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Thames Valley’s International Technology Conference 2015

Held at the impressive Microsoft UK Headquarterson 11th March, the 2015 conference will showcase the latest technological developments by innovative homegrown and international technology businesses.

Watch the 2014 conference video
Hear insights from the previous Thames Valley’s International Technology Conference about ground breaking technology developed and commercialised in the Thames Valley UK, and how the 2014 event presented outstanding networking opportunities with fast growth and international technology businesses.

Agenda

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09.45 – 10.05 Central Conference Hall, Welcome & Opening remarks
Chris Parker, Microsoft Ltd
Paul Briggs, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group

10.05 – 10.40 Opening Keynote: Technology, the global future perspective
Rohit Talwar, Futurist, Strategic Advisor, Author and Keynote Speaker, Fast Future

Global futurist and award winning speaker Rohit Talwar shares insights into the speed of change in the technology sector, and the need for winners in business to anticipate and plan for the future. With examples of Innovation and transformation across industry sectors. This session will help our audiences make sense of and respond to a constantly changing reality and a hyper connected world.

10.40 – 11.40 Disruptive technologies worth talking about
Bryan Glick, Computer Weekly

Bryan Glick, Editor in Chief of Computer Weekly returns to cut through the 2015 buzzwords and share what needs to happen for the latest products and services into the mainstream this year.

11.40 – 12.25 The Big Pitch for small tech
Louize Clark, ConnectTVT – co- founder
Timothy Brownstone – Founder and CEO, KYMIRA
Derek Goodwin, UKTI – Deputy Director, Global Entrepreneurship
Todd O’Brien, Co-founder & Head of Customer Development, DELL for Entrepreneurs, DELL

Chris Parker, Microsoft announces the winner of the 2015 Connect TVT Big Pitch competition before a panel of the Thames Valley regions aspiring and established tech start-ups bring to life the successes and failures, highs and lows of a serial tech entrepreneur.

12.30 – 13.15 Break : Buffet lunch

Delegates will enjoy product demonstrations, video interviews, online feedback and business networking during a buffet lunch courtesy of your host Microsoft.

13.15 – 14.00 Trends & Challenges: Tech UK outlook
Tudor Aw, KPMG LLP

Tudor Aw, author of KMPG Tech Monitor UK will share how the latest report highlights the Thames Valley is the lifeblood of tech sector enterprise concentration, especially for larger firms. Tudor will join a panel to debate how the Thames Valley can build on its success with the rising demand for technology in traditionally non-technical areas of business.

14.00 – 14.45 Disruptive Tech Spotlight: 3D Printing what does it mean for business?

14.45 – 15.15 Break: Networking and refreshment

15.15 – 16.10 Internet of Things
Dr Chris Moore, UK Trade and Investment
Andrew Roughan, Infinity SDC

Vodafone Machine to Machine specialists discuss the winners and losers in this much talked about technology revolution. Panelists Chris Moore, Tech Specialist, UKTI and Andrew Roughan of Infinity SDC will join Vodafone to debate the Internet of Things and Cloud adoption which are predicted to continue to grow through 2015 and beyond.

16.10 – 17.00 Staying one step ahead with Data Analytics
Andrew Roughan, Infinity SDC
Dr Chris Moore, UK Trade and Investment

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