The Anglia IT Community
In 2003, Anglia IT set up an IT forum to provide a regular networking facility in the East of England for all involved in the ICT industry. The forums has evolved over the years and is now a strong group that adds value to those involved, especially from an educational and networking perspective.
Now known as The Anglia IT Community, the group enables IT professionals from all backgrounds and organisations, including the Public Sector, to meet with their peers, share technical knowledge and learn from each others’ real experiences, both good and bad, in a friendly, open and equal environment.
We host no less than six half-day events per annum in central East Anglia. This provides a much needed opportunity to gain access to the larger providers of software, services and technology, without having to travel to London or take too much time away from your business or organisation. This is a great opportunity to be involved in the IT sector locally and the role it plays in our region.
Please contact Jo Donnelly if you are interested in finding our more or if you are a business wishing to sponsor one of our events.
The Forum has been extremely useful to my business. The events are educational and entertaining and always well organised. Every event has been worthwhile and I would thoroughly recommend them.
Director, Software House - Ipswich
I have found the Forum to be very useful in the following ways;
o Source of knowledge
o Source of ideas
o Extended Contacts network
o Understanding what is important to the membership
The Forum topics are usually very informative, such that one’s knowledge base is extended. They often relate to new developments, in thinking or technology, and consequently can challenge traditional wisdom. Frequently this generates new ideas as to how to embrace and integrate these developments to benefit both organisations and the wider community.
A high proportion of the membership attends the majority of the meetings. As a result a rapport is soon established with a large number of people with a wide range of skills, experience and interests. With these relationships established it is then far easier to understand what is important to the various elements in what is quite a diverse group, in background, role, and organisational size.
Managing Director, Business Intelligence Consultancy - Colchester