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Jason Bradbury (ex-The Gadget Show) join’s this year’s Tech Severn Conference 24-25 September 2019

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Jason Bradbury, former “The Gadget Show” (Channel 5) host and six-time Guinness World Records holder, will be headlining the Tech Severn Conference at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury on Tuesday 24 September 2019.

Tech Severn logo

Tech Severn logo

Residents, organisations and businesses across Shropshire are invited to join hundreds of delegates from a wide range of industry sectors to what is a high-profile annual gathering of some of the UK’s and indeed the world’s leading tech companies, executives and creative thinkers.

Following the success of 2018’s conference the event, organised by Shropshire Council, has now been extended over two days, Tuesday 24 September for Tech Severn Conference and Wednesday 25 September for Tech Safari.

Attendees will include people from local government, health, business, education and housing sectors, who will hear about the latest innovations in housing, technology-enabled care, education, modern methods of construction, Digi-health, eco and green technology.

Tech Severn Conference – Tuesday 24 September 2019 – 10am to 4pm (for organisations and businesses – booking is essential) – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Join celebrity guest speaker Jason Bradbury (ex-The Gadget Show) and a host of influential speakers from across the UK at our Tech Severn 2019 Conference on Tuesday 24 September 2019.

The conference will focus on our four ‘Centres of Excellence’: technology-enabled care, digital health, modern methods of construction, and environmental technology. The event will bring together people from local government, business, academia, charities and voluntary organisations to explore what opportunities technology can offer.

The event will also include activities and workshops, as well as over 40 exhibitors. 

Tech demonstrations at Tech Severn 2018

Tech demonstrations at Tech Severn 2018

Tech Safari – Wednesday 25 September 2019 (public event, no booking required) – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury and Shrewsbury town centre.

On Wednesday 25 September 2019 there will be a range of drop-in surgeries aimed at people who are unfamiliar with everyday technology but would like to know more.

Tech Safari is specifically targeted at those of us who have a disability, older people, and carers. These surgeries will be run by a range of organisations and businesses under five broad themes known as ‘the Big 5’.

A variety of businesses from Shropshire and from further afield will be helping the public, both in store and at Theatre Severn, with various tech-related issues, such as:

  • how to download various apps safely
  • how to order food shopping online
  • safer online banking
  • getting more use out of mobile phones
  • and more. 

The EdTech education zone will see security and education specialists on hand to offer advice on keeping families safe online, advice on popular education software, and an opportunity to experience the latest virtual reality first hand.

Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult social care, public health and climate change, said:-

“I am proud to see that Shropshire Council is pioneering the advancement of technology that will enable people to live better, work smarter and attract technology-based companies to the region.

“Attendees will get to hear world changers on the latest innovations in assistive technology, digi-health, green technology, and modern methods of construction and business.  Visitors will also see how technology is being used currently, and its projected roles and future uses by councils and businesses.

“I would encourage everyone with an interest in innovation and technology, in particular in the health and social care sector, to come along and experience this fantastic event.”

Andy Begley, Shropshire Council’s director of adult social care and housing, added:-

“We are absolutely delighted to have Jason Bradbury as guest speaker at Tech Severn this year.

“Tech Severn provide delegates with insights into what the future holds for all types of businesses and how technology will shape our lives, work and business. Digital telehealth and telecare innovations have the potential to support and improve the quality of life for people, and keep them from unnecessary care home and hospital admissions, which reduces the anxiety felt by them and their families.

“This is a very exciting time for Shropshire. By working with other organisations and bringing technology, innovation and creativity together, we can change how and where care is delivered; by developing new ways to prevent, predict, detect and respond to our communities health and social care needs.”

“We hope you can join us at Tech Severn and look forward to welcoming you.”

To find out more and book your place for the Conference day, visit www.techsevern.co.uk

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