An Entrepreneurial Journey – The Power of Thinking Differently
Joseph Daniels will be covering how he’s overcome barriers personally and professionally, to be leading one of the most game-changing start-ups in the country, and how the power of thinking differently can lead to cutting-edge breakthroughs.
Why the West Midlands? Opportunities, Talent, Funding and Community
In this session, you’ll learn about the opportunities for tech innovation in the region around 5G and High-Speed rail, how to access funding streams, incubator and scale-up programmes, and what it’s really like to work in the West Midlands’ tech community.
West Midlands Amazon Small Business Accelerator
West Midlands Digital Skills Partnership: Proudly announce the Amazon Small Business Accelerator in partnership with Enterprise Nation. An incredible opportunity available to regional start-ups and SMEs, in response to the health crisis and economic lockdown.
Building and Nurturing Your Business within an Innovation Ecosystem
During this session, we’ll focus on the importance of the support network for your business, the innovation ecosystem you operate within. We’ll discuss the way in which innovation ecosystems create opportunity and success pathways for businesses.
Can a local digital currency support innovation and collaboration between entrepreneurs in Birmingham?
This event will provide an overview of alternative currencies, including Bitcoin, outlining their limitations in supporting local entrepreneurs. It will detail findings from the University project’s fieldwork in Italy that investigated how Sardex supports innovation and collaboration between local entrepreneurs.
CodeYourFuture – fighting inequality in the developer community and broader society
CodeYourFuture is a non-profit coding school for disadvantaged people including refugees, asylum seekers, ex-offenders, those living below the poverty line and others. They teach people to code, support their personal development and help them find jobs in tech.
Engineering Insights: Hybrid vs Native Mobile Development
Is it better to develop apps using the language that the target device is built on? Or is it better to use another language so that the app can be used by multiple device platforms? What are the advantages? And are there any pitfalls to avoid?
Future Communities: Building the society of tomorrow
Future Communities is about creating an integrated and sustainable society, where cross-sector collaborative technology creates a seamless experience across all aspects of life. Join this collaborative event where we’ll be exploring exactly what Future Communities means for all of us.
How to benefit from Birmingham’s multicultural tech talent
In this panel, Gaia Caruso will chair a conversation around how technology companies in Birmingham can connect with the city’s multicultural community to truly communicate equal opportunities and how to capitalise on the business benefits that come from inclusion.
Kickstart The Green Recovery with Midlands Greentech
This session will outline how The Midlands Green Recovery can be delivered by low carbon technology innovation in local businesses. The talk will include the vision for a low carbon future using technologies like fuel cells, biofuels and hydrogen.
Practical Domain-Driven Design; using domains to drive technology
Domain-Driven Design is an engineering paradigm that is geared towards delving deep into what your company’s goals are, to better understand your domains and then build software that maps directly to them. This event will demonstrate some of these modern developments and outline why this way of writing software has led to a higher quality of technology.
Responding to the demand for TECH
This Healthcare Technologies Institute event will showcase new technologies that have contributed to the global effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the technologies the HTI are currently working on and how we will help to train the future innovation leaders in drug discovery and regenerative medicine through the development of bioengineered humanised 3D models, microfluidics, diagnostics and sensing platforms.
The Digital Skills Gap – The Brum Muse 12 Months On
At Birmingham Tech Week 2019, Dan delivered a talk on How We Bridge The Digital Skills Gap in Birmingham, and that is how my journey started. 1 year on, a lot has happened, the noise has been made, actions and objectives hit and impact created. So how do we bridge the digital skills gap? The Brum Muse will tell you more.
The Future of Mobility in a Smart City
Transport and mobility sit at the heart of many debates: new technology use, tackling climate change and public sector investment to name a few. However, that agenda has altered significantly over recent months with COVID-19 upending traditional transportation patterns.
People centric systems: Connecting people, processes and technology
Join Karl Nicholson, CIO of Synaptek, a digital innovation company, to learn how intelligent automation delivers the future of work. He’ll demonstrate how the right intelligent automation strategy improves connectivity, transforms productivity and fixes siloed working practices.
Open Hack Sessions
VR Birmingham – Discovering XR with STEAMHouse
This STEAMhouse session takes a look at the latest developments in contextualising an industry update in terms of technologists and developer exploring what is possible with the new platforms that have come out of Facebook and in the industry over the past year.
Inspiring the first AI generation
Understand the strategic importance of AI and how Microsoft is supporting BCU students through our Azure AI Fundamentals curriculum, part of Microsoft’s Future Skills Initiative. Andrew will showcase the extensive free AI learning paths and modules available on the Microsoft Learn platform.
Delivering IT-enabled projects for NHS during a pandemic
Jason, Paul and David will be sharing their experience delivering a myriad of IT-enabled projects for the NHS during a pandemic. They will also be talking about how the pandemic created the need for a surprising variety of new types of jobs and skills required across the NHS.