Barclays AI Frenzy Discover what AI means for you

Thursday, 5th September | 17.30 - 20.30

Ko-Host Space, Kollider, Castle House, Castle Street, Sheffield, S3 8LU

As an emerging technology Artificial Intelligence can be confusing or overwhelming for those who want to get started. This event aims to demystify and educate around where Data Science is up to and what applications businesses can implement today. This is a free event hosted by Barclays at Kollider in Sheffield featuring 4 guest speakers, with an Introduction from Tim Latham, Founder, Datatrainer and followed by a Q&A Session. The guest speakers are as follows:

  • Dr. Caroline Chibelushi, Knowledge Transfer Manager for Artificial Intelligence, Innovate UK
  • Sue Daley, Associate Director, Technology and Innovation, TechUK
  • Ben O’Brien, Managing Director, Jaywing AI
  • Sherin Mathew, Founder of AI Tech North and AI Lead at IBM

Hosted by Ian Holland, Ecosystem Manager Barclays, Matt Bowler AI Eagle for the North West and Tim Latham, Founder, Datatrainer.

If you are interested in attending this free event please click here. If you know any guests who would be interested in attending, please feel free to forward on the invite.

Timings:

17.30 Arrival and networking

18.00 Introduction with Tim Lathan

18.10 Dr. Caroline Chibelushi

18.30 Sue Daley

18.50 Ben O’Brien

19.10 Sherin Mathew

19.30 Q & A

19.50 Networking

20.30 Close of Event

For further information please contact
Matt Bowler
Barclays UK Ventures
+44 (0)7384438290
matthew.bowler2@barclayscorp.com

The Importance of Wellbeing in the Workplace – Event Summary

David Capper, CEO of Westfield Health talks about Active Work

A healthy workforce isn’t a ‘nice to have,’ it makes good business sense. The return on investment is tangible in terms of the correlation with improved productivity and reduced days off.

However, it’s up to business leaders like those attending the MD Club to take the lead on encouraging a healthier, happier and more motivated workforce. The shift that needs to happen will only occur, if it is driven by a change in culture and attitude so that your people have the means to stay well at work.   In short, if employers look after their workforces, their workforces will be motivated to look after themselves and your businesses.

Continue reading “The Importance of Wellbeing in the Workplace – Event Summary”

Gripple Ltd set to host ‘Innovation Workshop’ for city entrepreneurs

MD Club members Gripple are hosting a free event supported by Y Accellerator for Sheffield City Regions businesses and entrepreneurs.  Lead by Gripple’s Special Projects Manager Gorden Macrae the workshop will look at identifying and solving problems, explore oppurtunities, creating value and innovating by thinking out the box.

More information and registration can be found here http://bit.ly/30XueHZ

Council looking to engage with businesses in SCR

The Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) are looking to engage with businesses in Sheffield City Region. They are running a workshop in Sheffield on 4th September to highlight funding opportunities. Deadline for sign up is 31/7/19, you can find out further information here http://bit.ly/2JLcubH

AMRC Digital Meets Manufacturing

The AMRC’s Digital Meets Manufacturing (DMM) campaign connects digital tech with manufacturers who want to maximise the benefits of Industry 4.0.

DMM aims are to develop the digital ecosystem required to enhance Sheffield City Region manufacturing and digital technologies through information, education, and connection events.  The AMRC will assist you on your digital journey and demonstrate how Industry 4.0 can drive innovation, increase your workforce skills and boost your business growth.

“Working with the AMRC was very beneficial and gave me peace of mind as we had one opportunity to get things right.”

David Flannery, Managing Director, ACS Stainless.

“For an SME to be able to access this technical level of knowledge to develop a project or resolve manufacturing issues is incredible.”

Ken Shackleton, Managing Director, The Cardboard Box Company

If you would like to adopt digital technologies, finding out more or registering your interest click here http://bit.ly/2XzXsiN

 

The Importance of Wellbeing in the Workplace

Date: Tuesday 9th July

Time: 17.30 – 20.30

Venue: English Institute of Sport

Encouraging a healthy workforce is moving from a ‘nice to have’ to an essential for organisations of all size. Indeed, lifestyle changes that result from an effective workforce health programme can equate to at least a 400% return on investment for employers.

The Sheffield Universities Managing Directors’ Club is pleased to deliver its next event with the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM), a flagship Olympic Legacy project that brings together partners from across the region to increase physical activity across the whole population.

The event will demonstrate how companies can benefit from the innovative projects across Sheffield, from Westfield Health’s approach to ‘Active Health’, to ‘Active 10’ – an app that encourages short burst of activity.

Meet colleagues from the Healthy Lifespan Institute at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, who, together, are working with NCSEM to establish a sustainable ecosystem of organisations to extend the healthy lifespan of those over 50, by promoting physical activity, healthy nutrition and social connectedness through joint innovation with business. Continue reading “The Importance of Wellbeing in the Workplace”

Showcasing industry and academic partnerships – PES Performance

Strong partnerships and collaboration are key driving factors behind great innovation and economic growth. Established in 2015, the Sheffield Universities’ Managing Directors’ Club (MD Club) provides a forum for regional business leaders and key academics to share knowledge and ideas to further productive partnerships.

Showcasing innovative and forward-thinking speakers alongside best-practice collaboration case studies from other industry members, members have had the opportunity to hear from global leaders such as Siemens through to the mastermind behind the iconic brand of Lara Croft:Tomb Raider. The MD Club’s success lies in enabling regular, ongoing interactions between members, developing familiarity and trust between two different sectors where partnerships and collaboration can bring significant benefits. Continue reading “Showcasing industry and academic partnerships – PES Performance”

Develop 3D Live

The University of Sheffield is hosting the Develop 3D Live conference and exhibition on Wednesday 17th April and we would like to invite MD Club members to attend.

The event is free and there will be up to 70 exhibitors including the MD Club, Pitch-In, and MD Club member Performance Engineered Solutions.

There will be a range of speakers, workshops and industry panels throughout the day and the event is being opened by the University of Sheffield’s Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Engineering Mike Hounslow. The conference themes are Additive Manufacturing, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

More information and registration details are here.

AHEAD OF THE CURVE: THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT IN REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

Foresight exercises are a useful tool in policy making, and are used by a number of countries, including Japan, Germany and the UK to inform economic strategies and policies. The Regional Technology Foresight team at the University of Sheffield is organising a workshop to increase awareness of technology foresight, and to explore how it can be used to revive regional manufacturing.

Ahead of the Curve: The Use of Technology Foresight in Regional Industrial Strategy workshop will take place on March 21st, 2-5pm. It will be hosted at Albert Works, the premises of digital marketing and AI agency Jaywing. Continue reading “AHEAD OF THE CURVE: THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT IN REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY”

The Value of Collaboration versus Competition

Keynote speakers: Ed Hutt – Group Chief Information Officer, SIG; Dave Dalton – Chief Executive, British Glass

Date: Thursday 21st March 2019

Time: 17:30 – 20:00

Venue: Electric Works, Sheffield Digital Campus, S1 2BJ

The Value of Collaboration versus Competition – how do multiple partners work together, sometimes with conflicting priorities, and how do they manage this collaboration effectively to achieve success?

In the current economic landscape, working collaboratively is sometimes essential to develop and move your business on. Tapping into new knowledge and expertise from partners is key to achieve your shared goal but what happens when differing objectives converge? How are these challenges overcome and what lessons can be learnt by you as future collaborators? Continue reading “The Value of Collaboration versus Competition”