Businesses Connect to the Future


More than 120 business people gathered at Goonhilly Earth Station to hear about the opportunities that the use of digital technology creates for business growth.

They were attending a one-day ‘Connect to the Future’ technology showcase event organised by Superfast Business Cornwall, which looked at how digital technology could boost business communication.

The event included workshops, keynote speakers, ask the adviser sessions with Superfast Business Cornwall digital business advisers, networking opportunities and tours of Goonhilly.

The keynote speaker was Dr Simon Moores, who advises businesses and governments on the opportunities and applications of emerging technologies. He inspired the audience with his perspective on how we are at “a unique point” where many technology changes are converging to drive the evolution and direction of businesses of all sizes.

Garry Barter, CEO of Cornwall-based AI company Hertzian, gave the afternoon keynote and explained how advanced technologies like AI can revolutionise the way that businesses operate.

“We’ve had great feedback from the delegates,” said Sebeail Fowell, programme and partnership manager for Superfast Business Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

“The room was buzzing with enthusiasm and we made connections on the day that have great potential for new business collaborations. I think what really appealed to people was the combination of cutting-edge insight and practical applications giving information that they can apply to their own businesses today.”

Superfast Business Cornwall is a programme of business support fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund to help businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly understand, adopt and exploit digital technology for growth.