Our top London picks – March 2016

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Springing forward into March and lots of new events.

World E-commerce


Wednesday 2 – Thursday 3 March 2016  | 08:30 – 18:40

The World E-commerce Payments Summit

Your business is changing dramatically in the new world of digital payments.

E-commerce – through a combination of technologies, innovation and creative thinking – is poised to overtake bricks-and-mortar commerce in the next two decades. This shift to e-commerce is nothing less than a revolution in the world of payments. After the Summit, you’ll know how to: 

  • Keep pace with the super-connected consumer
  • Establish partnerships for the new ecosystem 
  • Develop seamless payments for buyers and sellers
  • Manage risks and opportunities in the online economy

Location: The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, W1J 8LT

Nearest train/tube: Green Park

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Sales & Marketing

Thursday 3 March 2016  | 16:30 – 20:00

Twilio Talks: Sharing Economy

There has been tremendous growth in collaborative consumption over the past few years, and it looks set to further expand with digital innovations in business and a change in mindset. Twilio Talks will look at some UK success stories such as TaskRabbit, and delve into issues such as nurturing communities on your platform, and how the government is getting involved.

Join Twilio for enlightening talks from industry specialists including Love Home Swap’s Co-Founder, TaskRabbit’s Marketplace Director for Europe, and Addison Lee’s Head of Public Affairs & Communications, as we look at a modern shift to on-demand business models and peer-to-peer networks.

Location: IDEALondon, 69 Wilson Street, EC2A 2BB

Nearest train/tube: Old Street

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Monday 7 – Tuesday 8 March 2016 

European Smart Grid Cyber Security

As the smart grid is becoming increasingly sophisticated and complex throughout Europe, the impact on cyber security becomes ever increasingly of paramount importance.

SMi proudly presents its 6th European Smart Grid Cyber Security conference 7-8 Mach 2016, London. This event will cover issues ranging from communication both internally within organisations, as well as in a broader industry sense and also with the public. Issues surrounding standardisations and compliance which are also of concern to the industry will be featured highly on the programme.

Location:Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Rd,SW7 4DN

Nearest train/tube: Gloucester Road


Sales & Marketing

Monday 7 March 2016  | 18:45 – 20:45

How Cool Brands Stay Hot – Branding to Gen Y Millennials and Beyond!

Generation Y (13-29 year olds) are the most marketing savvy and advertising generation ever. They have a much bigger impact on society and business. But what drives them and how do you develop the right branding strategies to reach this critical generation? What about Gen Z, X and babyboomers?

In this presentation, author of the best selling “How Cool Brands Stay Hot”, Joeri Van den Bergh will reveal what drives Generation Y and how you can reach them. He’ll provide insights into the consumer psychology and behaviour of ‘the Millennials’.

Location:Central Working Whitechapel, 83-89 Mile End Rd,E1 4TT

Nearest train/tube: Whitechapel or Stepney Green


Women In Technology

Tuesday 8 March 2016  | 18:00 – 21:00

Fin4Fem – Financing for Female Founders

Join us this International Women’s Day, March 8th, at Thomson Reuters in Canary Wharf for the Fin4Fem launch event.

Following the launch, applications will open to identify high-potential female tech entrepreneurs looking for financing. The successful applicants will be able to participate in a short, positive, practical one-week curriculum, benefitting from the course content delivered by experts in areas like financial modelling, pitch practice, alternative finance options, growth strategies, exit valuation and more. We want to create more female tech role models and showcase the UK’s investment-ready female tech talent!

Location: Thomson Reuters – 30 South Colonnade, London E14 5EP

Nearest train/tube: Canary Wharf

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Thursday 10 March 2016  | 18:30 – 21:30

Internet of Things Event

To be connected, or not to be connected – that is the question. The Internet of Things is increasing becoming a hot topic of conversation in the home and workplace. When smart objects can sense the environment and communicate they become powerful tools that have the potential to transform every aspect of our lives. This Internet of Things event will look beyond the hype to understand how connected devices can improve the quality of our lives, anticipate our needs, and create real economic value.

Location: Ambassador’s Residence, 12 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PP

Nearest train/tube: Hyde Park

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Friday 11 – Saturday 12 March 2016  | 18:00 – 20:00

Realex FinApps Party Hackathon

The FinApps Party Hackathon brings together talented developers, designers and entrepreneurs to compete over 18 hours by building amazing technology using API/SDKs provided at the hackathon. Build a mobile app that best demonstrates and utilizes the chosen partner’s product while integrating the most user-friendly payment process.

Location: Impact Hub King’s Cross, 34b York Way,N1 9AB 

Nearest train/tube: Kings Cross


Women In Technology

Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 March 2016  | 10:00 – 18:00

#ACORNHACK:GIRLS Powering the Next Generation of Female Tech Entrepreneurs

To mark International Women’s Day Acorn Aspirations in partnership with Ada’s List, Girls In Tech, GeekGirls Meetup, Geekettes, Blooming Founders and UnLtd are organising a 2-day Hackathon-style event where 100 teenage girls aged 16-19 from across London will collaborate with 40 female developers and 20 female entrepreneurs from the TechCity community to develop apps that could transform the world around them. Not only will they be developing their own tech products, they will also be coached in UX, branding, marketing and “lean” methodologies.

Location: Runway East – 10 Finsbury Square London EC2A 1AF GB

Nearest train/tube: Moorgate



Monday 14 March | 11:00 – 13:30

Learn to code Apps with onsite childcare

Make your first iOS or Android app!

Join this workshop to make your first iPhone or Android app. No programming experience required. During the workshop you will get your feet wet, learn some programming and get your first app up and running with XCode or Android Studio.

We are very pleased to have Philip and Angela from The London App Brewery who will be teaching the course again and who have kindly offered a reduced rate. If there is enough interest we will be launching a 10 week app development course with onsite childcare.

Location: 3 Cubitt Street, WC1X 0L

Nearest train/tube: Kings Cross



Tuesday 15 – Wednesday 16 March 2016  | 09:00 – 17:00

The Augmented Reality & VR Show 2016

The Augmented Reality & VR Show is Europe’s biggest event for augmented reality, virtual reality and enterprise.

The centerpiece of the show is the conference programme ; two days of debate, insights and an opportunity to hear from thought leaders from some of the world’s biggest brands. Over 60 speakers and expert panelists will cover every aspect of augmented reality, from real world examples of how companies are deploying AR in the enterprise, through to demonstrations of hardware and software applications.

A dedicated exhibition floor will showcase the very latest products and services in AR, and offer attendees a fantastic opportunity to view product demonstrations, meet exhibitors and get hands on with augmented reality products.

Location: ExCeL London, 1 Western Gateway, E16 1XL

Nearest train/tube: Prince Regent, Custom House



Tuesday 15 – Wednesday 16 March 2016  | 14:00 – 18:00

Thinking Digital London

The Thinking Digital Conference is an annual gathering of innovators, creatives, thinkers and entrepreneurs where we share insights, ideas, experiences and stories that have the power to shape our future.

The event kicks off with a choice of workshops on 15 March and is followed by a full day of inspiring talks from game-changing speakers on the 16 March at the awesome Ham Yard Hotel

On the evening of 15 March we will be hosting a conference dinner for all delegates and speakers. It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow digital thinkers as well as enjoying a delicious meal. If you wish to attend please purchase the conference pass that includes the dinner option!

Location: Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard , W1D 7DT

Nearest train/tube: Piccadilly Circus



Wednesday 16 – Thursday 17 March 2016  | 8:30 – 18:00

RE•WORK Connected City Summit

The 3rd annual summit will bring together IoT and the city to create smart, connected cities for the future.

Discover how sensors, robotics, collective intelligence and a network of connected devices are disrupting future cities. Hear from the world’s leading innovators in technology and urban planning. Meet the founders, CEOs and CTOs of leading IoT companies and well as the most innovative startups.

Location: LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, London EC1V 9NG

Nearest train/tube: Old Street



Wednesday 16 March 2016  | 17:00 – 20:30

Mayor of London: Smart London Investor Showcase

Applications open for startups to pitch at the Mayor of London: Smart London Investor Showcase.

The Mayor of London, in partnership with UK Business Angels Association, is seeking applications from start-ups and small companies that have developed innovative solutions using data and digital technologies to address London’s challenges as it continues to grow.

Location: City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, SE1 2AA

Nearest train/tube: London Bridge



Wednesday 23 March 2016  | 13:30 – 18:30

Imperial MedTech Links: Wearables, Data and Behaviour

Wearables are technologies which are in contact with the body and which monitor or actuate a specific function related to health.

Imperial MedTech Links event on 23rd March explores some of the key themes and challenges in Wearables and demonstrates some of Imperial’s leading research in this field. Our event provides an opportunity for our company partners to meet Imperial academics and clinicians working in the field of wearable technology.

Location: Imperial College – Royal School of Mines Building Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ

Nearest train/tube: South Kensington



Thursday 31 March 2016  | 18:30 – 21:00

From corporate to entrepreneurship: developing yourself for leadership

Come learn the keys to professional development both as an individual contributor and a leader from 2 legacy intrapreneurs and current entrepreneurs, who went through General Electric’s Executive Leadership Program. General Electric is consistently ranked at the top of the list for best leadership training companies, evidenced by the number of Fortune 500 Executive leaders that graduate from it’s programs.

During this three session course, you will get an inside look into how General Electric develops its leaders from 2 graduating members. They will take you through a systematic approach on how to think about the key competencies in leadership, how to effectively assess yourself against those competencies and develop them.

Location: Google Campus – 4-5 Bonhill St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4BX

Nearest train/tube: Moorgate

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