In the final of our three-part series (take a look at Part 1 and Part 2 for more events worth talking about) about the hottest talks this London Tech Week, I set my sights firmly on the future and wonder what's coming next...
Best practice, industry standards and the day-to-day health of your company are all vital topics, but if you're not preparing for tomorrow then you might get left behind.
An Eye To The Future: What the Tech Sector Should Prepare For
From policy to thought police, sometimes it pays to take a look at what's coming on the horizon, so the following should kick-start some conversations:
Cyber Surgery – GDPR – What’s Next? ~ Tuesday 12th, 17:00 to 20:00
Can you ever truly be compliant with GDPR? As legal cases are brought against Facebook and Google, learn how you can stay at low-risk with advice from Port.im and Nirvana Risk.
Taking the Leap: Preparing for Exit ~ Thursday 14th, 18:00 to 20:30
Explore the challenges and opportunities that leaving the EU will bring the tech sector.
Diversity as a Factor of Competitiveness For Cities ~ Thursday 14th, 18:30 to 00:00
Industry experts compare Europe’s largest start-up hubs, London and Berlin, to see how diversity can impact both the perceived and real competitiveness of cities on a global scale.
Futurist Summit TechXLR8 ~ Thursday 14th, 12:45 to 16:00
A series of TED-style talks attempting to predict the next five years of tech development, how they will impact society, which buzzwords will amount to nothing and the possible threats that most deserve our attention today.
AI Is Coming – An Introduction to AI Ethics ~ Thursday 14th, 18:30 to 21:00
Artificial Intelligence feels like it’s just around the corner, but even if it’s twenty years away we should probably begin discussing the ethical implications it presents ASAP.
My Pick of the Week
Although it doesn't really fit any of our chosen categories, a talk straight from the prestigious Lovie Awards is worth watching. With an eye-catching tagline to boot, 'Take My Word For It' looks to be a provocative presentation on a rapidly expanding area of consumer tech. I'm hoping for a bit of a Black Mirror vibe but, whatever happens, I'm sure to be seriously intrigued!
Lovie Talk: Take My Word For It ~ Tuesday 12th, 16:30 to 19:00
So those are our picks for London Tech Week 2018. The big question is: with so much going on, how do you find the time?
For a lot of people, taking the time off work to attend events, talks and conferences just never crosses their mind, and whilst there's still plenty happening after hours you never know what you might be missing. In our next article, we'll discuss why it should be a priority -not just for you but for your company as well - to get out and attend conferences - it's definitely a great week to start!