A NEW networking and innovation platform for C-Level and IT Directors of mid-sized enterprises has been launched by Sanjay Bathija (Partner and COO of Sopher & Co) and Tarek Meliti (CEO of TDM Group). The platform will be used by its members to share advice and insight on how the mid-market can navigate today’s greatest challenges and use technology to scale effectively.
The C-Level Innovation Club is available through invitation or application – and only to individuals who identify as C-Level or IT Directors, providing an opportunity for both online and in-person discussion and resource-sharing.
Interim Chair, Tarek Meliti commented: “The past few years have been without a doubt the hardest for many in business. Leadership – from the IT department through to finance– has lost vital insight as many of the traditional routes to gaining knowledge have either withered on the vine or simply seized up. We believe that the power of experience and insight is one of the most important learning tools business leaders can turn to.
“IT teams, the businesses that rely on them, as well as the strategists that define their direction, have faced a myriad of problems over the last few years. Covid-19 and hybrid working have both supercharged the rate at which private and public organisations have had to digitally transform, and economic turbulence has made scaling a vital yet unpredictable undertaking.”
Tarek Meliti identified the deficiency in the market and bought together a number of his peers to form the group.
“I felt that the one market often overlooked is what I would define as the mid-market -those businesses with revenues of over £10m or with employees between 100 to 1,000. As with many businesses in this bracket, the question of who to turn to for advice and guidance is often blurred. For many business owners, the solution is to turn to colleagues through networking and other such face-to-face forums.
“My peers and I felt the time was right to launch the C-Suite Innovation Club for business leaders to come and share ideas and experiences and look for help and guidance from those who have been through a particular experience themselves,” added Meliti.
The Club will only be available to the most dynamic of mid-sized organisations and registration or invitation is via LinkedIn, providing the ideal online platform to meet and network.
“The aim has always been to create a space for continuous innovation and collaboration – and we soon hope to do this both in-person at networking events and on LinkedIn. This is firmly a member-led organisation, so we will be looking for proactive members who can form part of a management board and make recommendations for events and speakers,” concluded Meliti.
The Club, together with details on how to apply for membership, can be found here.