D2N2 Growth Hub Supporting Growth

Implementing a Digital IT Strategy to Grow your Business: Part 1

Event Information:

Type: Business Growth

Venue: Action Planning Workshop, D2N2

Date: Friday, 7 May 2021

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Available To: Eligible SME's

Speaker: Mark Cawar

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

Our 2 part, 3 hour workshops cover the foundation/ introduction level of designing and implementing a digital IT Strategy, linked to your business growth and productivity improvement. We will investigate how you can improve day-to-day business operations through the implementation of IT Software & Systems 

This workshop is designed to help you with an outlined introduction of designing, building and implementing a digital IT strategy. The sessions will help you identify your key objectives, review operational issues, and give guidance on how IT solutions may benefit.

The session will include a review of different IT software and systems, and how they could be used to improve your productivity and growth.  

Examples will be given on how you might implement and maintain these systems.

Who should attend this workshop?

  • Person(s) responsible for general office administration 
  • IT support staff 
  • Business Process Owners
  • Persons responsible for purchasing IT services, projects etc. 
  • Operational Improvement Staff

Please note that this workshop is open to trading SMEs based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Businesses located outside of this area will be unable to attend and instead directed to alternative support.

What will we cover?

  • Business Requirements 

  • Business/IT Goals, Objectives, KPI’s & Action Planning 

  • Different types of IT systems 

  • Introduction to Project Management Key Principles 

  • Managing IT Work  

  • Planning an improvement 

  • Making the improvement 

  • Feedback and Reviews

What outcomes can you expect from joining us?

After attending this workshop, you will:  

  • Summary of Business your objectives, opportunities, pain points 

  • Understanding of IT software  

  • Understanding of IT systems 

  • Understanding of IT processes and procedures 

  • Outline of Change Management

Here’s a quick breakdown of the session:

  • 10.00am - 10.50am - Workshop presentation

  • 10.50am - 11.00am - Break

  • 11.00am - 11.50am - Workshop presentation

  • 11.50am - 12.00pm - Break

  • 12.00pm - 12.45pm - Workshop presentation

  • 12.45pm - 1.00pm - Q&A

Who’ll be presenting this workshop?

Mark Cawar is an experienced IT professional and cloud specialist who has held senior digital roles for over two decades.

For the last 6 years, Mark has been working in a consulting capacity - helping SMEs across multiple sectors to define, design, and adopt digital infrastructure strategies to improve their business processes.




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Here’s how simple it is to book your place:

This session will be delivered via GoTo - to register for a place all you need to do is complete the booking form

It’s quick and easy and if you have any questions, just contact your dedicated Events & Engagement Officer, Hannah Kerridge - 07741 163242