3 Events Leading The Tech Conversation in AI, Data Science, Sustainability & Inclusivity

Interested in conversations around AI, Data Science, Sustainability & Inclusivity? Then it is not too late to pencil in these tech events taking place in June 2019 into your diary.

As May comes to an end, it looks like June is shaping up to be the month of must-attend tech events leading the conversation in designing and scaling tech business. Here are 3 events in 3 different cities that we recommend you attend this coming month:

BERLIN: Wear It Festival

Taking place from the 25 June to 26 June 2019 in Berlin, the Wear It Innovation Summit is a conference and platform for professionals in the wearable technology business. Already in its 6th year, this year’s event promises to be the place where game-changing startups and innovators meet today’s industry leaders.

Co-Founder of FashNerd Mano ten Napel on the stage at Wear It 2018 alongside Ben Cooper and Despina Papadopoulos. Image Credit: Wear It

With 600+ attendees from more than 25 countries, including 80+ speakers and contributors and 50+ partners expected, this year’s Wear It Innovation Summit will be built around eight focus topics. They are Medical Disruption, Sustainability & Tech, Startup Show, Industrial & Safety, Women in Tech, The Next Big Thing, Materials & Product Development and Lifestyle & Fitness

On a Mission to kickstart the tech industry, the event is built around inspiring talks centred on the latest ideas, products and experiences live on stage, and also the exchange ideas at the exhibition space as well as in workshops. This year expect to be in the company of businesses like Airbus, Samsung Next, Gait Up H&M, Siemens, Carnegie Mellon University, ÖWF, ECCHR, Kymira, Implandata or Mimi.

If you would like to attend, be sure to use this discount code: WearIt-FashNerd15, to receive 15% off your ticket.

LONDON: London Tech Week

Taking place across London from 10 June until 14 June, this year, London Tech Week 2019, will be mainly be exploring inclusivity, AI, the future of work and tech in a new era of trust. The London Tech Week team, committed to “not only to lead the way in tech innovation but to tackle head-on the issue of diversity in the industry”,  will be showcasing the latest innovations in AI & quantum computing, blockchain, the future of work and more.

Image Credit: London Tech Week

Not only confined to leading the way in tech innovation the event will also be looking to tackle head-on the issue of diversity in the industry. According to a 2018 report, only 14.6% senior UK tech leaders are women and 70.5% senior executive teams have no BAME members at all. This year’s Tech Week seeks to address this imbalance, with a suite of initiatives to make it easier for people of all backgrounds to access careers in tech.

Carolyn Dawson, Managing Director of the UK’s leading technology event London Tech Week, said that a lack of diversity within the tech industry could be traced back to children’s education. “There’s still this perception, even from parents, that science, computing and STEM topics aren’t really for girls. So from such an early age, it’s almost discouraged, said Dawson. Adding, “Equally, when I look at some of the teachers educating our children, they’re not up to speed with digital and the impact of digital skills. We need to move the needle somehow, or this problem won’t stop.”

This year’s headline partners are Microsoft and IBM, and a range of partner organisations will also be at the Inclusive Innovation lounge – a space to unite the diversity and inclusivity initiatives under one roof. This physical hub will enable the many movements, advocacy groups and associations to come together at London Tech Week. Partners include WISE, ColorInTech, Queer in AI and CodeYourFuture, amongst many others.

The flagship event, TechXLR8, will be held at ExCel London. TechXLR8 will focus on the transformational impact of technology on business and industry, enabling attendees to experience first-hand the technologies fuelling the business revolution. There will be live tech demos and immersive showcases of cutting-edge tech innovation.

PARIS: DevBreak

Now, this is an event with a difference. Not your usual shindig, DevBreak is a bespoke getaway which is all about sharing, learning and the ultimate tech experience. The event is set up in a way that a company can bring its whole team to this off-site festival trip.

Image Credit: DevBreak

The two-day conference will cover all things tech, including talks by internationally recognised speakers across a wide variety of tech topics. DevBreak will also be offering workshops that will focus on Data Science, ReactJS, Machine Learning, Python and Scikit! and also space for developers to train together.

On their event Melanie Pereira, Event Producer of DevBreak told FashNerd: “It’s the European tech conference & festival fusion, bringing together 500 developers from a worldwide network. Fully open air and set in an epic castle venue just outside of Paris, at DevBreak we’re blending all the best features of a tech conference, the activities of a team getaway, and an outdoor live music concert.”

Continuing, “What we’re creating? The ideal and most memorable setting for individuals, teams and tech professionals to share, learn and come together with peers across two fun and stimulating conference and workshop days concerning all things tech.”

Some of the main topics will be People of Tech, Security of Tech and Future of Tech. Taking place in an XVIIIth century French castle, the event will also be encouraging attendees to let their hair down and participate in the outdoor activities that include live music.

If you would like to attend, make sure you take advantage of the 30% discount code that has been made available to all FashNerds. The code is FASHNERD_DB30.

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Muchaneta Kapfunde

Founding editor-in-chief at FashNerd.com
Founding editor-in-chief & WearableTechStylist of FashNerd.com, Muchaneta has worked in the fashion industry for over 14 years. She is currently one of the leading influencers speaking and writing about the merger of fashion with technology and wearable technology and a regular contributor to digital news sites like Wareable.
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