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DIT Pavilion at VivaTech

Thursday, 16 May 2019 to Saturday, 18 May 2019

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About the event

From May 16th to 18th the Department for International Trade (DIT) France will host a British pavilion in Hall 1, Stand H08 at France’s largest tech conference, VivaTech.

The pavilion will host a dozen British tech companies in a celebration of British leadership in technology and entrepreneurship. The programme on the pavilion includes pitches, key-note speeches and VIP networking sessions.

Attending companies during the 3-day event will benefit from the Department for International Trade's connections, knowledge and experience at VivaTech by:

  • enabling one-to-one meetings to help secure business deals
  • widening networks by attending bespoke networking lunch and afternoon reception cocktail on the British Stand at Vivatech Hall 1 Stand H08
  • offering networking opportunities through the presence of DIT Tech experts & high level UK speakers
  • sharing expertise on setting up and developing your company in the UK
  • providing insight into the UK business environment and tech ecosystem

The categories at this year's British Stand at Vivatech include:

  • Cities of the Future
  • FinTech
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Creative Tech

UK Pavilion Full Programme

Thursday 16 May 2019

12:00 Tech Nation 2019 Report: UK Tech on a Global Stage
Gerard Grech, CEO, Tech Nation

Tech Nation is the UK national network for digital tech entrepreneurs, offering growth programmes, business academy to upskill and insights into UK tech. This will be an opportunity to hear and discuss the new Tech Nation 2019 insight report into the UK digital landscape.

12:30 Overview of Data Ethics and Innovation in the UK
Roger Taylor, Chair, UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

The Centre was established in 2018 by the UK Government to provide independent advice on how to improve the governance of data driven technology - the Centre is a world-first and is tasked with working to maximise the benefits of data driven technology. The talk will be about the role of the Centre, future plans and how organisations can get involved.

13:00 Women in Tech networking Lunch
Tabitha Goldstaub, Co-Founder of CognitionX, also Chair of the AI Council

Oriel Petry, Deputy Trade Commissioner for Europe at Department for International Trade will demonstrate the UK’s continuing lead on tackling global challenges and issues such as AI and Digital ethics, education, and socio-economic inequalities.

14:30 AI & Future Cyber Defence
Emily Orton is the CMO of Darktrace and a founding member of the company.

15:00 Early Metrics : Successful deployment in the UK and worldwide
Antoine Baschiera, CEO at Early Metrics

Early Metrics is the international rating agency for start-ups and innovative SMEs. Early Metrics is the bridge between the most forward-thinking decision makers and the most innovative newcomers. The independent agency assesses the growth potential of innovative ventures through analysing key non-financial metrics with offices in London, Paris, Berlin and Tel Aviv.

15:45 Northern Powerhouse: High Growth Digital Hub in the UK
James Summerton, Business Development Manager of The Landing

The Landing is a hub at the heart of MediaCity UK for high-growth technology and digital start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs in the wider Greater Manchester tech community. James will talk about how the cites of the North have become a powerhouse of the northern economy.

Friday 17 May 2019

11:45 Mapping of Tech, Cyber Security & Creative Industries in the UK
Chris Moore, Tech Sector Specialist, Department for International Trade

An opportunity to learn more about the UK digital landscape - followed by B2B meetings to discuss individually with our experts your next steps to setting up in the UK.

13:30 Legal Workshop
Sarah Kenshall, UK Legal Director, Burges & Salmon
Richard Klieman, Strategic International Tax & Legal of Vasco AARPI

Current Legal Issues for Technology Companies Setting Up in the UK

Doing Business in France: 5 Key Points to Remember

14:20 Tech for Good: Bringing Citizens and their City Closer Together
Tiernan Mines, CEO of Hello Lamp Post

Hello Lamp Post is a playful platform inviting people to strike up conversations with street furniture using text messages or Facebook Messenger, bringing to light the hidden stories of their cities. Tiernan will present his company and talk about how the playful, system is bringing citizens and their city closer together.

Click to email DIT France for more information

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