Tech Leaders Summit 2024

Imagining Future Possibilities

Date: Tuesday 9 July

Time: 9:00 - 16:00

Venue: Engineers’ House, Bristol, BS8 3NB


👋 9 - 9.30

Registration & Networking

💭 9.30 - 9.45

Imagining Future Possibilities

💬 9.45 - 10

Tech Talk: The Future of Computing, Prof Simon McIntosh-Smith

Meet and greet
Discussion group

💪 10 - 10.50

Future Possibilities Live - Turning the 2024 SW Tech Prospectus into Action

(Brought to you by the South West of England Tech Advisory Board)

Choose your group, work then vote.

Unlocking Transformational Levels of Investment

Creating the UK’s Net Zero Tech National Centre of Excellence

Future Economy: Defining the AI Opportunity

Creative Economy

Creating the SW Talent Hub

🕺 10.50 - 11.10

Tech Tango & Refresh

🎤 11.10 - 11.50

Live Panel: Building the SW Tech Powerhouse

Toby Parkins, Rhona Munro, Rav Bumbra, Andy Pardoe, David Ferguson

🔀 11.50 - 12.40


Tech Funding: Unlocking Future Growth Possibilities for your Tech Company (Acuity Associates)

Tech Innovation: Get it On: The Golden Opportunity for University Tech Collaboration (Future Space Bristol)

Psychological Safety for Scaling Teams (ISL Talent)

Tech Global: Building the Blue and Green Tech Global Alliance (Innovate UK Business Growth)


💃 12.40 - 1.15

Tech Tango & Lunch

🔀 1.15 - 2


Tech Funding: In the Zone – Achieving the Strongest Negotiating Position for Tech Funding Success (Acuity Associates)

Tech Innovation: Creating your Dream Innovation Project (Future Space Bristol)

Tech Talent: From Entry-Level to Leadership: Developing the Future Talent our Region Needs (ISL Talent)

Tech Global: Growth through International Collaboration (Innovate UK Business Growth)

💪 2.05 - 2.50

Future Possibilities - Let’s Build It

Diversity Think Tank: Explore how to create inclusive teams (Ghyston)

Creating the Future Leaders our Planet Needs (T4G SW)

Virtual Tech Board: Put your Greatest Business Challenge to the Growth Forge Virtual Board

Hub It! Build an Innovation Platform for the SW Tech Sector (Digital Wonderlab)


🕺💃 2:50 - 3:10

Tech Tango Networking & Refresh

💪 3.10 - 3.30

Future Possibilities into Reality - The Bold Plan for the SW Tech Sector

🕺💃 3.30 - 4

The Tech Tango Social

Meet our sponsors

Acuity Associates understands that the strength of a business lies within it’s financial infrastructure.

We advise and help to scale your business with trusted expertise, developing and utilising best in class financial infrastructure delivered by senior finance professionals with proven capability.

Whether you need our services on a fractional or full time basis, each individual we present undertakes The Acuity Measure, an assessment which grades competencies so you are assured of their capabilities.

Whatever stage your business is, an investment in your finance team is one you cannot make too soon, and one which you'll never regret.

We nurture high-tech businesses inspired to work at the cutting-edge of their industry, powering health & life sciences, advanced engineering, digital technology, green tech, and beyond.

Based in the heart of the University of the West of England’s Enterprise Zone, Future Space offers laboratory spaces, technical workshops, offices and coworking spaces designed for boundary-pushing science and tech innovators, supporting your business throughout each stage of your scale-up journey.

Far more than just a workspace, with our collision of university-partnered R&D and business support, our companies embark on a trailblazing pathway of innovation.

Powered by UWE Bristol

ISL Talent is a South West based recruiter for tech startups and scaleups.

We partner with founders to help them build the teams they need, developing their talent strategy and making the right hires.

To us, bringing great people and great companies together is personal. We know that the strongest teams are built up from the inside out, starting with first-class people that embody your values and share your vision. So, we apply our passion and personality to go beyond search engines and algorithms.

Innovate UK Business Growth is Innovate UK’s national business growth and scaling service. It is an integral part of the innovation agency’s products and services portfolio.

The service is available to all established small to medium sized innovation-focused growth companies, including Innovate UK grant winners.

Innovate UK Business Growth accelerates its ambitious clients on their growth journeys with one-to-one support from over 400 innovation and growth specialists and scaleup directors embedded in every UK region and nation.