Looking Beyond London – Exploring Cornwall’s Growing Tech Scene

21st June, 2019

Cornwall Trade and Investment, alongside Cornwall based tech businesses Bluefruit, Headforwards and Everest Media will be exhibiting at the Women of Silicon Roundabout event at the ExCel, London on the 25th & 26th June.

As part of the exhibition we will be hosting a panel discussion on the 26th June, 11.30 am – 12 noon, focusing on the evolution of work, titled:

“Looking Beyond London – Exploring Cornwall’s Growing Tech Scene”

The panel will involve a discussion between five ‘Women in Tech’ in Cornwall – focusing on career opportunities in the region, how to start a tech business, what it’s like to run a tech business in Cornwall, as well as hearing from businesses working with a global client base.

Panel Chair:

Lucy Edge

Lucy Edge, COO – Satellite Applications Catapult

Lucy helps UK enterprises to understand and exploit the potential of space and satellites. As General Manager of Avanti Communications, she was involved in building the new satellite operation centre at Goonhilly Earth Station, bringing the power of satellite data and applications to Cornish industries like agriculture, smart farming, mining, fisheries, tourism and construction.

Panel Members: 

Caitlin Gould

Caitlin Gould, Executive Director – Bluefruit Software

Caitlin Gould is an Executive Director at Bluefruit Software. Caitlin oversees the Growth strategy for Bluefruit, including the day to day management of the Sales and Marketing teams. Prior to working at Bluefruit, Caitlin worked as Global Business Development Director for a London digital agency working with large companies like eBay, Staples and InterContinental Hotels Group. Originally from California, Caitlin moved to Cornwall in 2012 to get back to the surf and outdoor lifestyle she grew up with.

Jo Banks, Business Development Manager – Launchpad, Falmouth University

Jo represents the Launchpad Programme at Falmouth University. Launchpad is an innovative market led incubation and acceleration programme. They recruit tech and business skilled individuals who are entrepreneurial and who want to start a business with other like-minded people. Recruits to the year long, fully funded programme work on industry led challenges and develop new software based solutions around which to create their business.

Fiona, Radix

Fiona Campbell-Howes, Founder and CEO – Radix Communications

Fiona has spent 23 years helping enterprise tech companies to communicate – first as a PR consultant for IBM, Sybase, Sharp, Oracle and others, and more recently as a writer working with a wide range of tech and telco brands including Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce and Slack. Fiona founded Radix in 2007 to meet a growing need among B2B tech companies for specialised, knowledgeable and professional writing services. Today the agency employs 17 people, of whom 11 are full-time writers.

 Tanuvi Ethunandan, Co-Founder – Data Duopoly

A Chartered Accountant who worked at Ernst and Young for 3 years, and has strong data analysis skills having studied Economics at Cambridge. Tanuvi moved to Cornwall in January of this year after having applied to the Launchpad Programme. Moving from the City to Cornwall has opened up the opportunity for her to be funded to start her own business with like-minded tech and business entrepreneurs. Tanuvi is currently a part of the Falmouth Launchpad incubator programme. The business she and fellow co-founder Erin Morris are working to establish is ‘Data Duopoly’. Data Duopoly are revolutionising the visitor experience in any venue worldwide.

If you’d like to find out more about business and career opportunities in Cornwall, as well as the lifestyle it can offer you and/or your employees, pop by our stand to say hi! We’ll be exhibiting at stand B5, opposite the start-up hub. You can register to attend our panel discussion via the event app – ‘Women of Silicon Roundabout’ in the app store.

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