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What We Do
Technology Networking, with Purpose

Our aim at TechSolent is to Connect, Develop and Promote the Technology communities within the Solent Region for the public benefit. 

 

We aim to do this through building a network of technology participants to address societal problems, educate the community on technology initiatives and combine these things to deliver economic development of the Solent Region.

Events

  • (PARTNER EVENT) SOLENT PARTNERS - AI Roadshow for Small Business & Marketing
    (PARTNER EVENT) SOLENT PARTNERS - AI Roadshow for Small Business & Marketing
    Multiple Dates
    Virtual and in-person
    Multiple Dates
    Virtual and in-person
    Multiple Dates
    Virtual and in-person
    Solent Partners are hosting a roadshow across the Solent focussing on the basics of AI for small business & marketing teams. Expect non-techie insights, use cases and an inside look at how a small business commences their AI journey.
  • (PARTNER EVENT) Bournemouth University Level 4 Computers in Business
    (PARTNER EVENT) Bournemouth University Level 4 Computers in Business
    Fri, 17 May
    Bournemouth Uni, Talbot Campus
    17 May 2024, 10:30 – 14:00
    Bournemouth Uni, Talbot Campus, Wallisdown Rd, Poole BH12 5BB, UK
    17 May 2024, 10:30 – 14:00
    Bournemouth Uni, Talbot Campus, Wallisdown Rd, Poole BH12 5BB, UK
    Each year, first year students from all Bournemouth University's undergraduate Computing & Informatics degrees take part in an event in what we call Computing in Business week (CiB). Historically, CiB is has been a week-long team based assignment to design a system for a client, DWK Investment Banki
  • 21st Century Leadership: Where Artificial Intelligence Meets Emotional Intelligence
    21st Century Leadership: Where Artificial Intelligence Meets Emotional Intelligence
    Tue, 23 Apr
    Womble Bond Dickinson
    23 Apr 2024, 08:30 – 11:00
    Womble Bond Dickinson, Oceana House, 39-49 Commercial Rd, Southampton SO15 1GA, UK
    23 Apr 2024, 08:30 – 11:00
    Womble Bond Dickinson, Oceana House, 39-49 Commercial Rd, Southampton SO15 1GA, UK
    In this event, our partners at Solent University, Lightcast and Womble Bond Dickinson will discuss the impact on HR and Leadership skills that AI will have.
  • Artificial Intelligence: Assessing Risks to keep the Board happy! 😊
    Artificial Intelligence: Assessing Risks to keep the Board happy! 😊
    Thu, 28 Mar
    Knights Offices
    28 Mar 2024, 08:30 – 10:30
    Knights Offices, 1000 Lakeside North Harbour, Western Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3FE, UK
    28 Mar 2024, 08:30 – 10:30
    Knights Offices, 1000 Lakeside North Harbour, Western Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3FE, UK
  • AI in Practice: DP World
    AI in Practice: DP World
    Wed, 28 Feb
    DPWorld Southampton
    28 Feb 2024, 08:30 – 11:30
    DPWorld Southampton, 204 Western Ave, Southampton SO15, UK
    28 Feb 2024, 08:30 – 11:30
    DPWorld Southampton, 204 Western Ave, Southampton SO15, UK
    In this event we will be learning about our hosts (DPWorld) and their business, along with a look at "swarm robotics" and how it could be used to drive process improvements.
  • (PARTNER EVENT) Southampton to Silicon Valley : Future Worlds Open House
    (PARTNER EVENT) Southampton to Silicon Valley : Future Worlds Open House
    Thu, 22 Feb
    Future Worlds, Building 1
    22 Feb 2024, 15:30 – 17:30
    Future Worlds, Building 1, University Rd, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
    22 Feb 2024, 15:30 – 17:30
    Future Worlds, Building 1, University Rd, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
    Meet some of the game changing tech startups in the Solent Region
  • Hays Tech Salary and Recruiting Trends - 2024
    Hays Tech Salary and Recruiting Trends - 2024
    Thu, 08 Feb
    TechSolent / Hays Tech Salary Trends 2023
    08 Feb 2024, 16:00 – 17:00
    TechSolent / Hays Tech Salary Trends 2023
    08 Feb 2024, 16:00 – 17:00
    TechSolent / Hays Tech Salary Trends 2023
    Martin Pardey, Director of Technology practice for Hays Recruitment, will talk through their recent Salary and Recruitment survey to provide insights into current skills, market trends and what is driving candidate / employee decision making when considering their career choices.
  • Overview of the AI Vendor Landscape - Softcat
    Overview of the AI Vendor Landscape - Softcat
    Wed, 17 Jan
    Solent Hotel
    17 Jan 2024, 10:30 – 12:30
    Solent Hotel, Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ, UK
    17 Jan 2024, 10:30 – 12:30
    Solent Hotel, Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ, UK
    Two AI Experts from leading reseller, Softcat, will provide an overview on the AI Market from a Vendor / Technology perspective, and the common considerations for implementing AI systems.
  • (PARTNER EVENT) Women in Tech Hampshire - Launch Event
    (PARTNER EVENT) Women in Tech Hampshire - Launch Event
    Tue, 16 Jan
    Southampton Science Park
    16 Jan 2024, 18:00 – 20:00
    Southampton Science Park, 2 Venture Rd, Chilworth, Southampton SO16 7NP, UK
    16 Jan 2024, 18:00 – 20:00
    Southampton Science Park, 2 Venture Rd, Chilworth, Southampton SO16 7NP, UK
    Our first Women in Tech Hampshire event, with speakers sharing their experience as a women in the tech industry
  • (PARTNER EVENT) The Future World of Work
    (PARTNER EVENT) The Future World of Work
    Tue, 09 Jan
    Winchester
    09 Jan 2024, 09:00 – 16:00
    Winchester, The University of, Romsey Rd, Winchester SO22 5FT, UK
    09 Jan 2024, 09:00 – 16:00
    Winchester, The University of, Romsey Rd, Winchester SO22 5FT, UK
    University of Winchester wishes to invite businesses from across the region to explore the changing world of work and implications of new technology, including the impacts of AI on the way we work and how to make the best of early talent.
  • TechSolent December Event with RAI UK
    TechSolent December Event with RAI UK
    Thu, 14 Dec
    PWC Offices
    14 Dec 2023, 08:30 – 10:30
    PWC Offices, Savannah House, 3 Ocean Way, Southampton SO14 3TJ, UK
    14 Dec 2023, 08:30 – 10:30
    PWC Offices, Savannah House, 3 Ocean Way, Southampton SO14 3TJ, UK
    RAI UK from the University of Southampton will be joining us and discussing their Responsible AI research and opening discussions with Tech Solent attendees on co-collaboration on responsible AI for businesses. You'll get your chance to share your thoughts and help shape a national funded AI project
  • TechSolent : LEP Initiative and Future Planning
    TechSolent : LEP Initiative and Future Planning
    Tue, 10 Oct
    Southampton
    10 Oct 2023, 08:30 – 10:30
    Southampton, Portland Terrace, Southampton SO14 7SJ, UK
    10 Oct 2023, 08:30 – 10:30
    Southampton, Portland Terrace, Southampton SO14 7SJ, UK
    We want to hear from the TechSolent community on how you want us to shape the technology sector in the region over the coming years, and how you would like to be involved in doing so.
  • Tech in Visual Effects (VFX) - Bring your kids to TechSolent!
    Tech in Visual Effects (VFX) - Bring your kids to TechSolent!
    Thu, 08 Jun
    Whiteley
    08 Jun 2023, 17:00 – 18:30
    Whiteley, Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ, UK
    08 Jun 2023, 17:00 – 18:30
    Whiteley, Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ, UK
    Jeremy Hardin, from Portsmouth based Dark Cosmos Creative, will be presenting how the VFX industry works and showcasing some of his work, to help kids (11+) decide if a career in the Creative Tech sector is right for them.
  • How can intelligent automation help your Business?
    How can intelligent automation help your Business?
    Thu, 18 May
    Southampton
    18 May 2023, 17:00 – 18:30
    Southampton, Portland Terrace, Southampton SO14 7EN, UK
    18 May 2023, 17:00 – 18:30
    Southampton, Portland Terrace, Southampton SO14 7EN, UK
    Join us to discuss intelligent automation and discover how AI can help implement automation within your business.
  • How AI will impact WHAT and HOW we buy goods?  In conjunction with CIPS
    How AI will impact WHAT and HOW we buy goods?  In conjunction with CIPS
    Wed, 26 Apr
    Whiteley
    26 Apr 2023, 17:00 – 18:30
    Whiteley, Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ, UK
    26 Apr 2023, 17:00 – 18:30
    Whiteley, Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ, UK
    We will be discussing what AI is and why it has suddenly become very high profile, the pro’s and con’s of using AI within a business and specifically the current views on where this will have the most impact on buying categories.
  • Wed, 29 Mar
    National Oceanography Centre Southampton
    29 Mar 2023, 17:30 – 19:30
    National Oceanography Centre Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK
    29 Mar 2023, 17:30 – 19:30
    National Oceanography Centre Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK
    TechSolent and Maritime UK Solent hosting their first joint event to highlight the use of technology within the Maritime Sector locally and beyond
  • Cyber risks in the Maritime sector
    Cyber risks in the Maritime sector
    Thu, 23 Mar
    Virtual Event
    23 Mar 2023, 17:00 – 18:00
    Virtual Event
    23 Mar 2023, 17:00 – 18:00
    Virtual Event
    Listen to local Cyber Security experts, InfoSec Partners, discuss the risks and impacts of Cyber attack on boats, marinas, ports and all aspects of Maritime sector, including insurance considerations
  • How to Think Differently about sustainability in technology?
    How to Think Differently about sustainability in technology?
    Thu, 16 Feb
    Lakeside North Harbour (Spindle Room)
    16 Feb 2023, 18:00 – 19:00
    Lakeside North Harbour (Spindle Room), 1000 Lakeside North Harbour, Western Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3EN, UK
    16 Feb 2023, 18:00 – 19:00
    Lakeside North Harbour (Spindle Room), 1000 Lakeside North Harbour, Western Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3EN, UK
    Two tech sustainability specialist companies (N2S and Circular Computing) talk about circular economy in the Technology space and how the industry can do more to support sustainability goals in technology sourcing.

"This area is becoming a hub of innovation, largely encouraged by the growth of the port and associated maritime industries, along with so many other exciting diverse companies including some brilliant tech start-up businesses. I am on a journey to make Southampton a city of AI. The time is right for the city; it’s a city thriving and buzzing with tech talent"

- Dame Wendy Hall

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