London Tech Festival - Tech for all

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Welcome to London HI Tech Festival - Tech for all. A global Sino-British tech event hosted by Somerco & Cocoon Global. A part of the Panda Innovation series

Ticket craze at London Tech Festival on the 18th of Sep. 400+ tickets gone already. Just two tickets on each code with discount. Regular price 139,66. Get 75off, 74off, 73off, 72off, 71off, 65off, 64off, 63off, 62off, 61off, 55off, 54off, 53off, 52off, 51off, 45off, 44off, 43off, 42off, 41off, 35off, 34off, 33off, 32off and 31off. We have talks about emerging technologies and attract companies, professionals in tech, investors that comes to listen to about 50 speakers in a day.

Come here and you become a genius too!

London HI Tech Festival - Tech for All is embedded in a series of events to connect British and Chinese entrepreneurs and investors and foster the Golden Age of Sino-British collaboration. Through these events we are seeking to provide UK talent and key opinion leaders with a platform to connect locally with Chinese investors. Join us on September the 18th to discover the latest tech developments and investment trends and join the global discussion.

Since we have many different panels on emerging technologies we have gained interest among investors and plenty come to listen and find talent. We are now introducing a pitch session for companies to pitch for £1000. Besides those investors attending we connect entrepreneurs to our ever growing network of investors in UK and abroad.

Organiser Jan Softa

London HI Tech Festival - Tech for All kicks off at 9:00 am and runs until 8:00 pm.

Keep an eye on the page. New updates daily.

Registration 8:00 - 9:00 am.

Introduction 9:00 - 9:15 am

9:15 - 10: 00 am How Artificial Intelligence is changing society

Chair Jan Softa is CEO of Somerco that organise technology and investorshows. Director at Omnoptix with its klikk token. It is blockchains for news and socialmedia.


Darshna Shah Data Scientist at Elastacloud with a great passion for data and machine learning. I have broad-ranging experience using R and Python, to implement and develop a wide-range of machine learning models with data from various industries.

Ambuj Agrawal CEO and founder ZappyAi. He is the CEO at ZappyAI Cognitive Robotic Process Automation software (which implements process automation 30X faster). He is also one of the youngest recipients of the "Exceptional Talent Visa in Digital Technology" by the UK Government for expertise in Compiler Design and Machine Learning.

Dr Djamila Amimer Ceo and founder of Mindsenses Global. An experienced business leader and an entrepreneur with a broad range of experiences across climate change risk, energy, business resilience, shipping & trading, supply chain, commercial deals, business strategy and machine learning and AI.

Priyanka Jain Sales & marketing at Aix. AiX provides instant, trader-to-trader interaction, removing the need for inter-dealer-brokerage through groundbreaking AI. Over 9 years of excelling in client facing roles and representing the firm to existing customer base as well as potential clients.

10:00 -10:45 am Regulatory aspects on AI

Chair - Patricia Shaw Tech Ethicist and IT lawyer at Beyond Reach Consulting - a tech ethics consultancy. Prior Regulatory & Goverment Affairs Solicitor at Experian. Experienced Information Technology Legal Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the information services industry.


Jacqueline Watts Solicitor of A City Law Firm . Experienced Corporate solicitor that advise on specialist projects such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, AI, VR, AR, robotics, IoT, autonomous vehicles and drones.

Peter Church Counsel at Linklaters. He works in a number of areas where technology interfaces with the law including data privacy, telecoms regulation and technology contracts. Author to

Alexsis Wintour Founder of the Idea Factory. Currently working on distributed ledger technology and artificial intelligence product development. An ethical AI researcher and author my passion is to work with executives to develop their understanding of disruptive technologies so that they can develop rock solid strategies which give them a competitive advantage.

10:45 - 11:15 am Tea and coffee break

11:15 -12:00 Blockchain in and for Government

Chair - Richard Hallewell VP of London Chapter at Government Blockchain Association. CEO of Ethecal and also CPRAS. ethecal is developing a new economic model that breaks the vicious circle of povert.

Panel speakers

Cesar Serrano Consultant at Government Blockchain Association. Co-founder Futhorc Eco-systems Sustainable and ecological solutions applying Blockchain, DLT and IoT with the inclusion of AI towards exo economy.

Anton Christoff Advisory Board Member at The British Blockchain Association a not-for-profit organisation that has been set up to promote the Evidence-Based adoption of blockchain technology. CSO at Ocyan that provide the end-to-end enterprise environment to run production-ready blockchains.

Michele D’Aliessi at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology focus on cutting-edge technologies (i.e. Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech) to identify new business models and business opportunities in the financial landscape. Visiting Lecturer in Blockchain Technology at Sir John CASS Business School in London

Professor Ardavan Amini of Enterprise Systems at Birmingham City University. Advisor to Citizenship Enterprise and Governance BlockChain UN lab, Chairman of UK & Ireland SAP User Group and CEO of Digital Cube for UK & Ireland. He is also an author and researcher in the filed of complex adaptive systems engineering and cognitive solutions.

Thomas Hulse Senior Consultant @ Fifth9 Digital Emerging Technology Senior Consultant | Blockchain | Robotic Process Automation | Innovation Strategy. Currently, working on early stage strategy work with counsels.

12:00 - 12:45 Institutional investors like crypto?

Chair - Jonny Fry co-founder and CEO of TeamBlockchain Ltd, is a Blockchain, Crypto, Digital Assets and funds specialist, with over 25 years’ experience as CEO of an asset management business which he floated in London with over £1Billion under management. Non-Executive Chairman of Gemini Ltd, a Co-founder of The British Blockchain Frontier Technology Association (BBFTA).


Daniel Adams Head of Fund Research at Psigma Investment Management. Responsible for due diligence across the firm's long-only and alternative strategies (£3bn of assets). Chartered Fellow of the Institute for Securities and Investment (Chartered FCSI) and a CFA charterholder

Dr Pedro Baiz - Head of Research (Finance), Blockchain & Climate Institute. Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, Imperial College London. Co-founder & CTO at WisConT (Wisdom of Connecting everyThing) a Data Science Consulting firm headquartered in Shenzhen (China).

Andrew Adcock Andrew is the CEO at Crowd for Angels. Speaker at events onCrowdfunding, Alternative Finance and Investment. Previously, he worked at NinetyTen, a webapplication developer and provider of Private Social Networks, whose clients included Nokia,Channel 4 and Shop Direct

George McDonaugh is CEO and Co-Founder of KR1 plc, the London listed cryptocurrency and blockchain investment company. George has been involved in the industry since 2011 and is also a founding member of the Multichain Asset Managers Association that represents ecosystem players interested in working towards a new vision for asset management using blockchain technology.

Keld van Schreven is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of KR1 plc, the London listed cryptocurrency and blockchain investment company. Keld has been involved in the tech industry since 1995 and Bitcoin since 2013. Previously, he has started several tech start-ups including SmartTrade App, a leading UK mobile payment app.

12:45 - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 - 1:45 pm Smal keynote

1:45 - 2:00 pm How open source has boosted society

Chair Jan Softa is CEO of Somerco that organise technology and investorshows. Director at Omnoptix with its klikk token. It is blockchains for news and socialmedia.


Kubair Shirazee Senior Agile Transformation Coach at Luxoft ( and co-founder of Peace for Prosperity ( I facilitate and support people, teams and enterprises be agile. Away from my day job I volunteer in the international development sector, coaching non-technical teams be Agile so that they design & deliver impactful products to secure livelihoods in marginalised communities.

Trevor Lee Oakley Director at Merrows. e-commerce was new in 2003 and built systems using .NET, C#, SQLSERVER, XML, xslt, Actionscript, Flash, SVG. Founder at Blockdore. Deliver advanced blockchain solutions which includes an infrastructure Blockchain as a Service.

Richard Harvey Startup Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS). I run a open source and cloud based consultancy and managed services business, focusing on AWS, GCE (google compute engine) & docker. We design elegant architecture and handle the patching of systems to keep your sight running and secure.

Kay Kukoyi the founder of the global business and technology consultancy, Purposeful Products, and the Tech Startup Academy™ Incubator. She is a software delivery specialist with a background in leading and working in corporate technology teams delivering multi-million pound digital products. Kay is an international tech startup mentor, speaker, and the author of 5 books for SMEs and entrepreneurs.

Armindo Cachada Founder of Simple Tech, highly technically driven tech lead with detailed knowledge of cloud technologies, especially Google Cloud Platform, Firebase, Dataproc, Cloud SQL, Firebase, Realtime Database, Compute Engine and Datalab. I have led several transformations from an on-premises solution to the cloud on AWS or GCP.

2:00 - 2:45 pm Women that code - a force to count on



Noor Alrayes cyber security specialist & an ethical hacker. MSc in Cyber Security from City University. Noor worked as a penetration tester then took part in the CityVentures program where she built & launched a three-time award-winning Ethical hacking & cyber security support startup called Alien Security. Co founder & CEO of SecurMind that is building an AI virtual cyber security instructor & assistant.

Kayleigh Oliver QA and Release Manager at Immerse & Director at Junction 5 studios App development and QA consultants making lives easier using digital solutions. App solutions developer and consultant specialising in cross-platform Unity and Xamarin (iOS, Android and Forms) apps for both iOS and Android applications.

Liqian Lim Account executive at Thoughtriver (Leading legal tech start-up; contract pre-screening AI) I am an inquisitive multipotentialite and digital-obsessive, successfully adapting across 5 different industries as commercial strategist and negotiator, entrepreneur and marketer.

2:45 - 3:15 Tea and coffee break

3:15 Pitch session for companies

Time Type Company/project

10 min Seed investment Runner up from Fun games Hackathon

10 min Seed investment Runner up from Fun games Hackathon

10 min Seed investment Winner from Fun games Hackathon

We have added on artists that use emerging technology to express their art to the conference. Please welcome:

Vesa Kivinen - The work of mixed media artist VESA combines photography, painting, bodypainting and digital collaging into a single expression.

Tom Badley - I use banknote design to express my ideas, and contribute to the future of finance, through fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency collaborations.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

To be part of Tech for All you are a university student or a professional and if you look young you might be asked to show ID to get beer or other alcohol.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring a smile and your laptop.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We will have a printed list so we can tick you off when you arrive and you can sjow your tickets in the eeventbrite app.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attend?


Code of Conduct

All attendees, sponsors, partners, volunteers and staff at our events are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Our events is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of the following:

  • gender

  • gender identity and expression

  • age

  • sexual orientation

  • disability

  • physical appearance

  • body size

  • race

  • ethnicity

  • nationality

  • religion

  • political views

  • previous hackathon attendance or lack of

  • computing experience or lack of

  • chosen programming language or tech stack

We do not tolerate harassment of events participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at our events venue, this includes the following.

  • hacks

  • talks, presentations, or demos

  • workshops

  • any parties associated to the hackathon

  • social media

  • any other online media

Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the event organisers.

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