OxTech Fest – Tech for Everyone!
OxTech Fest is for anyone with an interest in tech – whether it’s a career or a hobby, whether you’re a parent of a child studying computing or someone looking to reskill into a new career. OxTech Fest has something for everyone! And if you’re not sure, we’ve made a handy list of the panels we think you’ll be most interested in. But don’t forget, all panels are open to everyone so don’t miss the opportunity to try something new!
To book your FREE ticket, click here to make your account on HopIn, where OxTech Fest will be broadcasting.
For parents and teachers:
The Next Generation of Technologists, September 7th 12.45-13.30
In this panel, three fantastic women in tech will be discussing the importance of computing, technology, engineering and other STEM subjects in schools and how the teaching hours are not proportional to the number of jobs for today’s youth to grow into, especially not for girls. This panel will discuss helping young people into tech careers, how to get support outside of academia and the experiences of how our panellists built their careers in tech industries. With;
- Carrie-Anne Philbin – previously a secondary school computing teacher, now Director of Education at Raspberry Pi, helping to rewrite computing syllabus and advocate for STEM teaching
- Lucy Antsyz – Education Account Manager at Amazon Web Services – not from a tech background but she has a wonderful insight to working within a tech company in a less tech related role
- Amanda Obidike – Executive Director of STEMi Makers Africa, working with the next generation in Nigeria and paving the way for the women of the future.
For students at any level, whatever you’re studying:
Going Beyond Earth, September 7th 16.15-17.15
The latest in space technology! Developing at a rapid rate, this has allowed progression far beyond what we thought was possible. In this panel, four fantastic female technologists will be talking about the exciting technologies that are being worked on in space tech, and explore how the panellists got to where they are today. With;
- Joanna Hart – Development Manager, Harwell Space Cluster
- Harriet Brettle – Head of Business Analysis, Astroscale UK & Europe
- Mamatha Maheshwarappa – Senior Systems Engineer, RAL Space
- Elizabeth Seward – Senior Space Strategist, Airbus Defence and Space
- And moderated by Gemma Wilson – Regional Growth Manager, Satellite Applications Catapult
For Start-Up Tech Businesses:
Building Strategic Partnerships, September 8th 16.30-17.30
The fundamentals of efficient and mutually beneficial partnerships – gaining endorsement, demonstrating commercial viability and becoming an industry leader. With;
- Amanda Dickens – Chief Investment Officer, Visionnaires
- Ashleigh Ainsley – Co-Founder, Colorintech
- Ariana Adjani – Co-Founder, Fine Treatment
- And moderated by Nicola Barretto – Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Brookes Enterprise Support
For Tech Professionals and Businesses:
Driving Decisions with Digital Twins, September 8th 15.40-16.30
A digital twin is a virtual representation that provides a real-time digital version of a real-life process. This allows engineers and operators to understand how the products are performing, and how they will perform over time. How can digital twins benefit your business? Find out with;
- Sarah Hayes – Outreach Lead, National Digital Twin Programme
- Erwin Frank-Schultz – CTO for Energy, Environment and Utilities, IBM
- Paul Clarke – Independent Advisor to Government, Industry and Start-ups, previously CTO at Ocado
- And moderated by Arijit Mitra – Head of Innovation, Institute for Ethical AI
For Professionals not working in tech:
Reskilling in Tech – What are the options?
Exploring the sideways moves into tech, encouraging individuals from a non-technical background to explore reskilling in tech and raising awareness of tech as a second career. With;
- Kathryn Tingle – Senior Technical Programme Manager, Sainsburys
- Joy Foster – Founder, Tech Pixies
- Susan Burton – CEO, Classlist
- And moderated by Amanda Selormey – Enterprise Support Assistant, Brookes Enterprise Support
For Tech Followers:
The Future of the Gaming Industry, September 7th 15.30-16.15
How creative subjects and high tech are combining to further the gaming industry. A discussion on the past, present and future of video games. With;
- Jason Kingsley – Founder and CEO, Rebellion Games
- Siobhan Reddy – Studio Director, Media Molecule
- Taylor Campbell – Tech Lead, Orthors
- And moderated by Georgie Phillipson, Enterprise Support Coordinator, Brookes Enterprise Support
For Tech Investors:
Supporting the Tech Talent Pipeline in Oxfordshire, September 7th 9.40-10.15
An open discussion on the tech talent pipeline in Oxfordshire – how is it looking? What needs to be done to increase the pipeline? What can companies or individuals looking to get into the sector do? With;
- Sarah Haywood Price – Managing Director, Advanced Oxford
For the Oxfordshire Community and those looking to support local businesses:
Tech for Impact Showcase, September 8th, 13.00-13.45
Our Tech for Impact Award Shortlisted Nominees will deliver a presentation introducing their business and the positive impact their technology is having. Sponsored by Perspectum, the award will be presented by Dr Catherine Kelly, Chief Informatics Officer.
OxTech Fest has so much to offer with even more panels and other ways to network with other tech professionals.
Using the Networking feature, you will be randomly matched with another OxTech Fest attendee, so you can meet new people and learn about other aspects of the technology industry. You can either take the 5 minute timed talk, or you can extend your session and exchange details.
If you’d like to meet specific businesses, some of our sponsors and partners have exhibitor booths in the Expo section – here you can find out more about each business, make new contacts and even talk to representatives from that business if they’re available!
OxTech Fest is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about tech, build your professional network and meet new people.
Book your FREE ticket for OxTech Fest 2021 by making your free HopIn account here.
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