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Talking Tees Tech – Conversation 1: Private Networks

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Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Time: 09:30-11:30am

Location: Online

Event type: Event

Join Teesside University on Thursday 18 March for the launch of Talking Tees Tech – a B2B discussion event series designed to help local businesses share their understanding of technology, digital innovation and its many fantastic opportunities.

Taking place on a quarterly basis with support from DigitalCity and Tees Valley Combined Authority, each event will focus on a particular technology and provide businesses with the opportunity to learn, collaborate and connect with multiple business experts in the industry.

To kick-start the series, we are joined by Europe’s main infrastructure operator for wireless telecoms, Edzcom, who are part of the Cellnex group.  Cellnex and Edzcom will be providing a pragmatic introduction to Private Networks.

Discover what private networks actually are, how they are used in different sectors and most importantly, the benefits that they can have for your business.  We’re talking how private networks:

  • Optimise operations management
  • Enhance equipment reliability and remote control of assets
  • Increase health and safety through surveillance of people and assets
  • Strengthen data privacy and security
  • Enable you to control and retain ownership of your data
  • Provide better coverage and performance than WiFi
  • Also, when private networks aren’t necessarily the right solution for you


09:30 – 09:40: Welcome from Teesside University

Mark Simpson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching), Teesside University

09:40 – 09:45: An introduction to the Talking Tees Tech event series, starting the conversation on Private Networks and TVCA plans

Craig Walton, Chief Digital Officer, Tees Valley Combined Authority

09:45 – 10:30: Conversation 1: Private Networks

Discover what private networks are, how they are used in different sectors and most importantly, the benefits that they can have for your business.

Mick Goulding, Head of Commercial at Cellnex Telecom

Mikko Uusitalo, CEO Edzcom

Martin Green, Business Development Lead, Edzcom

10:30-10:35: Comfort break

10:35 – 10:50: Q&A Session

Led by David Dixon, Digitalisation for Growth Manager, DigitalCity and Craig Walton, Chief Digital Officer, Tees Valley Combined Authority

10:50 – 11:00: Industrial challenges in the Tees Valley and the launch of the Industrial Digitalisation Technology Centre

David Hughes, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering and Principal Investigator of IDTC

11:00 – 11:10: Going forward, getting involved in future Talking Tees Tech events

Lynsey Robinson, Director, DigitalCity

11:10 – 11:30: Networking opportunity (optional)

Speakers + Networking Hosts

The event is free to attend for Tees Valley-based business leaders and managers. Places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you would like to get involved in the next Talking Tees Tech event, whether that be as leading a discussion, having a suggestion for a technology to focus on, or would simply like to attend, please get in touch.

These discussions are for businesses to talk to businesses, share what is important to you, and hear from others working with technologies that could be right for your business.

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