Join us at London Tech Week 2023
London Tech Week (12-16 June) is a global celebration of tech, uniting the most innovative thinkers and talent of tomorrow in a week-long festival. Showcasing how tech is transforming business and society, London Tech Week drives thought provoking conversations around innovation, diversity and transformation, providing a platform for the tech ecosystem to come together to drive change. 

techUK will be running a number of fringe events throughout the week, click on the links below for more information:

6 June: Tech Policy Leadership Conference 2023
7 June: Launch of the DSIT Portfolio of AI Assurance Techniques
12 June - International Telecoms Conference – In Partnership with DSIT
13 June - How can the energy sector leverage digitalisation for long-term energy resiliency?
14 June - Recruiting top talent as an SME
14 June - UK-Vietnam Tech Workshop
14 June - Report Launch: State of the Connected Home 2023
14 June - What makes the West Midlands a leading UK location For Emerging Tech?
15 June - Connected cars in London – the key to a smart city?
15 June - Tech Trade and Sustainability Conference
15 June - Supporting SMEs to partner with System Integrators


Discover how your business could prosper in the UK’s fastest growing technology cluster – the West Midlands. A thriving region pioneering cutting-edge innovation across multi-sector applications including FinTech, MedTech and CreaTech, the West Midlands’ status as the UK’s only multi-city 5G testbed makes it a prime location to trial, test and scale-up state-of-the-art technologies. Now your company could benefit from the region’s world-class infrastructure, unrivalled talent and superb business ecosystem.

In partnership with techUK, West Midlands Growth Company welcomes you to, “Why The West Midlands?”, an interactive networking session held during the UK’s flagship London Tech Week. Featuring engaging talks from industry experts from the world of tech, delegates can uncover a wealth of opportunities available for incoming businesses into the West Midlands, ranging from extensive investor support to the region’s world-class universities, state-of-the-art R&D incubators, and superb business accelerator programmes. Business leaders can also learn about the Global Growth Programme; an exciting initiative providing fully funded soft-landing support to accelerate UK market entry and business growth for international companies.

Confirmed speakers include:

Yiannis Maos – Founder & CEO at Birmingham Tech

Birmingham Tech is a leading community initiative that helps innovative, next-generation tech companies scale-up, nurturing a collaborative environment that has generated great success. Having been named Central England’s Entrepreneur of the Year and Outstanding Tech Individual of the Year respectively, Yiannis has been invited to speak at many major events held by global tech giants including Google, Hubspot and Salesforce.

Cliff Dennett – Head of Business Development at Bruntwood SciTech

Head of Business Development at Bruntwood SciTech, a leading business innovation and commercial real estate provider, Cliff is responsible for the commercial development of leading Life Sciences and Digital Technology Science Parks across the United Kingdom. A highly experienced professional with a wealth of expertise in the tech sector, Cliff has previously worked for leading global names including Orange, AT&T, HP, Lego and Morgan Stanley. He has also delivered keynote speeches around the world on the application of gaming tech for serious uses for companies including IBM and the United Nations.

Clare Golby – Business Development Manager at Kagool

Clare Golby is Business Development Manager at Kagool, a leading global data and analytics specialist headquartered in Coventry, UK. The business is rapidly growing and has opened international offices in India and the US. Clare has 16 years of experience working in IT Data and Operations during her time at Galliford Try, while she also holds a number of key roles at Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council. Part of the West Midlands delegation that travelled to North America for the Queens Baton Relay, Clare played a important role amplifying the talent and opportunities the region has to offer on the global stage.

Gordon Wilson - Chief Executive Officer at Advanced

Since joining Advanced in September 2015, Gordon has led the successful transformation of Advanced driving a people-centric approach to achieving sustainable and responsible business growth.

Having secured the largest software investment deal in the last decade with BC Partners and Vista Equity Partners in 2019, Gordon has led Advanced through an ambitions phase of growth and acquisition. He takes pride in enabling customers to adopt a digital first mindset by empowering people with the technology and tools to do their job with a strong social and environmental conscious.

Gordon sits on the board of techUK and is a member of the Confederation of British Industry South East Council. He is passionate about, and instrumental in driving the diversity and inclusion agenda at Advanced and throughout the wider industry.

Mike Lewis – Sector Lead: Creative, Digital & Tech at West Midlands Growth Company

Sector Lead at West Midlands Growth Company, Mike Lewis has held commercial leadership roles in the tech, telecoms, mobile and digital sectors for over thirty years with both blue-chip enterprises and start-up ventures. He has also been responsible for leading the launch of innovative new products and business models and scaling fast-growth businesses in fields as diverse as IoT, 5G, Fintech and the Cloud.

This session immediately follows our morning session on Discovering investment opportunities for overseas tech companies in the UK regions. Stay tuned as we announce more speakers shortly. Spaces are limited, so register now to secure your place!

* A variety of food and refreshments will be available to enjoy throughout the networking periods scheduled before and after the panel discussion. If you have any special dietary/allergen or venue accessibility requirements, please let our team know upon notifying us of your in-person attendance at the event.

For more information about the above event, please contact the team below:

Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson

Head of Nations and Regions, techUK

Ileana Lupsa

Ileana Lupsa

Programme Manager, Local Public Services and Nations and Regions, techUK

Tracy Modha

Team Assistant - Markets, techUK