Silverstream TV talks to Amy Turner, head of digital content for London Tech Week (LTW) at Informa, about the upcoming festival which includes a number of events across the capital from 12-16 June, including TechXLR8.
What can we expect this year?
It’s about taking TechXLR8 to the next level, aligning it more strongly with the global tech scene. Streaming, broadcasting and online hosting of video content is the best way to do that and reach those audiences on a more global scale.
It’s also about shining a light on the biggest innovators in London and giving them a platform globally. TechXLR8 is London Tech Week’s headline expo and so it’s about aligning them closely as well.
LTW will be bringing the biggest names, thought leaders, tech change makers to their satellite events through out the city but also at TechXLR8 on the headliners stage.
Apart from having static film crews and photographers from other media organisations you can’t really communicate those ideas and those thoughts in real time and show the world what the London tech scene is about unless we are doing it in real time across multiple platforms, which is what Silverstream TV is able to provide. Seamless integration across social, YouTube and all our news and community sites.
In terms of long term objectives – where do you see the event going from here?
Well LTW grows year-on-year, so in order for us to accommodate that our digital channels are going to have to grow to accommodate the volume and interest and the attendee numbers.
We will be working with Silverstream in the years to come in order to show the growth, development and trajectory of the event and look for new opportunities in terms of where we host our streams and amplify the people that we speak to and interview and really shine a light and use broadcasting to elevate our content on an even greater scale than what we have been able to achieve to date.
Any headliners that you’ll be particularly looking forward to that will be broadcast on the live stream?
Quite a few, often TechXLR8 itself is a fantastic place to really immerse yourself in very interactive hands-on demos, things like the connected cars area, the live demo zone.
The free content that people can see both on the livestream and for free at TechXLR8 is of a very high standard, but I think people always look towards the headliners stage as they are doing some fantastic content this year.
There will be loads of panel discussions, installations on the exhibition floor and I think the LTW headliners stage is where everyone’s eyes are going to be. We have Matt Hancock MP (Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport), Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia, Colin Rhys of Hyperloop, Martha Lane Fox of LastMinute.com, William Ruh from GE Digital, Rohan Silva of Second Home and just so many massive names who are all going to be represented on that headliners stage.