11th May 2017

Many high-profile experts from across the technology sector including Iain Wilson, research fellow at Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford, Rob Fraser, UK Tech Evangelism Lead at Microsoft and Bryan Glick, Editor in Chief at Computer Weekly will be sharing the latest innovations, insights and ideas at the fourth annual International Technology Conference, hosted by the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and Microsoft UK. The event aims to bring together businesses interested in learning about the latest developments and gaining industry insight into the sector.

World renowned speaker Renato De Castro, Executive Director at SmartUp Consulting Firm, will present ‘A Blurred Smart Future: Four disruptive predictions that will blow your mind’ providing an overview of technologies and trends that are helping define our future world.

The day, facilitated by Jon Briggs, the original voice of Siri UK, will include educational content, case studies and interactive panel discussions with attendees having the opportunity to network with peers and industry thought leaders.

Two major panel discussions will review digital strategies, changes in perceptions of end users and behavioural changes. Experts include Jennie Wright at CDG, Will Richmond-Coggan from Pitmans and Karen Bonnett, Vodafone Enterprise will discuss ‘The Digital Age, Transformation and the Impact on Businesses’ – highlighting how organisations must transform and adapt to ever more dynamically changing conditions to survive in the digital age.

The second panel discussion will focus on ‘Employees, Future Job Market and Education’ looking at emerging technologies and the skillset of future employees including the gender imbalance in the technology sector and future jobs. A series of experts will lead the discussions including Sheridan Ash, Technology and Investments Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, who passionately campaigns about getting more young girls and women into tech careers as well as set up and leads PwC’s ‘Women in Technology’ initiative. Panel speakers also include Chris Blundell at MHA MacIntrye Hudson LLP, Adam Thilthorpe (FBCS FRSA), The Chartered Institute for IT and Naomi Hanrahan-Soar, Vice Chair for Tech UK Skills, Talent and Diversity Group, Tech UK.

Paul Britton, CEO at the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce commented: “Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from renowned experts in the technology field in one room – many of whom are helping define the next generation of digital experiences by turning them into a reality.

“With the sector continually changing the conference will be an ideal platform to hear about the latest developments and experience new technologies.”