell Financial Planners, has worked in Financial Services since 1997 and is experienced in all areas of financial planning – including protection, investments, pensions and retirement planning. 

Through the provision of financial planning and advice to individuals, families and business owners on the Isle of Man, Jo specialises in lifetime cashflow planning to provide clarity on client’s financial futures.  

Chartwell is delighted to extend the qualified, accessible and empathetic support through the Workology.im collaboration; supporting people when they need it most through the delivery of practical, financial and emotional outplacement solutions, tailored for the Isle of Man.   

Jason Scales  

Jason Scales is a serial entrepreneur that lives in the Isle of Man. He had his first business when he was only 12 Years old in the web hosting & cloud computing sectors and has been involved with the establishment and exiting of multiple businesses in the sector. Jason has also been behind the deployment of several large-scale crypto mining deployments in the Nordics and has a deep understanding of the hurdles faced by businesses operating in the Blockchain & Crypto sectors. 
He is an early adopter of bitcoin and various alternative currencies and is currently the Chief Executive of the Hubb, the Isle of Man’s Blockchain Incubator, which involves supporting and facilitating investment into start-up or early stage businesses in the Blockchain & Crypto markets. 

Paul Edmonds   

Paul Edmonds has over 30 years of experience of opening and running both manufacturing and construction businesses in 12 different countries. He has an exceptional understanding on what it takes to create and then maintain management structures and strategic partnerships.  
Paul set up a Management Consultancy firm four years ago with a simple goal of helping businesses and individuals become exceptional through knowing where you are at all times, being adaptable and flexible in your leadership and involving all those on the journey with you. His firm champions equality & inclusion in the workplace and works with local schools and universities to inspire and encourage self-development and employment.  
Paul sits on a number of boards including the manufacture of affordable housing using MMC, to advising the main BITA executive team.  
Paul’s business is built on a 50/50 model where half of their time is given for free to businesses and individuals in need of support. 

Richard Corlett 

Isle of Man born, Richard has a real passion for technology. After working in IT for one of the big four accounting firms he moved into other tech ventures across sectors such as construction, shipping and private jet aviation.  

Richard is now owner and Managing Director of Acantha, a managed IT services and security consultancy based on the Isle of Man, looking after entrepreneurs and organisations that need proactive secure IT support services, as well as systems that scale as their business does with the aid of a ‘vCTO’ service. Richard is also the owner of Aspire Web Services, a web hosting company which offers both self and fully managed hosting options for a wide range of hosting requirements. 

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