Danny Wootton: Pitching To Big Business

Media Lounge - 8-10 Christchurch Road Bournemouth, BH1 3NA Bournemouth
Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 6:00 PM (GMT)

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About this event


Many successful start-ups have launched with enterprise backing. Whether in the form of funding, expertise or a direct route to market, corporate and government initiatives offer enticing opportunities for founders. But to take advantage, it is essential to understand how to pitch and present yourself and your business.


In December we welcome Danny Wootton, Head of Innovation for Information Systems within the MoD, an organisation that is at the forefront of innovation in the UK. In this role, Danny engages with businesses of all sizes, including early-stage start-ups, to understand how their innovative solutions can help the MoD. He works closely with the Defence & Security Accelerator to support these businesses, helping them to gain traction and accelerate the maturity of their solutions, hopefully leading to commercial opportunities. He is well qualified for this role, having founded four start-ups himself, successfully exiting two.

In the session, Danny will talk about how founders can improve their pitches to corporate and government organisations - focusing on business value and not just technology - and will share insights into the following...


Identifying enterprise partnership opportunities
Establishing the credibility of your business
Delivering your pitch and communicating your unique value proposition


About Danny

Danny is a senior commercial Executive who has successfully operated at Director level in Innovation, Solution and Product Management, Commercial Management, Product Marketing and Finance for global ICT companies and other industry sector startups.

He is currently the Head of Innovation for the Information Systems and Service (ISS) organisation within the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). Prior to this, he led CGI's Internet of Things proposition and Innovation activities in the UK.  Before joining CGI / Logica, he held the position of COO for Move2Mobile who are a business accelerator for companies within the Telecoms and Hi-tech sectors.


Speaker

  • Danny Wootton

    Danny Wootton

    Ministry of Defence

    Head of Innovation

    Senior Commercial Executive who has successfully operated at Director level in Innovation, Solution and Product Management, Commercial Management, Product Marketing and Finance for global ICT companies and other industry sector start-ups.

    I am currently the Head of Innovation for the Information Systems and Service (ISS) organisation within the UK MoD. Prior to this, I lead CGI's Inte...

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  • When

    Tuesday, Dec 11
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (GMT)

    Where

    Media Lounge
    8-10 Christchurch Road BournemouthBH1 3NA