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London Tech Week: A full festival overview

Want to know your SaaS from your AI? Want to hear from industry renowned speakers and global brands? Then this year’s London Tech Week needs to make it’s way into your calendar.

Held in the fashionable area of Shoreditch, and other big venues around the capital, this year’s line up boasts a week long schedule of events, workshops and socials from the 10th – 14th June.

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The speakers

London Tech Week includes industry experts from a huge range of fields. Featuring big names from The Trainline, Skyscanner, Financial Times, Nestlé, Volkswagen and Mastercard, you can guarantee that value and insight will be handed out in spades.

Hear from industry giants such as Microsoft UK’s CEO, Cindy Rose and ASOS’ CTO, Bob Strudwick, alongside many other high ranking professionals. The diverse panel of speakers fill out 160 events over the duration of London Tech Week, giving you plenty of opportunity to hear from your ‘must sees’.

The events

The week’s bookable events are split into 7 major categories:

  • Connecting Global Markets.
  • Cyber Security.
  • Digital Transformation.
  • Innovation.
  • People & Skills
  • Social and Startup Scaleup.

Helping to rocket launch newbies in the industry, the Startup category features investor networking opportunities and talks on capital raising, for those budding Dragon’s Den types. The events make sure to represent up and coming industries and areas, from talks on emerging Fintech to highlighting the power of the UK’s northern businesses.

For established companies, there’s a chance to explore the ever growing Chinese markets, as well South East Asia, Nigeria, Scotland , Ghana, Ukraine, Pakistan and many many more, under the Connecting Global Markets schedule.


The sponsors

The sponsors at these events are the pivotal parties that help to make it happen. Headlined by IBM and Microsoft, you can already assume the organisers have had their act together from day one. Other household names will grace the banners, posters and materials provided during the event, including:

  • Oracle.
  • Lenovo.
  • Slack.
  • Cisco.
  • Girls in Tech.

As well as a great line up of Sponsors, London Tech Week has a red carpet of ambassadors that really pack a punch. Big female names from CodeFirst:Girls, Microsoft and Decoded sit alongside male counterparts from Amazon Web Services and BBC Studios.

What does tech week aim to achieve?

Tech Week connects international communities from across the spectrum to address how access to tech for all can have a profoundly positive impact in society and business.

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As well as promoting tech as an industry, London Tech Week exemplifies what a diverse and inclusive tech industry can look like. Uniting companies from all over the world, of all different sizes, events like this give smaller business a shot at the big stage.

Over 55,000 attendees from over 90 countries will attend the various talks and networking events over the week, creating connections and fusing future business relationships that could bring us the next stage of AI, cryto-banking or IoT.

If you’re interesting in a career in tech, you can get in touch with our expert tech career consultants to discuss your options today.