Monday June 10th marks the beginning of 2019’s London Tech Week, a week-long showcase and celebration of all things London and UK tech. Every year, London Tech Week hosts over 300 events, with 55,000+ attendees from 90+ countries descending on the capital. World-class speakers, innovators and tech experts come to the city to share and discuss the most exciting developments and topics in tech today.
Whether you are a startup, scaleup, first-time entrepreneur, tech talent or serial founder, London Tech Week literally has something for everyone. It’s impossible to attend every event, so we’ve cherry-picked the best events from each day of the festival so you can make sure you don’t miss out. Follow the links to register.
CogX London 2019 – Explore the World of AI – Mon – Wed 10-12 June, Kings Cross
CogX takes place over three days, so you should be able to find some time to go along and experience it. CogX 2019 will cover the World of AI through multiple lenses, with 10 stages covering Impact, Ethics, Future of Work & Education, Cutting Edge tech and Health. Speakers include Headspace Co-Founder, Andy Puddicombe, Starling Bank CEO, Anne Boden, Digital Secretary of State Jeremy Wright, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and our very own CEO Gerard Grech to name just a few.
Free Expo passes for the Tech Nation community. Grab em while they’re hot.
How can Corporates and Startups build win-win innovation partnerships? – Mon 10 June, 10.00-12.00 – RocketSpace, 40 Islington High Street N1 8EQ
How can corporates and startups overcome common challenges to create partnerships that work? Tech London Advocates showcases cross-sector insights from successful corporate – startup collaborations. Join innovation leaders from both sides who’ve done it, and explore how to create partnerships aligning strategic fit, complementary capabilities, shared goals and processes for scaling-up.
Workfinder Launch Event hosted by Wayra UK and Sherry Coutu CBE, Mon 10 June, 12.00-15.00 – House of Commons SW1
According to the BBC, “almost a third of graduates are overeducated for their job”, the new Workfinder app aims to show students that entrepreneurship is a valid career option by connecting them to the rising tech and startup scene to benefit from first hand experience and help to improve long-term employment.
WorkerTech Unconference – exploring the future of fair work – Mon 10 June, 15.30-16.00 – x+why, 20-30 Whitechapel Road
WorkerTech ask what the future of fair work looks like and how can technology help to improve the prospects and power of workers? Organised by the brilliant Bethnal Green Ventures this exciting ‘unconference’ is an opportunity to meet peers and discuss all things relating to technology for workers.
An Introduction to AI – Mon 10 June, 16.00-17.30 – RSM Offices, Farringdon
Our friends at RSM alongside Mathys & Squire will be providing an overview on Artificial Intelligence and how it’s transforming business operations across a range of functions and industries. This session aims to address some of the key challenges when it comes to implementing and utilising AI as well as the opportunities that can arise in this brave new world.
Showcasing Scotland’s best – We’re thinking Global are you? – Mon 10 June, 17.00-19.00 – Scotland House, 58 Victoria Embankment, EC4Y 0DS
It has been widely known in Scotland that some of the most innovative Scottish companies have been at the forefront of data science, but does the rest of the world know? Scottish Business Network showcases how the technology sector in Scotland is primed for international growth.
Thinking big for small business – Mon 10 June, 17.30-20.00, One Birdcage Walk
A special event with Square CEO and Twitter co-founder & CEO, Jack Dorsey. Dorsey brought Square to the UK two years ago to help the nation’s 5.7 million small businesses accept card payments and get paid fast. Hear directly from him, and a selection of inspirational small business owners on how tech is helping the UK’s SMEs thrive at this special event curated by the top folk at Enterprise Nation.
London Tech Week Opening Dinner, in support of Founders4Schools – Mon 10 June, 18.30-22.30 – The Pavilion, Tower of London
Kick your London Tech Week off with a bit of tech socialising! Network with London Tech Week Ambassadors, pioneering tech leaders, futurists and innovators and enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks and entertainment, all in support of Founders4Schools.
Bloomberg’s Sooner Than You Think – Tue – Wed 11-12 June, Central Hall Westminster
Join over 600 attendees in Westminster as Tech Nation teams up with Bloomberg and the UK Government for one of London Tech Week’s highest profile events, Sooner Than You Think. Leaders of some of the world’s most successful tech companies will be in attendance to include senior speakers from Uber, Slack, Google and WeWork.
Free ticket with code TECHNATION.
Panel: Diversity, Inclusion and Intersectionality in Tech – Tue 11 June, 8.00-10.00 – Schneider Electric London SW1E 5JL
Just 8.5% of senior leaders in technology are from a minority background, while women make up only 12.6% of board members in the sector. This is compared to the 30% female representation now achieved by FTSE 100 businesses.
This insightful panel discussion will feature Sheree Atcheson of Deloitte, Tara Mansfield, Head of HR at Monzo, Asif Sadiq MBE: Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at The Telegraph and Estelle Jackson: Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Lead, Poly.
HealthTech Innovator Conference 2019 – Tue 11 June, 8.00-14.00 – Ropemaker Street
Join our friends at Tech London Advocates as their HealthTech Working Group showcase London as the centre of the UK’s healthtech ecosystem. This fast-paced event will provide opportunities for health startups and scaleups to pitch and demo their innovations, and attendees will also be hearing from pharma, charities and corporates about innovation and collaboration opportunities.
Africa Tech Summit London – Tue 11 June, 8.00-19.00 – The Grange Hotel, St. Pauls
The 4th annual event will explore the latest trends, connect 250+ key stakeholders from across the continent through keynotes, breakout sessions and networking events.
Leaders In Tech Summit – Tue 11 June, 10.00-18.00 – Barbican Centre
The focus of this year’s Summit is on reinventing legacy industries, providing the tools needed to keep pace with drivers of disruption and the new school of innovation. There will be a macro view on the challenges and opportunities of digitisation, as well as a focus on connecting corporates and startups to unlock the best potential of both.
Insurtech UK Summer Reception, Tue 11 June, 16.00-19.00 – Browne Jacobson LLP, 6 Bevis Marks, EC3A 7BA
Join the inaugural Summer Reception on the amazing roof terrace of Insurtech UK Legal Partner Browne Jacobson LLP, where you will be able to rub shoulders with the best and brightest that insurtech has to offer while looking out onto the London skyline. This is the formal launch of Insurtech UK as a trade association, where they will outline how they are working with Government on a number of initiatives to help insurtech startups become global players outside of the UK.
Media Tech Disruptors & Food Innovators Panel – Tue 11 June, 17.00-20.00 – Westmont Enterprise Hub, University of West London
With tech disruption in broadcast media ever-growing and innovation in food on the rise, the nature of ‘how things are done’ are changing and evolving rapidly. Join for insightful discussion and, of course, some networking.
OII London Lecture: A.I. in Society – Opportunities and Risks – Tue 11 June, 18.30-19.30 – IET London: Savoy Place WC2R 0BL
Professor Luciano Floridi, Director of the Digital Ethics Lab of the Oxford Internet Institute, discusses the opportunities and risks generated by our increasing success in engineering Artificial Intelligence—smart and autonomous agents able to learn—and how that success might shape our everyday lives.
Innovation Festival – Wed 12 June, 8.30-14.00, Leonardo Royal Hotel, Tower Bridge
Join the dynamic London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme and the Mayor’s International Business Programme for the second annual Innovation Festival. This year the focus will be corporate innovation. The event will bring together corporate innovators and entrepreneurs for a day of thought-provoking keynotes, engaging panel sessions and multiple networking opportunities, all with the aim of exploring how corporates and the startup/scaleup community can collaborate better.
TechXLR8 – Wed – Thu 12-13 June, 9.00-18.00 – ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock
Experience the diverse and cutting-edge technology at TechXLR8 alongside 15,000 attendees, 600+ speakers and 300+ exhibitors.
At this large-scale exhibition with multiple demo zones, hear from the biggest tech gurus across a multitude of industries. This year’s keynote speakers include CEO of Barclays, Executive Director AI at UBS, President of Operations and Technology at Mastercard and Chairman/CEO of British Airways.
Working in gov tech – Wed 12 June, 15.00-16.00 – HMRC, 100 Parliament Street
Women In IT Transformation Leader of the Year 2018, Sarah Trickett and some of the digital, data and technology apprentices invite you to an informal session to hear about what it’s really like working in HMRC digital. They’ll be plenty of time for you to ask questions about the often mysterious world of government tech, and get career tips and advice.
Global Investor & CXO Networking Reception – Wed June 12, 17.00-21.00 – Belgravia
This event takes the form of a showcase and matchmaking session with an Exhibitor zone featuring innovation from across global tech hubs, Snapshot presentations from regional tech hubs and participating startups and Matchmaking sessions with 1-to-1 meetings between startups, corporates and investors
Transforming banking: a fintech success story – Wed 12 June, 17.30-19.00 – Bristows LLP, Victoria Embankment
In 2018 Norway’s largest financial institution, DNB Bank AsA partnered with award-winning UK Fintech consultancy 11:FS to create 11:FS Foundry, tipped by the FT as the “Fintech collaboration to watch in 2019”.
This event will feature a stellar panel of speakers including David Brear and Leda Glyptis from 11:FS, Martin Vollan from DNB and Lou Eldridge and Toby Crick of Bristows, moderated by Mike Butcher, Editor-at-Large at TechCrunch.
Leeds City Region – Why Scale Up in the North? – Wed 12 June, 18.00-21.00 – White Collar Factory, Old Street Yard
The Leeds City Region boasts a fast-growing tech ecosystem, 10 universities and an annual pipeline of 15,100 STEM graduates, so it is no surprise the UK’s leading creative and tech businesses are investing in the region.
Home of the UK’s largest digital festival outside of London, the Leeds Digital Festival, it is now the base for tech companies at the cutting edge of their field including NHS Digital, Sky Betting and Gaming, DAZN, BJSS and the new landmark National HQ for Channel 4.
Geospatial Commission Evening Reception – Wed 12 June, 18.00-21.00 – Geovation, 65 Goswell Road
Celebrate the UK’s global geospatial leadership: geospatial data and technology is changing how we live, work and travel and the increasing relevance of geospatial data and technology presents a clear and valuable global opportunity.
Hear and meet members of the UK’s Geospatial Commission and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s National Data Strategy Team who will talk about their objective to unlock the power of data in the UK economy and government, while building public confidence in its use.
So you want to hire & retain more women – Thu 13 June, 8.00-10.00 – Google for startups campus
You know you need to hire and develop more women into leadership roles but how do you practically go about doing this?
Join this breakfast event where three industry leaders will share their insights on how a holistic approach to attracting, hiring and developing women will ensure you build a sustainable pipeline of female talent and keep them!
The Future of Work Summit – Thu 13 June, 8.00-17.30 – WeWork, Devonshire Square
The Future of Work summit is aimed at those responsible for people strategy and organisational development is designed to support those who have the potential to influence change in the workplace.
Hear from our experts from Twitter, TfL, AutoTrader, Nestle, Flywire, Deutsche Telekom, MoneySuperMarket.com, TechUK, NHS and more…
A Bright Tech Future – Thu 13 June, 14.30-17.30 – Barbican Centre
With the tech industry expanding 2.6x faster than the rest of the economy, and worth nearly £184bn, there’s an abundance of jobs and skills fuelling the UK’s tech sector. Tech Nation’s groundbreaking report takes 70 million rows of untapped data to highlight unparalleled insight into the labour market, showing the trends over 4 years.
Join us at the Barbican on 13th June for an exclusive look into the UK tech job market, with speakers from the Zoopla, Onfido, Makers and Developing Experts, as well as Digital Minister Margot James, and keynote speaker Bonita Norris, the youngest person to reach the summit of Everest and the North Pole.
Tech Night Party: Tech Week’s Official Party with WeWork – Thu 13 June, 17.00-00.00 – WeWork, Devonshire Square
The social event of Tech Week, the Tech Night Party, is being hosted by WeWork to showcase innovative workspaces and bridge the gap between work and play. With an unrivalled guestlist boasting tech leaders from some of the worlds biggest brands, free drinks and a live DJ set, the Tech Night Party is the perfect opportunity for fun and informal networking to close off an amazing London Tech Week in 2019!
Techfest – a festival of innovation and technology – Fri 14 June, 10.00-19.00 – Kings Place, Kings Cross
Techfest is a celebration of innovative technology. Browse around the technology zones – each with demo’s on request; hear from technology experts; listen to real life customers about how technology has helped them innovate.
In a festival style there will be lots of things going – it’s up to you to choose what you go to when.
Govtech Summer Drinks – Fri 14 June, 17.30-19.30 – Central Working Victoria, 25 Eccleston Place
Join PUBLIC & Accenture at the annual GovTech Summer Drinks, raise a glass to the closing of London Tech Week 2019 and look forward to a fantastic year for technology ahead.
WIRED Pulse: AI at the Barbican – Sat, 15 June, 10.00-17.00 – Barbican
This is a one-day event exploring the impact of artificial intelligence on human experience, social interaction and on how we live. Curated by the award-winning WIRED editorial team, the programme features eight high-level talks from a compelling speaker faculty, a musical performance, plus a Test Lab with over a dozen demos.
The event is a conversation-started for the larger discussion and debate on machine learning, with topics addressing ethics, health, creativity, self-driving vehicles and decision-making.