Whatever your specific IT scenario, interest, issues or objectives – you can tailor your visit to get the insight and answers you need (and often those you hadn’t realised you needed!).

Connect 2015 offers:

Peer interaction: share knowledge, experiences, case studies and best practice with 150 fellow IT leaders from multiple industries and organisations

Vendor access: discover, compare, demo and evaluate the latest offerings and technologies from leading ICT vendors, including Mitel, Avaya, Microsoft, Gamma, Eptica and more! 

Four interactive seminars: analyse and discuss the hottest issues with our expert panels and your peers

Expert debate: hear the latest thought leadership and research findings into hot topics, as different vendors offer their diverse takes on the likes of the cloud, digital business, omni-channel and more

The Change Forum - new to 2015: we are joined by an expert panel of IT leaders from TalkTalk, EE and Openreach to discuss and debate change and how this effects their business 

Sir Terence Matthews keynote: Sir Terry is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International, an investment management firm and holding company. Since 1972, Terry has either founded or funded more than 100 companies, including Newbridge Networks, which went on to became a leader in the worldwide data networking industry. Before Newbridge, Terry co-founded Mitel in 1972, a current world leader in the design and manufacture of enterprise communications systems and software.

Today, Wesley Clover has interests in a broad range of next-generation ICT companies, as well as real estate, leisure properties and philanthropic activities. Terry is Chairman of a number of these private and publicly traded companies, and he sits as a Director on the Boards of several others.

Terry holds an honours degree in electronics from the University of Wales, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 1994, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and in 2001, as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours, he was awarded a Knighthood. He was also appointed Patron of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute in 2011.

Sir Terry Matthews has been actively involved in the telecommunications industry for more than 40 years and experienced more change than most. This session will hear the serial entrepreneur, founder of Mitel and Newbridge Networks, owner of Celtic Manor and Wales' first billionaire offer his unparalleled insight into dealing with change.


The event is designed for senior business and IT decision makers, influencers and professionals including:
  • CIOs, technology strategists, IT directors, and managers
  • Heads of customer experience and strategy, customer service managers and contact centre and procurement managers

Connect allows people to take some time away from day-to-day concerns, share ideas and find out how the latest trends and technologies will impact their organisation and how to best take advantage.

Connect 2015 is sponsored by: