SVC2UK speakers are some of the most commercially savvy tech leaders and investors in the world, adept at building and scaling businesses, balancing profit and purpose to deliver global impact. Feel free to come back regularly as we announce more amazing speakers from our lineup.
UK TOGETHER – mONDAY 9 November
15:00 - 16:10 GMT
UK Together: Leveraging Networks and Partnerships in a Changing Landscape
This session bridges together some of the UK’s top business support programmes and experiences founders to help break down any ecosystem barriers as we hear from founders and support programmes from across the UK.
16:25 - 17:10 GMT
This session will be answering the questions: What has been the largest barrier to successful cross-national or cross-city ecosystem collaboration in the past? Why do you think there is an underlying notion of competition between ecosystems? Do you personally see the benefit in collaborating with the larger UK-ecosystem or do you feel content as an independent network
17:25 - 18:00 GMT
This session will focus on how founders can best access programmes and support when scaling, utilise existing networks and leverage partnerships and collaboration as they scale their businesses in the UK and internationally.
Good growth summit – Tuesday 10 November
15:00 – 15:45 GMT
15:55 – 16:40 GMT
This session will have an honest discussion about the lack of diversity in the investment ecosystem and how as investors, they seek to be advocates for a need for a most sustainable, accessible and inclusive approach to investing.
16:50 – 17:30 GMT
Sharing both learnings form football and the corporate world, Alex and Raj will have an honest discussion about how resilience and versatility are some of the key ingredients to be a strong leader.
wednesday 11 November
14:30 – 15:15 GMT
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! What will be the next big innovations in tech? Who are the businesses making the most waves? And what does the press have to say about it? In this media panel, technology and business journalists from influential publications will discuss what they think will be the next big tech innovations and who are the trailblazers who will make the front page.
17:35 – 18:30 GMT
What Attracts Investors and Companies from China and Japan to Cambridge and the UK?
Tony Raven (Chief Executive – Cambridge Enterprise), Maximilian Ge (Principal – Oxbridge Angels), Maya Pindeus (Co-Founder / CEO – Humanising Autonomy), Naoki Kamimaeda (Partner and Europe Office Representative – Global Brain), Ting Zhang (Founder / CEO – Crayfish.io)
This session will explore the growing interest and engagement of investors and companies between Cambridge, the UK and Asia. The panel will discuss their experiences setting up business relationships, especially with China and Japan, and provide their reasoning and insights towards a successful Asia expansion strategy.
BEYOND HORIZONS – THURSDAY 12 November
9:00 - 09:50 GMT
Each leader on the panel will share their unique insight on their home market, but also what perspective they took with them as they scaled their businesses and became trail blazers.
10:00 - 10:35 GMT
This session will discuss some of the top tech trends that are arising in China and take a look at how Alibaba is using consumer data is helping to forecast new trends to understand what an economic recovery may look like.
11:00 - 11:50 GMT
In this session we will hear from Ganesh Subramanian, Founder & CEO of fashiontech company Stylumia on the key trends and opportunities in the Indian retail and tech market.
Reinventing THE NOW – THURSDAY 12 November
16:30 - 17:00 GMT
This session will focus on the interplay between technology and creativity and how it will shape our future. During this session, interviewed by Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President of techUK, we will hear from Richard Waterworth, General Manager for the UK & EU at TikTok, on the future of social media and content creation.
17:05 - 17:50 GMT
We will hear from the leading tech disrupters who are paving the way for the new future in tech. From CreaTech to FinTech, these leaders are not only rattling the foundations of the sectors they are in, but proving that you can continue to shake things up amidst global uncertainty.
18:00 - 18:50 GMT
As we look ahead at the future we must ask ourselves, what does the new consumer look like and how will their behaviours as digital, conscious and connected consumers affect the tech ecosystem?
19:00 - 19:45 GMT
As we look beyond 2020, this final session will wrap up SVC2UK 2020 Digital Summit focusing on the power of collaboration in creating a new and better future for all.
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