- 10:00-14:00 Employer Led Skills (includes lunch)
- 14:00-18:00 Tech Connect Talks, Networking, Displays & Workshops
- 18:30-21:00 Kernow DAT
Employer Led Skills Programme – Discussions & Workshops
Join us for the introduction of our exciting new Employer Led Skills Programme (in collaboration with Cornwall College, funded by ESIF) designing and piloting innovative new ways to build skills in Cornwall’s growing Tech sector.
We’ll be hosting a series of group discussions and workshops throughout the morning to help define what skills development for employees and Career Pathways into Cornwall’s Tech Community could look like in the future.
This event is open to all interested in the innovative development of skills in Cornwall’s tech sector. Everyone is welcome and lunch is included.
DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR BUSINESS (SOFTWARE SKILLS) MORNING HOSTED BY SOFTWARE CORNWALL & CORNWALL COLLEGE
- 10.00 Housekeeping
- 10.10 Welcome from the Software Cornwall Team
- 10.20 Paul Massey – Introducing Employer Led Software Skills
10:30 APPRENTICESHIPS TALKS
- 10.30 Gareth Kenwood – Cornwall College, Group Head of Employer Engagement
The power of Apprenticeships, the new standards and what this means for employer
- 10.40 Mark Nason – Cornwall College, Director of Higher Education
The Potential for Employer Engagement in Foundation Degrees
- 10.50 Jordan Barkway, Bluefruit
Becoming an Apprentice at Bluefruit
- 11.05 James Bemrose – Truro Penwith College
Software Development Apprenticeships – how they work and case examples
- 11.20 Q&A speakers
12.00 DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR BUSINESS WORKSHOPS
- ROOM 1 – DESIGN AN APPRENTICESHIP – Join us in this interactive Q&A workshop to help design the ideal apprenticeship for your business.
- ROOM 2 – SKILLS & CAREER PATHWAYS MAPPING WORKSHOP – Join this hands on workshop and help us to map current and future employee skills needs and career pathways throughout our tech community.
13.00 CLOSING REMARKS – MAIN ROOM – Nathan Jeffery, ELS Project Lead
13.10 ELS LUNCH SPONSORED BY CORNWALL COLLEGE
- HouseKeeping (Tony)
- Welcome to Tech Connect & Software Cornwall Update (Belinda)
- Workshop pitches
- Room 1 – Develop: Mission to Mars – Robots Jam
Come and hack our Mars Rovers, show us your dev skills and help us design new challenges for our missions!
- Room 2 – Educate : Women Tech Makers – Design a Mission
Help design new learning experiences that help us increase engagement and diversity in our community.
- Room 3 – Business : Jim Grant, Jamie Tinker and James Rowberry – Innovation, Impact and Business, University of Exeter
A discussion to explore how the University of Exeter and Falmouth University can best support Cornwall’s tech sector particularly around some of the enabling technologies e.g. data science and artificial intelligence; technologies which are relevant across many of the local strategic growth ambitions (Digital/Creative, Space, Marine, Energy, Health, Agri-food etc….) Help Exeter and Falmouth University to understand how businesses and research institutions can best interact and what additional capabilities, expertise and facilities might be a game-changer to Cornish tech businesses and for the county generally.
The EPIC project
The EPIC project will bring along their humanoid robot pepper and another companion robot – both of which have potential software/programming opportunities. They will also focus on the role of smart speakers in health and social care and some emergent platform/business opportunities and demonstrate some of the apps which are making an impact in care and diagnosis and talk about the development journey. The project team are keen to stimulate discussion on how software companies can help impact in health and social care – and with this in mind – will also be able to share some stakeholder-led project ideas which would benefit from technology partners input and have the opportunity to secure grant funding.
Exeter University – EPIC eHealth – Flowmoco – Being Agile – Cornwall College – Everest Media – Foot Anstey – Hertzian – Hi9 – PKF Francis Clark – Smartline – Software Cornwall – Truro & Penwith College – Kernow DAT – Aerospace Cornwall
- Joanne Evans – EPIC eHealth (15)
- Mark Loveday – Avanti Communications Spacecraft Operations: Defining the Avanti Way (15)
- Chris White – Senior Business Advisor,Cornwall College – Apprenticeships (15)
- Andrew James – PKF Francis Clark (5)
- The Legal Aspects of Apprenticeships, Charlie Maples, Foot Anstey (5)
- Rebecca Takeda-Frost – University of Exeter
- Correlation and Causation? Prove it! Andy Husband, CIO – Hertzian (5)
- Belinda Waldock – Being Agile (5)
- Garry Hunt – Software Cornwall – 30 Days of Agile (5)
- Jasmine Cole – Flat Packed Theatre (5)
- Johnathan Mawdsley – Industry Buddies(5)
- Samuele Armondi – Everest Media (5)
- Josh King – Chat Bot Launch (5)
- Wo King – Hi9 (5)
- Kev Bath – Flowmoco – Architecting cloud based software for scalable performance (15)
1810 CLOSING REMARKS
1830-2130 Kernow DAT
21:00 – Laser show! sponsored by Flowmoco
As our big finale to our morning, afternoon and evening events Cornish tech-startup Greenwave Laser will be screening an exciting outdoor laser show choreographed to music with a ‘geek movie’ theme, projected onto the Robinson’s Shaft Engine House. Thanks to flowmoco for their generous sponsorship.
Parking is pay and display, there is a cafe on site.