Wales is preparing to host its first national Tech Week festival from July 13–17, showcasing the unique Welsh technology sector in a global virtual event featuring panel discussions, presentations and workshops from some of the nation’s leading tech players.
Produced by non-profit Technology Connected, the festival has announced speakers from major brands such as Spotify, Starling Bank, IBM, PwC, BBC, IQE, PLC, Sky, Thales, GoCompare and Confused.com, as well as some of Wales’ most impactful tech companies and start-ups.
Sessions will include manufacturing in space, live hacking demonstrations, growing and scaling tech businesses and even how to create a digital polar bear fit for television – all delivered in real-time.
From Blockchain to AI, cyber to data, edtech to fintech, to careers and investment, the action-packed festival has something to satisfy anyone with a penchant for tech.
- Artificial Intelligence: Responsibly Accelerating On the Road to AI – PwC
- How to use Artificial Intelligence at Machine Level – Omron Finland, Omron UK
- AI & Chatbots – Cardiff Met University, Business Butler
- Application of Blockchain: Payments – nChain, Centbee
- Application of Blockchain: Data and Beyond – Zero Carbon Project, Twetch, EHR Data
- Blockchain Connected Launch: A New Future for Blockchain in Wales – Cardiff University, nChain, Swansea University, HCR Law, Cerian Jones IP
- Podcast Your Way to Success – Spotify, BBC, GlobalWelsh, Podstarter, Bengo Media, Nata Media
- PR 101 How to Build Links and Influence People – BBC, Good Brothers
- A New Future for Virtual Filmmaking: Plan V & His Dark Materials – Painting Practice
- Immersive Technology – Fictioneers Limited, Galactig LLP, Good Gate Media
- Live Hack Demo: Hacking Operation Technology – National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC), Thales
- How the Police Prevent Cybercrime – North West Organised Crime United (UK Police)
- Ethical Hacking & Women in Hacking – PwC
- Fintech: Tech for Good – Starling Bank, GoCompare, Wealthify, Future of Finance, Cardiff University, Confused.com, Admiral Financial Services, Illustrate Digital
- The Right Conditions to Innovate in Fintech – IBM, Cardiff University, Fintech Wales, Fintech Scotland, Innovate UK
- Fintech Wales: Grass Root Techies – GoCompare, Confused.com, Fintech Wales, W2 Global Solutions
Talent, skills & investment
- Live Locally, Work Globally: Shaping the Future of Talent Post-COVID-19 – 83 North, Dragons Rugby, GoCompare, Method 4, Qualifications Wales
- Securing Investment to Grow Your Tech Start-Up – Development Bank of Wales
“We’re pleased to be a founding partner of the first-ever Wales Tech Week and help showcase and support Welsh technology,” said Carl Griffiths, fund manager technology venture investments from founding partner, the Development Bank of Wales.
“Wales has an exciting technology sector filled with innovative businesses. At the Development Bank of Wales, our mission is to help these businesses start-up, strengthen and grow by providing long-term patient capital to help them develop and commercialise their technologies. Wales Tech Week will give them an opportunity to showcase their business and collaborate across sectors.”
To browse the full event agenda and register for free, click here.
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