London Tech Week Kicks Off with Eileen Burbidge and Beatie Wolfe

To open the festival Beatie Wolfe performs live after a fireside chat about tech in culture and dementia with Eileen Burbidge

More about the Festival and its Ambassadors

London Technology Week 2016 will welcome tens of thousands global technology professionals and consumers to the capital, with hundreds of events set to take place across the city from 20-26th June. 

Leading figures from the world of technology have signed up to support Europe's largest technology festival. This year's ambassadors include Eileen Burbidge MBE HM Treasury Fintech Envoy, Kathryn Parsons Co-Founder of Decoded, Rohan Silva Co-Founder of Second Home, Martha Lane Fox CBE Founder of and Beatie Wolfe Singer Songwriter and music tech entrepreneur, to name a few.

The new group of ambassadors will help to promote the success of the capital's booming technology sector through a series of live events, which will attract entrepreneurs, policy makers, investors and developers to the city.

In its third successive year, London Technology Week 2016 will host hundreds of events highlighting the city's position as Europe's leading technology hub. The programme of events will be based on five content streams which include: Business, Growth, Talent & Inclusion, Innovation and After Hours.

London Technology Week 2016 Ambassadors include:

  • Michael Acton Smith OBE, founder, Mind Candy
  • Dame Helen Alexander, Chairman, UBM
  • Omid Ashtari, General Manager, Citymapper
  • James Layfield, Founder & CEO of Central Working
  • Jo Bertram, Regional General Manager, UK Ireland & Nordics, UBER
  • Eileen Burbidge MBE, HM Treasury Fintech Envoy & Partner, Passion Capital
  • Dan Cobley, CEO, Brightbridge Ventures
  • Stuart Cochran, Chief Technology Officer, Huddle
  • Sherry Coutu, NED, Angel Investor and on the board of LSE
  • Samir Desai, CEO and co-founder, Funding Circle
  • Gordon Innes, Chief Executive Officer, London & Partners
  • Martha Lane Fox, Co-founder,
  • Kathryn Parsons, Co-CEO and Co-founder, Decoded
  • Jacqueline de Rojas, Deputy President, VP & General Manager, Northern Europe, Citrix
  • Russ Shaw, Founder, Tech London Advocates, Non-executive Director and Investor
  • Joel Spolsky, Co-founder and CEO, Stack Exchange
  • Michel van der Bel, Managing Director, Microsoft UK
  • Lord Wei of Shoreditch
  • Sarah Wood, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Unruly
  • Beatie Wolfe, Singer & songwriter
  • Russell Poole, Managing Director, Equinix UK
  • Dr Jo Twist, CEO, Ukie
  • Melissa Di Donato, AVP of Wave Analytics, EMEA,
  • Geoff Mulgan, CEO, Nesta
  • Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO, Innovate Finance
  • Claire Cockerton, CEO and Chairwoman of ENTIQ
  • Gerard Grech, CEO, Tech City UK
  • Damien Trevatt, Founder at, & DotCom Consultancy Ltd
  • Steve Hatch, Managing Director, UK & Ireland, Facebook
  • Manish Madhvani, Co-founder & Managing Partner of GP Bullhound
  • Rohan Silva, Co-founder of Second Home
  • Sarah Luxford, Co-founder TLA Women in Tech
  • Phil Cox, Head of EMEA & President, UK, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Dr John Hughes, Chairman of JUST EAT plc and Spectris plc
  • Gavin Poole, CEO, Here East