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Chess Partner Conference ‘19

Register now to reserve your space for Channel Mix — Chess Partner Conference ’19. 

A full day to learn about the latest tech trends in the telecom and IT sectors, network with industry thought leaders, and collaborate with our experts. See what is coming your way and how you can maximise your opportunities during this digital revolution.
14 March 19
09:00 - 18:00

The Belfry Hotel and Resort
B76 9PR


Channel Mix: Helping Maximise Your Opportunities

Join us at the beautiful Belfry resort in the heart of the West Midlands for a day of thought-provoking keynotes, networking opportunities and informative industry sessions. 



9:00: Registration and Coffee / Tea 

9:15: Welcome

9:20: Keynote — Peter Cochrane | Futurist, Innovator and Consultant, Former CTO of BT

Innovate or Die
Peter is a futurist, entrepreneur, business and engineering adviser to international industries and governments. He has worked across: hardware, software, systems, network, adaptive system design and operation. He currently runs his own company across 4 continents, and was formerly CTO at BT, The Collier Chair for the Public Understanding of Technology @ Bristol, and winner of numerous awards including an OBE and IEEE Millennium Medal. 

10:05: Keynote — Ant Morse | Head of Digital Solutions at O2

Digital Revolution - How Businesses Need to Transform with The Times
Leading the Digital Solutions teams across Telefonica SMB focusing on how they can bring value and support to their customers on their journey to become digital businesses. Helping the internal sales people and customer alike navigate the plethora of products and solutions spanning the digital solutions space.

10:35: Q&A with the Chess Partner Team

10:50: Deep Dive Sessions AM

Pick two sessions to attend. There will be a 10 minute refreshment break at 11:20 to switch sessions.

Room 1:

Room 2: Talk Talk Business 

Room 3: Tech-as-a-Service

12:00: Lunch, Exhibition and Networking

13:00: Panel Discussion

Future Technology Trends & 5G
Peter Cochrane and vendor representatives discuss the latest trends in the industry and debate how to maximise these opportunities.

13:45: Refreshment Break

14:00: Keynote — Adrian Webster | Entrepreneur and Business Speaker

Winning the Sales Game and Maintaining an Edge Over the Competition
Armed with a genuine love and proven talent for selling, Adrian entered the IT industry, where he quickly established himself as one of the UK’s top sales professionals. In 2010 Adrian followed in the footsteps of Sir Richard Branson, Kofi Annan, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Rudy Giuliani, Al Gore and Stelios Haji-Ioannou by addressing business leaders alongside former Prime Minister Tony Blair at the 2010 Swiss Economic Forum in Interlaken.

14:45: Keynote — Kate Wood | Culture Director at Chess Group

Improving Your Business Through Culture
Kate Wood Director of Culture will talk to you about the power of Culture in the workplace and how engaging your people will have a powerful impact on the performance of your business.

15:00: Keynote — Matthew Dexter | Head of Client Partnerships at Openreach

Openreach All IP Journey
Openreach will provide an overview on the industry’s move to all IP, time frames, next steps and an update on their fibre to the premise roll out.

15:20: Deep Dive Sessions PM

Pick two sessions to attend. There will be a 10 minute refreshment break at 15:50 to switch sessions.

Room 1: EE 

Room 2: Cloud PBX 

Room 3: Cybersecurity 

16:30: Refreshment Break

16:45: Keynote —  Ben Hunt-Davis | Performance expert, Coach and Olympic Gold Winner

Will it make the boat go faster? Olympic winning strategies for business success.
His story is one of a group of individuals forged into a winning team by following a set of Performance Principles, habitually and consistently, in everything they did: 1. Focus on what’s important; 2. Focus on performance, in order to get results; 3. Work together effectively. Ben is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. Some of the great value of Ben is the ordinary guy achieving something extraordinary.

17:30: Closing Remarks and Conference Close

Book your place

Register Now!

10:50 – 11:20 - O2 -
10:50 – 11:20 - Talk Talk Business -
10:50 – 11:20 - Tech-as-a-Service -

11:30 – 12:00 - 02 -
11:30 – 12:00 - Talk Talk Business -
11:30 – 12:00 - Tech-as-a-Service -

15:20 – 15:50 - EE -
15:20 – 15:50 - Cloud PBX -
15:20 – 15:50 - Cyber Security -

16:00 – 16:30 - EE -
16:00 – 16:30 - Cloud PBX -
16:00 – 16:30 - Cyber Security -

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