10 Must-See London Tech Week Events for 2018

Jun 6, 2018 · A small guide to the biggest week in London tech!

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Next Monday, 11 June, marks the beginning of London Tech Week, a week-long exhibition and celebration of all things London tech! Every year, London Tech Week hosts over 300 events with +55,000 attendees from 90+ countries all over the world. 2018 promises to be no different. Whether you are a startup, scaleup, first-time founder or serial entrepreneur, London Tech Week literally has something for everyone. While this is not nearly an exhaustive list, we did want to highlight a few key happenings that you are not going to want to miss out on!

Presenting… 10 Must-See London Tech Week Events (in no certain order - we love all LTW events equally! :)

10. CogX London 2018 - Explore the World of AI - Mon & Tue, 11-12 June

CogX 2018 will bring together 4,000 attendees and 300 speakers across 5 main stages, more than doubling the size of the acclaimed inaugural 2017 event. The event will feature an expanded agenda discussing not only The Impact of AI on Industry, Government and Society but also the pressing question for executives of How To Get From Lab to Live and at the same time deploy AI responsibly and ethically. CogX will explore how AI Intersects With Emerging Technologies including Blockchain, IoT and 5G telecoms, VR and AR, as well as the future of transportation, health and education.

9. London Tech Week Gala Dinner, in support of The Prince’s Trust - Mon, 11 June

A fun, formal event to mark the beginning of the festivities, the London Tech Week Gala Dinner will bring together our Ambassadors and VIPs from the tech sector, for a prestigious three-course dinner in central London. Proceeds go to support The Prince’s Trust, who are helping to inspire young people across the UK to reach their potential. Come join an exclusive networking opportunity for the most influential names in tech!

8. LeadersIn Tech Summit - Mon & Tue, 11-12 June

The LeadersIn Tech Summit is the headline thought leadership event of London Tech Week. More than a technology event, the LeadersIn Tech Summit is a forum designed to foster frank conversations about real challenges, threats and opportunities presented by an increasingly digital world. This year’s focus looks at how scale-ups and tech giants come together to create a thriving tech ecosystem. C-level speakers include representatives from WPP, Google, Facebook, Sainsbury’s, Microsoft, Mastercard, SNAP inc and more. Places extremely limited. Book today!

7. Startup Grind Europe Confrence 2018 - Wed, 13 June

Startup Grind Europe is returning to London with 2,500 founders, investors, and innovators for a full day of invaluable content, world-class networking, and ample resources for startups. 100 sessions, 75 exhibiting startups, 20 strategic partners with conversations around fintech, funding, and the future. Founders come to demo their products, get exposure to potential customers, and network within their community. Investors come for face-time with startups, to learn about new innovations and recruit for their next investment. Partners come to help and work with startups. Whether you're raising your next round or just slightly interested in startups, you won't want to miss this event. There's something for everyone. Startup Grind Europe is the place to meet and learn from the best.

6.Tech Foresight 2038: Shifting Realities - Thur, 14 June

Enter the world of 2038, where things are not always what they seem to be, and where technological breakthroughs could change the way we engage with and see the world. Delve into a shifting reality brought on by computer-assisted synthesis, nanophotonics, artificial scientific discovery, new data approaches, 4D printing and nutrition futures. Tech Foresight brings industry leaders together with our world-class academics. Explore how your business can adapt to shifting realities enabled by technology through academic visionary perspectives on the future, interactive workshops, engaging student work, and provocative panel debates. Brought to you by Imperial Business Partners.

5. Talent.io hosts Hacking Growth: Building Diverse Teams - Wed, 13 June

How important is diversity to your growth agenda? For London Tech Week, talent.io is bringing together a number of technology leaders currently running fast-growing tech start-ups in London to discuss why they believe building diverse teams alongside developing inclusive cultures is the key to growing their companies and what they are doing to ensure it’s happening. Save 20% with code TALENTLTW

4. Startup Open House London - Hiring Event - Thur, 14 June

Connecting London’s Most Sought-After Professionals with The City’s Best Startups.

As part of London Tech Week, Jobbio and Startup Open House are teaming up to revolutionize tech recruitment. For one evening, London’s best startups will open their doors to welcome top talent, giving job seekers, investors, and curious neighbours the chance to learn about these companies, their products, their culture, vibe, and values from the inside out. Come walk through London’s most innovative startups and connect with top entrepreneurs where they create. Get involved. Get inspired. Get hired!

3. Wonder Women Tech Diversity and Inclusion Conference and Career Fair - Fri, 15 June

The largest women and diversity focused conference and career fair during London Techweek!

Wonder Women Tech is back in London during London Tech Week to highlight, celebrate and educate women and the underrepresented in STEAM! Join us for a one-day conference right in the heart of London, as well as a career fair that will be FREE and open to the public with resume submission!

Wonder Women Tech’s mission is to highlight, celebrate and educate women and the underrepresented in STEAM industries. We create conferences, events, workshops and initiatives where we bring together changemakers, pioneers, innovators, and high-level speakers and attendees to explore ideas, discussions, and solutions for women and the underrepresented to succeed and thrive. We seek to ‘disrupt the conference model’ and create a shift in diversity and inclusion within STEAM industries by offering revolutionary content and impactful discussions that will further the development of women, girls and the underrepresented as innovators.

2. Tech Night Party: Tech Week's Official Party - Wed, 13 June

Let your hair down at Tech Week’s official party, offering a high energy, fun atmosphere including drinks, great music and our very own Unicorn Rodeo with scale-up riders including Jess Butcher (co-founder, Blippar) Michael Acton Smith (co-founder, Calm), Mike Butcher (TechCrunch) and Sarah Wood (founder, Unruly). The party will take place at Shoreditch Town Hall in the centre of London’s tech hub. Tickets selling fast!

1. TechXLR8 - Tue-Thur, 12-14 June

London Tech Week's headline exhibition

Promoting future tech, realigning business strategy and forging collaboration, TechXLR8 explores how digital transformation is changing how business gets done. London Tech Week’s headline exhibition and conference is elevating the transformational impact of technology on industry, lives and society.

Experience the technologies shaping your world at TechXLR8’s large-scale exhibition and multiple demo zones. Hear from the biggest Change Makers in tech on the London Tech Week Headliners Stage, all of which is free-to-attend. This year’s Headline Keynote speakers include the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Jimmy Wales (Co-Founder, Wikipedia), Martha Lane Fox (Co-Founder, lastminute.com), William Ruh (CEO, GE Digital), Gavin Patterson (CEO, BT) and more.

TechXLR8 will also play host to eight leading technology events under one roof:

- 5G World

- Internet of Things World Europe

- AR & VR World

- Digital CX World

- Cloud & DevOps World

- Smart Transportation & Mobility

- Blockchain360

- Project Kairos

Register for your FREE Visitors’ Ticket Or take advantage of everything TechXLR8 has to offer, by attending as a Premium Pass delegate. The TechXLR8 Premium Pass lets you create your own personalised programme of world-class content across all of the above events. Join over 15,000 attendees and more than 8,000 companies at Europe’s largest tech exhibition!

Too much to choose from? Get all of the best of the best with London Tech Week’s Golden Ticket. Unlock unique access to of Tech Week’s core programme for those aiming to network, learn and do business!

Still not enough? Check out full listing of +300 London Tech Week events here.

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