On 21st November 2018, Innovation Birmingham held its largest ever Tech Wednesday event at the iCentrum building.
Nearly 150 delegates (including investors, entrepreneurs, technical experts, mentors and coaches) attended the event which has grown over years to become Birmingham’s most significant ‘community of techies’.
At the event, Bally Bhogal, CEO of ITSS, gave an inspirational presentation about her journey in the development of the company, including the drive to create digital solutions as part of ITSS’s service delivery.
Bally’s presentation focused on two key priorities:
ITSS worked with our IP Champion/Mentor (John Cooke) and successfully secured an IP grant via GBSLEP, which has helped us to fund a full IP Audit, looking at what we need to protect and why, how we protect ourselves, systems and procedures for protection, trademarking our creations and ensuring copyright on all our materials. By engaging the services of noted IP Practitioner, Burley Law, we have been able to prepare and develop a range of legal contracts and documentation to protect out IP.
The ITSS team are are now working on developing a range of online diagnostics that will revolutionise and speed up how we work with clients. This will enable clients to make informed decisions about whether to enter the apprenticeship delivery space quicker, with smart information to hand, prepared by ITSS practitioners and consultants.
Bally’s presentation led to a lively discussion, with a range of questions from the floor including how to protect IP, hints and tips, how digital diagnostics within consulting will work, etc. The event was one of the highlights of Bally’s involvement on the E4F (Entrepreneurs 4 the Future) programme, a special project delivered by Innovation Birmingham to assist promising new tech companies and other growing organisations seeking to enter the digital space.
Watch out for further digital developments from ITSS in 2019…