Posted on April 21, 2017 by staff

This month’s biggest tech events (Apr 24 to May 19)


Women’s crucial role in technology will be celebrated at the inaugural Leeds International Festival next week.

The festival, which runs from 22-30 April, focuses on three main strands: music, moving image and technology.

High-profile female voices make up two-thirds of the speakers in the tech strand.

Headline conference ‘Empowering Women with Tech’ will see tech strand curator Natasha Sayce-Zelem and several other high-profile members of BusinessCloud’s ‘100 female tech role models’ list speak about their experiences in tech.

They include computer scientist and campaigner Dr Sue Black OBE, Stemettes co-founder Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE and serial entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow OBE.

Multi-award-winning broadcaster Lauren Laverne, international fashion blogger Susie Bubble and Emmy Lovell, digital VP at the Warner Music Group, are also set to appear.

Next week

Saturday 22 April – Saturday 29 April: Leeds Digital Festival more info

Saturday 22 April: Digital marketing bootcamp, London more info

Tuesday 25 April: An Introduction to Inbound Marketing by HubSpot, London more info

Tuesday 25 April: Drapers Digital Festival, London more info

Wednesday 26 – Thursday 27 April: IP EXPO Manchester more info

Wednesday 26 April: BBC Greater Manchester mayoral debate, Manchester more info

Thursday 27 April: Pro Manchester FinTech lunch more info

Thursday 27 April: KPMG TMT networking event, Manchester

Thursday 27 April: The future for Human Resources – technology and the changing role for HR professionals, London more info

Thursday 27 April: Data protection and the regulatory framework: Preparing for EU GDPR and the consequences of Brexit, London more info

Thursday 27 April – Friday 28 April: Mobile Innovation Summit, London more info

Two weeks

Tuesday 2 May: Why women in AI, London more info

Wednesday 3 May: Security & Counter Terror Expo, London more info

Friday 5 May: Manchester Digital – Digital Revolution Conference more info

Three weeks

Monday 8 May: Blockchain: IoT’s Trust Broker? London more info

Monday 8 – Tuesday 9 May: Retail Business Technology Expo 2017, London more info

Tuesday 9 May:The AI Summit, London more info

Wednesday 10 May: SavedByTech 2017 – Future Technology Expo & Conference, Bristol more info

Wednesday 10 May: Cisco networking academy conference, Manchester more info

Thursday 11 May: Dotlive, Manchester more info

Thursday 11 May: Prolific North awards 2017, Manchester more info

Thursday 11 May: techUK Public Services 2030 Conference 2017 more info

Friday 12 May: Multichannel conference, Manchester more info

Four weeks

Tuesday 16 May: Smart to Future Cities, London more info

Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 May: VR World, London more info

Wednesday 17 May: Digital Bolton and the importance of apprenticeships, Bolton more info

Wednesday 17 May: National Technology Awards, London more info

Wednesday 17 May: How Could We Buy Energy in the Smart Future? London more info

Wednesday 17 May: Big Data and IoT Excellence Awards, London more info

Wednesday 17 – Thursday 18 May: Big Data and IoT Summit 2017, London more info

Thursday 18 May: Tackling Liverpool’s digital skills gap, Liverpool more info


Thursday 8 June: How can businesses harness the power of VR and AR? Manchester more info