The Future of Technology at Softworld
At Softworld next week we're unveiling the findings of research that we commissioned with the Centre for Future Studies. The report, entitled 'The Future of Technology: transforming mid-market business operations', will cover the future technological impacts and implications that these developments are likely to have.
The findings of the research will assess the current state of technology, and identify the major trends and forces of disruptive change driving technological developments, and also highlight outcomes for businesses in 2020 and provide learning's from the future. I'll be presenting the findings of the report on Tuesday 18th October at the event, with presentations on both the HR & payroll (11.30am) and accounting & finance (1.30pm) solutions stages.
This is a real opportunity to gain insight into where business systems are heading. Access has been very successful during the past 20 years in providing the systems that businesses need from accounting and HR software to manufacturing, dashboards and mobile solutions. Looking at the roadmap ahead, this research provides mid-market enterprises with an idea of where the technology is going, and how they can prepare for the changing nature of work.
In addition to the two presentations on the report I'll also be on the panel for the Baker Tilly led discussion 'The great technology debate: An independent guide to software selection and successful project implementation'. This session will offer essential advice on defining requirements, understanding the different vendors in the business software marketplace, selecting the most suitable solution, and common pitfalls to avoid.
If you're at Softworld do visit our stands AF100 for our accounting & finance solutions or HR301 for our HR & payroll solutions, and it will be great to see you at one of the presentations or discussions.
As group marketing director, I oversee the marketing and PR for Access. Prior to joining Access in 2007, I worked in 'big 4' consulting, responsible for business development, systems implementation and advisory projects with multi-channel retail and FMCG clients. During my consulting career, I've worked with companies such as WHSmith, B&Q, Rothmans, DHL, Dixons and SAB Miller. Outside work, I stay very busy my three children, all under the age of 10.