Digital Transformation Decoded

Time: 09:30 - 11:30

Date: 17/10/2023

Division: GBCC

Venue: HSBC UK, Centenary Square

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What do the latest advances in digital technology really mean for SMEs?

Join us as we explore practical advice, insight and information on what developments– from AI, data analytics and automation, to advances in cloud-based solutions and cyber security – mean for Greater Birmingham’s business community.

This event will explore how businesses are embracing the opportunities, and navigating the challenges, of the digital industrial revolution and why: the tangible business benefits to doing so. It will see a panel of business case studies and leading advisors, sharing their insights and perspectives before a series of roundtable discussions.

This event is a Birmingham Tech Week Fringe Event, brought to you by the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and HSBC UK.


  • Insights into the latest trends on digital transformation 
  • Practical information aimed at SME businesses 
  • Discussion and network building with peers and experts

Aimed at:

  • SME owners, directors and leaders 
  • Representatives from the business community with an interest in this agenda

confirmed speakers:

Chaired by: Henrietta Brealey, CEO, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

Clare Walker: Deputy Head of Corporate Banking HSBC UK - West Midlands & Tech Sector Lead, HSBC UK

Clare Walker is Deputy Head of Corporate Banking West Midlands and Tech and Growth Lending Sector lead in the Midlands region for HSBC UK. Clare is an experienced banker with a breadth of experience across Large Corporate and Structured Financing roles. Clare is also on the digital advisory board of Tech WM and the board of the Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust.

Steve Whitmarsh: Managing Director, runyourfleet

Winner of GBCC Innovation & Technology award 2023 for their digital business transformation on fleet services. Steve will share how runyourfleet has approached digital transformation, adoption and innovation. 

Lee Johnson, Chief Technology Officer, Air IT

Lee develops and guides the implementation of Air IT’s technical strategy to deliver maximum value and solutions in line with clients’ needs and goals. As well as having overall responsibility for the technical departments, Lee is the head of Air IT’s specialist cyber security division, Air Sec. In addition, Lee is a consultant of the Digital Growth Programme and delivers action-planning workshops on cyber security, Office 365, and cloud computing to SMEs.

Sud Parwana, Midlands Technology, Entertainment & Media and Telecoms Leader, PwC


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