London HI Tech Festival - Tech for all

Welcome to London HI Tech Festival – Tech for all. A global Sino-British tech event hosted by Somerco & Cocoon Global.

London HI Tech Festival – Tech for All is embedded in a series of events to connect British and Chinese entrepreneurs and investors and foster the Golden Age of Sino-British collaboration. Through these events we are seeking to provide UK talent and key opinion leaders with a platform to connect locally with Chinese investors. Join us on September the 18th to discover the latest tech developments and investment trends and join the global discussion.

Since we have many different panels on emerging technologies we have gained interest among investors and plenty come to listen and find talent. We are now introducing a pitch session for companies to pitch for £1000. Besides those investors attending we connect entrepreneurs to our ever growing network of investors in UK and abroad.

As a prize for the three top teams from Somerco’s and UKIE’s FUN Games hackathon on the 13-15th of September we let these pitch for seed investment.

Organiser Jan Softa

Thanks to Balbir Judge in his capacity as advisor.

London HI Tech Festival – Tech for All kicks off at 9:00 am and runs until 8:00 pm.

Keep an eye on the page. New updates daily.

Panel discussions on this conference. We will add more so keep an eye on the page.

Registration 8:00 – 9:00 am.

Introduction 9:00 – 9:15 am

9:15 – 10: 00 am How Artificial Intelligence is changing society



Darshna Shah Data Scientist at Elastacloud with a great passion for data and machine learning. I have broad-ranging experience using R and Python, to implement and develop a wide-range of machine learning models with data from various industries.

Ambuj Agrawal CEO and founder ZappyAi. He is the CEO at ZappyAI Cognitive Robotic Process Automation software (which implements process automation 30X faster). He is also one of the youngest recipients of the “Exceptional Talent Visa in Digital Technology” by the UK Government for expertise in Compiler Design and Machine Learning.

Dr Djamila Amimer Ceo and founder of Mindsenses Global. An experienced business leader and an entrepreneur with a broad range of experiences across climate change risk, energy, business resilience, shipping & trading, supply chain, commercial deals, business strategy and machine learning and AI.

Priyanka Jain Sales & marketing at Aix. AiX provides instant, trader-to-trader interaction, removing the need for inter-dealer-brokerage through groundbreaking AI. Over 9 years of excelling in client facing roles and representing the firm to existing customer base as well as potential clients.

10:00 -10:45 am Regulatory aspects on AI

Chair – Patricia Shaw Tech Ethicist and IT lawyer at Beyond Reach Consulting – a tech ethics consultancy. Prior Regulatory & Goverment Affairs Solicitor at Experian. Experienced Information Technology Legal Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the information services industry.


Jacqueline Watts Solicitor of A City Law Firm . Experienced Corporate solicitor that advise on specialist projects such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, AI, VR, AR, robotics, IoT, autonomous vehicles and drones.

Alexsis Wintour Founder of the Idea Factory. Currently working on distributed ledger technology and artificial intelligence product development. An ethical AI researcher and author my passion is to work with executives to develop their understanding of disruptive technologies so that they can develop rock solid strategies which give them a competitive advantage.

10:45 – 11:15 am Tea and coffee break

11:15 -12:00 Blockchain in and for Government

Chair – Richard Hallewell VP of London Chapter at Government Blockchain Association. CEO of Ethecal and also CPRAS. ethecal is developing a new economic model that breaks the vicious circle of povert.

Panel speakers

Cesar Serrano Consultant at Government Blockchain Association. Co-founder Futhorc Eco-systems Sustainable and ecological solutions applying Blockchain, DLT and IoT with the inclusion of AI towards exo economy.

Anton Christoff Advisory Board Member at The British Blockchain Association a not-for-profit organisation that has been set up to promote the Evidence-Based adoption of blockchain technology. CSO at Ocyan that provide the end-to-end enterprise environment to run production-ready blockchains.

Michele D’Aliessi at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology focus on cutting-edge technologies (i.e. Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech) to identify new business models and business opportunities in the financial landscape. Visiting Lecturer in Blockchain Technology at Sir John CASS Business School in London

Professor Ardavan Amini of Enterprise Systems at Birmingham City University. Advisor to Citizenship Enterprise and Governance BlockChain UN lab, Chairman of UK & Ireland SAP User Group and CEO of Digital Cube for UK & Ireland. He is also an author and researcher in the filed of complex adaptive systems engineering and cognitive solutions.

12:00 – 12:45 Institutional investors like crypto?

Chair – Jonny Fry co-founder and CEO of TeamBlockchain Ltd, is a Blockchain, Crypto, Digital Assets and funds specialist, with over 25 years’ experience as CEO of an asset management business which he floated in London with over £1Billion under management. Non-Executive Chairman of Gemini Ltd, a Co-founder of The British Blockchain Frontier Technology Association (BBFTA).


Daniel Adams Head of Fund Research at Psigma Investment Management. Responsible for due diligence across the firm’s long-only and alternative strategies (£3bn of assets). Chartered Fellow of the Institute for Securities and Investment (Chartered FCSI) and a CFA charterholder

Dr Pedro Baiz – Head of Research (Finance), Blockchain & Climate Institute. Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, Imperial College London. Co-founder & CTO at WisConT (Wisdom of Connecting everyThing) a Data Science Consulting firm headquartered in Shenzhen (China).

Anton Mozgovoy Senior tech Advisor at Metamorph and mentor at Fastercapital – an incubator that becomes your technical cofounder. We invest 50% of the seed funding and develop the whole product! Launched 3 Startups. Made 1 exit. Built a financial marketplace with 500 000+ users.

George McDonaugh is CEO and Co-Founder of KR1 plc, the London listed cryptocurrency and blockchain investment company. George has been involved in the industry since 2011 and is also a founding member of the Multichain Asset Managers Association that represents ecosystem players interested in working towards a new vision for asset management using blockchain technology.

Keld van Schreven is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of KR1 plc, the London listed cryptocurrency and blockchain investment company. Keld has been involved in the tech industry since 1995 and Bitcoin since 2013. Previously, he has started several tech start-ups including SmartTrade App, a leading UK mobile payment app.

12:45 – 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 – 1:45 pm Smal keynote

1:45 – 2:00 pm How open source has boosted society



Kubair Shirazee Agile coach at &us and Agilitea and cofounder of Peace for prosperity. I facilitate and support people, teams and enterprises be agile. I work with leadership and teams in equal measure. My work experience spans pharmaceuticals, healthcare, public sector, telecoms, retail, digital agencies, etc.

Trevor Lee Oakley Director at Merrows. e-commerce was new in 2003 and built systems using .NET, C#, SQLSERVER, XML, xslt, Actionscript, Flash, SVG. Founder at Blockdore. Deliver advanced blockchain solutions which includes an infrastructure Blockchain as a Service.

Richard Harvey Startup Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS). I run a open source and cloud based consultancy and managed services business, focusing on AWS, GCE (google compute engine) & docker. We design elegant architecture and handle the patching of systems to keep your sight running and secure.

2:00 – 2:45 pm Women that code – a force to count on

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