Nile Rodgers announced as guest speaker for London Tech Week

Multi-Grammy Award winner Nile Rodgers has been announced as guest speaker at London Tech Week, which runs until September 11 The musician, composer and self-confessed tech enthusiast will lead discussions on diversity and inclusion at the event, which this year is being presented as a virtual global showcase.

Rodgers is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a three-time Grammy Award-winner, and the chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Other keynote speakers include Eric Schmidt, former CEO & Chairman, Google  and Jack Dorsey, CEO and Co-Founder of Square and CEO of Twitter. There will be additional contributions from Caroline Dinenage MP Minister of State for Digital and Culture and Matt Hancock MP the Secretary of State for Health.  

The Digital Economy Council and Tech Nation will publish a preview next week (September 8) of its Bright Tech Future report, out this autumn, which will reveal the extent to which tech companies have returned to hiring in recent weeks. The report will show tech now employs 2.93m people and that five cities outside London now have more than a fifth of their workforce employed in the digital tech economy.

“Tech is playing an ever-increasing role in all sectors, demonstrated in the UK’s great tech story, where opportunities for investors and UK businesses looking to export in sectors like healthcare, finance and education continue to grow,” says Gerry Grimstone, Minister for Investment.

To register for London Tech Week,  accessible virtually between September 1 -11, click here .