Highlights from
Jersey TechWeek 2018

In October 2018 the Island of Jersey played host to a full week of exciting and innovative tech events, showcasing and celebrating the best of tech whilst providing networking, learning, business and social opportunities. Jersey TechAwards 2019

Join us as we take a look back at Jersey TechWeek 2018

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.

IoT Hackathon - Island of Things: dream it, pitch it, do it

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.



Internet Of Things Day

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:

  • Joe Dignan, Special Adviser for IoT, Digital Jersey
  • Andy Stanford-Clark, Chief Technology Officer (UK & Ireland), IBM
  • Dan Byles, VP & Head of Corporate Development, Living PlanIT
  • Chris Ambler, Chief Executive, Jersey Electricity plc
  • Michael Bateman, Head of Bespoke Development, C5 Alliance
  • Jason Plent, Founder & CEO, IoT Systems Group
  • Phil Male, Chairman, JT
  • Brian Matthews, Head of Transport & Innovation
  • Sean McCarthy, Head of Market Facing Problems, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Julie Alexander, Director of Urban Development, Siemens
  • Andrew Penney, Business Development Manager, CityZenith



A selection of key presentations from the day are also available to download below.

Digital Health Day

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:

  • Andrew Frith, Special Adviser for Health, Digital Jersey
  • Will Smart, Chief Information Officer, NHS England
  • Andy Delaney / Danny Bannister, CEO / Founder TSG
  • Cheryl Kenealy, Managing Director, Zuri
  • Paul Henderson, Director of Health Data Analytics, KPMG
  • Ricky Magalhaes, Managed Security Services Director, Logicalis
  • Dr Mark Davies, Chief Medical Officer, IBM
  • Dr Austin Gibbs, Director, Immersion.je
  • Guillaume Jarai, Lead Engineer, Oreka Ingeniere
  • Jeff Hanson, VP, IBM Watson Health, with Gary Stewart, Director / Ben Symonds, Consultant, NexusTech (Jersey)



A selection of key presentations from the day are also available to download below.

Fintech Day

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:

  • Dave Birch, Special Adviser, Digital Jersey
  • Chris Griffin, Partner, Carey Olsen
  • Rus Newton, Head of Research & System Development, Global Advisors
  • Lewis Fellas, Chief Investment Officer, Bletchley Park
  • Ted Lin, Chief Growth Officer, Binance
  • Stephen Stonberg, Business Development, Binance
  • Sandra Alzetta, Chief Product Officer, Koine Finance
  • Steve Pomret, CEO, Cygnetise
  • Nick Ogden, Executive Chairman, ClearBank
  • Paul Makin, Financial Technology and Identity Consultant, Trover
  • Diana Biggs, Head of Digital Innovation for UK & Europe, HSBC
  • Terry Cordeiro, Applied Science & Intelligent Products, Lloyds Banking Group



A selection of key presentations from the day are also available to download below.

Jersey TechAwards

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 2018 Jersey TechAwards winners were:

  • Digital Company of the Year – JT
  • Digital Start-Up of the Year – Pinpoint
  • Best Use of Technology in Education – Beaulieu Convent School
  • Technology Project of the Year – States of Jersey, Concerto asset management
  • Digital Creative Project of the Year – Flux
  • Technology Student of the Year – Adam Le Tarouilly
  • Technology Teacher of the Year – Rory Steel
  • Digital Growth Business of the Year – JT
  • Digital Leader of the Year – Damon Eastwood, Switch Digital
  • Digital Team of the Year – Race Nation


Skills show 2018

Jersey Skills Show

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.




Our 2018 Sponsors

Our sponsors

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

Jersey Finance

FinTech Day

Carey Olsen

FinTech Day

C5 Alliance

IoT Day

Jersey Electricity

IoT Day


Digital Health Day


Digital Health Day

Prosperity 24/7

TechAwards Event


TechAwards Event

Pinel Advocates

Digital Company of the Year Award

Optimus Recruitment

Digital Team of the Year Award


Technology Teacher of the Year Award


Best Use of Technology in Education Award

Standard Bank

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

Airtel Vodafone

TechWeek TV


Fintech Day and Technology Project of The Year


TechAwards Welcome Drinks

Get involved in Jersey TechWeek 2019

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If you want to reach digital professionals, decision makers and budding tech enthusiasts and would like to have your brand aligned with Jersey’s most dynamic industry, please contact [email protected] to explore sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 Jersey TechWeek.