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  • Looking for more creative ways to integrate audio with the design of your apps or web content? Familiar with iOS, HTML5 or video editing?

    Dolby is hosting a free happy hour and tech talk session in London on March 29th!

    Experience Dolby Audio in action and hear presentations from Adobe about its uses in Premiere Pro and Audition. They will show you all the tricks and tips and everything you need to know to create awesome audio using Dolby Audio.

    Come and grab this chance to win either of these prizes : a 12-month subscription to Creative Cloud, an iPad Pro, Apple TV and Apple gift cards!

    Interested? Register now, space is limited!

  • This seminar will bring together policymakers, officials and senior representatives from across the creative industries to discuss the priorities for ensuring the UK creative workforce remains globally competitive during and after the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

  • CityChain17 brings together Blockchain and Distributed Ledger thought leaders and entrepreneurs from across the globe. The aim? To provide the best and latest informed thinking and hype-free exploration of ideas, use cases, challenges, and concerns. The event is targeted at businesses, technologists, students, and academics with a need or desire to know more and to hear of the very best thinking in this important sector.

  • A proud part of the London Games Festival 2017

    With Guest of Honour, Dr. Jo Twist OBE, CEO, UKIE

    Six months on from the launch of the third round of the UK Games Fund, and in the context of Brexit, this event will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss and debate future priorities for the UK video games and interactive entertainment industry, including skills requirements; emerging opportunities for growth; navigating Brexit and the knock-on impact on access to overseas talent, Digital Single Market reform and the future IP and copyright landscape.

  • Chaired by Mark Sayers, Deputy-Director, Business, Crime & Skills Team, Cyber and Government Security Directorate, Cabinet Office

    Following the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021 and the announcement of the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy inquiry, this event will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the emerging cyber security threats.

    Attendees will consider options to address the systemic vulnerabilities of skill gaps, the implications of the Internet of Things as well as ways to improve Britain’s resilience in the context of the implementation of the UK’s Cyber Security Strategy.

  • Following on from the Science and Technology Committee’s recently launched inquiry into Managing Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer and just after the Autumn Statement announcement that there will be £2 Billion of new funding for technology, science research and development the morning will consider what steps the government, businesses and universities should be taking to aid the commercialisation process for new technology. Delegates will be given the opportunity to evaluate progress since the government named the eight great technologies in its 2012 industrial strategy to deliver economic growth and societal benefits.

    Discussions will include an analysis of the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill; the top priorities for the technologies within the UK’s future trade strategies following Brexit and recommendations and next steps following the Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry The Lessons Learnt from Graphene.

  • Set to take place six months on from the first successful public test of a driverless car on UK streets, and following the release of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into future uses of autonomous vehicles expected to report early in the new year, this forum will discuss the way forward for developing and commercialising connected and autonomous vehicle technology and assess the outcomes of the consultation into advanced driver assistance systems and automated vehicle technologies, the ways in which driverless cars are expected to disrupt the insurance market and necessitate changes to road traffic law and what intelligent infrastructure is needed to enable widespread adoption of driverless technology.

  • Data protection and the regulatory framework: preparing for EU GDPR and the consequences of Brexit
    Thursday, 27th April 2017
    Central London

    Guests of Honour
    Christopher Docksey, Coordinating Director, European Data Protection Supervisor
    Jonathan Bamford, Head of Parliamentary and Government Affairs, Information Commissioner’s Office

    This seminar will offer a timely opportunity to discuss the developing data protection and privacy landscape in the UK and Europe.

    It takes place as the UK’s future relationship with the EU remains unclear and with preparations beginning in earnest for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) coming into force in the UK and across Europe. Delegates will examine implementation issues affecting public and private sector organisations of varying scales and the way forward for effective international collaboration at a governmental, regulatory and industry level.

    Areas for discussion include the impact of...

  • The future for Human Resources - technology and the changing role for HR professionals
    Thursday, 27th April 2017
    Central London


    Guest of Honour

    A senior speaker confirmed from Glassdoor

    Delegates at this conference will discuss latest thinking on the use of HR and workforce management technology by employers in the UK.

    It will offer delegates the opportunity to hear case studies and best practice examples from industry, as well as insights from academics and thought leaders.

    Sessions will consider how technology can be used within talent recruitment and management strategies, as well as examining the role it can play in improving employee engagement and fostering organisational culture.

    Further sessions will consider the use of Big Data and HR analytics, as well as the future role for HR professionals in light of advancements in technology.

    The conference will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders including employers,...

  • Implementing the Prevent duty and teaching British values - key issues for schools, colleges and communities
    Tuesday, 9th May 2017
    Central London

    Guests of Honour
    Sophie Taylor, Deputy Director, Due Diligence and Counter Extremism, Department for Education
    Geraint Evans HMI, Specialist Advisor, Extremism, Ofsted

    Assessing the progress of the Government’s attempts to counter extremism amongst young people, following the introduction of a statutory duty for schools and FE colleges under the Prevent Strategy in September 2015, this seminar will bring together key stakeholders from across the education and local government sectors.

    Policymakers and stakeholders will examine the progress to date of the Prevent Strategy in schools and colleges, in light of concerns from the teaching profession regarding the guidance given to schools and the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ Counter-Extremism report, published in July 2016, which called for an independ...

  • Women in the tech sector: education, company cultures and business opportunities
    Tuesday, 9th May 2017
    Central London


    Guest of Honour
    Sarah Drinkwater, Head of Campus, London, Google

    This seminar will be an opportunity to take stock of progress for increasing the number of women in the field of technology and the further challenges which lie ahead, particularly in light of Brexit.

    It takes place as the demand grows for digital skills across all sectors of the economy and as Britain seeks to position itself as a world-leader in emerging technologies such as cyber security, A.I., wearable tech and virtual reality.

    Delegates will assess how to overcome the challenges remaining for attracting the interest and developing the skills of younger generations, as well as the professional barriers focusing on the effectiveness of quota systems, mentoring programmes, remote and flexible working initiatives and HR processes in promoting a culture of cha...

  • Taking place twelve months before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in across the EU, and in the context of recent high profile data breaches at Yahoo, Three and Tesco Bank, amongst others, this event will provide an opportunity for delegates to discuss and debate the future for European Data Protection policy - including reform of the ePrivacy Directive - assess the challenges and opportunities for GDPR implementation and consider strategies for raising the importance of data security and protection to become a board level concern.

  • Cyber security in the UK: policy and technology priorities
    Thursday, 18th May 2017
    Central London

    Guest of Honour
    A speaker confirmed from BAE Systems

    Following the launch of the Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy and National Cyber Security Centre, this seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the key policy priorities for cyber security in the UK.

    It will bring together stakeholders from the UK and EU legislatures, senior representatives from across industry, critical infrastructure providers, Government departments, their advisors and suppliers, as well as academics, citizen groups and other interested parties.

    As the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy considers evidence submitted to their inquiry into UK cyber security, delegates will assess the types and sources of cyber threats facing UK organisations, whether the new strategy is fit for purpose, and the potential impact of Brexit on intelligence sharing and l...

  • UK tech post-Brexit: investment, influence and policy priorities
    Tuesday, 27th June 2017
    Central London

    Guest of Honour
    Julian David, Chief Executive Officer, tech UK

    At a time of considerable uncertainty following the EU referendum, this seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the next steps for ensuring Britain’s technology sectors continue to flourish.

    Delegates will assess the key challenges facing the UK post-Brexit including a lack of confidence as negotiations continue, the application of EU regulation going forward for data, IoT and cyber security as well as examining the tax framework to ensure Britain continues to be competitive and attractive to global corporation and SMEs alike.

    Following the launch of the UK industrial strategy and a commitment to a ‘Global Britain’, delegates will discuss the key opportunities and priorities for the tech sector including attracting - both domestic and foreign - investment, ensuring acce...