Challenges and the Art of Change in the Digital Sector

The pace of change in the digital world is not without its challenges, but what if we could anticipate this and change our approach or thinking to create opportunity?

22 November 2019

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Wed 4th December | 18:00 - 20:00 | The Forum, 16-17 Winckley St, Preston, PR1 2AA

This Digital Lancashire event brings together a panel of businesses who are tackling the future head on - we'll hear from each of our speakers before delving into a discussion around the emergent issues.

Our speakers for the evening:

  • Simon Iredale: Group CEO of Motionlab
  • Michael Lough: Managing Director of Blue Wren
  • Russell McGrath: Innovation Funding Specialist with ABGI UK

With refreshments provided, this is a brilliant opportunity to gain deeper insights into the challenges facing digital organisations and, of course, an opportunity to catch up with members, friends and peers alike.

17:30 - 18:00: Refreshments & Networking
18:00: Welcome & Introductions
18:10: Simon Iredale - Futurology and the broken marketing model
18:35: Michael Lough - How some serious self analysis led to complete organsational overhaul
19:00: Russell McGrath - Funding ideas and innovation
19:25: Panel discussion including Q&A
20:00: Event ends


Michael Lough is the Managing Director of Blue Wren, a software house based in Preston. With a postgraduate level in marketing and as a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, for the past 20 years Michael has worked in marketing and management consultancy; advising and supporting business, the public sector and NGOs in marketing communications. Working as a consultant has enabled him to achieve an extremely wide breadth of experience across many industry sectors.

Simon Iredale is Group CEO at Motionlab, a digital brand building and marketing agency based in the North of the UK. Simon has spent 20+ years helping clients of all sizes make sense of the commercial world, specialising in digital and the opportunities it can bring. Simon is currently writing his first book and a series of online courses.

Russell McGrath is an Innovation Funding Specialist with AGBI UK. He has an MBA in Business Administration and has worked for over 20 years in Growth and Funding organisations, with strong financial knowledge and business engagement skills. He has lectured within HE on Leadership, Entrepreneurialism and Marketing and experience in established firms like Grant Thornton and currently AGBI, one of the world's leading tax incentive and innovation management advisers where he develops and implements funding solutions in the Tech sector.

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