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Government hand-picks Elevate Direct for SXSW panel

Elevate Direct is attending the iconic South by SouthWest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas, at the invitation of the Department for International Trade (DfIT).

Elevate CEO, Dan Collier, is joining a panel discussion hosted by the DfIT as part of its ‘Innovation is Great’ campaign, which showcases successful British tech companies. Elevate, the intelligent recruitment platform, is one of just five businesses selected by the DfIT and is the only representative from the staffing sector.

The discussion is based around how digital innovation, disruptive technology and data is being used by public sector organisations. It will examine how traditionally bureaucratic institutions can shake off the red tape to compete with some of the most ambitious tech companies and attract the best talent. This aligns with Elevate’s extensive experience boosting government hiring efficiency – reducing one department’s staffing agency margin by 75% – and better utilising its existing workforce using technology.

The talk will take place in the specially created Great Britain House and the Elevate team is offering to buy drinks afterwards for anyone who wants to chat.

Running from 10-19 March, SXSW brings together creative people from all over the world, facilitating the development of professional relationships and the sharing of ideas. It comprises comedy, film, music and interactive festivals, parties and a prestigious conference which examines future innovation in the culture, technology and entertainment industries.

SXSW is a global event which attracts massive international media interest – and not only for its celebrity attendees (last year’s keynote speakers included the Obamas).

Speaking about the invitation, Dan says: “We’re honoured to have been selected by the DfIT to represent the UK. SXSW is a globally-renowned event and a fantastic chance to both get our brand in front of some international influencers and to help further enhance the UK’s reputation for building great tech businesses.”

The panel discussion takes place at 3pm, March 12 at Great Britain House, Speakeasy, 412 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas.

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