Southampton: Sir Clive Woodward shares World Cup-winning secrets

World Cup-winning rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward shared his experience of using technology to succeed at an exclusive dinner event hosted by strategic IT specialists Aura Technology.

Sir Clive delivered his presentation, titled Whoever wins in IT, tends to win to 150 business leaders at the Harbour Hotel, Southampton.

Sir Clive Woodward

He told how he was the first rugby coach to use tracking technology to monitor the performance of his players, and how that played a crucial role in England’s world-beating 2003 victory.

Sir Clive also shared his thoughts on England’s latest attempt at World Cup glory, his experience of coaching successful teams in sport and business and his belief that technology can play a key role in commercial success.

After dinner, he took questions from the floor as part of a Q&A panel alongside Vail Williams managing partner, Mathew Samuel-Camps; Peter Holliday, COO of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and Mike Gawthorne, CEO of The Serocor Group.

The panel from left: Peter Holliday (acting principal, LAMDA), Tim Walker (MD, Aura Technology Group), Matthew Samuel-Camps (managing partner, Vail Williams) and Mike Gawthorne (CEO, Serocor Group)

The event was sponsored by Aura Technology partners Datto, Maincoms, Thinkers and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.

It was an opportunity to celebrate a successful two years for the company, which appointed Sir Clive as a non-executive board member earlier this year and recently merged with Amicus ITS to create a £10 million+ group delivering IT consultancy and solutions to the private and public sectors.

Tim Walker, MD of Aura Technology Group, said: “This was an opportunity to welcome some new and familiar faces, to celebrate everything we have achieved over the past two years, and to thank our staff, partners and customers for their roles in that success.

“Sir Clive delivered an entertaining and candid presentation which I know everyone present greatly enjoyed. We’d like to thank him, our sponsors and all those who attended for a wonderful evening.”

Aura Technology launched in 2017 with the aim of redefining the relationship between business and IT. Its specialists work closely at senior level with mid-market businesses of 50 to 500 IT users to ensure their IT provision is aligned to their business plans and strategic goals.

Amicus ITS has long-established relationships and expertise in the public sector, with a particular specialism in healthcare.

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