London Tech Week sees some of the world’s top companies descend on the capital to give talks and showcase the technology they have created.
Microsoft was a headline sponsor for this year’s five-day event, with many UK-based executives from the company giving talks. Cindy Rose, UK Chief Executive; Clare Barclay, Chief Operating Officer; and Michael Wignall, Director of Azure Business, all appeared on stage to discuss the work they are doing to champion the UK tech sector.
Rose highlighted the increase in the number of technology hubs across the UK as investors also look outside London for innovative companies. Artificial intelligence was also a big focus, with Jeremy Wright MP, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport,using his speech to say AI needs people with the right digital skills to ensure the technology has the right ethical foundation to guide its development.
Here’s a round-up of Microsoft’s presence at the annual event, in pictures: