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Accelerate: Cyber & Fibre Technology Networking - How This Free Event Can Benefit Your South Yorkshire Business

Simoda is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Sheffield Hallam University to host the ground-breaking business networking and technology event, Accelerate Cyber & Fibre: Bringing the Future of Technology to South Yorkshire. So, what are the benefits for local (and national) businesses in attending the event?

This collaborative interactive event aims to empower and accelerate businesses across the South Yorkshire region by providing access to cutting-edge expertise, innovative technology solutions, and networking opportunities. The event is designed to bridge the gap between businesses and technology, equipping them with the tools needed to thrive in an increasingly digital world. The event also aims to support students at the university by providing sessions and networking opportunities in the afternoon for those just starting out on their career journey to better understand the opportunities and how technology will shape their future.

Benefits for Businesses

  • Expertise Exchange: Attendees will have the chance to engage with academics, technology industry experts, solution providers, and thought leaders. Workshops and seminars will cover topics such as cybersecurity, connectivity and communications, as well as and digital transformation. Simoda also have our specialist solutions team in attendance able to cover topics such as Data Intelligence and AI, IT Managed Services, Modern Workplace, Cloud Solutions and Optimisation, Infrastructure and Network Solutions, to name a few.

  • Exclusive Offers: Simoda is committed to supporting local businesses. Attendees can take advantage of three months of free business broadband, ensuring seamless connectivity and efficient communication. Additionally, businesses can sign up for a complimentary cyber audit, identifying vulnerabilities and fortifying their security posture. The day will also include games, competitions, a raffle and lots of goodies for attending businesses.

  • Networking Opportunities: The event provides a unique platform for businesses to connect, collaborate, and explore potential partnerships. Whether you’re a start-up, an established enterprise, or an aspiring entrepreneur, the networking sessions will foster meaningful relationships and open doors to new opportunities.

  • Refreshments: Enjoy a range of refreshments on the day - we have a specialist networking session over lunch 12pm - 2.30pm where you'll also be able to walk around and talk to technology providers, take advantage of some amazing offers for your business and generally get to know more business leaders across our large South Yorkshire network.

  • Student Careers: The event is welcoming students to speak to local businesses about career opportunities and help them understand how technology will play a vital role in any chosen career going forwards. Does your business have a need to bring on apprentices or graduates into your training programmes? This is a great opportunity for you to speak to some highly engaged Sheffield Hallam University students.

Professor Conor Moss, Dean of Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University, said: 
“Sheffield Hallam is proud to bang the drum for South Yorkshire and to be a key driver of our region’s economic growth. We work with a diverse range of businesses, and our 700 employer partners represent some of the best and most forward-thinking organisations in South Yorkshire and across the country.  Working with businesses like Simoda – which are committed to supporting regional growth and local enterprise – helps us to build a more collaborative and technologically advanced regional economy, and to provide exciting networking and career opportunities for our students.”


Event Details

Register for your place(s) on Eventbrite using the button above.

Date: March 20, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (GMT)


Main networking, food, and sessions: Charles Street Atrium, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield.

Faster Britain Bus: Hallam Square, outside the Owen Building, Sheffield City Centre.

Faster Britain bus
Faster Britain Bus @ Hallam Square on the Day - Click for the Spot the Bus Competition

Why Sheffield?

Sheffield is a city known for its resilience, innovation, and strong business community. By partnering with Sheffield Hallam University, Simoda aims to create a collaborative ecosystem that fosters growth, drives economic development, and positions Sheffield as a hub for technological advancement.

About Simoda

Simoda specialises in providing tailored IT and technology solutions to businesses of all sizes. From cloud services to cybersecurity, AI and Data Intelligence to Connectivity and Software, Simoda’s mission is to empower organisations with the right technology to achieve their goals by simplifying, modernising and accelerating digital transformation.

For this event, Simoda have partnered with leading technology companies such as Arctic Wolf, KnowB4, ITS (Faster Britain) and RingCentral. These partners are proudly supporting the event and will be present on the day.

Daniel Bumby, Managing Director of Simoda:
“At Simoda, we are passionate about supporting businesses across the region in optimising and developing their IT Infrastructure in order to drive better productivity, efficiency and cost savings. Our business focuses on technology outcomes, rather than selling any solutions that our sales team can earn commission from. We have recently won a number of local awards for our ways of working and our passion for supporting local businesses.”


Jon Carr, Head of Communications and Connectivity at Simoda:
“The opportunity is there for business to access fast fibre broadband thanks to ITS to really boost their connectivity, communications and business efficiency. At Simoda, we want to help businesses across South Yorkshire access better connectivity for productivity, as well as supporting them more widely with their technology and cyber security needs. The event aims to bring businesses together to really understand the opportunities and network with other businesses to drive true collaboration and technology understanding across South Yorkshire.”

About Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University's vision is to become the world's leading applied university, transforming lives and creating opportunities for people from all backgrounds.

With more than 37,000 students, it is one of the UK's largest universities and a leading provider of health education and teacher training. Sheffield Hallam also educates more students from underrepresented backgrounds than any other UK university.

The University is renowned for its strong focus on practical learning and industry engagement, and is the home of the National Centre of Excellence for Degree Apprenticeships. Its research centres and academic expertise contribute significantly to the region’s economic prosperity.

Need to see the flyer for the event? Download it here:
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Join us at “Accelerate Cyber & Fibre” and be part of Sheffield’s journey toward a more secure, productive, and technologically empowered future. Reserve your spot today!

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