Sir Clive Woodward shares World Cup-winning secrets at Aura Technology dinner

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 presenting

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 Woodward presentation

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.

Sir Clive Woodward on Q&A Panel

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 £10m+ 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 last 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.”