London Technology Week to return in June
Mind Candy's Michael Acton Smith OBE, Martha Lane Fox CBE and LSE's Xavier Rolet among speakers at event to celebrate capital's tech sector
London Technology Week is to return next month to bring together leading figures from the world of technology to broadcast the capital’s tech credentials and attract tens of thousands of entrepreneurs, investors and developers.
Running from the 15-21 June, around d 60 events have already been confirmed for the event including start-up pitches to presentations from major players in the global tech industry, as well as the flagship Interop London 2015 trade show at the ExCel Centre from June 16-18.
The new group of London Technology Week ambassadors includes Mind Candy founder Michael Acton Smith OBE, Brightbridge Ventures CEO Dan Cobley, Lastminute.com founder Martha Lane Fox CBE, London Stock Exchange Group CEO Xavier Rolet, and WPP Group CEO Martin Sorrell.
Global brands in attendance are sponsors Bloomberg, Accenture, Stack Exchange and Goldman Sachs, as well as some fast-growth businesses Funding Circle and Blippar.
2014 saw the inaugural Technology Week take place in the capital, with thousands of people from around the world attending a calendar of 200 events featuring speakers including Boris Johnson, Sir Michael Moritz and Simon Breakwall.
ExCel London, Canada House, The Ritz and The Shard are set to host events as well as co-working spaces Central Working, Rainmaking Loft and The Trampery.
Gordon Innes, chief executive of London & Partners, commented: “London’s position as the tech capital of Europe is attracting global attention, as companies here are creating more life-changing products and attracting more funding than ever before.
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“London Technology Week showcases our tech expertise to the world, and I am delighted that so many industry leaders are on board, helping us to put on what is sure to be an amazing series of events across the city.”
Find out more about London Technology Week 2015 here.