London Technology Week has reached the 100 event mark, with a line-up that will bring tens of thousands of tech entrepreneurs, investors and developers to the capital from 16 – 20 June 2014.
Featuring major global brands, including Yammer, Tesco, Samsung, Google and Microsoft, as well as home-grown London tech companies such as Makers Academy and Intent HQ, the week will showcase London’s role as the digital capital of Europe. Events taking place throughout the week range from meet-ups for 20 people and invite only showcases, to large scale events attracting upwards of 10,000 attendees in venues spread across the capital – from Croydon to Shoreditch, and the Docklands to Westminster.
Gordon Innes, Chief Executive of London & Partners, said: “London is once again leading the way in tech. Reaching the 100 event mark is a fantastic milestone for London Technology Week and demonstrates how vibrant and extensive the London tech sector is right now. This is the first time that a major global capital has held a large scale tech event that spans an entire city. Having so many companies and individuals coming together for the event further underlines London’s role as the major tech hub for Europe.”
Adrian Newton, Group Director for Transport & Technology at UBM Live, said “We have been delighted to see such enthusiasm for London Technology Week. The range and breadth of events planned will present a unique opportunity for the tech community to network, learn and engage on a face-to-face level. They will discover new technologies, skills and business opportunities, make new connections, and hopefully, finish the week exhausted but invigorated and inspired – a feeling that only live events can achieve.”
London Technology Week will feature keynote speakers from the UK and the wider global tech industry, who will be sharing their insights and experiences on this rapidly moving sector. This will include Julia and Kevin Hartz, the founders of Eventbrite atInternet World; Benjamin Southworth, founder of The Ada Lovelace Academy, at RE.Work The Future of Education; tech entrepreneur and finalist of The Apprentice, Nick Holzherr, at How to Fund Your Digital Startup; and Andy Hobsbawm, founder of EVRYTHNG, who will be speaking at Tech Transformation Forum. A series of London based start-ups including Technology Will Save Us, MakieLab and Snap Fashion are also taking part in the week.
The range of venues hosting events during London Technology Week is wide-ranging. Large scale conference venues such as ExCeL London and The O2, popular tech hot spots like Rainmaking Loft and Google Campus in Old Street, as well as iconic visitor attractions, including Somerset House, the West End’s Haymarket Theatre and The Science Museum are all holding events. Even London’s sewer system will serve as an event venue, showcasing the fibre optic technology running under the city’s streets.
For more information about London Technology Week 2014 and an up-to-date list of events, visit http://www.LondonTechnologyWeek.co.uk.
London Technology Week is organised by UBM Live, in association with London & Partners – the Mayor’s official organisation for London, ExCeL London and Tech London Advocates.
- The flagship event, UBM Live’s Internet World, ExCeL London
- Startup focus:
- Social Fabric’s How To Give Persuasive Pitches and Presentations, General Assembly
- 2210 Entrepreneur’s How to Fund Your Digital Startup, Google Campus
- The Hoxton Mix’s The Mixer, venue TBC
- Connect London’s Startup Europe Roadshow, Google Campus
- Tesco’s TJAM startup speed dating, Rainmaking Loft
- International focus:
- Tech City News’ International Hall of Fame, Level 39
- Invest Hong Kong’s Startmeup Hong Kong 2014 Venture Programme and Seminar, Level 39
- China-Britain Business Council’s Doing Business in China, Rainmaking Loft
- Enterprose Europe Network’s TechMatch, ExCeL London
- UK Israel Hub-British Embassy Telaviv’s Arabtech, Google Campus
- Community focus:
- +SocialGood’s Tech + Social Good, Google Campus
- Lives not Knives’ Build Croydon, Croydon
- Dragon Hall’s Techday – Bridging the Digital Divide for Children & Young People, Dragon Hall
- Innovation and maker focus:
- LimeWharf’s Maker Meet-up & Demos, LimeWharf’s Machine’s Room
- Nesta’s Humanising the Robot Society, Nesta
- IoT Forum’s IoT Week 2014, The Grange Tower Bridge
- Knowledge Transfer Network’s Photonics -Revolutionising our World, Science Museum
- techUK’s Samsung Future Technology Needs, St Bride St
- Diversity and talent focus:
- Salt, Diversity Jobs and The Big I.D.E.A’s Diversity Jobs – Inclusive Technology Demo, ExCeL London
- Young & Connected event, IDEALondon
- 10 Digital Ladies, Zetland House
London Technology Week 2015 is scheduled to take place on the week commencing June 15th.
Rainmaking Loft will serve as the Official Press Office throughout London Technology Week. You can register for a press pass here http://londontechnologyweek.co.uk/request-press-pass/
About UBM Live
UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote brands and expand markets. Operating in more than 23 countries, UBM Live organises many of the world’s largest, most important live events, awards and community sites in a wide variety of industries. Its technology events include Internet World, Technology for Marketing & Advertising, eCommerce Expo, Black Hat Europe, Game Developers Conference Europe and London Technology Week.
About London & Partners
London & Partners is the Mayor’s official promotional organisation for London. Our company attracts and delivers value to business, students and visitors. London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and a network of commercial partners.
Our remit is to drive leisure and business visitors as well as bidding to secure major events in London, to unlock the city for overseas businesses who want to set up or expand in London and to promote the capital’s world class universities to international students.
Our intention is to work in partnership with organisations in London and across the world to deliver our goal – that London be globally recognised as the best big city on earth.