TelefÓnica Europe Vice President speaks at Leeds Met
Dr Mike Short CBE, also the former President of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, was the key note speaker at the fully-booked event hosted by the University's New Technology Institute (NTI) last night (Wednesday 4 December) at Old Broadcasting House. During his talk, Dr Short reflected on his experience with Telefónica - one of the world's largest mobile providers leading on digital economic agenda - and discussed how internet and digital technology can revolutionise business growth.
In addition NTI - the premier digital training centre in the North offering specialist creative and innovative training for businesses and individuals in the industry - showcased their array of digital technologies via a number of stalls during the event. Having recently expanded their services to incorporate all digital expertise housed within Leeds Met's Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology, their services now include training courses, consultancy, research capability and cutting edge development for desktop, web and mobile platforms.
NTI's breadth of services are underpinned and informed by the latest research and thinking in the digital economy, making the NTI a hub of excellence that aims to boost research and development, innovation and technology transfer.
Dr Nick Cope, Associate Dean of Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology at Leeds Met, commented: "Dr Mike Short's career in electronics and communications spans 38 years and his current position involves him dealing with major infrastructure investments and commercial agreements. His focus today is on European Public policy that relates to innovation, research, the responsible use of mobiles and new business development. To have him share his knowledge and experience with like-minded business people and entrepreneurs at this key NTI event was a real coup for all who attended as he was able to explore and suggest innovative ways for businesses to move forward and stand out digitally.
"What's more, Rob Charlton, Chief Executive of Space Group also delivered a session about a current digital innovation project funded by the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme (KTP), while John Clayton, Regional Advisor for KTPs answered questions about securing Government funding for business ideas."
To learn about the latest cutting edge technology and how this can be applied to your business setting through the New Technology Institute (NTI): www.ntileeds.co.uk