Keynote Speaker Announced for Network Group’s flagship event

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Alchemist, multi-published author and former “Chief Envisioning Officer” at Microsoft UK, Dave Coplin, will keynote at Network Group’s flagship event in April

Network Group (NG), a member-owned community of MSPs, IT resellers and retailers, has unveiled the keynote speaker for its flagship technology event.

Self-proclaimed ‘alchemist, catalyst and founder of The Envisioners’, Dave Coplin, will entertain delegates at the Group’s Exhibition, Gala & Awards event in Leeds in April.

For over 30 years, Dave Coplin has worked with or for the world’s largest technology companies, most recently as Microsoft UK’s “Chief Envisioning Officer”.  He helps organisations and individuals to see the full potential that technology offers of a modern, digital society. He focuses not on the technology itself, but on the humans who use it.

Dave is an established author on topics surrounding the future of work and our relationship with technology. His first book: “Business Reimagined”, provided a view of a new working environment based on collaborative and flexible working that almost a decade later, has become the new normal for many organisations.

His second book, The Rise of the Humans (2014) provides a further call to action, for both individuals and organisations to learn how to complement (rather than compete with) the power of transformational technologies like big data and artificial intelligence in order to take back control of the potential that technology offers our businesses and our society.

Marie Devlin, Network Group’s Head of Marketing, said: “There is a lot of optimism around technology as it continues to move forward at an incredibly rapid pace. What’s key for our Members is understanding how to use that technology to help them work smarter, not harder.  Dave’s session plugs directly into this theme. His talk will explore how a world of Artificial Intelligence and other digital technologies will affect all aspects of our lives as consumers, customers, and as employers/employees.”  

“Our Members are at the forefront of helping organisations to redefine how we live, work and do business; we’re delighted to bring Dave’s expertise into our community.”

Dave Coplin is a recognised authority in the industry on a broad range of topics and is often sought to provide advice and guidance to UK government on policy issues such as Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, as well as being a regular contributor both here in the UK and around the world with media talking about everything from the future of work, the future of education, privacy and on-line safety, right through to big data and the impact of transformational technologies like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

The keynote address is sponsored by Pia, who Network Group are delighted to welcome as Headline Sponsor at its Exhibition, Gala & Awards ’23 event.  Pia is a first of its kind, end-to-end Service Desk automation platform built by an MSP, for MSPs.  Using a powerful combination of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing, Pia integrates with existing ITSM tools to simplify processes, free up resources and improve operational efficiencies.

Network Group’s ‘Exhibition, Gala & Awards’ is the industry’s ‘must attend’ event for Managed Service Providers.  Last year attracted more than 200 delegates and involved 13 sessions, 25 speakers and an afternoon exhibition.  Gala 2022 Highlights Video  

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