London Technology Week Events and Attractions You Should Consider Visiting

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If you happen to visit London this week, be sure to spend some time at the first ever London Technology Week. The event is described as London’s way of showcasing the city’s designation as the digital capital of Europe. It will be a gathering of thousands of tech professionals who will share new ideas, establish business relationships, and illustrate why London deserves to be considered as a top global tech hub.

London Technology Week will be held from June 16 through 20. This five-day long event will have multiple sub-events that will be held at various locations. It will be attended by many of the top names in the tech industry including Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn and Michael Birch of Bebo. Over 30,000 tech entrepreneurs from different parts of the world are also expected to participate in the week-long collection of events. The following are some of the most interesting events you should visit:

Tech Founder Talks, June 17

This event is a panel discussion featuring some of the most successful startups in London. It’s a great opportunity to gain insights about achieving success in the tech industry. The startup companies that will be featured include Duedil, Funding Circle, Hailo, Housetrip, and Secret Sales. These companies have been able to raise capitalization amounting to more than  £220 million or around $373 million. It will be interesting to know they found success in attracting funding and in sustaining their operations. Tech Founder Talks will be held at Unit 2 Waterside, 44-48 Wharf  Road.

Panel Debate – “Data Is Safer in Your Own Vault or in the Cloud?”, June 18

Are you still doubtful of the reliability of cloud computing? Do you have second thoughts in trusting data security on the cloud? Then, you should consider taking part in this panel debate that will take place at Olympia London. The discussions will be centered on security and safety concerns of cloud computing. It can be a good place to get insights on the current cloud security situation and to set perspectives or outlooks of its future.

FashTech, June 18

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For those who love fashion and are also interested in technology, FashTech is a good event to visit. It is basically a meetup event that seeks to facilitate discussions on topics at the intersection of fashion and technology. Obviously, it is one way of emphasizing London’s renown as a global fashion destination. The event seeks to explain and demonstrate how fashion technology is a big deal in London. It will be held at the London College of Fashion in Holborn.

Panel Debate – “Will Artificial Intelligence Put My Job at Risk?”, June 18

This is another discussion worth attending. Artificial intelligence is already making quite a prominent presence in modern technology. One system was even reported to have finally passed the Turing Test. If you want to learn more about technology’s possible implications on your job, head to Prince Philip House on June 18 at 6:30 PM to engage in discussions about the human job security consequences of continually advancing artificial intelligence technology. Don’t worry, you will be discussing things with real humans.

Demo Event – “Retail Is Getting Intelligent: What Is Possible?”, June 19

To be staged at Level 42 Canary Wharf, this demonstration will be made possible by JLAB. It aims to show the possibilities of better retail technology. If Amazon makes use of a user’s product purchase history to make recommendations on what to buy next, there are other technologies that can help improve the retail experience. The use of real-time customer data and 3D rendering are expected to be some of the demo’s highlights.

Tech Tavern. June 16-20

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Pocket-Lint, one of the leading tech sites at present, is collaborating with O2 to organize the five-day long Tech Tavern at the Fable bar along Holborn Viaduct. Tech Tavern will showcase a wide range of products and technologies from various tech companies like Sony, HTC, Samsung, Huawei, and LG. Well, most of the products to be featured are mobile devices but there will also be home and business appliances including projectors, TVs, and cameras. Those who want to try Google Glass on should also visit Tech Tavern as it is expected to be demoed along with the latest Makerbot 3D printers and new PS4 games.

London is not easily associated with tech events as compared to Las Vegas (CES), Barcelona (IFA), and a number of Asian cities. London Technology Week is a good start to establish London’s reputation as a great destination for technology. The events mentioned above are just a few of the many things to expect at the London Technology Week. There are more to look forward to and to get excited about.