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Event | Productivity Nation South East

9th February 2018 | 9:00 am


Join a group of carefully selected senior executives to discover new ways to boost your company’s productivity by up to 20%.

The National Office of Statistics finds UK worker output to have dropped to levels last seen before the 2007/8 financial crisis. This puts the economy behind major trading partners such as Germany, France and the US.


During a packed agenda of roundtable discussions, case studies and peer networking, you’ll gain proven productivity strategies and best practices. Refreshments and lunch provided.

Guest Speakers

Ben Hunt-Davis MBE
Ben Hunt-Davis is a performance expert, coach and keynote speaker. He is co-author of “Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?”, the story of how he and his team won Olympic Gold at Sydney 2000. Ben will share how the team challenged the status quo to find the most effective ways to work, organise, and focus – maximising performance, resources and time.

Paul Britton
Chief Executive, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
Paul joined the Chamber as Head of Inward Investment in 2010 and was appointed as Chief Executive in October 2015. He works closely with the Department for International Trade and other key public and private sector stakeholders to promote and develop the Thames Valley Chamber’s Centre of Excellence credentials, supporting the inbound and outbound international aspirations of businesses in the region.

Dan Fiehn
Group IT Director, Markerstudy Group Limited
With over 20 years experience, Dan has full responsibility for all IT at the Markerstudy Group. Since joining Markerstudy in 2010, Dan has revolutionised the daily operations of the IT department, enabling the rapid growth of the business, increasing from 500 in 2011 to over 4000 staff in 2015, based all over the UK. Dan will share how driving transformational change has made a make a positive lasting difference, underpinning the growth of the Group.


Gareth Williams
Head of Workforce Mobility Practice, Vodafone UK
Gareth has 20+ years’ experience in the technology industry working across telecoms and software sectors. Gareth and team have worked across a broad spectrum of private and public sector organisations helping customers drive efficiencies and productivity across mobile workforces. The team use a consultative approach to understand customer needs and design solutions that truly leverage the technology available to deliver world class solutions.

Karen Bonnett
Regional Director South East, Vodafone UK

Karen was Sector Head of Regional Government for Vodafone with responsibility for Vodafone’s Police, Health and Local Government customers, and was appointed to her current role in January 2017. Karen brings deep expertise in Enterprise Telecoms Sales and Service Management, and her ambition is to bring Vodafone closer to its customers by providing innovative, multi-product solutions combined with excellent customer service and good understanding of our customer’s business.

Benn Dixon
Head of Enterprise Sales at Samsung
Benn is responsible for driving forwards the alliance between Samsung and Vodafone to support business productivity in UK. Benn’s strong background in the technology industry, and experience in working with customers from SMEs through to FSE100 companies & central government gives Benn a true understanding of the productivity pressures facing businesses today.

Michael Olivier
Head of Financial Planning and Analysis & Chair Vodafone South East, Vodafone UK

Mike joined Vodafone back in 2002 as a graduate and has since held a number of senior roles across the finance organisation both within UK and Group operations. Mike is now part of the finance leadership team in the UK. He heads up the Financial Planning and Analysis team, as well as being the chair for Vodafone in the South East. As regional chair he is responsible for building strong links between Vodafone and local communities and overseeing commercial performance in the region.


You will have an opportunity to network with Founders, Owners, MDs, Operations, Finance, Technology and HR leaders, and other management executives.




9th February 2018
9:00 am
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Vodafone House
The Connection
Newbury, Berkshire RG142FN
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