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Welcome to Birmingham Tech week! A celebration of all things tech and digital across the West Midlands. Throughout the week, we will hear from hundreds of speakers, both live and online, at various venues across the city.

Listed below are the events taking place during Birmingham Tech Week, organised and hosted by sponsors and supporters of Birmingham Tech. We encourage you to take a look at the events that are on offer, and book directly onto the events that interest you!

Please note that for some of these events, you need to book directly with the host. Where this is the case, individual links below will take you to the booking pages.

We look forward to seeing you at a Birmingham Tech Week event soon!

Monday, 11th October 2021

VIP Leaders Breakfast

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A VIP Leaders Breakfast to celebrate the start of Birmingham Tech Week 2021

Monday October 11th | 10:30 – 11:30

Why The West Midlands?

Hosted by West Midlands Growth Company

The West Midlands has asserted itself as one of the UK’s standout locations for digitally-integrated expertise.
Be it future mobility technologies, medical devices or process automation, the West Midlands is both harnessing
and driving digital transformational across industry to deliver frontier solutions to market.

Monday October 11th | 11:30 – 12:30

CreaTech Panel

What are the latest trends and emerging technologies across the CreaTech market? How can we use Creative Technologies (CreaTech) to improve our experience in the Built Environment

Monday October 11th | 15:00 – 19:30

Birmingham Tech Opening Event

Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Birmingham Tech have the pleasure to invite you to the opening event of Birmingham Tech Week 2021

Tuesday, 12th October 2021

Tuesday October 12th | 10:00 – 11:00

Digital Skills Panel – ‘Kick-starting your tech career’

Join a panel of engineers from Goldman Sachs who will share their best advice and practical tips on how launch a successful career in technology. The team will discuss the variety of career paths within the industry and what a ‘typical’ day looks like for them.

Tuesday October 12th | 11:00 – 18:00

Cyber Tuesday

Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Cyber Tuesday is for business owners, MDs, CEOs and decision makers who want practical solutions to cybersecurity concerns. This free event is for MDs, CEOs, business owners and decision makers as well as those in cybersecurity.

Tuesday October 12th 09:00 – 12:00


The Exchange, 3 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2DR

Come and learn more about the types of skills students learn at the University of Birmingham Coding & Data Analytics bootcamps. Hear directly from former students about the projects they worked on during the Bootcamp and how they have applied their knowledge to have a positive impact on their job. Have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the team.

Tuesday October 12th | 12:30 – 19:00

Transforming Digital Skills Across the West Midlands

The Exchange, 3 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2DR

Ensuring people have the right digital skills will be essential in ensuring our region’s tech capabilities go from strength to strength.

Tuesday October 12th | 13:30 – 15:30

Birmingham Tech Week Celebration of WM Health Technology

Want to hear about the latest health and medical technologies in the West Midlands? Meet other technology developers, sector specialists, business support organisations and investors

Tuesday October 12th | 14:00 – 15:30

Future of Work Panel

The world of work is changing fast! COVID has accelerated many of those changes.
The skills required in the workplace are changing – with much more focus on digital skills. The role and function of the office is changing. Technology is changing every aspect of how we work. Expectation on employers and job roles are changing and employers are having to adapt quickly

Join this session to explore these areas and the Future of Work.

Tuesday October 12th | 15:30 – 16:30

Rock Your LinkedIn Profile

Join us for a free, virtual workshop and discover how to rock your LinkedIn profile.
Get a hands-on start developing a stellar profile and learn how to grow your professional LinkedIn skills.

Build your online brand, engage with your network, and sharpen your resume.

Register to reserve your spot today!

Tuesday October 12th | 16:00 – 17:00

Decoding Digital Transformation

The world is changing quicker than at any other point in history – and technology is transforming sectors.
In this session we will focus on three key areas of digital transformation:
1. Finance and the emergence of FinTech
2. Automation and AI
3. Digital infrastructure, cloud and security

Hear from Tech leaders from companies that are trailblazers in digital transformation. They will help you understand some of the biggest trends in technology, debunking myths along the way, helping you to understand what it all means! Engage with questions and join the debate about how Tech is changing the world as we know it.

Tuesday October 12th 17:00 – 18:00


The Exchange, 3 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2DR

Come and learn more about the types of skills students learn at the University of Birmingham Coding & Data Analytics bootcamps. Hear directly from former students about the projects they worked on during the Bootcamp and how they have applied their knowledge to have a positive impact on their job. Have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the team.

Tuesday October 12th | 18:00 – 21:30

SuperTech Dinner

The Exchange, 3 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2DR

SuperTech welcomes HM Treasury FinTech Envoy Chris Sier to the West Midlands and to the inaugural community networking dinner. Not only will the event provide a unique opportunity to hear from Chris on his role in promoting English FinTech, but a chance to meet peers in the ProfTech sectors in person!

Wednesday, 13th October 2021

Wednesday October 13th | 09:30 – 20:00

Tech and Digital Showcase Day

Conference Aston, Aston St, Birmingham B4 7ET

Nothing beats meeting face-to-face with industry-leading experts, academics and start-ups at Aston’s Conference Centre. Today we’ll be giving tech and digital businesses from across the region the opportunity to tell their stories, both live & online – showcasing their innovation and success to a global audience; will you be joining us?

Hear from speakers from Goldman Sachs, Commonwealth Games, Aston University, Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Orlo, BJSS and many more.

Wednesday October 13th | 09:30 – 19:00

Cyber (In)Security Requires a Robust Approach Through Continuous Innovation

Conference Aston, Aston St, Birmingham B4 7ET

Security is such an important part of every business. Statistics shows that UK small business are successfully hacked every 19 seconds. It is time to find a robust approach maximising the effectiveness of cybersecurity investment now.

Hear from an exciting line-up of speakers from CyberQ, Sopra Steria, Opel/Vauxhall, CyberQ and more.

Wednesday October 13th | 10:00 – 11:00

10,000 Small Business – Midlands Showcase by Goldman Sachs

Join a panel of local entrepreneurs and alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business programme. Hear how these businesses utilise technology to maximise growth and efficiency, how the pandemic has accelerated the use of technology and their best advice on launching a new business

Wednesday October 13th | 11:30 – 12:30

NatWest Tech for Good Event: GreenTech Session

A discussion about addressing businesses solving important climate problems using tech. Rishi Madlani will talk NatWest focus on NetZero and initiatives they are taking to support the transition to NetZero. We will also be joined by disruptive entrepreneurs in the West Midlands Eco System and sharing how their respective businesses on solving important environment challenges.

The event will be an interactive event with an opportunity for you to ask questions of the panel.

Wednesday October 13th | 14:00 – 15:00

Acceleration of Industry 4.0 in Manufacturing

Presenting a bankers perspective on the sector and key drivers for acceleration of industry 4.0 and showcasing practical situations where enabling solutions are being implemented in manufacturing.

Wednesday October 13th | 17:00 – 19:00

Knowledge Quarter Networking Drinks Event

iCentrum, Innovation Birmingham Campus, 6 Holt Street, B7 4BP

Let’s celebrate! Hosted by Bruntwood SciTech, join us for networking & drinks at the soft launch of the Knowledge Quarter.

The Birmingham Knowledge Quarter will bring together 11 institutions, over 40,000 students and 170 innovators and investors together over 50 hectares to create a destination and transform Birmingham through innovation. Working as part of B:KQ, Birmingham City Council and the other Alliance Members will establish a vibrant place, well connected to the city’s other districts to offer a home for a new generation of “collaborateers”.


Wednesday October 13th | 19:00 – 21:00

Product Leadership & Cultural Change: Product Tank Special

In collaboration with Birmingham Tech Week, we’re excited to welcome Monica Todd. She will be sharing with you stories of cultural change at Financial Times from the perspective of a product leader.

There will be an opportunity for drinks and online networking for those who have time. We’d love to hear your stories!

Thursday, 14th October 2021

Thursday October 14th | 09:00 – 10:00

How do you become a data-driven organisation?

Data is at the heart of every forward- thinking organisation. It is the fuel that drives the new digital engine and the outcomes that digital transformation enables. In this session we take you on a journey to understand how we help complex organisations to enable data-driven decision making (evidenced based decisions), Our expertise in data architecture, analytic capability, security, data quality and data management.

Key takeaways from this session: 1. Understand why data is a valuable asset to any organisation 2. How do you get from data to insights to action based decision making? 3. How do you become a data driven organisation? 4. How do you enable AI and Machine Learning to predict outcomes?

Thursday October 14th | 09:00 – 17:00


Icentrum, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BP

Insight, inspiration and investment opportunities for ambitious tech businesses and entrepreneurs across the West Midlands
About this event

Meet other founders, hear from successful tech businesses, and understand how to prepare for and unlock investment opportunities.

Connect with investors and VCs and understand what they are looking for and how they support ambitious Tech companies to succeed. Understand what support is out there, how to succeed.

Thursday October 14th | 10:30 – 12:30

Entrepreneurs for Future Showcase

Icentrum, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BP

Founders from the Bruntwood SciTech E4F Start up accelerator, will present their start-ups to the audience of business professionals, investors, incubator managers and fellow founders.

Thursday October 14th | 10:00 – 12:00

WM5G: What is next for connectivity

Oozells Building, 9 Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2JB.

An opportunity to hear first-hand how WM5G has helped organisations develop new 5G-enabled products and services

Thursday October 14th| 10:30 – 12:00

The Bullring Virtual Entrepreneurs Showcase

This is Birmingham’s real-life answer to popular TV shows like Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank. The sessions present a number of exciting, pre-qualified companies seeking investment, pitching their ventures in front of a panel of leading figures in business. They will offer their business nous on the pitches and engage in a Q&A session.

Thursday October 14th | 14:00 – 16:00

WM5G: Transport Educate Session

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Join us for an introductory presentation by Chris Holmes, Transport Director at WM5G. The ‘Direction of Travel’ session will consider how the Transport environment is evolving following the pandemic, exploring the themes of sustainability and accessibility as the main drivers for change.

Thursday October 14th | 14:00 – 16:00

WM5G: Digital connectivity in Manufacturing

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The Manufacturing Explore session will provide an overview of the work undertaken to date in the manufacturing sector, including current trials and use cases. The session will explore why Digital Connectivity is so pivotal for manufacturers, looking at examples where it has been utilised within a live environment and the tangible benefits that have been delivered.

Thursday October 14th | 14:00 – 15:30

Kainos x Birmingham Tech Week – game-changing digital in a pandemic

Join our event to learn about the part our software engineers played in transforming how the UK lived and worked through the pandemic

Friday, 15th October 2021

Friday October 15th| 10:00 – 11:00

The Future: Digital Trends

Hosted by HSBC UK. “I firmly believe we are living through the 4th Industrial Revolution. CV-19 has accelerated many existing trends and further hastened this change. How history records this time period is yet to be determined. I will look at some of today’s key themes and what they may mean for the future. One thing I am certain of is that the pace of innovation and change is unlikely to slow and firms need to prepare or risk being swamped. I will probably ask more questions than provide answers.”

Friday October 15th| 11:30 – 12:30

Future of Cities, Urban Mobility and Birmingham

Join Nishant Sodhani, Director, Future Cities & New Industries team, HSBC along with his invited guests to discuss Key themes on the future of Cities & Urban Mobility.

This session will cover the Future of Cities, the Future of Urban Mobility and look at the next Chapter of Birmingham for 2021 and beyond including the Net Zero plan for the city and the Future City Plan.

Friday October 15th| 12:30 – 13:30

The Future: Talent and Culture

The UK tech ecosystem is evolving ever more rapidly. 2021 sees a new record for investment into the tech sector, giving it more scope to grow faster and innovate further than ever before. However, whilst investment may be trending up, hiring strategies and the skills needed to deliver on this growth and innovation are heading down.

Join Naomi and Josh from Tech Nation who will be exploring the hands-on approach to D&I being taken by some of the UK’s most innovative tech firms to enable strong and lasting cultural cohesion as well as talent retention.

Friday October 15th| 14:00 – 15:00

Going Global

Harnessing HSBCs key strategic objective of “opening up a world of opportunity” we are holding a 1-hour interactive virtual session talking to global Tech clients, to explore the challenges they face as they look to expand / scale up their business globally and how Birmingham as a region has helped them achieved their goals and aspirations. As part of the session we will be joined by Tim Kay from the Department for International Trade; Technology, Entrepreneurship and Mobility and Melissa Snover; CEO & Founder of Nourished.

Friday October 15th| 19:00 – 23:59

Black Tie Dinner & Awards

The International Convention Centre, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA.

And the winner is….!

The Grand Finale to round off an amazing week of innovation, exploration, discussions and collaboration. Join us in celebrating the best of the best in all things Tech & Digital at the Tech Awards 2021. Prepare to be inspired.