Tech giants announce participation at revamped London Tech Week 2024

  • IBM and Microsoft among first confirmed partners of London Tech Week 2024

  • Move to Olympia in Kensington will allow for double capacity of previous years

  • 25,000 attendees expected over three days in June

  • Artificial Intelligence spotlighted with speakers from Google DeepMind, Synthesia, Writer, DeepL and more

London, 27/03/2024  - IBM and Microsoft have been first to confirm their participation as partners in a revamped London Tech Week 2024, which will see the event double in size and attendance versus the 2023 edition.

C-suite leadership from IBM and Microsoft will join the keynote speaker line up and share their vision of the future of tech, as part of an agenda where the power of AI to transform productivity takes centre stage. The event will address head-on the challenge of balancing AI innovation with regulation, building on the outcomes from London Tech Week 2023, where UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak used his keynote speech to highlight opportunities for the UK to be a global leader in the rapidly evolving technology.

Other leading voices in AI who are due to take the stage include Google DeepMind COO Lila Ibrahim, Synthesia Co-Founder Steffen Tjerrild, Writer Co-Founder and CEO May Habib and DeepL Co-Founder and CEO Jaroslaw Kutylowski. All will be offering their thoughts on how AI can be applied in the short and medium term future, from boosting efficiency to improving medical diagnoses to supporting the energy transition.

Attendees can also expect visionary insights from cross-industry leaders, deep-dives into the start-up ecosystem and powerful conversations on social impact from.leading figures from the world of business including L’Oreal, Reckitt, Depop, GSK and Tesla. This year’s diverse lineup of speakers from the forefront of tech transformation, business and politics highlights London Tech Week’s integral role as a platform setting the agenda for the tech ecosystem, between key tech players, international governments and businesses around the world.

This year hosted in a new venue, Olympia, London Tech Week returns on a bigger scale than ever before as it evolves to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding international technology ecosystem.

The new venue provides the perfect setting for the event to innovate and grow, becoming one of Europe’s largest tech events, expecting to welcome 25,000 attendees over 3 days from 10th-12th June.

New features for 2024 include a Pitch Stage which will showcase the next generation of entrepreneurs, inspire talent and shape our leaders of the future. 

There will also be dedicated Investor Hours at the Start-up Stage, bringing together VCs, investment banks, angels, LPs and accelerators to share their experience. 

Finally, London Tech Week 2024 will introduce Learning Labs, where visitors will hear from leading investors and visionary serial entrepreneurs, covering essentials from how to raise your first round to successfully scaling at pace.

The key themes for London Tech Week 2024 are:

  • Embracing our Dynamic Global Tech Landscape

  • Driving Innovation to Build a more Intelligent World

  • Inspiring a Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Ecosystem

Carolyn Dawson, OBE, CEO, Founders Forum Group said: “Technology has the potential to have world-changing impact on lives, businesses and society and this year’s move to Olympia, a venue with twice the capacity of our old base in Westminster, is testament to the importance of the tech sector in shaping all of our futures. As the UK tech community continues to grow and thrive, London Tech Week is committed to scale with it and provide a platform where new ideas are heard, new connections are made and solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges are unlocked.”

Janet Coyle, OBE, Managing Director for Business at London & Partners, said: “London Tech Week gathers the global tech community, bringing together the right people, invaluable experiences, and the very best ideas, all under one roof. It’s pretty unique in this sense – not just as an opportunity to celebrate tech innovation across the UK, but also around the world to ultimately build a better future for all.”

Content from global thought leaders, tech demos from exhibitors and networking opportunities will be provided across three dedicated zones:

  • Start-up Zone: Meet future unicorns and the game-changing leaders of tomorrow and find out how founders of the UK and Europe’s most exciting start-ups are approaching funding and scaling while tackling some of the greatest challenges facing humanity.

  • Enterprise Zone: Discover how corporates are innovating and embracing emerging tech to become more productive, efficient, and competitive. 

  • Leaders Gallery: Exclusive hospitality and networking experiences for those in the driving seat of tech transformation.

Attendees can expect a diverse range of engaging content across five stages:

  • The Main Stage: Visionary insights from cross-industry leaders, fresh takes on the transformative tech shaping our future and the power of technology to drive change.

  • Founders Stage: London Tech Week’s main Start-up Stage providing the most valuable advice for founders.

  • Pitch Stage: London Tech Week’s start-up platform to showcase the next generation of entrepreneurs, inspire talent and shape our leaders of the future.

  • Corporate Innovation Stage:. Hear from leaders at the forefront of digital transformation from a range of different industry verticals, focusing on issues central to enterprise transformation and collaboration.

  • Centre Stage: World renowned thought leaders and experts delve into the future of a range of industries. Explore the potential of the latest innovations to change business and society.

London Tech Week fuels innovation through supporting individuals to build their network, make meaningful connections and hold impactful conversations. Attendees at London Tech Week 2024 will join the inspirational founders, business leaders, policymakers, investors, and rising stars that are defining the future.

About London Tech Week 

London Tech Week is the most influential tech event in the UK. It’s a huge celebration of tech as a force for good that connects the world’s most inspirational founders, corporate heavyweights, government leaders, investors, and the next generation of tech superstars. It is organised by Founders Forum, Informa and London & Partners. London Tech Week is supported by HM Government and takes place from 10th-12th June 2024. 

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