#124: Delivering Over 650 Events a Year with James Tucker
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“You can test ideas out in a more simpler or less expensive form.”– James Tucker

James Tucker is the newly-appointed CEO of Govnet, the UK’s largest provider of specialist events and training courses for the public sector. They run over 650 events a year, and since the Pandemic, they’ve seen one of the biggest shifts in their 24-year history in terms of how they host events.

Prior to his new role, James was the COO for just over two years. Among other projects, he oversaw a digital transformation programme that equipped his team with 200 hundred laptops to facilitate flexible working just three weeks before Covid was a thing. The timing couldn’t have been better!

In our wide-ranging conversation, we discuss transitioning into the role of a CEO; lessons he’s learned from leading a team through crisis; Zapier hacks for integrating APIs; and so much more!

You can find James at the following:

Resources mentioned in this episode:


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Key Points:

Transitioning into the role of a CEO (3:53

Lessons he’s learned from leading a team through a crisis (5:36)

From live events to online events and some challenges (6:58, 19:57)

Out-of-the-box platforms (8:39)

Zapier hacks for integrating APIs (12:07)

All about sponsors (15:09)

What you lose in virtual events (23:30)

James’ 3 tips (28:25)


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