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  • 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...

  • Priorities for UK spectrum policy: demand, developing 5G, and the UK's international role
    Morning, Thursday, 6th July 2017
    Central London

    Guests of Honour
    Dr Nick Munn, Head of Spectrum Policy, Digital Economy Unit, DCMS
    Philip Marnick, Group Director, Spectrum Policy Group, Ofcom

    This timely seminar will assess the way forward for UK spectrum policy and management - looking at regulation, innovation and international relationships.

    As Ofcom announces its thinking and plans for 5G development, delegates will discuss the best ways to encourage investment, ensure the availability of key bands such as 3.4GHz – 3.8GHz and above 26GHz as well UK leadership internationally in this field at a time when the implications of Brexit are being debated.

    Delegates will also discuss the ever increasing demand for spectrum, and the best ways to reconcile that whilst protecting other users and services at a time when Ofcom has closed its consultation into 2....

  • Examining the development of smart cities technology in the UK, this conference takes place in the context of the recently published Digital Strategy to foster digital innovation and connectivity throughout the UK, including the formation of a Business Connectivity Forum and a £1bn programme to accelerate the development and uptake of next generation digital infrastructure.

    With towns and cities continuing to increase their smart capabilities to make urban living more efficient and cost effective, to support environmental sustainability, delegates will assess the way forward for addressing key barriers to growth in areas such as digital infrastructure, skills and access to finance.

    Delegates will also discuss key issues for the sectors and businesses involved in developing smart cities in the UK industry, looking at prospects for exports and international competiveness, and priorities for the Brexit negotiations.

  • It's that time of the year! AngelHack Global Hackathon Series is coming back to London July 15-16th!

    Compete for a place in AngelHack's HACKcelerator ( connecting Silicon Valley resources to (aspiring) entrepreneurs around the globe.

    All startup concepts solving a problem with technology are eligible. We will have an on site team building session, workshops, pitch practice, demos of all concepts with live judging and an Awards Ceremony.

    See event page for full details and we can't wait to see you there!

    About AngelHack:
    AngelHack is the world’s largest and most diverse developer ecosystem, with 125,000+ developers, designers, and entrepreneurs around the world, helping to drive open innovation of tech products, platforms and brands with extraordinary smarts, scale and speed.

  • Growth in the UK creative industries and priorities for the Industrial Strategy
    Morning, Thursday, 7th September 2017
    Central London

    Guests of Honour
    Andrea Young, Director of Broadcasting, Media and the Creative Industries, DCMS (subject to Departmental business)
    Sue Bishop, Director, Creative, Consumer and Sports Economy, DIT (subject to Departmental business)

    This seminar will examine the priorities for the UK’s creative industries post-Brexit.

    Sessions assess sector-wide priorities for a post-EU framework, as well as issues for individual sectors within the creative economy, focusing on:

    Talent pipelines, skill gaps, career pathways and professional development;
    Making the case for future public investment;
    Utilising, developing and investing in new technologies;
    Balancing growth in creative clusters across the nations and regions of the UK;
    International trade, export strength and soft power; and
    Identifying priorities for regulato...

  • This seminar focuses on the future for broadband delivery in the UK - looking at the future of investment in digital infrastructure, access and regulation.

    It takes place in the context of the Digital Strategy, which proposes the implementation of a Universal Service Obligation (USO), investment of £1 billion to accelerate the development and uptake of next generation digital infrastructure, and support for consumers to get the best from their broadband services. It also follows the recent legal separation of Openreach and BT Group.

    Delegates will discuss the latest developments in 5G and ultra-fast including areas of focus for R&D and remaining practical issues for implementation following firm commitment and funding from government. They will also assess issues for consumers at a time when the ASA is reviewing market practices and considers the parameters of the proposed USO; priorities for the proposed Productivity Council in supporting improved connectivity for business, part...

  • Blockchain Live is open to anyone with an interest in unlocking the value of blockchain whether taking a first look into what blockchain is and what it means or those more advanced and looking for answers to specific questions. Blockchain Live Adopters and Explorers will be made up of senior business leaders.

  • This seminar will focus on the future of crime and policing in London.

    It is scheduled to discuss priorities for the implementation of London’s recently published Police and Crime Plan - due for publication shortly - which sets out the Mayor’s strategic priorities for making London a safer city.

    Planned sessions focus on key challenges and opportunities presented by the Mayor’s proposals to establish “real neighbourhood policing”, looking in particular at how the use of locally set priorities might inform future crime prevention strategy, as well as the impact of the proposed delivery of two dedicated Police Constables in every London ward by the end of 2017.

    Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss latest trends and emerging threats in city-wide crime - including fraud, cyber-crime and terrorism - as well as what will be needed from police, local boroughs, communities and criminal justice partners in tackling high-harm crimes that impact on vulnerable groups - such...