Now in its eighth year, London Tech Week, owned by Informa Tech Founders and London & Partners, and co-founded with Tech London Advocates, powers 365 […]
Now in its eighth year, London Tech Week, owned by Informa Tech Founders and London & Partners, and co-founded with Tech London Advocates, powers 365 days of conversation that connects international tech communities and leaders to address how access to tech can have a profoundly positive impact in society and business.
In September 2020, we hosted an incredible 20,000+ attendees from across the globe for our first ever virtual London Tech Week. Tackling the most pressing topics of today through over 700 sessions, we boasted an unrivalled line up of 750+ speakers from across business, government and tech – from CEOs of large corporates, to founders of agile startups, to change-makers within society.
The mission is to build a better, more inclusive digital world by bringing together the world’s most inspirational founders, global leaders, senior investors and disruptive rising stars to collaborate and discuss the vital role of technology on society, and address challenges from bridging the digital divide to battling the Covid-19 pandemic.
London Tech Week is proud to feature the most influential tech leaders in the industry that provide insight, knowledge and spark debate at the festival. Previous speakers include Government Ministers from Theresa May to Matt Hancock who use London Tech Week as a platform to announce policy, as well as technology champions including Eric Schmidt, Hilary Clinton, Matthew Gould and Martha Lane Fox to name a few!
What’s in store for 2021?
We are taking our events to a ‘365 days a year’ content calendar, so you can enjoy a year-long events, content and research programme across our core themes – Leaders & Innovation, Investment, Knowledge & Skills, Global Impact, Diversity & Inclusion and Digital Enterprise.
This year, the agenda supports economic recovery in a sustainable, inclusive and resilient manner and will take place in a week-long Festival, 20-24 September 2021, offering both physical moments and a virtual agenda. Each theme will host activations across the city from highly curated, and safe, roundtables to wider conferences and social gatherings.
2021 Festival Themes
Leaders & Innovation connects innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate growth and drive positive change. As the world rebuilds from this period of uncertainty and change, Global Leaders Innovation Summit will explore how the tech ecosystem is working together to enable new futures where tech is for everyone and impactful innovation thrives.
Investment explores the entire ecosystem of Funding & Investment in Technology from under 30 Founders of the Future through to Elevating Founders, the flagship start-up programme to the world’s biggest Tech Festivals. We match the region’s top business ready Start-Ups with investors, vendors and customers to supercharge growth and discover the next Tech unicorns.
Knowledge & Skills contributes to creating a digital nation of significance through upskilling opportunities, exploring both the Future of Work and the Future of Education. Future EdTech 2021 commits to exploring the key learnings from the past year, providing space to discuss and debate future challenges and opportunities for technology in education, while Future of Work Summit 2021 will discuss and debate the challenges and solutions underpinned by the transformative impact of technology.
Global Impact is a portfolio of events including Founders Forum HealthTech Summit and Climate Summit, not only to tackle era-defining questions, but to highlight and accelerate the positive impact technology can have for the global ecosystem.
Diversity & Inclusion addresses under representation in the technology industry and creating positive movements to change, through Gender, BAME, Social mobility and assistive tech through accelerateHER and Black Tech Fest. These events strive to ensure the UK Tech Sector has Equity, the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people.
Digital Enterprise highlights how traditional business practice is being put to the test through the adoption of digital strategies to help organisations meet the ever-changing demands of the consumer. From retail, marketing, financial services, transport and more, events in this stream will delve into how industries are transforming in the face of innovation and disruption.
Learn more about our 2021 events at londontechweek.com/events
Be Part of the Future
We welcome you to join us to celebrate all things tech, and meet like-minded tech enthusiasts to network, learn and enjoy demonstrations, workshops, debates, meet ups and parties!
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