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.

Tuesday morning at Swindon Summit


Mergers and Acquisitions in the Technology Sector

10:00am – 11:00am, Tuesday 3rd November

In this session, Royds Withy King will explore some of the key challenges specific to businesses in this fast-paced, innovative market e.g. the need for different valuation methods, the lack of tangible assets, the importance of IT infrastructure and the value of data.

Based on their experience, they’ll also talk about various legal considerations when planning a transaction and what other areas, such as succession planning, may be relevant for smaller owner-managed businesses.

‍Tuesday afternoon at Swindon Summit


Balanced – Visibility

12:30pm – 14:00pm, Tuesday 3rd November

This panel discussion will be upon visibility – when you are not in the office how can you be heard? How often have you had a kitchen chat that became a new project, or heard about a potential new role at a night out – how do we replicate that remotely?

But also how can you celebrate your achievements, or ask for help, over a video camera or platform, in the right way?

Balanced is a platform for ideas, discussion and support – we want you to come along with your thoughts, the chat is interactive and sharing experiences is a great way to help each other.

Also on Tuesday afternoon:

Tuesday evening at Swindon Summit


AND Chat: Deep Dive – WebAssembly, Rust And Blazor

17.30 – 18.30, Tuesday 3rd November

In this talk Jeff Watkins, AND’s Chief Engineer, will explain what WebAssembly is, if it could replace JavaScript, and how it could work alongside it to help provide the future of performant and interactive .

To show the potential of WebAssembly, Sam Benali, Tech Lead, and George MacKay-Shore, Senior Product Developer at AND, will demonstrate two technologies that use it – Rust and Microsoft’s Blazor.

Also on Tuesday evening: