The 4th season of the London Tech Week kicks off on the 10th till 14th of June at Custom House, Shoreditch. The tech hub casts a watchful gaze over all aspects of the tech world and brings together a diverse international community to address how tech can have a profoundly positive impact on society.

Organisers are inviting attendees from around the world into one of the most welcoming markets and are urging them to ‘Be part of the future’intending to unite technology and talent in a world-class hub of innovation. As the 4thIndustrial Revolution continues at great pace, the UK is positioned to take the lead in the global conversation on designing and scaling tech and embracing the range of talent in the industry. Check out the promo video here now.

As you might expect an event with such gravitas would seek out and present a fantastic cohort of speakers and the 2019 line up certainly doesn’t disappoint, bringing support in the shape of the most influential tech leaders in the industry; advocates of entrepreneurship and innovation, working together to help shape the future of the festival.  Speakers include TEDx speaker Chintal Patel, CTO of Cisco UK & Ireland, a visionary and specialist in Emerging technology such as AI and Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Blockchain, Virtual & Augmented Reality and 5G Mobile Networks.  Joining him is Lindsay Herbert, an Inventor & Senior Technology Leader at IBM.  Amongst other things, Lindsay invented the IBM Instant Checkout, a groundbreaking system that detects shop items without needing to individually scan them, and then enables quick, secure payment.

London Tech week also welcomes Cindy Rose OBE, Microsoft UK CEO & Area Vice and TV personality Maggie Philbin co-founder of TeenTech an award-winning organisation which works across the UK and Ireland helping young people, parents and teachers understand the real opportunities in contemporary industry. Maggie works tirelessly as an advocate of diversity in STEM companies helping then understand that social and ethnic diversity is as important as gender.

The exciting week begins with LTW Opening Dinner in support of Founders4Schools in the Tower of London Pavilion allowing superb exclusive networking opportunities with pioneering tech leaders, futurists and innovators for an evening of dinner, drinks and entertainment.  This event aims to address one of the biggest challenges facing the tech industry today - the talent gap. Despite seeing the massive success of the tech sector, the shortage of digital skills is a world-wide phenomenon impacting companies’ abilities to deliver digital strategy and maintaining market leadership.

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Dragons soon to be launched University initiative will tackle this head-on with urgency to educate the next generation of students and give them the confidence to take their place in tomorrow's digital world. To find out more about how Dragon is offering students a fantastic opportunity to gain work experience on their ‘digital internship’ program and to keep up to date with the events at London Tech Week be sure to bookmark our blog and come back daily.