Digital Business Salon: Supporting SMEs

01 October @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Central Birmingham

Using the 2015 Digital Business Index as its foundation, this salon will look at the latest trends in the take up of digital by SMEs nationally and specifically in the West Midlands.

Challenges include skill shortages,  access to infrastructure, attitudes and culture. We will look at these together and debate the roll of case studies, communications, education and recruitment of new skills as possible solutions to drive change.

Join lead discussants including Leigh Smyth, Head of Group Digital Inclusion, Lloyds Banking Group to discuss this data and the decisions and actions that should flow from them including:

  • Has the case been made well enough for the benefits?
  • What are the barriers?
  • Where can leverage best be applied?
  • What is the role of local support organisations?
  • What is the role of government?