A TECHNOLOGY expert has been announced as a keynote speaker for this year's Worcestershire LEP annual conference.

Technology expert, Dave Coplin, will be speaking to more than 450 delegates, expected to attend the half-day conference on Friday, December 1, at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich.

Mr Coplin has more than 25 years of experience in providing strategic advice and guidance around the impact of technology on modern society, and how organisations can achieve the full potential that technology has to offer.

He regularly contributes to the national and international conversation around the future of the UK’s IT and digital industries, tackling topics from the future of education to Big Data and the impact of machine learning.

He has gained impressive industry experience, including his previous role as the principle tech evangelist for Microsoft Ltd, and as an independent non-executive director for Mitchells and Butlers.

The annual conference will see business representatives hear the latest priorities for the future, ensuring Worcestershire’s long-term prosperity for all of its community.

Organisations will also be on hand to offer guidance on Worcestershire’s latest connected, creative and dynamic projects, with opportunities to meet the experts.

The conference will be hosted by the BBC Midlands Today’s presenter, Mary Rhodes, who will be joined by business representatives including Marcus Burton, non-executive director at Yamazaki Mazak, Keith Robson, chief operating officer at University of Surrey, and previous winners of the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards.

Businesses are also invited to attend the ‘Healthy Business Breakfast’ which is taking place from on the morning of the conference.

To secure a place at the event visit wlep17.eventreference.com.