As technological transformation continues to move at lightning speed, Wales Tech Week, a summit that connects and creates opportunities for some of the most innovative and forward-thinking people and businesses in Tech, has announced its 2023 event in Newport, Wales this October. Designed to help organisations and professionals keep pace and prepare for the future, the summit will showcase new Welsh technologies on a global stage, establishing the country as an emerging tech hub.
For those attending, the event will be crucial to staying ahead of the curve and remaining competitive in an increasingly digital world.
Learn to leverage tech advances
The ‘hybrid’ event will be attended by industry leaders around the world, bringing together brilliant minds to connect, do business and explore the vast potential of technology and its benefits to business.
It will also promote Wales as a centre of expertise for new and emerging technologies, establishing it as a go-to destination for businesses and individuals seeking next-generation solutions.
All Wales Tech Week attendees, whether they are manufacturers, service providers or ‘tech-curious’ professionals, will gain valuable insights into the latest technological advances. Technology has the potential to unlock new opportunities by improving operational efficiency, enhancing customer experiences, or addressing key societal challenges such as environmental concerns.
Speaking on the event, Avril Lewis, Managing Director of the summit’s creator Technology Connected, said: “None of us can afford to be left behind. Wales Tech Week will help attendees understand the latest opportunities and advances, and what they mean for their work and organisation, and discover the resources and networks available to support them.”
The two-day Tech Summit will explore three main themes: Tech for Good, Tech for the Planet and Tech for Tomorrow, and will include keynote speeches from influential thought leaders, panel sessions, demonstration areas, and a diverse exhibition.
The sessions have been curated to benefit anyone whose organisation or professional career is influenced by technological advances across varying sectors, and for tech experts, innovators, investors, and academics.
Showcasing Welsh expertise
As well as showcasing emerging technologies and the Welsh tech ecosystem, the event will focus on promoting Wales’ world-class expertise in compound semiconductors and cyber security, and its growing fintech and blockchain sectors.
Among the standout features of the event are the Startup Alley, Pitch Platform, and investor speed dating.
The Startup Alley exhibition promises to be a showcase of exciting products, services, and apps produced by Welsh start-ups.
The Pitch Platform will host scheduled pitching sessions for clusters of Welsh technology companies. This offers an engaging and time-efficient opportunity for attendees and investors to discover innovative Welsh technologies and investment prospects.
Talent4Tech, a new and exciting addition to Wales Tech Week, will take place on the third day of the event 18th October. This immersive and informative experience is designed to attract the tech-curious to join Wales’ ever-growing ecosystem. As the demand for tech-savvy professionals continues to soar, Talent4Tech offers a unique platform for aspiring talent, including secondary school students, graduates, returners, and transitioning employees, to connect with industry experts, discover new opportunities, and gain invaluable insights into launching and advancing their tech careers in Wales.
Technology meets opportunity
“Wales Tech Week is where technology meets opportunity,” adds Lewis. “Amid enormous economic upheaval triggered by Brexit, the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation and interest rates, and rapid technological progress, the constant that has helped businesses navigate these uncertain times is technology.
“Whether enabling remote working and communication, or safeguarding public and private organisations against cyber threats, technology has proven to be a vital ally in the face of adversity – we all must embrace technology and take advantage of its opportunities to remain competitive.”