THE SHARD TO HOST THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF LONDON TECHNOLOGY WEEK

Leading figures from the world of technology will come together at The Shard to celebrate the launch of London Technology Week 2015 taking place across the capital from 15-21 June.

This year, London Technology Week Ambassadors and invited guests come to The Shard for the launch of the second year to showcase the city’s role as the digital hub of Europe. Ambassadors include Mind Candy founder Michael Acton Smith, Brightbridge Ventures CEO Dan Cobley, Lastminute.com founder Martha Lane Fox, London Stock Exchange Group CEO Xavier Rolet, and Tim Davie, CEO, BBC Worldwide and Director, Global, to name just a few.

London Technology Week celebrates London’s global position as a hotbed of tech innovation, business successes, entrepreneurship and creative talent. In 2014, more than 40,000 people from over 40 countries came together for 203 events held at venues across the capital.

Events taking place across the week range from new start-ups showcasing their products to presentations featuring the world’s most important tech companies across the globe. Around 60 events have already been confirmed across London including Investment and Funding workshop, 'Using your IP to Fund Your Growth', hosted by intellectual property firm, Mathys and Squire, also occupiers of The Shard.

Gordon Innes, Chief Executive of London & Partners – the Mayor’s promotional company for London – said: “London’s position as the tech capital of Europe is attracting global attention, as companies here are creating more life-changing products and attracting more funding than ever before. London Technology Week showcases our tech expertise to the world, and I am delighted that so many industry leaders are on board, helping us to put on what is sure to be an amazing series of events across the city.”

For more information about London Technology Week 2015 and an up-to-date list of events, visit www.LondonTechnologyWeek.co.uk.

This event is invitation only.