BIMA Breakfast Briefing | The future for digital and tech businesses post-Brexit


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Event info
6 Nov 2018
Big Radical, 7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0LL
Full Price
£ 30

Jumping in with both feet, we’ll tackle the Brexit issues that lie closest to the hearts of tech and digital companies – and how the prolonged uncertainty of the Brexit deal has impacted the Brit Tech and digital scene.

Are technology companies used to facing disruption and therefore more agile than most and less affected by new barriers to physical trade?

Will rising concerns about a potential talent shortage be addressed by the increased number of visas recently announced by the Government, or is the fiercest talent battle yet to come?

And attention all investment seekers: we’ll dig a little deeper into the initiatives that are designed to quell anxiety around a drop-off in funding from the EU and Global markets to ask: will these really cut it?

From cautious optimism, to defeatist doldrums, a variety of guest speakers will endeavour to cover the highs and lows of Brexit through the eyes of the UK tech and digital industry.


8.30am - Arrive, coffee and networking

8.45am - Talks kick off

10am - Talks end

Tickets are free for BIMA members or £30 + VAT for non-members. To get your BIMA Member discount code email events@bima.co.uk

Event speakers

Jane Hales – Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Sapio Research

Jane is a founding, managing partners at Sapio Research, nominee for the best new agency 2017. She is a collaborative business leader and insight professional with a commitment to creative thinking. She has a track record of driving business growth through innovation and client engagement.

Jane has over 25 years of client-side and agency research experience across B2B and B2C markets, delivering insight that prompts fresh thinking, challenges conventions and genuinely makes a difference.

During her career Jane has worked alongside a wide range of clients from a variety of sectors but has specialised in IT and the Built Environment. Whilst being fully immersed in the evolving world of comms & technology, she is able to always understand the challenges faced by clients and recognise new industry developments from their perspective in an independent and objective fashion.

Anthony Waller,  Partner at CMS London

Anthony Waller is a partner in the Corporate/M&A Team at CMS London. Anthony deals with all aspects of corporate work, including private company and business acquisitions and disposals, public takeovers, schemes of arrangement, fundraisings, venture capital investments and IPOs, joint ventures and reorganisations. Anthony works alongside the firm's international Corporate team.

Anthony has advised clients in the TMC sector for many years, advising established international companies on a variety of transactions and public company issues. His practice focuses on high growth technology companies, acting for both the companies themselves and investors into the sector.

Jillian Moore, Head of Digital for UK & I at Atos

Jillian is the Head of Digital for UK & I at Atos, and a member of the board of Trustees at Eduserv. Over the last 20 years she has worked in Digital Transformation in Digital Agencies, Consultancies and SIs and has worked with many markets including CPG, Retail, Sport and Financial Services to bring together business transformation and new digital technologies to help clients do things differently. Her practice at Atos includes all the buzz words – from AI to IoT and everything in between.

Tom Frame - Co-Founder & Director Etch Group 

Frame is the founder of the Etch Group and Hacksoton. With a people-first profit-second strategy, he has continually remodelled the Etch agency group around the talent it holds. Building a sustainable culture and a non-traditional agency model has seen Etch go from a small independent to a new group consultancy model, after successfully negotiating Big Radical back from a corporate acquisition.

Frame has spent the last year turning Big Radical around and continually growing Etch, winning and working with clients such as Maserati, Hargreaves Lansdown, Old Mutual Wealth, British Airways and Mind.

Location information

Special thanks to Big Radical for hosting us :)

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BIMA is Britain’s digital community. Our mission is to drive innovation and excellence across the digital industry. We are the connectors, thought leaders, champions and change makers determining the shape of Britain’s digital economy. Our strength is in our structure. We are powerful because our members make us so. BIMA councils set the agenda in digital hubs around the country and our Think Tanks aid industry leaders and practitioners to fuel the future. Our communities underpin everything that we do. Everything we do embodies our values of innovation, enabling community, celebrating individuals and embedding diversity into our digital ecosystem. BIMA is run by the industry, for the industry. Our independence and not-for-profit status means everything we do is for the good of our members and the industry, and it gives Government and the media confidence in our integrity. We were founded in 1985 and are proud that we were the first digital industry body anywhere in the world.

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