Sage Sessions Online: Adapt, Revive and Thrive

Sage Sessions Online: Adapt, Revive and Thrive

Wednesday 29th July, 10:15am

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Great insights from Government, business leaders and technology experts

Considering the next steps for your business? If so, Sage is hosting a free, one-day virtual event to help guide you in the right direction - Sage Sessions Online.

Join us at Sage's online event where you'll gain practical guidance from leading industry experts, Government policy makers and Sage experts. There's 24 breakout sessions to choose from so that you can tailor your agenda to suit your requirements. Plus you'll get the chance to watch technology demos, network and more. 

As well as an agenda designed around key business practice and industry-specific sessions, you're also invited to explore the wider Sage world by visiting Sage's virtual booths on the show floor. We know time is precious so Sage has made sure you can choose your sessions and drop in to suit your schedule.

Breakout Sessions for medium businesses

Out of the 24 breakout sessions which you can view here, you may find the below sessions of particular interest which have been designed for medium sized businesses:

  • 11:00-11:30   Adapt, revive, and thrive: How manufacturers can remain resilient in turbulent times 
    Manufacturers are looking for ways in which they can drive efficiencies, introduce new products and services for bigger, more sustainable revenues, and ultimately offer a more personalised customer experience that stands out from the competition. Market changes were previously driven on three frontiers: technology, the green agenda (circular economy and servitisation), and legislation. But these are turbulent times. Organisations need to be more resilient and adapt. They need to reinvent their business models to prepare them to thrive on the road ahead.
  • 11:30-12:00   Backing Britain: A panel discussion around British manufacturing
    As we move into the next chapter of the COVID-19 crisis, we explore whether the pandemic will give rise to a wave of support for British manufacturing in a bid to get moving again and support the country’s recovery. This session looks at what this might mean for Britain’s manufacturers and the role technology can play in ensuring readiness for whatever lies ahead.
  • 12:30-13:00   Medium services: Best practices for service organisations in today’s environment
    This session will address the various best practices service organisations can use to financially manage their projects during uncertain times. Topics include monitoring project financial health, project financial management, and strategies for accelerated recovery relating to the COVID-19 economic challenges. These best practices are not only useful today but designed to keep your business positioned for successful long-term operations.
  • 13:00-13:30   Medium services accelerate through the curve: Three key strategies for growth in a downturn
    The best companies know that the right place to pass competitors is in the sharp curve of a crisis or shock; while followers only react once they are on the straightaway in the midst of recovery. Join us as we share three key strategies successful companies implement that laggards fail to do.


Sage has designed the agenda and lined up the speakers to provide you with practical advice and direction for your next chapter. Speakers include:

Aaron Harris

Chief Technology Officer, Sage

Responsible for Sage's technology strategy and software architecture, Aaron Harris has more than 20 years of high-tech engineering experience in business applications and software development strategies.

Sabby Gill

Managing Director, UK & Ireland Sage

Sabby Gill leads Sage in its home market of the UK and in Ireland. He brings more than 30 years’ experience in the technology sector across sales, operations, and customer services.

Georgie Barrat

Technology journalist, broadcaster & presenter

Georgie Barrat is a technology journalist, broadcaster and presenter. As well as cohosting Channel 5’s Gadget Show she is a regular on ITV, has written on technology for publications from Marie Claire to the Mirror to the Huffington Post.

Tony Danker

CEO, Be the Business

In 2017 Tony was appointed the first CEO of Be the Business, the Business movement founded by a group of FTSE-100 Chairmen and the Chancellor. Danker has built the organisation from scratch, now reaching tens of thousands of firms every month with over 5000 SME leaders participating in its programmes.

Tamara Lohan MBE

Founder and CEO, Mr & Mrs Smith

Tamara Lohan is the co-founder of Mr & Mrs Smith. The company was founded by Tamara and her husband James as a guide to high-quality short-break hotels and has since grown into a successful online brand and booking site.