DCS Spring Conference
Business Growth &
Meet the Team
Emerald Headingley Stadium
When we here at DCS started looking for a venue for our 4th Annual Spring Conference, we knew we wanted to go bigger and better than in previous years.
We soon realised that the epic renovation of what is now called the emerald Headingley Stadium, would be completed just in time for our event and we took this as a sign that it was meant to be…
It was a double whammy! Not only for DCS to be able to hold the accolade of being the first business to host a VIP corporate event, in this, first of its kind world-class venue. With vast panoramic views overlooking not one but two glorious pitches; home to two of our local sporting giants The Leeds Rhinos and The Yorkshire County Cricket Team! But rewind some 22 years. In 1997 our Chairman and founder, Peter Rogerson, stood alongside the current Leeds Rhinos CEO, Gary Hetherington & then Head Coach, Dean Bell, as they officially opened DCS’s new home, Boston Lodge in Boston Spa, where we are still found today.
Not only that but we are very proud to say that it is one of our very respected customers that has been entrusted with the mammoth task of reinventing and bringing this spectacular £40 million stadium re-development to Leeds. I’m sure if you can join us on the day, you’ll agree Caddicks have knocked it out of the park with such a sterling job, a massive congratulations to all involved!
This promises to be a great day in fabulous surroundings. It would just be the icing on the cake if you can join us for even a little bit of the day, we would love to see you.
Complimentary refreshments and a light lunch will be served.
Masterclasses & Speakers
This year once again we will be running a variety of Master Classes and keynote speakers throughout the day and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the line-up we have confirmed. So whether you’re wanting to hear the latest invaluable information about cybersecurity, top tips from Google to help your business stand out from the crowd, or you would like to get abreast of the options available when it comes to ERP solutions no matter what industry you find yourself in, then this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Jake Moore – Cyber Security Specialist for ESET
“How to hack a police station”
Jake is a well-respected industry expert regularly commenting in a range of publications including The Guardian, The BBC, The Telegraph and The Times. Jake worked for Dorset Police for 14 years where he spent the majority of his service investigating computer crime in the Digital Forensics Unit.
From Jake’s time in the police, he now has a catalogue of stories from breaking encryption to social engineering and gaining entry to company networks ethically.
If you would like to hear more about how he was able to break into a police station or how easy it is to socially engineer yourself into anyone’s inbox or in fact anyone’s life, then register now and learn the simple ways to better protect your business
Shelton Newsham – Regional lead for Cyber Protect, Cyber Prevent and Fraud Protect at the Yorkshire & Humber Regional Cyber Crime unit
currently a manager in the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Cyber Crime Team with lead responsibilities for:-
Cyber Protect – Cyber threat mitigation advice for public and private sector. Influencing behavioural change.
Cyber Prevent – Disruption, diversion, education, support and defining career pathways.
Fraud Protect – Fraud prevention advice for public and private sector. Co-ordination and delivery of internal fraud Investigation training.
I am an Associate Member of the Institute if Information Security Professionals
Working alongside UK Government agencies and international law enforcement I work closely with the investigation teams dealing with new attack vectors and identifying new social engineering tactics.
I provide Cybersecurity and fraud protection advice for staff and decision-makers alike.
I work alongside academia and the community to identify the gifted security experts of the future. Educate, develop, support to enhance their skills.
Google Digital Garage
Get your business visible online.
Targeted at small to medium businesses who would like to make their business visible on Google Maps and other places in Google. Learn how to create a listing for your business on Google Maps; learn about the Google Search Console and how it can help you monitor and maintain your website’s presence in Google Search results and also how to use Google My Business platform to manage your business’ presence on Google
After the success and positive feedback from those who attended the Google seminar last year, we can’t wait to welcome them back for their next masterclass. Always interesting and fun you’ll be left feeling motivated and inspired!
Mark McArdle from Intact Software
“Are you ready for the next step in ERP?”
Maybe you are considering changing your business software and are on the fence but know that you need a better way to manage your company as it grows. The big question many companies have is when is the right time and what can I expect from a new ERP system. Implementing a new system involves a huge investment in time and money so, in this section, Mark McArdle of Intact Software gives an insightful view on the features and benefits that are available following an investment in ERP.
Paul Sparkes from iplicit
iplicit – all new cloud-based accounting software brought to you by the original team that created Exchequer®
provides users greater flexibility and enhanced levels of reporting, the software integrates into other cloud applications and offers a seamless migration path from your existing system. It is the natural choice for organisations seeking to ‘step up’ to next generation finance software, without losing the functionality they currently enjoy.
Topics covered on the 21st include:
- See how the intuitive browser Look ‘n’ Feel makes navigating the solution simple
- Understand how the highly configurable Sales and Purchase Ledgers improve reporting
Tim Lancelot & Jon Ryder – Advanced Software
Cloud Business Software for Manufacturing
Business Cloud Essentials for the Manufacturing market combines ERP and Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) functionality, to look after end-to-end business processes for the industry. The operations functionality comprises of works orders, scheduling, resources and repairs.
Reimagine the way your business works with ERP software which maximises productivity, improves efficiencies and streamlines processes giving you the time and space to grow and scale your manufacturing firm.
Emerald Headingley Stadium
St Michael’s Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3BR