Tech Forum 2020

11 June, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Venue: TBC, central London

Tech Forum is a platform for Swedish-British tech and investors to meet, learn and to discuss. Celebrating the best of the latest in technology from across the North Sea, whether it's artificial intelligence, blockchain or virtual reality (and beyond) - the forum features leading experts at global success stories, exciting entrepreneurs and challengers alongside passionate purse-string partners. It is a unique chance for Swedish tech to connect with the world's leading financial centre, and to bring together two of the great tech capitals of the world, London and Stockholm. When in partnership, sparkles happen. 

This was Tech Forum 2019

On 13 June 2019, 200+ guests and 40+ investors gathered at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s Tech Forum and Tech Fest at Google’s HQ in London, with the aim to explore the future of the tech landscape. Leading experts from both Swedish and UK businesses shared their views on new and existing technologies, and how to optimise potential alongside the accelerating pace of technological development.

The SCC also organised its pilot London Bootcamp with the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, culminating at the Tech Forum and Tech Fest at Google HQ. Bringing together the top minds from Swedish and UK tech, the activities focused on exploring the applications of future technologies and what makes them successful.


The forum, with speakers from across the realms of investment, start-ups, SMEs and large corporations gave their perspectives on new and existing technologies and how to unleash their potential in new applications.

Keynote speakers Paul Murphy, Partner at Northzone, and Andrea Spaccapietra, CIO at Ericsson UK & Ireland, shared insights from their respective fields: the European tech and investment landscape and the potential of 5G. The day ended with Tech Fest on Google’s rooftop.

See photos from London Bootcamp and from Tech Forum.

See the highlights from Tech Forum 2019

On 13 June, Swedish and UK businesses along with 200+ attendees and 40+ investors were assembled at the Google Headquarters in London.

Confirmed speakers 2020

Juliet Bauer

Juliet Bauer

UK Managing Director, KRY/LIVI

Juliet Bauer joined LIVI from NHS England, where she was the organisation’s first Chief Digital Officer.  Juliet is a Patient Governor for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Bauer has led the delivery of technology programmes across many sectors, including leading the Times Newspapers digital transformation. She holds a Masters’ in Business Administration from Columbia Business School.

Carlo Biggio

Carlo Biggio

Accel Partners

Carlo Biggio is a Venture Capital Investor at Accel Partners, who focuses particularly on financial technology and SaaS businesses. Prior to joining Accel, he worked for the investment team of Anthemis Group, a fintech-focused venture capital fund and Rocket Internet. Carlo holds a MSc in Finance from Bocconi University and the Rotterdam School of Management, with a focus on investment valuation.

Julian David

Julian David

CEO, techUK

Julian David is the CEO of techUK, the Digital Technology Trade Association. Julian leads techUK's 60 strong team in representing 850 member companies, comprising Global and National Champions and more than 500 SMEs. He is a member of the UK Government and Industry Cyber Growth Partnership and the Digital Economy Council. He is also the Vice President for National Trade Associations on the Executive Board of DIGITALEUROPE and Vice President representing Europe on the board of WITSA the Worldwide IT Association. He is also a Member of the Board of the Health innovation Network, the South London Academic Health Science Network.

Sofia Dolfe

Sofia Dolfe

Investor, Index Ventures

Sofia joined Index in April 2018. She spends time in the Nordics and The Netherlands, and focuses on investments in consumer internet and marketplace businesses across all stages. Prior to joining Index, Sofia was an investor at EQT Ventures in Stockholm. Sofia is a graduate of the London School of Economics (M.Sc. Management) and of the University of Edinburgh (M.A.).

Bodil Eriksson

Bodil Eriksson

CEO, Volvo Car Mobility

Bodil Eriksson is the Chief Executive Officer for Volvo Car Mobility and Leader of M, a global standalone brand from Volvo Cars. M is dedicated to enabling more people to move freely, meaningfully, and sustainably. In 2017, Bodil was tasked with developing new, shared mobility solutions that put people at the center of products and experiences. Prior to Volvo Car Mobility, Bodil led the re-emergence of the Volvo Cars brand in the U.S. market, helping to establish the brand as a premium player and increase both awareness and sales. Additionally, Bodil has driven change across the Oil, Insurance, Food and Pharmacy Retail sectors. Through nearly three decades in executive management positions, Bodil has been a champion for consumers to shape the future with their purchasing decisions. 

 

Agate Freimane

Agate Freimane

General Partner, Norrsken VC

Agate is a General Partner at Norrsken VC, Europe's largest impact venture capital fund, that focuses on investing in rapidly scaling early stage start-ups that use technology to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges while building highly profitable businesses. She started her career in finance working in investment banking and private equity at Citigroup and Morgan Stanley in London and New York. She then started her start-up journey and was one of the first employees at BrickVest, a London based fintech start-up. In her free time she is most passionate about education and co-founded Bright Mentors, an edtech charity in London.

Stephanie Hare

Stephanie Hare

Researcher and Broadcaster

Stephanie Hare is an independent researcher and broadcaster focused on technology, politics and history. Previously she worked as a Principal Director at Accenture Research, a strategist at Palantir, a Senior Analyst at Oxford Analytica, the Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, and a consultant at Accenture. She holds a PhD and MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences (French) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Diana Krantz

Diana Krantz

VC Investor, Draper Esprit

Diana joined Draper Esprit as a Venture Capital Investor in 2017. Draper Esprit is a later stage investor (Series A+) that typically invests in sectors such as HealthTech, DeepTech, FinTech, Consumer & SAAS. Prior to that, she worked for Techstars and Rocket Internet. She has previously worked at a London-based hedge fund and for the Council of Europe Development Bank in Strasbourg. Diana holds a degree in Economics and Business from University College London.

Harry Rhys Davies

Harry Rhys Davies

Applied AI Lead, Tech Nation

Humam Sakhnini

Humam Sakhnini

President, King

Humam Sakhnini has served as President of King since January 2019, after three years as Chief Financial Officer / Chief Strategy Officer. Humam was previously at Activision Blizzard for six years, where he held the position of Chief Strategy and Talent Officer.

Beata Wickbom

Beata Wickbom

Socialight

Beata Wickbom has been a front figure in the Swedish tech and startup scene since 1995. She is an expert on digital transformation and innovation in traditional organisations. Her deep understanding of how trends will affect business, leadership and value creation, in combination with an ability to explain complex issues, have made her a sought after speaker and moderator. 

 

Annette Wilson

Annette Wilson

Chair Europe, Antler

Tech Forum 2020

Tech Forum 2020 will take place on 11 June in central London. More information will follow.

Get in touch

Are you interested in finding out more about the Tech Forum 2020? Please get in contact with Events & Programmes Manager Carina Dios Falk.

Carina Dios Falk

Events & Programmes Manager

falk@scc.org.uk

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