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Bristol Technology Showcase to explore impact of 'new technologies' on city's businesses

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 13 November 2018 8:56

Bristol Technology Showcase to explore impact of 'new technologies' on city's businesses

A free event exploring how technology could transform businesses is taking place in Bristol on Thursday.

The Bristol Technology Showcase 2018 will see experts discussing the use of artificial intelligence, blockchain, drones, machine learning and augmentented reality.

Nick Rutherford, a local tech expert who has created the event, said: “Bristol is a great vibrant tech city with a whole multitude of start ups, innovators and leaders.

“Technology is coming thicker and faster than ever before and I think we need to understand more about what this could mean.

"The Bristol Technology Showcase presents some of these new technologies and what they could mean to businesses and society, and aims to increase awareness and understanding around the city.”

Speakers include Mark Skilton, industry director at the AI Innovation Network; Neil Pennington, a consultant within the blockchain sector; Peter Stirratt, commercial manager of tech business SenSat; and Nick Sturge, Institute of Directors’ chairman for the South West and vice-chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership High Tech Sector group.

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Nick added: “The tsunami of technologies that are on the horizon is staggering and their impact on critical global, local, and also personal issues is something we have never seen before.

"These changes will affect everyone everywhere and it’s important to start talking about this in our city and for the benefit our local communities.

“The 4th Industrial Revolution encapsulates a convergence of biological, physical and digital change that will change the world we live in forever.

“I really hope that the event will create discussion and awareness and help keep Bristol on the front foot in this new technology era.”

The Showcase is taking place on Thursday, November 15, between 6pm and 9pm at the Arnolfini in Bristol.

For more information or to register for free tickets, visit


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