Facebook - Birmingham Business Twitter - Birmingham Business Instagram - Birmingham Business
https://edgbaston.com https://www.linnacademy.com/?utm_source=BirminghamBiz&utm_medium=Banner&utm_campaign=Birmingham%20Business

Inaugural tech week in Birmingham

Birmingham is preparing to welcome the inaugural Birmingham Tech Week, taking place from October 7 to 13, with more than 50 events on the agenda.

The initiative has been formed to highlight the growing tech scene and to celebrate the fact that the youngest city in Europe produces the most inventions per year, with nearly 65% registered coming from the Birmingham area.

Birmingham Tech Week will unite and empower innovative companies by hosting a week of events dedicated to showcasing its talented and creative tech community made up of established companies, startups, agencies and charities.

Events include 300-person attended digital product conference Canvas that has brought many tech companies to the city in its 8 year history including Netflix, Spotify, Citymapper and even NASA, Customer advocacy conference AdvoFest and Barclay’s Eagle Labs AI Summit 2019.

Birmingham Tech Week will touch on many different themes and topics that range from AI to voice, big data, 5G, digital products and about everything else in between.

One of the events will be a seminar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) hosted by Marks & Clerk where experts will discuss what AI is, how companies are using AI to create new business opportunities and how to use intellectual property to protect AI innovations.

Philip Cupitt, partner at Marks & Clerk, said: "There are many trends reshaping the world we live in, but none promises to be more disruptive than AI. With the AI market estimated to grow in value to £20 billion over the next 5 years, many business leaders still think of AI as mysterious or a challenging subject.

"Whatever sector of the economy you are in, preparing for AI now will put you ahead of the curve.  Whether you are an automotive company readying itself for the ascent of intelligent self-driving cars and smart-cities where algorithms optimise traffic flow, or whether you are a bank using AI to analyse customer data and develop ever more personalised services – AI is a technology that will be applicable in any field.

“The increasing importance of AI has led to the European Patent Office (EPO) issuing guidance on patenting AI. This guidance makes clear that many types of AI-related technologies are indeed patentable and provides much needed clarity for businesses looking to protect their AI innovations."

Birmingham Tech Week founder, Yiannis Maos, said: “Birmingham has a fantastic opportunity to be a Tech City we can all be proud of. But before that's achievable, we need to sort out some of the issues we have.

"First, we need to stop talking about collaboration and start doing it; working with each other, sharing insights and being proud of some of the amazing things we've collectively achieved. We then need to create an environment where we all have the best chance of succeeding.

"To do this, we need to inspire the next generation, attract investment, nurture businesses with high-growth potential and turn our existing talent into the leaders of tomorrow. Birmingham Tech Week was set-up to be the catalyst for this change; we won't change things on our own but hopefully, we'll demonstrate what is possible and in doing so change hearts and minds."

Pictured: Philip Cupitt of Marks & Clerk

https://www.pure-telecom.co.uk

AI and Big Data: What does it mean for your business?

Breakfast briefing aims to provide the answers

13th February 2020

Global digital specialist unveils HQ

European hub is launched in Birmingham

2nd March 2020

PJ Ellis

Director of Lightbox Digital

28th August 2019

AI experts complete funding round

Systems help make the most of a building's energy profile

22nd October 2019

Digital platform helps schools with career events

Online system goes from strength to strength

21st October 2019

Big brand speakers share expertise

Digital retail show will welcome around 5,000 visitors

28th February 2020

Tech company deal made in the Midlands

Firm is successfully sold to the US market

25th April 2019

Emergency fund boosts male grooming business

Digital billboard advertising campaign creates new interest

26th May 2020

State-of-the-art data centre opens

New facilities unveiled in the heart of Birmingham

6th June 2019

Digital tech SMEs receive support

Campaign will lift region's small businesses once again

15th March 2019

Technology hotspot

Why are tech businesses flocking to Digbeth?

4th September 2019

Employee engagement on the agenda

Free business growth event in Edgbaston

17th February 2020

Plans submitted for £30m expansion

Innovation Birmingham campus wants to grow

7th January 2020

Birmingham Business Park unit fully let

Almost 27,000 sq ft of lettings in past year

8th January 2019

Airport unveils new airside food outlet

Franchise opens its doors in Birmingham

8th April 2019