All this week on TechSPARK we’ll be highlighting a few of the events from this year’s inaugural Swindon Summit  – just in time for you to sign up for the next day. If you’d like to see all the event hosted each day head to the Swindon Summit website.

Monday morning at Swindon Summit


Tech Swindon Opening Address & Roundtable

10:00am – 11:30am, Monday 2nd November

To kick off our week of events Paddy Bradley, the CEO of Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership will host a roundtable of business leaders to reflect upon the experiences of the last year and discuss learnings of 2020 and plans for a brighter future.

He’ll also be sharing updates from the LEP and the importance of our tech community in shaping the future.

Our panel is drawn from some of the region’s most innovative organisations & gives an amazing insight into the breadth of work which is being undertaken on our doorstep:

Ailsa Kennedy-Ballard, Head of Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Future Programmes, UKRI

Shahina Johnson MBE, CEO, Create Studios

Ramona Maye, Director of Payments, Nationwide

Peter Allen, General Manager, Catalent

Monday afternoon at Swindon Summit


Design Thinking: Unlocking Innovation (Live Podcast)

14:00pm – 15:00pm, Monday 2nd November

Design thinking is a fantastic mindset that can be applied to almost any team and industry. It’s a way of finding creative and innovative ways of solving a business problem by focusing on the customer first. By forcing ourselves to think about things from this perspective, it helps to unlock completely fresh ways to meet goals more effectively.

The Digital Difference is a podcast hosted by Scott Gulliver and Oliver Moradi, who get together every two weeks to discuss all things digital in today’s companies. Join them in a live recording of this very special episode.

Also on Monday afternoon:

Monday evening at Swindon Summit


You can do IT: The world of the Information Technology professional today

17.00 – 18.00, Monday 2nd November

If you’re curious about what it’s like to be part of the IT profession, then join CompTIA’s Chief Technology Evangelist, Dr. James Stanger, to learn more.

James will discuss the pillars of IT that help create our (post)-modern world, and dispel a few myths about the IT profession.

If you’re interested in learning more about the different IT pathways available to you, and how you can become a unique contributor to the IT profession, then we welcome you.