Lancashire IT Forum 9th May 2018



9th May 2018


Lancashire IT Forum
11.30am - 2pm

The Lancashire IT Forum is not designed for IT service and solution providers. This forum is specifically designed to support growing businesses and owner managers (who may not have internal technical teams) understand the importance of implementing the right IT systems and infrastructure within their company. The IT forum is supported by Affilius Group, IT specialists and we reserve the right to cancel other businesses that operate in a similar field.


* Buffet Lunch & Networking (11.30am to 12.00pm)

* Welcome and General Introduction (12.00pm)

* Craig Hines – Project Manager - Vedas
Continuous improvement with IT
As a growing, multifunctional organisation Vedas faces the same challenges as many other organisations when it comes to IT. Craig will explain some of the key IT solutions being put in place.  

* Claire Bennett – Charity Manager - PAC (Positive Action In The Community)
How a five year IT strategy delivered award-winning results at PAC
Claire will describe the five year journey PAC has been on to implement innovative new IT based working practices based on a new software solution across its multiple projects and sites.

* Our IT Forum Debating Duo – Chris and Richard – Cloud V On Premis servers

 Chris (Director, Lighten Ltd) and Richard (Director, Black Bear IT Solutions Ltd) will put forward the pro's and con's for Cloud computing versus a more traditional on-premis server setup within a business.

* Chris Hunter, Creative Director – HM Network Ltd 
There is a severe lack of awareness around the upcoming GDPR, Chris will be providing a shorter stronger "GDPRespresso" version touching on GDPR, Cyber Security and helping businesses think privacy by design. 

* Andrew Dewhurst, Managing Director – Affilius Group, Ltd 

IT Download Ltd 
Andrew will conclude the forum with a brief discussion of current topics relating to technology and share key tips to help you improve your business performance.

* Any Other Business 

* Next Forum – 12th September 2018

IT Free Support Clinic - from 2.00pm, members of Affilius Group and our guest speakers will be available to answer any individual questions or queries you may have in relation to your organisation.

This forum is free of charge and includes a buffet lunch

The forum content is based on your requirements so suggestions for future topics are always welcome to



Stanley House,

Further Lane,







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Amy King - 01254 291281