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Thursday 16th June

Knowledge In Motion with Amazon Web Services

This exciting new series of events will introduce talks from high profile speakers for an afternoon of education, inspiration and business networking.

Company Building – Keeping your startup DNA when you grow your business. – Talk by Jonathon Southam of Amazon Web Services

At the first Knowledge in Motion event held in Sheffield, we’ll be joined by Amazon Web Services who will look at maintaining your business DNA as you grow. For a startup the main focus is always on customer discovery & validation with less focus on the execution phase, that is, customer creation and company building. From this talk you will learn how companies like Airbnb and Amazon keep innovating without losing their startup DNA.

About the Speaker
Jonathon Southam from the Amazon Web Services is a tech-minded entrepreneur who co-founded Google consulting firm Ancoris and e-learning platform start-up Cloud Skills, both of which he successfully exited in 2011. Jonathon currently works with public cloud provider Amazon Web Services to drive adoption of the platform to the venture capital and start-up community. He enjoys mentoring and advising new startups and is a passionate advocate of entrepreneurship, technology and innovation.

Networking & More

Following the talk there will be a networking sessions, with a showcase of young enterprises, giving you the opportunity to make quality connections and gain inspiration from some of the region’s up and coming startups.