Conference: TechSolent

14 June @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Solent Conference Centre, The Spark Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN

Tech Solent is the inaugural event to connect, celebrate and promote the tech industry across Southampton and wider Solent region.

Key fact: Southampton’s tech sector is growing rapidly and continues to thrive, with a turnover of £2.1bn outstripping the likes of Bristol, Reading, Bournemouth and Brighton (Tech Nation, 2017).

Home to the world-leading Web Science Institute, marine technology sector and National Oceanography Centre, Southampton and the wider Solent region is fertile ground for further tech development and for attracting and developing tech talent.

This half-day event designed for the tech community will be held on Friday 14th June at the Spark Building at Solent University. Tech Solent will also see the launch of a programme of follow-up events throughout 2019/20, ‘Tech Talks’, which will stimulate cross-sectoral partnerships, thought leadership and new commercial opportunities arising from technological developments.

Keynote speakers:

  • Dame Wendy Hall, DBE FRS FREng, the Government’s AI Champion and Regius Professor of Computer Science, Executive Director – Web Science Institute, University of Southampton.
  • Simon Schofield, CTO of BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) Technologies.

Attendees will have an opportunity to network with other people and also be able to visit the stands of various tech exhibitors in Solent University’s ‘Marketplace’.

The event will wrap up with a choice of one of three breakout sessions:

1. Exploring the practical implementation of IoT technology (IBM)

2. Gigabit Fibre and investing in high-speed infrastructure

3. Accelerating local tech-start up ventures and accessing global funding/opportunities.

This is a free event however tickets are limited so register today to avoid disappointment.

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