What is Future in Technology?

The Chamber’s Future in Technology campaign aimed to support local businesses in maximising opportunities related to technological development and digital access.

75% of firms across the country adopted digital technologies and 55% new digital capabilities since March 2020. Over 70% of firms who adopted new technologies said that they improved business resilience, and over 40% say that the adoption of new technologies improved their profitability. (Centre for Economic Performance).

Technological innovation and digital adoption continue to present key growth opportunities for businesses in Greater Birmingham.

Future in Technology took place between 19–29 July 2022, kicking off on 19 July with the Chamber’s Quarterly Business Report Briefing for Q2 2022. Throughout the campaign, the GBCC shared briefing papers, blogs and Q&As with experts on ways in which local firms of all sectors and sizes can unlock new opportunities, increase business resilience and grow through the adoption of new technologies and improved digital skills.

Unlock New Opportunities

Digital Resilience

Q&A: Cyber Security

Deborah Leary, President of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and Philip Bindley, Managing Director - Cloud and Security at Intercity Technology Ltd discuss the business-critical issue of cyber security, and how local businesses can take steps to protect themselves and minimise digital vulnerabilities.


Upskilling Your Workforce

Q&A: Digital Skills

Emily Stubbs, Senior Policy and Projects Manager at the Chambers and Dr Alina Patelli, Lecturer in Computer Science at Aston University discuss the potential local businesses can unlock through investment in digital skills, and the mechanisms available to support upskilling your workforce.