Headline speakers announced for Tech Week Humber 2020 with Google, Forbes, and IBM all on the bill

Tech Week Humber 2020 has announced its full line-up this week with Google, Forbes, and IBM all topping the bill for their flagship event which is due to take place on Wednesday 11th November. The event which last year attracted over 2,000 people is set to return virtually via the platform Hopin and is completely free to attend.

Evren Eryurek, director of product management at Google Cloud has been named as the headline speaker for the event next month. Evren is currently based in the CTO Office of Google Cloud in Silicon Valley and is an expert in cloud infrastructure, security, and data. 

Other keynote speakers in this year’s incredible line-up include Swathi Young, Forbes; Steven Dickens, IBM; and Nigel Willson, Co-founder of WeandAI and ex CTO of Microsoft to name just a few.

Antonio Tombanane, Founder of Tech Week Humber and MD of GB Recruitment, said: “We are incredibly proud to be able to pull together such a strong line-up. Technology has been such an important part of this year and we hope that our event will connect the region and inspire an innovative future.”

This year’s event will bring together tech giants, and the local tech community to celebrate and shout about the Humber region. The event aims to give everyone within the tech community a voice from multinationals to local start-ups. 

As female representation continues to be an issue in the tech sector, Tech Week Humber is proud to announce that 41% of this year’s line-up are female. Some of the incredible women lined up to speak at this year’s event include Anastasia Lopatina, Airbus; Naomi Timperley, Tech North Advocates; Christina Colmer McHugh, Moodbeam; and Debra Leeves, Virtual.

Tech Week Humber starts on Monday 9th November and will be launched by Minister Graham Stuart, UK Minister for Exports and member of parliament. This will be followed by a panel of Humber Tech leaders chaired by John Connelly, managing director of the C4DI.

Highlights of the week include the KCOM hothouse which challenges teams to compete against each other to solve real-life problems. It also includes a dedicated education day working closely with our college partners Wilberforce Sixth Form College and Hull College as well the University of Hull to engage high school students across the region with technology.

The week’s flagship event will take place virtually on Wednesday 11th November via the platform Hopin. Hopin accommodates not only speakers but also an expo and networking area allowing attendees an experience similar to a real-life event. The networking zone operates in a speed networking format randomly matching attendees with other businesses and tech professionals.

Partners for this year’s event include Hull City Council, KCOM, Nordstar, DMCC, C4Di, the Department of International Trade, Reach PLC, Tech Nation, University of Hull, Marketing Humber, Wykeland, Click Digital, Giacom, Ansell, Hull College, and Wilberforce Sixth Form College with more announcements promised in the coming weeks.

Register to attend: https://hopin.to/events/tech-expo-humber

Visit the Website: www.techweekhumber.com

Get in touch: hello@techexpohumber.com 

[April MacKenzie]