Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0

Bridging the digital and physical worlds

Our digital and physical worlds are blending more every year, opening up a shared journey of brain-tingling possibilities. With businesses and society spending just as much time online as they are offline — big changes are sparking in infrastructure, IoT and cloud capabilities. So what emerging tech is reshaping our industries and who are the ingenious minds driving the next digital age?

From next-generation manufacturing and 5G to drone deliveries and IoT, this stage welcomes the innovators building the technology and the trailblazers implementing it in their organisations. With a delightful selection of expert-led theories and real-world applications, you’ll journey through the latest transformative technologies and get a rare glimpse into how they’re making extraordinary shifts in every sector.

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Knowledge, insights, networking & conversation, the path to change starts here

Quantum tech

Intelligent automation 

Fill your boots with generous insights on intelligent automation, the business of blockchain, quantum tech and the future of data centre technology.

Reshaping

4D printing

Get excited about 4D printing and all the wonderfully creative ways it’s reshaping industrial engineering.

Anticipate

Cloud services

Peek at what’s around the corner for cloud services and infrastructure, and what it all means for the industries of tomorrow.

Transformation

Edge computing

Tour the ingenious world of edge computing and why the future of business transformation is at the Edge

Get answers to the biggest questions, including

Get answers to the biggest questions, including
What’s so special about 4D printing?
Get answers to the biggest questions, including
Will the world welcome drone delivery services?
Get answers to the biggest questions, including
How can quantum tech boost manufacturing?
Get answers to the biggest questions, including
Can 5G transform the enterprise for good?

What’s so special about 4D printing?

Will the world welcome drone delivery services?

How can quantum tech boost manufacturing?

Can 5G transform the enterprise for good?

Meet the speakers

See the Agenda

10:00 am - 10:45 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: techUK
Transforming enterprise with non-public 5G networks

With the spike in deployments of non-public networks for the enterprise, 5G and edge computing now have the potential to completely disrupt the telecoms sector. We look at the opportunities and...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: techUK
Intelligent automation: Driving industry transformation

Emerging technologies like AI, robotic process automation and business process optimisation have the capacity to revolutionise business services, enhance digitisation and build resilience. This...

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: techUK and QuantumBlack
Cloud future: What next generation cloud infrastructure means for the industries of tomorrow

Last year highlighted the reliability, flexibility and scope of cloud — but 2021 is the year we can really showcase its role in innovation. With huge potential to drive business transformation,...

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: techUK
Edge computing: Why the future of business transformation is at the edge

Edge computing is entering an extraordinary new phase of capabilities. Join our panel of experts as we look at how Edge has the potential to unlock the value of data assets, as well as enabling...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: techUK
Future of data centre technology

Data centres are energy intensive and consume around 1% of the UK’s electricity. However, their unique characteristics position them perfectly to become energy prosumers. We look at how...

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 14th June 2021 High tech and hard tech and the road to net zero – fireside chat with Rolls Royce CTO Paul Stein

The road to net zero is an enormous global challenge, where the high-tech and hard tech industries must work seamlessly. The transformative and emerging technologies, together with industry 4.0...

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 14th June 2021 The UK’s Quantum future: Positioning the UK for success

Quantum-driven technologies will be transformational to the UK, but will these opportunities be available to businesses in the next few years? Or will it be decades before the industry is ready...

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 14th June 2021 Blockchain and business in action: Could blockchain make a difference and if so to which industries and how?

Blockchain has been one of the most hyped technologies in the last few years, generating vast sums of venture capital and countless media headlines. This session takes a closer look at how...

10:00 am - 10:40 am 15th June 2021 Immersive tech and Industry 4.0

Adoption of AR and VR technologies are already driving tangible benefits and providing a clear ROI for industry 4.0. From helping to build industrial digital twins and exploring the future of an...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 15th June 2021 Digital identity and financial inclusion

The world bank estimates that over one billion people can’t officially prove their identity. In the UK, almost 17% of people have no passport at all. During this panel we explore the potential...

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 15th June 2021 Next-gen infrastructure: Are businesses ready for industry 4.0?

Digital adoption increased last year as companies looked to tech and digital infrastructure to keep going. Many organisations that were still thinking about what industry 4.0 meant to them stop...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 15th June 2021 As drones get off the ground, what does this mean for public service delivery?

Drone-enabled deliveries are no longer science fiction. Trials are happening across the UK and around the world to support both public and private sector organisations. This session will hear...

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 15th June 2021 The materials intelligence revolution is coming with Skylar Tibbits

How will newly-understood properties of matter challenge the way we interact with our environment? Join brilliant minds from MIT and FranklinTill to peek into the fascinating science of...

Our Partners

Our leading agenda is co-curated with CogX Festival partners

QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company

Lead Partner

techUK

Editorial Partner

techUK is the trade association which brings together people, companies and organisations to realise the positive outcomes of what digital technology can achieve.

With over 800 members (the majority of which are SMEs) across the UK, techUK creates a network for innovation and collaboration across business, government and stakeholders to provide a better future for people, society, the economy and the planet.

By providing expertise and insight, we support our members, partners and stakeholders as they prepare the UK for what comes next in a constantly changing world.

Visit www.techuk.org for more information.

 QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company

Lead Partner

techUK

Editorial Partner

techUK is the trade association which brings together people, companies and organisations to realise the positive outcomes of what digital technology can achieve.

With over 800 members (the majority of which are SMEs) across the UK, techUK creates a network for innovation and collaboration across business, government and stakeholders to provide a better future for people, society, the economy and the planet.

By providing expertise and insight, we support our members, partners and stakeholders as they prepare the UK for what comes next in a constantly changing world.

Visit www.techuk.org for more information.

” Manufacturing will have to change their workflows if they want to get it right. As globalisation makes our supply chains increasingly international and intertwined, how can technology help us enable more resilient systems?”

— Jacqueline De Rojas CBE, President of techUK