Welcome to Software Cornwall’s event calendar, here you can find out about upcoming educational, networking and conference events being run by our members and the local tech community.
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Tech Connect + FibreHub Launch
Thursday 04 11 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Software Cornwall are delighted to welcome Cornwall’s Tech Community back to Tech Connect on 4th November, for a full-day event in collaboration with Unlocking Potential and Headforwards as we launch our new home, the Fibre Hub!
Brainchild of Toby Parkins and Craig Girvan, co-founders of one of Cornwall’s largest tech companies, Headforwards – FibreHub is the new space where tech, software and digital businesses can connect. More than just a workspace, their ambition is for FibreHub and FibrePark to become the modern-day equivalent emblems that the tin mines once were, creating a new tech revolution in Cornwall.
This collaborative event brings together Software Cornwall’s Tech Connect alongside Unlocking Potentials new Digital Transformation space to create a full-day event designed to inspire you and showcase what Cornwall’s tech community has to offer and what the Fibre Hub can do for your business.
9:00 – 12:00 – Launch of the Digital Transformation Space
Thursday 4th November will kick-off the launch with a morning hosted by Unlocking Potential featuring a thought-provoking keynote bringing you the latest thinking in tech-innovation, and a first look at the new Digital Transformation Space – a high spec, collaborative event and workspace available for businesses to use. Plus plenty of time to pick the brains of the Digital Transformation team, as well as the chance to learn more about how they’re delivering the programme in collaboration with Software Cornwall.
Keynote announced: Inma Martinez.
We are delighted to welcome Inma Martinez as keynote for the launch.
Inma is one of the world’s leading thinkers in the development and advancement of digital technologies and how they transform industry and societies.
12:00 – 13:30 – Networking, a chance to view the exhibitors and lunch served by FibreHub resident, Nimbus Café.
13:30 – 15:30 – Software Cornwall TechConnect event
The afternoon session will play host to Software Cornwall’s quarterly ‘Tech Connect’ event, welcoming the tech, software and digital communities to Software Cornwall’s new home. An eclectic mix of speakers will showcase the technology being built in Cornwall right now, as we explore the crossroad of where hardware meets software and hear from the people behind the products. Thanks to the hosts of this collaborative event, this Tech Connect session is open to everyone, not just Software Cornwall members. This will be a great opportunity to mingle with the tech community, reconnect with those you haven’t seen for a while and hear more about what Software Cornwall are up to.
Speakers announced so far for Tech Connect:
Katie Dumont, Freelance Electronics Engineer & Maker:
Katie is a Freelance Electronics Engineer and Maker with a degree in Computers, Electronics & Communications from the University of Bath. Katie has worked as an Electronics Engineer for Solagen and as a freelancer for Farnell, where she currently produces video tutorials and projects for element14’s 650k+ YouTube subscribers to help makers create their own projects. Katie’s talk ‘How to Make’ will give an overview of how to make a hardware project, from initial idea to physical item.
Rob Ferris, Managing Director, Feritech Global Ltd:
Rob and his wife founded Feritech in 2012. From their experience, they could see many ways in which existing products for the offshore marine sector could be improved. That desire to innovate remains a driving force behind the company. Feritech delivers advanced marine engineering solutions for companies working in the harshest of environments. In Rob’s talk, you’ll find out how advanced manufacturing is increasingly incorporating embedded software, electronics and AI and how Feritech’s new facility could help inventors across a range of other sectors too.