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Jun 12
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12:55 - 13:05 10 mins Free
TechXLR8 Show Headliners (Main Stage) Free
Chair’s Opening Remarks – Welcome to TechXLR8 2018
  • Host Greg Williams - Editor, Wired
  • Introducing the Change Maker
  • Overview of TechXLR8 and London Tech Week Show Headliners

Main Stage
12:55 - 16:20 205 mins
Exhibition Open!
13:05 - 13:15 10 mins Free
TechXLR8 Show Headliners (Main Stage) Free
TechXLR8 Headliner: Welcome to London

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, shares his welcome to London Tech Week remarks, recorded at the London Tech Week Launch Event.

Main Stage
13:15 - 13:45 30 mins Free
TechXLR8 Show Headliners (Main Stage) Free
TechXLR8 Headliner Power Panel: London 2030 – a True Tech City
  • Moderator Stephen Lorimer - Smart London Strategy and Delivery Officer, Greater London Authority
  • Panellist Juliet Bauer - Chief Digital Officer, NHS England
  • Panellist Colin Rhys - VP, Middle East & Asia, Virgin Hyperloop One
  • How will technology impact the lifestyle of Londoners in 12 years from now?
  • Which technologies will have the biggest impact on improving lives and society
  • Connecting the dots – how will initiatives in different areas complete the smart city and how will they be connected?
  • Funding and financing smart cities – which models will work?

Main Stage
13:45 - 14:05 20 mins Free
TechXLR8 Show Headliners (Main Stage) Free
TechXLR8 Headliner: Building a platform for growth to underpin the UK’s digital future
  • Gavin Patterson - CEO, BT
  • Delivering the infrastructure, innovation and skills for a digital world, creating an environment for change makers to thrive.

Main Stage
14:00 - 15:30 90 mins
Workshop: Update From Chef
Compliance Automation
  • Paul Hancock - Regional Sales Director, Chef

Stop treating information security as an afterthought. Build security directly into the software delivery life cycle by turning compliance, security and the policy requirements into code

  • What is Compliance as Code? Why is it important? What are the Center for Internet Security (CIS) profiles?
  • How the Chef Automate Compliance capability allows you to practice Compliance as Code, alerting you to compliance drift on your critical production systems.
  • An understanding of what compliance drift for Cloud Interfaces on AWS, Azure and VMWare can look like; learn how Chef Automate can keep your security team happy as you move to the cloud.
  • A demonstration of “Detect and Correct” for compliance and automatic remediation of fixes.
  • An opportunity for an interactive debate with peers.
14:05 - 14:30 25 mins
Workshop: Bridging The Digital Skills Gap
Registration & Coffee
14:30 - 16:30 120 mins
Workshop: Bridging The Digital Skills Gap
Session One: The challenges of the IT Professional: Bridging the digital skills gap
  • Brian Klingbeil - EVP, Technology and Strategy, Ensono
  • Moderator Jez Back - Founder & MD Erebus Technology Consulting TV Host & Producer – “The Cloud Show”, Erebus Technology Consulting
  • Simon Ratcliffe - Principal Consultant, Ensono
  • Alan Crawford - CIO, City & Guilds Group

In our highly demanding, dynamic working environments, keeping pace with change to ensure technology is benefiting the businesses objectives is arguably our greatest transformation challenge. The words are easy, the practical implementation is far more complex. This Cloud Industry Forum session will seek to address the key points to help businesses and providers adapt their approach to ensure digital agility that truly benefits and supports organisational goals.

Topics we will be covering:

  • How do businesses need to change in an increasingly agile world?
  • How is this reflected within the real world IT Department?
  • How do Service Providers need to change to meet these changes?

This event will be introduced and moderated by Jez Back from CIF with keynote speakers from City & Guilds and Ensono. Simon Ratcliffe, following the publication of a series of topical articles, will discuss how organisations need to re-think their traditional structures to become agile across their whole organisation. Alan Crawford will summarise his views about the challenges and opportunities of building and marketing IT within the business with real world and practical examples. To complete the discussion, Brian Klingbeil will discuss how Service Providers need to adjust in the changing workplace to address customers needs.

16:20 - 16:30 10 mins Free
TechXLR8 Show Headliners (Main Stage) Free
TechXLR8: Welcome back from your Chair
  • Greg Williams - Editor, Wired

Main Stage
16:30 - 16:50 20 mins Free
TechXLR8 Show Headliners (Main Stage) Free
TechXLR8 Headliner: Fireside Chat: The role of technology in an evolving society
  • Martha Lane Fox - Co-Founder,
  • How can technology be inclusive and empowering, rather than a disruptive and destructive?
  • Why does the tech industry become ever more important in a post-Brexit Britain?
    • What advice do / would you give to the government to ensure we’re on the right path?
  • What tech trends do you see emerging that are going to have the biggest impact on how we will live 5 years from now?
Main Stage
16:50 - 17:10 20 mins Free
TechXLR8 Show Headliners (Main Stage) Free
TechXLR8 Headliner: What’s Next in Tech?: Thrive in a ‘Wiki’ Future
  • Jimmy Wales - Co-founder, Wikipedia

Jimmy Wales speaks on a wide range of issues surrounding the future of technology, shedding light on the opportunities and threats for businesses and organizations in a globally connected world. Speaking fluidly about artificial intelligence, automation, and other new technologies that lie at the heart of disruption, Mr. Wales illuminates how open-source, open-content technology is changing the face of the internet and how businesses can adapt in order to compete and innovate. He reveals opportunities in tapping into new technologies—whether implementing new collaborative tools, or cutting-edge ways to interact with customers, distributors, and suppliers—to ultimately reveal what is needed to thrive in a Wiki future.

Main Stage
17:10 - 17:30 20 mins Free
TechXLR8 Show Headliners (Main Stage) Free
TechXL8 Headliner: Becoming Digital Industrial

The last decade has been defined by innovation in the consumer internet. The next decade will redefine the industrial world. For the last 125 years, GE has met the challenges of industrial change head-on. That’s why it will power the next wave of large scale innovation: the Digital Industrial Revolution. GE Digital is leading this charge by connecting streams of machine data to powerful analytics, providing Industrial companies with valuable insights to manage assets and operations more efficiently. World-class talent and software capabilities are driving big gains in productivity, availability and longevity that will have a powerful impact on industries across the globe.

Main Stage
17:30 - 18:00 30 mins Free
TechXLR8 Show Headliners (Main Stage) Free
TechXLR8 Headliner: Introducing the London Tech Week Change Makers
  • Moderator Sherry Coutu CBE - Chair, Founders4Schools
  • Panellist Becky Sage - CEO, Interactive Scientific
  • Panellist Charlene Laidley - Founder and CEO, FutureProof Foundation
  • Panellist Paul van Zyl - Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Conduit

Celebrating innovation, creativity and disruption in the London Tech Ecosystem, the LTW Change Makers have been nominated by some of London’s most iconic tech experts who represent the LTW Ambassadors. This session shines the spotlight on 3 of these change makers, and gives an inspiring insight into their story and how they are helping drive change for good.

Main Stage
19:00 - 22:00 180 mins
TechXLR8 Show Headliners (Main Stage) Free
TechXLR8 Awards Ceremony @ Gibson Hall

The TechXLR8 awards celebrate innovation and excellence in the tech industry, acknowledging the entire ecosystem both within London and beyond.

The award categories have been designed to showcase both research & development and solution providers leading the way in 5G, virtual & augmented reality, IoT, Cloud, connected automotive and artificial intelligence.

The awards take place at Gibson Hall, located in the very heart of the City of London, this spectacular Grade I listed neo-classical building is a truly stunning venue and the perfect location to celebrate the best of tech.

For category information, entry deadlines and to buy a ticket or table, please visit:

Gibson Hall

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