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Stevenage - A Catalyst for Change

Thursday 7th March 2024 at Knebworth House Barns

This is a FREE to attend event, which starts at 11:30 with tea, coffee and networking.

The main presentation will be at 12:00, followed by lunch at 13:30.

Gate code: 8937

The Event

We expect demand for this free event to be high – please register and as soon as possible using the form below. Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided.

Stevenage the UK’s first New Town has now been in existence for 78 years and is currently undergoing a major Regeneration supported by a Towns Fund achieved by the Stevenage Development Board for the Town. This government investment recognises the need to make Stevenage Even Better, and the huge steps being made in the Pharmaceuticals and Life Science industries, the Advanced Manufacturing Industries and Space and Communications within the Town.

Developments in Skills, Employment opportunities and Infrastructure converge to “level up” the opportunities locally for our residents and businesses and this event celebrates the achievements made to date and what is planned in the future.

Our speakers

DR SALLY ANNE FORSYTH OBE Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst – What is a Catalyst?

STEPHEN WARD Cell & Gene Catapult – What is a Catapult?

KATA ESCOTT Managing Director – Airbus Defence – The next Catalyst is for “Space and Communications”.

RICHARD HENRY Leader Stevenage Borough Council – What this means for Stevenage

TOM PIKE Stevenage Borough Council – Stevenage Regen update,

LIZ BARCLAY Small Business Commissioner – What this means to business.

ADRIAN HAWKINS OBE Chair of the Stevenage Development Board, Herts LEP and biz4Biz – Summary – Q&A

Katherine Bean biz4Biz Associate

Dr Katherine Bean PhD
AI Guru at DVANA

Dr. Katherine Bean is a seasoned luminary in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a career spanning back to the late 1980s. Her remarkable journey in AI has led her to a unique vantage point where technology, business, and innovation converge.

🎓 A Scholar’s Odyssey 🎓

With a passion for AI that ignited in the late 1980s, Dr. Katherine embarked on a lifelong quest for knowledge and innovation. Her dedication culminated in the attainment of a PhD from King’s College, London, with a focus on AI, making her a true pioneer in the field.

💼 From Technical Expertise to Business Mastery 💼

Throughout her career, Dr. Katherine transitioned seamlessly from a purely technical role to becoming a trusted advisor in the realm of business. Her expertise now extends beyond algorithms and code to the art of enhancing business operations.

🌐 Empowering Small, Medium and Micro-Businesses 🌐

Dr. Katherine’s mission is clear: to empower Small, Medium and Micro-Businesses with the tools and strategies they need to thrive in the digital age. She specializes in bolstering cybersecurity, streamlining processes, and harnessing cutting-edge tools to boost productivity and profitability.

🚀 Making Your Business a Success Story 🚀

Above all, Dr. Katherine is committed to making your business more efficient, more profitable, and a place where employees eagerly look forward to work every day. She envisions a future where every business, regardless of its size, is equipped to reach new heights of effectiveness and prosperity.

ConneXions event registration

Complete the form below to book onto the event.

biz4Biz Secretariat: 0330 9002 777

Directions to the venue
Knebworth House Barns are accessed directly from the Junction 7 roundabout of the A1(M) motorway at Stevenage South. Drive along the access road past the Novotel until you reach the entrance to the Knebworth Estate. Please use gate code: 8937.

If you use a sat nav please use the following postcode SG1 2AX.

About biz4Biz ConneXions

Adrian Hawkins OBE at biz4Biz ConneXions

Adrian Hawkins OBE speaking at a ConneXions meeting at the Knebworth Barns in January 2023

biz4Biz Connexions is a business network for senior managers, directors and CEOs of Hertfordshire-based businesses. At each meeting you will be able to:

  • network and make new business contacts
  • discuss issues of interest with like-minded business people
  • listen to informative speakers on topics of interest to Hertfordshire-based business leaders
  • get advice from a variety of experts to help you grow your business.

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