UK Tech Week – Official Launch Event

To mark the start of the first ever UK Tech Week, we’re hosting an invitation-only launch event at an exclusive venue in Birmingham city centre.

Bringing together representatives from our Event Partners, supporters, and sponsors, we’ll hear insights from Stuart Clarke MBE, Founder of UK Tech Week, Naomi Timperley FRSA, Tech North Advocates, and Yiannis Maos MBE, CEO of Birmingham Tech Week, on how tech is growing all across the UK, in smaller towns as well as bigger cities, and what we can all do to support this growth.

Chaired by Oli Barrett MBE, the panel will explore the importance of regional representation in national policy, how collaboration improves the tech sector and the outlook for the sector. Speakers include:

  • Marika Beckford, Tech Talent Charter Ambassador: With a wealth of experience working with local and national government agencies, media broadcasters, policy leaders, and stakeholders within higher education and academia, Marika has led regional and national campaigns fostering collaborations and partnerships with the world’s top tech organisations including Microsoft, Google and Amazon. A passionate advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the tech and creative industries, Marika helps business leaders, creators and innovators prepare to thrive in an ever-evolving digital economy.
  • Nigel Lambe, Sussex Innovation: Nigel Lambe is the Executive Director of Sussex Innovation, where he spearheads initiatives to support and nurture innovative businesses. With a keen understanding of the challenges and pressures faced by growing companies, Nigel works tirelessly to maximise opportunities for entrepreneurs.
  • Camila de Coverley Veale, Startup Coalition: As Policy Director, Camilla oversees the Startup Coalitions’ many policy campaigns and specialises in whole ecosystem issues including competition policy. She is regularly called to testify on startup issues for Parliamentary Select Committees and previously led policy as a UK aerospace startup. She has agency experience with Fintech, Automation and Investment policy.

The event will wrap up with an opportunity to network over drinks and canapes.

Date: 22 April 2024

Time: 1:00pm

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UK Tech Week


Birmingham city centure

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