Digital Taunton - EP09 with What3Words & Zara Nanu

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It's EP09 - how the time is flying by!

Once again at Company Spaces, Taunton.

🎙 Host = Shane

🎤 Caitlin Robbins and Maddie Taylor from what3words – “Meet me at apple.banana.spoon”

Changing the way 7 billion people talk about addresses is hard. To work at what3words you must believe that creating a new global standard in the form of three words is a wonderful thing. Maddie & Caitlin explain the marketing challenges and lessons learnt within a rapidly scaling organisation. Aiming to deliver a compelling and more consistent story across everything we do. One that challenges and transforms the way people think and talk about location, that helps save lives and improves businesses.
what3words was founded in 2013 in London, UK by Chris Sheldrick. Chris worked in the music industry organising music events around the world. When bands and equipment constantly got lost trying to find venues and festival locations, it became clear that regular street addressing wasn’t good enough, and the world needed a simpler way to talk about precise locations – the idea for what3words was born. what3words is used by over 1000 businesses, government organisations and NGOs in over 170 countries. It is used across diverse industries including automotive, navigation, logistics,
e-commerce, post, travel, emergency services, drone routing and disaster response.

🎤 Zara Nanu from Gapsquare – “Addressing Human Problems with Digital Solutions: Closing Pay Gaps with Tech”

Zara is a powerful advocate for workplace equality and fair pay, and an entrepreneur who believes business can generate social impact as well as revenue and profit. Zara’s background in human rights inspired her founding of Gapsquare. Her talk will be on why diversity matters when it comes to business, and how tech can lead the way. Discover why pay gaps and disparities exist in the tech industry, how to best reduce them, and what Gapsquare is doing to transform fairness in pay for companies worldwide.

🎤Our Spotlight Speaker = Charlotte Collyer – “With 75% of businesses facing a shortage of digital skills, what action can you take to buck this trend?”

Having run a software business, started a tech start up, been a digital marketer and grown a business start-up service, Charlotte’s observation is that continual development of your own and your employees’ digital skills is key to achieving your goal quicker, smarter and slicker. Charlotte will introduce you to the Digital Skills Partnership, a pilot from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport which is here to make that journey easier.

📹 THE EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED

⭐️ Our Sponsor for the evening will be our friends at Teapot Creative.

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⏰ Please arrive from 6:30 pm onwards, the first talk starts at 7:00 pm.

🙋‍♀️ Our volunteers will greet you, provide you with a name badge and show you around.

🍕Free pizza 🙌🏼

☕️ Alcoholic, coffees and soft drinks will be available to purchase from the cafe.

💬 There will be plenty of time to mingle and chat before and after the talks.

🚗 Car parking is free after 6 pm at Wood Street car park (https://goo.gl/maps/rZDA48Vu6812) and the Coal Orchard car park (https://goo.gl/maps/NLqPvU4gkcy), both 3-minute walk to the venue.

Strictly attendance for people registered via this meetup page only. Sorry, no guests without registering.