Intel Supply Connections

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 08:30 to 13:15

Level39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB


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Intel Supply Connections - Promoting Women at the Heart of Economic Growth

It’s no secret that healthy competition leads to better products and services and a strengthened economy. Entrepreneurs have always been the catalysts for economic growth, and Intel has long been a champion of their efforts. To continue this tradition, Intel provides individuals with the technological skills, literacy and resources they need to help their businesses succeed.

This year their CEO, Brian Krzanich, has made a number of commitments with regards to diversity. Firstly, by 2020 they will spend $1bn with certified diverse suppliers, secondly Intel Capital will spend $125m with diverse technology suppliers and finally they have a diversity and inclusion fund of $300m to spend on this topic. As you can see Intel is genuinely committed to supporting this initiative from the top down.

Along with this they are dedicated to building an innovative and diverse supply chain reflecting the market and supporting the communities they work in. They believe that when an individual’s ideas are given the chance to flourish, the results are overwhelmingly positive for the entire community. Intel was created by entrepreneurs and supported by the people who believed in them. In the United Kingdom they are driving an initiative in the supply chain and giving individuals the skills to compete in any economy.

Date: Wednesday 25th November 2015
Time: 8.30am to 1.15pm
Venue: Level39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom E14 5AB
Cost: Free

This event is aimed at majority owned women's businesses - those that are minimum 51% owned by one or more women - who provide products and services in the following sectors:marketing, HR, recruitment, catering, training, advertising, merchandise, events, corporate services, logistics, facilities management, legal and technology.

8.30am - Registration, tea / coffee and networking

9am - Welcome from Megan Stowe, International Supplier Diversity Manager, Intel

9.15am to 10.30am - 'Technology and Your Business' presented by Jeff Hewlett, EMEA Marketing Director for Small Medium Business (SMB), Intel. Jeff will speak about:
• ‘Vortex of Change’ - Workplace transformation and the digital economy
• SMB attitudes to technology including a comparison of 'Tech Enthusiast' SMBs and 'Tech Resistant' SMBs
• The impact of technology use on SMBs
• Intel Products for Small Business – 6th Gen Microprocessor, New for factors, Intel® Unite, Intel® Small Business Advantage

10.30am to 10.45am – Coffee break

10.45am to 12.15pm – 'Security and Your Business' presented by Anna Makratzakis, Head of Enterprise Inside Sales team EMEA, Intel Security and Nicola Bennet, Platinum Enterprise Support Manager, Intel Security. (Intel Security used to be called McAfee). This session will cover:
• Understanding the internet, malware and the impact on your organisation
• What security means to you?
• Key challenges and security risks – your experiences
• Technology and how it fits in the current business environment

12.15pm to 12.20pm – Closing remarks

12.20pm to 1.15pm - Networking lunch

You can register for this free event online here:

Intel's Speakers
Nicola Bennet: A fun, focused and energetic mother of a four year old, Nicola has a love of sparkle and glamour, a winning attitude and she worked at Intel Security as a Platinum Enterprise Support Manager for over six years. She is passionate about delivering excellent customer service and holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Information Systems Management from Bournemouth University.

Jeff Hewlett: EMEA Marketing Director for SMB (small and medium businesses), Jeff has worked at Intel for 15 years and he leads Intel’s marketing strategy in the small and medium business segment. His role involves working with every aspect of the SMB market, including partnerships with government, banks and telecom companies to help deliver better solutions specifically for small business.

Annaki Makratzas: Born in South Africa with Greek parents. She enjoys martial arts, travelling and alternative therapies (holistic massage, reflexology). She studied Information Technology in Witwatersrand Technicon and joined Intel Security 18 years ago and has spent three years in South Africa and 15 years in the UK. She heads up the Enterprise Inside Sales team for EMEA and is based at their office in Slough.

Megan Stowe: Megan has been at Intel for 19 years during which she’s worked in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK. She has covered a variety of roles including sales and marketing, travel, relocation, immigration and HR procurement areas. Currently, Megan looks across the indirect services/procurement supply chain working with the different verticals (sales and marketing, HR, travel, IT, logistics, product engineering services etc.) to ensure Intel are encompassing all aspects of CSR into their supply chain initiatives and choices. Megan is managing supplier diversity initiative strategies for the international markets to ensure Intel are working with an inclusive supply chain.

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