Even the most innovative technology will struggle to succeed without the right people and advice to back it up.

That is why the team behind tech publication BusinessCloud created TechBlast – a publication dedicated to highlighting advice for fast-growing startups. 

The publication is edited by former Daily Mirror journalist Jonathan Symcox, while Chris Maguire, former editor of North West Insider, serves as executive editor. You can sign up for its weekly Monday lunchtime email here

Now this ‘launchpad for growth’ has partnered with membership body pro-manchester for the return of its Trailblazing Tech conference in 2022. 

The event, to be held at The Lowry Hotel on Friday 24th June, showcases how technology provides opportunity and asks the all-important question: what’s next?

It will discuss developments in FinTech and cybersecurity; analyse the impact of omnichannel on retail and digital marketing; explore how businesses are using technology to leverage their sustainability ambitions; and address the divide in healthcare tech.

With keynote speakers and panellists throughout the day, there will be live demonstrations as well as networking opportunities.

Maguire (pictured below), an award-winning journalist who has hosted more than 700 events, will host a cybersecurity panel entitled ‘There’s no such thing as too much security’.

Chris Maguire, executive editor, BusinessCloud and TechBlast

In 2020, almost half of organisations reported a medium-to-high level of security automation compared to 39% the year before. 

More and more businesses are investing in security and security automation and after almost two years of working and living online due to COVID-19 it’s easy to see why. 

The panel will discuss how AI continues to play a crucial role in automating security systems online and how multi-factor authentication – including authorisation codes, facial recognition and finger techniques – are providing businesses with an additional layer of security for their people and systems.

The panel will feature Darren O’Brien from Eagle Labs and Ed Hayes from TLT, with further names to be confirmed.

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