The Emerging Technology Theatre, sponsored by Barclays Eagle Labs, features some of the UK’s leading Tech businesses.


Take a look at this year’s programme below with details on each speaker and the synopsis of their talk.

Day One Agenda Day Two Agenda

Day One

Time Agenda
10:20 – 10:40 Introduction
11:00 – 11:20 Paul Billington, Managing Director, The Landing
11:20 – 11:40 To be announced
12:00 – 12:20 Peter Beswick, Regional Sales Manager UK North, Zerto
“A New Era for Data Protection: Converged DR and Backup”

It’s time to revolutionize your data protection with a converged and continuous Disaster Recovery and Backup solution for both short-term and long-term data retention. Worried about Ransomware, or other unplanned disruptions and recovering fast enough? Continuous Journal-based recovery gives you DVR-like abilities to rewind and resume from any point in time to protect against logical and hardware failures, human mistakes, and natural disasters. Learn how Zerto uses its journaling technology coupled with continuous replication to protect and recover files, VMs, applications or even entire data centres and resume from just seconds before an incident – unlike out-of-date backups or snapshots.

12:20 – 13:00 Business Cloud Panel
Panelist 1: Wais Shaifta, CEO, Push Doctor
Panelist 2: Lucy Buckley, Co-founder, Dr Fertility
Panelist 3: Ed Reeves, co-founder and director, Moneypenny

“Building a global business in the North of England”

This year’s Tech Show North 2019 takes place on May 8-9 and BusinessCloud is a proud media partner. On May 8th BusinessCloud will be hosting a discussion in the Emerging Technology Theatre entitled ‘Building a global business in the North of England’. Several entrepreneurs will be sharing their stories about building a global business in the North.

14:00 – 14:20 Roxanne Martin, Head of Innovation – AgriTech (VP), Barclays
14:20 – 14:40 Jordan Appleson, CEO, Hark
“IoT in Retail: The Age of the Smart Supermarket”
15:00 – 15:20 Roxanne Martin, AgriTech Innovation Lead, AgriTech x Eagle Labs

An intro into how Eagle Labs is looking to support a more efficient, sustainable, and productive agricultural industry for generations to come.


Day Two

Time Agenda
10:20 – 10:40 Introduction
11:00 – 11:20 Mike Fay, Embedded & IoT Business Development Manager for UK & Ireland, Dell
“IoT Edge Computing, the starting point of managing your data”

Dell EMC is helping organisations cut through the hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) and deploy a solution that really works — and delivers measurable value faster. With our broad portfolio, open architecture, domain expertise and services — as well as our award-winning partner program — we have what it takes to make IoT work for you. On your terms today and tomorrow and with minimal risk.

11:40 – 12:00 UKFast
12:20 – 12:40 Tim Bond, Head of Insight, The DMA
“The future of customer engagement”

The most successful brands put excellent customer engagement at the heart of what they do. In an increasingly connected digital world, the ways and means for brands to contact customers has increased exponentially, but what does the future look like? In this presentation Tim will take you through the DMA’s ‘Future trends 2019’ research findings into the relationship between brands and customers. The findings reveal how consumers are starting to accept the technology that brands have been implementing in recent years, but marketers are feeling a measure of anxiety about how and which new applications to invest in – whether it’s chatbots, smart assistants, AR/VR or gamification – there is clear consumer interest.