BOSS Members' Day

BOSS are delighted to announce Dr Daniel Hulme as Keynote Speaker, expert in Business Technology, AI & Environment

Daniel is the CEO of award-winning AI solutions company Satalia, Chief AI Officer for WPP, and Director of University College London’s Business Analytics Master’s degree. He looks at how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies, such as the metaverse, can solve the most challenging problems, and deals with its business, ethical and social implications, as well as wider technological and economic developments.

Daniel will provide BOSS members with a radically new framework for how people should think about AI (especially Generative AI), with entertaining examples and anecdotes, giving particular consideration to how AI can assist companies in our sector to support their customers with the massive changes in the working world post pandemic.

He will discuss how organisations can practically adopt these technologies and avoid being seduced by the hype. He argues that whilst these technologies are incredible at creating growth and streamlining operations, for companies to stay innovative they need to also use AI to unlock the creative capacity of their workforce. Daniel will also cover the macro impact these technologies may have over the coming decades, and suggests that it's within the gift of enterprise to make a better future for everyone. 


 

BOSS AGM
 

Amy Hutchinson

Amy Hutchinson

Chief Executive , BOSS Federation

Simon Drakeford

Simon Drakeford

CEO, EO Group

Philip Wesolowski

Philip Wesolowski

Trustee, BOSS Business Supplies Charity & MD, Staedtler

Jordan Rassas

Jordan Rassas

Head of New Business Sales, Inenco Group

Industry Panels

 

B2B e-commerce 1st? The key growth opportunities in the business supplies industry

Hosted by Simon Drakeford, CEO of EO Group and BOSS Chairman, the panel will look to explore the key features and functionality of ecommerce that will achieve growth in our sector while considering examples of B2B ecommerce trends shown in other industries that have driven incremental growth. BOSS are delighted to have the following panellists sharing their expertise and thoughts with us:
 

Panellists

  • Stu Conroy, Director of Innovation & eCommerce, Highlands
  • Patrick Donelly, CEO, ES Tech Group
     


     

 

What impact will Government’s U-turn on key green initiatives have on the business supplies sector?

Julie Hawley, YPO Finance Director and incoming BOSS Chairperson will explore with her panel the impact that government push backs on a number of key sustainability initiatives will have on the business supplies sector. Panellists will debate whether companies should prioritise sustainability over other commercial pressures and also look at how the industry can work together to drive sustainability through the supply chain.

Panellists

  • Martin Eames, Chair, BOSS Environmental Forum
  • Julie Hadley, CSR and Social Value Manager, EVO Group
  • Graham Craik, Sales Director, Pentel and Chairman, Writing Instruments Association.