The UK-India Tech Forum will take place as a hybrid event on the 7 November 2023. The event will focus on the FTA (whether it is agreed, or is still being negotiated), as well as a panel on emerging technologies.

10.00am – 10.15am – Welcome Speeches

  • Rt Hon Paul Scully MP, Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
  • Julian David, CEO, techUK

10.15am – 11.00am – Panel: The UK-India Tech and Trade Relationship Going Forward

This panel will have a look at some of the opportunities and challenges in the UK-India Tech Relationship, focusing specifically on digital trade.

  • Chair: Sabina Ciofu, Associate Director, International, techUK
    • Juan Nascimbene, Associate, Cooley LLP
    • David Banks, Director, Trade Engagement | Government Affairs at Standard Chartered
    • George Riddell, Director of Trade Policy & Strategy, Ernst & Young
    • Other panelists TBC

11.00 - 11.15am - Coffee Break

11.15am – 12.00pm – Panel: UK-India: Alliances in Emerging Technologies

This panel will look at some of the emerging technologies which will dominate the UK-India future relationship, and assess some the areas where we can work more closely. 

  • Chair: Daniel Clarke, Policy Manager, International, techUK
    • Scott Bailey, Director, Department for Science, Innovation, and Technology
    • Neil Young, Vice President, Business Development, Picocom
    • Ankit Bose, Head of AI, NASSCOM 
    • Manish Pralhad Gajbe, Partner, Domain and Consulting, Wipro UK&I

This event is being held as part of the Department for Business and Trade's International Trade Week. 

Daniel Clarke

Daniel Clarke

Policy Manager for International Policy and Trade, techUK

Dan joined techUK as a Policy Manager for International Policy and Trade in March 2023.

Before techUK, Dan worked for data and consulting company GlobalData as an analyst of tech and geopolitics. He has also worked in public affairs, political polling, and has written freelance for the New Statesman and Investment Monitor.

Dan has a degree in MSc International Public Policy from University College London, and a BA Geography degree from the University of Sussex.

Outside of work, Dan is a big fan of football, cooking, going to see live music, and reading about international affairs. 

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Sabina Ciofu

Sabina Ciofu

Associate Director – International, techUK

Sabina Ciofu is Associate Director – International, running the International Policy and Trade Programme at techUK.

Based in Brussels, she leads our EU policy and engagement. She is also our lead on international trade policy, with a focus on digital trade chapter in FTAs, regulatory cooperation as well as broader engagement with the G7, G20, WTO and OECD.

As a transatlanticist at heart, Sabina is a GMF Marshall Memorial fellow and issue-lead on the EU-US Trade and Technology Council, within DigitalEurope.

Previously, she worked as Policy Advisor to a Member of the European Parliament for almost a decade, where she specialised in tech regulation, international trade and EU-US relations.

Sabina loves building communities and bringing people together. She is the founder of the Gentlewomen’s Club and co-organiser of the Young Professionals in Digital Policy. Previously, as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, she led several youth civic engagement and gender equality projects.

She sits on the Advisory Board of the University College London European Institute, Café Transatlantique, a network of women in transatlantic technology policy and The Nine, Brussels’ first members-only club designed for women.

Sabina holds an MA in War Studies from King’s College London and a BA in Classics from the University of Cambridge.

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+32 473 323 280

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