15th February 2018

The Chamber has announced it will be running its renowned International Technology Conference for the fifth year on the 3rd of May 2018. Held at Microsoft’s UK head-offices in Reading, the full day event will explore innovative advances in technologies, showcasing the latest tools and methodologies needed for succeeding in an ever growing and advanced world.

Already becoming the ‘must attend’ conference of the year the 2018 programme will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. A series of expert speakers will be presenting throughout the day with an array of interviews, speaker presentations, case studies and interactive panels.

The opening keynote will review the ‘UK’s engine of futurists, technologists, entrepreneurs, impact drivers and innovators’. Other topical and thought-provoking presentations include: ‘hacking the internet’s immune system’; ‘augmented reality, computer and electronic components to enhance vision’; ‘walking through AI Clouds’; ‘managing accelerating change and mindset transformation’ and ‘extreme creativity’.

An extended networking zone, that will include the latest interactive technologies, will also be on display, with attendees having opportunity to network with peers and industry thought leaders.

Paul Britton, CEO of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce commented: “We have put together an exciting programme of trending topics and educational content by a series of inspiring speakers. Attendees will have the opportunity to identify how their company can plan for future success whilst examining current strategies and structures to support effective innovation and creativity.

“Earlier this year we launched our highly anticipated Business Manifesto. Six core pillars form the foundations of our planned activity that we will continually champion throughout the year. One of those all-important pillars includes being ‘Influential’, which the technology conference is a key part. As the UK’s true turbo economy, one of the most successful economic regions throughout the country, and home to more than 8,000 tech led businesses in the UK, we want to use the conference to help put the Thames Valley on the map.”