Business Boost | 26 May 2017 - by

Unleash your virtual Van Gogh at The Business Day

Hardworking business people will be able to kick back and unleash their inner artist at a major Yorkshire networking event this summer.

Delegates at The Business Day on Friday 9 June will be able to try their hand at Google’s ground-breaking Tilt Brush software to escape into a virtual world where they can paint life-size masterpieces with stars, light and even fire.

The virtual reality (VR) gallery will be one of many attractions on show at KCOM’s stand at the event.

Alan Worthing, KCOM’s director of business, said the Tilt Brush experience is set to be one of the more dazzling demonstrations on show during the day, and one that shows how technology is increasingly integrated within our everyday lives.

He said: “We live in an increasingly connected world and at KCOM we offer the services and connectivity that can make your life at work and at home easier and more enjoyable.

“The Business Day event at Bridlington Spa is a great opportunity to find out a little more about the integrated world that is bringing tech into our everyday lives – while also having a little fun discovering if you have the painting skills of a 21st century VR Picasso.”

The Tilt Brush gallery is expected to be popular so anyone attending The Business Day is urged to visit the KCOM stand early to book a time slot to discover your virtual Van Gogh.

KCOM will also be demonstrating its cutting edge SmartComms technology throughout the day, with members of its team on hand to talk about this and other services including Office 365, CCTV, integrated mobile services and cloud applications.

There will also be goodie bags to take away and an exclusive sneak peek of a new home technology hub that KCOM will launch later this year.

The Business Day is the climax of Humber Business Week, which runs from 5 June to 9 June, and will feature celebrity speakers drawn from the world of showbiz, world class sport and international media.

They include Karren Brady CBE, who is best known for her role as one of Sir Alan Sugar’s advisors on The Apprentice and is also Vice Chairman of West Ham United FC, and BBC World Affairs Editor, John Simpson CBE who is a journalist, broadcaster, columnist and author.

The day will be hosted by comedian, singer, Pointless TV quiz host and the voice of Danger Mouse Alexander Armstrong.

Alan Worthing added: “We are delighted to be one of the main sponsors for The Business Day. It’s a great opportunity for business people to come together to network and close out Humber Business Week with a big bang.”

© KCOM Group PLC 2017