Breakfast Networking: Ten Top Computer Time-Saving Tips [a Cambridge Network event]

Breakfast Networking: Ten Top Computer Time-Saving Tips [a Cambridge Network event]

Technology is something that we are all increasingly becoming dependent on, both in business and in our home life. This session will aim to educate users of all levels on practical tips to increase your efficiency on the computer, and how to protect yourself from common, but potentially devastating online threats.

Dates 30 Jun 2016 - This event is in the past.
Opening times 08:00AM - 10:00AM
Venue St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road,
Organiser name Becky Dodds
01223 760135

Event details:

Breakfast Networking: Ten Top Computer Time-Saving Tips [a Cambridge Network event]

Cambridge Network Breakfast Networking – Ten top computer time-saving tips

We all take our computers for granted, but the software we use is capable of so much more – if we only knew how to master it! That's why Karen Roem started helping Cambridge Network members more than eleven years ago by offering her time-saving tricks, hints and shortcuts through her Tame your computer column on the Cambridge Network website.

In a brief 30 minute session Karen will share ten simple, clever tips to tame your computer. Even if you believe you have mastered Windows or Microsoft Office we guarantee you will go away with new tricks, tips and shortcuts that you never would have found on your own.

We’ll be following Karen’s talk with our second speaker, Michael Yardley, who will be looking at some of the simplest ways you can protect yourself digitally, both in business and at home.

We’ll be looking at uninformed users who can do harm to a network (private or commercial) by visiting websites infected with malware, responding to phishing e-mails or storing their login information in an unsecured location. We’ll be covering how to inform these targets and the kind of threats all employees should be aware of. Michael will give us his top tips for staying safe in an ever-dangerous digital world. 

Comments from attendees of our last Breakfast event with Michael include "Thought Michael was fantastic. Really interesting and knowledgeable" and "Very good! Relevant subject and an engaging speaker". 


Karen Roem, software training consultant and founder of training company Roem Limited, will share ten simple, clever tips to tame your computer. "So many people only know and use a fraction of the capabilities of their software packages, so I've made it my mission to expand their knowledge and help them find new ways to save time and effort - via fewer mouse clicks, or by using keyboard shortcuts that mean you don't need the mouse at all.” You can see some of Karen's tips here (under the news section) in her regular blog posts for Cambridge Network members. 

Michael J. Yardley is IT and systems manager at Cambridge Enterprise Ltd, University of Cambridge. Originally a life skills trainer, and then a human resources manager, Michael partially changed career again by focussing his staff management and psychology training on the Information Technology sector. Michael has managed a diverse array of projects during his career and has a personal interest in human-centred computing.

Brilliant speaker - could have listened for the rest of the afternoon! So informative and helpful. Thank you.


08:00am Registration and networking over coffee and bacon rolls

08:30am  Speakers:

                Karen Roem, Roem Limited

                Michael Yardley, Cambridge Enterprise

09:30am  Further networking

10:00am  Event closes


Who should attend?

This session will be relevant to anybody who uses a computer and would like to learn faster ways to do their day-to-day tasks. 

To attend
Any Cambridge Network member may attend, with the focus of the meeting being on members with under 50 staff. There is a small charge of £15+VAT for members to attend. Please register by clicking on 'Book Now' in the usual way. Non-members may also attend this session at a fee of £25+VAT, or they may wish to join for £50+VAT and come along to many other networking events for free and breakfast events at the member rate.

In order to cover our costs for these meetings we will have to charge members £15 / head to confirm your attendance. Please note that the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event.

Cambridge Network Limited

Cambridge Network is a membership organisation based in the vibrant high technology cluster of Cambridge, UK. We bring people together - from business and academia - to meet each other and share ideas, encouraging collaboration and partnership for shared success.

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