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Jun 11
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10:00 - 11:00 60 mins
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11:00 - 11:05 5 mins
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Moderator's Opening Remarks
  • Chair for Day 1 Oli Barrett MBE - Founder, Connector Unit
  • Stephen Carter CBE - CEO, Informa
11:05 - 11:25 20 mins
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Keynote Fireside Chat: A Thriving European Tech Scene in 2025 - The Route to Success
  • Margot James - Minister for Digital and Creative Industries, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Interviewed by Richard Fletcher - Business Editor, The Times
  • Current view of policy and politics in Europe
  • Effects of Brexit on the today and tomorrow’s businesses?
  • What are the priorities and plans to secure a flourishing tech ecosystem in 2025?
11:25 - 11:45 20 mins
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Where's the Money at? The European State of Play
  • Saul Klein - General Partner and Co-Founder, LocalGlobe
  • What is the current and forecast investment level across Europe - Where is the money coming from?
  • Will it be maintained as Britain leaves the EU and how does it plays into the broader tech strategy?
  •  Which technologies are Venture Capitalists betting on?
11:45 - 12:30 45 mins
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Innovation 2025 Panel Session: What Keeps Business Leaders Awake at Night?
  • Moderator Russ Shaw - Founder, Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates
  • Bipin Sahni - Executive Vice President, Head of Innovation and R&D, Innovation Group, Wells Fargo & Company
  • Ann Cairns - President, International, Mastercard
  • Colin Rhys - VP, Middle East & Asia, Virgin Hyperloop One
  • Oliver Smith - Senior Reporter, Forbes Europe
  • David Lloyd - Managing Director, UK, Ireland & Nordics, Alibaba Group
  • How will the impact of the Gig economy impact your current and future workforce?
  • What are the biggest technology disruptors and how are they going to impact your business – how much is it going to cost?
  • Who is your new competition? The days of siloed services are over with customers wanting everything all at once – how are you going to keep up?
12:30 - 14:00 90 mins
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Lunch break
14:00 - 14:45 45 mins
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Panel: Collaborate to Accumulate: Strengthening Strategic Partnerships in a Highly Competitive Market
  • Moderator Sherry Coutu CBE - Chair, Founders4Schools and The ScaleUp Institute
  • Dan Cobley - Managing Partner, Fintech at Blenheim Chalcot
  • David Turner - Senior Director, Oracle Netsuite
  • Sigridur Sigurdardottir - Chief Customer & Innovation Officer, Santander UK
  • Emily Forbes - Founder & CEO, Seenit
  • Matt Stagg - Director of Mobile Strategy, BT Sports

Large enterprises are increasingly recognising working with high-growth businesses as a means to fastrack innovation, promote change and solve business problems while scaleups are learning that they can benefit not only from increased business, but visibility and profiling by working with market leaders.

This panel will explore the impetus for collaboration, how to create mutually beneficial partnerships, define the rules of engagement and explore the best example of corporate & scaleup collaboration

15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
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Who is scaling where? Global Ecosystem Report
  • JF Gauthier - CEO, Startup Genome
  • What are the current trends in scaling? Do you go big from the outset?
  • How do you strategically choose locations from which to scale?
  • How do you future proof international markets before you invest?
15:20 - 16:20 60 mins
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Panel session: Is Global Connectedness the Key to Success?
  • Moderator Janet Coyle - Director Trade & Growth, London and Partners, SVC2UK
  • Chris Sheldrick - CEO, what3words
  • Sunil Sharma - Managing Director, Techstars Toronto
  • Tamara Lohan - Founder and CTO, Mr & Mrs Smith
  • Mary Ellen Dugan - Chief Marketing Officer, WP Engine
  • Should today's companies be global from the outset, or perfect their domestic market before considering expansion?
  • When and where is right to upscale overseas?
  • What are the 5 musts before launching in a new market
16:00 - 16:45 45 mins
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Coffee with Speed Mentoring
  • Moderator Oli Barrett MBE - Founder, Connector Unit

A series of 10-15 minute conversations in small groups with mentors comprised of the LeadersIn Tech Summit speakers and VIP guests. This is your chance to ask speakers and tech leaders a burning question to help inform and shape your business or career.

16:45 - 17:05 20 mins
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Innovation is Not a Technology Upgrade
  • Bret Waters - CEO, 4thly

  • Every CEO says they want innovation, but what is it, exactly?
  • What are the global innovation trends today?
  • How do you create a culture of innovation for your enterprise?
17:05 - 17:50 45 mins
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Panel Discussion: Balancing Execution with Innovation
  • Moderator Julian David - CEO, techUK
  • George Goley - CTO, Sainsbury's Argos
  • Dr Colin Light - Digital Consulting Leader, PwC
  • Jesper With-Fogstrup - Chief Operating Officer,
  • Juliet Bauer - Chief Digital Officer, NHS England
  • Nicola Hancock - Director Technology Business Operations, Royal Mail
  • Protecting business-as-usual operations whilst prioritising self-disruption
  • Maintaining focus to implement innovation beyond a token gesture
  • The ROI problem: convincing your stakeholders to back experimentation 

18:00 - 18:00 0 mins
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Close of Day 1
18:00 - 19:00 60 mins
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LeadersIn Tech Summit Drinks, Hosted by Business Events Canada

There’s a tech revolution underway in Canada that is transforming the world as we know it. Artificial intelligence. Cybersecurity. Cloud and quantum computing. Deep learning. Next generation networks, autonomous vehicles and robotics. Canadian innovators are leading the way to the future and you’re invited to learn more during LeadersIn Tech Wrap Drinks, hosted by Business Events Canada.

19:00 - 21:00 120 mins
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London Tech Week Gala Dinner, in support of The Prince’s Trust, The Moat at the Tower of London

Join us for a unique and prestigious opportunity to join a celebration to mark the start of LTW 2018 and support the Prince’s Trust.

Your booking will include drinks, dinner and entertainment and a donation to the Prince’s Trust Charity*.

Tickets sold separately or in conjunction with the LeadersIn Tech Summit.
More information here