About The Speaker
Hello, my name is Leon McQuade, Co-Founder of ‘Think Cloud’. Multi-Award Winning Cyber Security & Managed IT Services Provider. Our mission is to help our customers succeed through the adoption and use of digital technology. More recently with COVID-19 accelerating people and businesses everywhere toward remote & Texible work. Our technology experts have been drafted in under the #GrowMySME “Digital Catalyst Scheme” - Assoc. Winning Moves -Helping businesses across the Humber and North align their people, process & technology. Digital Technology is seen as being critical in getting businesses back up and running during the restart phase and thriving as the recovery takes hold. Prior to the pandemic work was already more demanding, with more [les to manage.. across more apps.. working with more people to get the job done. I love solving problems that involve people, process and technology. Inspired by Steve Jobs, my dream is to make a dent in the universe by helping people to understand technology as a tool, and enabling them to unleash their full potential. With Think Cloud we are doing just that. When I’m not helping solve our customer's problems, I have a real passion for shining a light on mental health. A stat that shook me to my core back in 2017 was 1 man every 2 hours in the UK takes their own life! In 2019 our region was crying out to the government, as we (East Yorkshire) are 30% higher than the national average death by sucide rate for male and females. I personally don’t think there’s a bigger problem we face on the planet than solving this together. To help with this huge challenge I head up the digital technology strategy of ‘Andy’s Man Club’ which is one of the UK’s fastest-growing men’s mental health charities. Suicide prevention in the COVID-19 era transforming threat into an opportunity. Which has seen the digital transformation of all clubs *55 to now provide digital service. Leading with a Cloud & Security-[rst mindset whilst changing employees’ behaviours at speed while continuing rapid growth (15 Clubs Pre-COVID, 60 to date and counting) and eiciencies programmes. I can be found sharing advice on linkedin and I'm always looking to connect with interesting folk so please add me and we can start a conversation.