Last week, over 500 Tech London Advocates came together to debate the future of technology. Supported by Seven Hills, eleven panels and presentations explored everything from FinTech to RetailTech. Entitled “The Many Faces of London Tech” the event gave attendees a taste of London’s relentless focus on new ways of thinking.
With the sector experiencing such rapid growth, over $1.6bn has been invested in the technology sector in 2015 alone, the discussion quickly turned to how the UK can attract the right talent to keep up and address the skills gap. Georgina Nelson, TruRating, and Gavin Patterson, BT Group, amongst others, supported closer relationships between big and small companies as the answer to fostering the right skills for growth, much like the incredibly successful JLab model.
Hosted at Here East, the former Press and Broadcast Centres for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, attendees also had an exclusive opportunity to visit the site which will become a thriving commercial space and new digital quarter for East London. The perfect setting for how this space and the wider tech community can bring people together to solve problems and encourage new skills into the industry by nurturing bonds between large and small companies.