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West Midlands Tech Review 2024

24th April   |   12:00-16:00   |   The Halls, Wolverhampton

The 3rd annual West Midlands Tech Review will bring together 300 leaders and stakeholders to discuss the future of the region’s tech sector and ecosystem. The event will reveal a new digital narrative, a new digital economy playbook and showcase over £1m worth of new initiatives, all designed to help us become a tech and digital superpower by 2030.

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Janet Coyle CBE
Managing Director
Grow London

Lord Kulveer Ranger
House of Lords

Paul Faulkner
Interim CEO
Kids Village Charity

Kim Leary

Simon Walsh

Amrit Chandan
ESG Group

Sue Daley
Director (Tech & Innovation)

Martin Ward
Tech Commissioner
West Midlands

Tara Attfield-Tomes
Women in Tech

Prashant Pillai MBE
Pro Vice Chancellor
University of Wolverhampton

Mena Cule
Head of Birmingham
RBC Brewin Dolphin

Kieran Borrett
Plug & Play

Mike Leiws
Digital Tech Lead

Kath Fuller

Richard Bovey
Birmingham MD
AND Digital

Charlie Blakemore

Chantelle Young
Libra Lead
Tech Nation

Chris Meah
AI Group

Rhiannon Lowe
Head of Strategy

Yiannis Maos MBE
CEO & Founder


Located in the heart of the city and in close proximity to key transport links, The Halls is the perfect location for the West Midlands Tech Review following its £50 million refurbishment. Wolverhampton is fast-becoming a digital city of the future, with its advanced Cyber capabilities, burgeoning startup scene (named as top entrepreneurial city in the UK) and focus on inclusivity (named as the best place in England to be a female entrepreneur).

Attended By

300 tech leaders attend the West Midlands Tech Review representing some of the region and UK’s best known brands

Transforming the region’s tech sector

Some big announcements will be made at the Tech Review, including:

The unveiling of a new tech narrative for the region

The launch of a new digital economy playbook

£1m worth of new initiatives and programmes

A refreshed digital roadmap for the West Midlands


12:00 - Arrival & Networking

An opportunity to network with other tech leaders and professionals

12:45 - Welcome Address

A welcome message from TechWM and the University of Wolverhampton

12:55 - Opening Remarks

Opening remarks from the West Midlands Tech Commissioner

13:10 - Panel: Digital Economy Playbook

A discussion around the new digital economy playbook

13:45 - A New Tech Narrative

The unveiling of a new and exciting tech narrative for the region

14:15 - Coffee & Networking

A chance to relax, stretch your legs, grab a coffee and network

14:45 - £1m investment In Action

See how we’ve invested £1m into the tech sector to help businesses scale and the digital economy grow

15:15 - Panel: Special Interest Groups

Find out more about the launch of a number of Special Interest Groups, including Women in Tech, ESG and Artificial Intelligence

15:45 - Closing Remarks

A summary on the 2024 West Midlands Tech Review and a chance to hear what’s next, including Birmingham Tech Week 2024

16:00 - Event Ends

Stick around and network before the Tech Nation Rising Stars Midland’s Final