Biztech technology forum welcomed a new member and a new board representative at its most recent management meeting.
Scott Jones, the CEO of creative digital marketing agency 123 Internet Group, which has a head office based in Milton Keynes and further locations in Northampton and London, was joined by Dr Haiming Liu, lecturer in computer science and technology at the University of Bedfordshire.
Biztech invites all new members to introduce themselves to the board and start the process of making connections within the technology community in the Milton Keynes and SEMLEP area.
Scott told the board that 123 Internet is a full service marketing agency that provides everything from web design, development, social media management and SEO. This includes training courses and critical analysis of the data behind online marketing campaigns.
“I joined Biztech because the members are running successful companies of their own and they are a useful sounding board,” said Scott. “I call myself the founding father of 123 Internet and we have a brilliant team ethos and culture in the office. Everyone has a stake in the business but when it comes to the crunch I am the one who makes the decisions.
“Having people who have been or who are going through the process of growing a business and making decisions is very useful resource.”
Dr Haiming Liu, of the Department of Computer Science and Technology, has taken over from Paul Sant as the University of Bedfordshire’s representative on the forum. A specialist in Information / Data Science, she is looking forward to helping Biztech to make connections between the University and the technology community in the Milton Keynes region.
Her research interests are:
> Interactive multimedia information retrieval: interactive content-based information retrieval;
> Information behaviours: information seeking, information foraging and sense making;
> User modelling: user behaviour analysis, user profile analysis;
> Analytics: learning analytics, quantitative and qualitative analytics;
> Human Computer Interaction: user experience design for e-learning, e-business and e-government.
Welcoming 123 Internet and Dr Haiming Liu, Fredi Nonyelu, the chairman of Biztech, said: “People join Biztech for many reasons, including as a way to network with their technology peers.
“We look forward to seeing 123 Internet Group grow because a part of why we exist is to play our part in enhancing the attractiveness of the Milton Keynes region as a hub for technology businesses. That is where the future of our economy lies.
“We also look forward to working alongside Dr Liu to develop and deepen our relationship with the University of Bedfordshire, which has been a productive one over the years for Biztech.”
For more information on the benefits of Biztech membership and to join the technology forum, visit http://www.biztech.org.uk/membership-benefits