Tech Week announces headline speakers, with Google, Forbes and IBM all on the bill

20th Oct

Evren Eryurek, director of product management at Google Cloud, has been named as the headline speaker for the main event on November 11. Mr Eryurek is currently based in the CTO office of Google Cloud in Silicon Valley and is an expert in cloud infrastructure, security and data.
Other keynote speakers include Swathi Young of Forbes, Steven Dickens of IBM, and Nigel Willson, co-founder of WeandAI and ex-CTO of Microsoft, to name just a few.
Antonio Tombanane – founder of Tech Week Humber and MD of GB Recruitment, said: “We are incredibly proud to be able to pull together such a strong line-up. Technology has been such an important part of this year and we hope that our event will connect the region and inspire an innovative future.”
This year’s event will bring together tech giants and the local tech community to celebrate the Humber region. The event aims to give everyone within the tech community a voice from multinationals to local start-ups.
As female representation continues to be an issue in the tech sector, Tech Week Humber is proud to announce that 41% of this year’s line-up are female. Speakers include Anastasia Lopatina of Airbus, Naomi Timperley of Tech North Advocates, Christina Colmer McHugh of Moodbeam, and Debra Leeves of Virtual.
Tech Week Humber starts on Monday, November 9, and will be launched by exports minister Graham Stuart. This will be followed by a panel of Humber Tech leaders chaired by John Connelly, managing director of C4DI.
Highlights of the week include the KCOM hothouse, which challenges teams to compete against each other to solve real-life problems. It also includes a dedicated education day working closely with college partners Wilberforce Sixth Form College and Hull College as well the University of Hull to engage high school students across the region with technology.
The week’s flagship event will take place virtually on Wednesday, November 11, via the platform Hopin. Hopin accommodates not only speakers but also an expo and networking area, allowing attendees an experience similar to a real-life event. The networking zone operates in a speed networking format randomly matching attendees with other businesses and tech professionals.
Partners for this year’s event include Hull City Council, KCOM, Nordstar, DMCC, C4Di, the Department for International Trade, Reach plc, Tech Nation, University of Hull, Marketing Humber, Wykeland, Click Digital, Giacom, Ansell, Hull College, and Wilberforce Sixth Form College, with more announcements promised in the coming weeks.

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