Although London is increasingly described as a global technology hub and focal point for investment by billion-dollar tech companies, it is widely recognised that the industry is finding it a challenge to make digital opportunities available to all Londoners. Despite a number of tech talent initiatives aimed at encouraging the development of key digital skills, this imbalance continues.
Tech London Advocates (TLA), the private sector led coalition of over 3,500 individuals from the tech sector, has invited a cross section of high profile tech experts to contribute to Diversity in Tech, a half day conference exploring the issues the industry faces in representing London's diverse population at Here East, on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, on Thursday 6 October 2016.
The event will focus on three key themes - the business case for diversity, the international community and home-grown talent. Among a panel of more than 20 speakers will be Baroness Lane Fox, Maggie Philbin and Deputy Mayor for Business Rajesh Agrawal.
Penningtons Manches is delighted to be sponsoring Diversity in Tech in partnership with a number of other organisations which have close links to TLA, including Cisco and the City of London Corporation.
The afternoon will conclude with a networking session where TLA will showcase some of the excellent initiatives already addressing diversity in the capital.