The fourth annual Housing Technology conference took place at the end of February at the Q Hotels’ Oxford Belfry, with an all-time high of more than 350 participants, over 4 exclusive presentations, and 19 exhibitors and sponsors. We were delighted to welcome Sir Clive Woodward OBE, World Cup Winner and Team GB’s Director of Sport for the London Olympics, and John Bird, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Big Issue, to give the keynote presentations. Clive’s presentation to a packed room extolled his mantra that ‘talent alone isn’t enough’, how great teams are made of great individuals, and that whoever wins in IT wins in business, citing his emphasis on using the latest technology when training his teams and athletes. John Bird’s equally well-attended presentations during both the pre-event evening drinks reception and the opening of the conference were typically forthright and uncompromising, emphasising the need to move to a culture of ‘hand up, not handout’ when it comes to helping the homeless and the vulnerable.
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