The inaugural Jersey TechWeek saw experts from around the globe wow local audiences with talks at our Fintech, Digital Health and IoT Days. We also celebrated the best of local tech with the IoT Hackathon and the first Jersey TechAwards, recognising Jersey’s top digital talent, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Kicking off the week was a two-day creative IoT marathon, sponsored by JT, where participants of all skill levels were invited to develop their IoT-related ideas and pitch to a respected industry panel. Congratulations to our 1st place winner, Rory Steel, and all other prize winners.
Monday’s focus was IoT, co-sponsored by C5 Alliance and JEC.
As one of the best-connected places on the planet, Jersey is in a unique position to explore the impacts of increasing digitisation on society and the economy. A focus on data resulting from our unrivalled connectivity presents an opportunity for Jersey to build a physical, economic and social Digital Twin of the island. An island Digital Twin would enable public and private entities to combine data for scenario planning leading to more informed decision making and public consultation, as well as paving the way for future data-intensive businesses.
Throughout IoT Day we examined how Jersey could position itself in order to grasp the opportunities afforded by the fourth industrial revolution, supported by expert talks from:
Governments across the globe have struggled to find ways to introduce tech to deliver better, safer care to patients; it’s not just about ‘computerising’ what we have, it’s about making the most of data to improve services and the way in which citizens interact with them.
Tuesday’s Digital Health Day, sponsored by TSG and Zuri, examined current trends in the sector and a range of speakers discussed how Jersey was the ideal testbed to trial new products.
At our Digital Health Day we heard views on ‘health and care digitisation’ on both a national and local scale, and how some of the ‘bleeding edge’ technologies such as VR, AR and AI are solving real-world problems. Our range of expert speakers included:
Fintech was the subject of Wednesday’s Tech day, supported by Jersey Finance and sponsored by Carey Olsen and HSBC, which explored the three b’s – biometrics, blockchains and bots. The first half of the day was all about Blockchain, crypto and ICOs, with the afternoon diving deeper into the use of innovative technology in finance.
Our fantastic range of both local and international speakers included:
A key feature of Jersey TechWeek was the inaugural Jersey TechAwards, in association with BCS Jersey and sponsored by Prosperity 24-7. Hosted by finance journalist and comedy writer, Dominic Frisby, it was truly an inspirational evening which showcased the very best in local digital talent, creativity and entrepreneurship.
The celebratory week of all things tech was rounded off with the Jersey Skills Show, where Digital Jersey and a number of key industry representatives meet with students to discuss the opportunities available in the digital sector, encouraging youngsters to consider a career in tech.
We’d like to thank all our Jersey TechWeek 2018 sponsors listed below without whom we wouldn’t have been able to stage such an ambitious programme of events.
IoT Hackathon and Technology Student Award
IoT Hackathon Prize
Digital Health Day
Digital Health Day
Digital Company of the Year Award
Digital Team of the Year Award
Technology Teacher of the Year Award
Best Use of Technology in Education Award
Digital Start-up of the Year Award
Digital Growth Business of the Year Award
Digital Leader of the Year Award
Creative Project of The Year Award
Fintech Day and Technology Project of The Year
TechAwards Welcome Drinks
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