The Digital Festival 2018

By Bethan Lauder


Airbus Endeavr Wales is supporting this year’s Digital Festival at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay.

On 21 & 22 May 2018, Innovation Point will welcome 2,000 delegates – from across the UK – to this tech-focused international event; with experts travelling far and wide to speak about AI, IoT, Big Data, 5G and other mega trends. And it doesn’t stop there.

There is a great line-up of workshops, panel discussions, round tables plus ample time to network with like-minded people at both formal and informal fringe events. 

Chris Ward, Head of Space R&D at Airbus will join the Opportunities and Challenges in 5G Panel at 11.40am on Tuesday 22nd May.

The discussion will provide insights into applications, the benefits & reasons why a 5G network in space is crucial for government, business and society to fully benefit from this emerging technology.

Rod Parker, Co-Head Technology practice, Analysys Mason

Tony Sceales, Head of 5G Program, DCMS

David Warrender, CEO, Innovation Point


While, at 12.20pm Tuesday 22 May 2018, Dr. Mark Bentall, Head of Technology, Development and Innovation for Airbus UK and a key member of the Endeavr Executive Team, will be joining the Digital Tech, Mobility and Transportation Panel:

Jessica Russell, SmarterUK (Transport and Smart Cities), TechUK

Sam Ryan, Co-Founder, ZEELO

Caroline Thomas, Head of Marketing, Objecttech

William Sachiti, CEO & Founder, Kar-Go & The Institute of Robotics.

Darragh Kelly, Engagement Lead – Emerging Technology, GovTech Catalyst & Data Science at Government Digital Service


During the 2-day event, we’ll hear from a wide range of expert speakers including:

At the annual event for folks who want to talk tech, find funding, and go global…

David Rowan, founding editor-in-chief of WIRED.

Anne Boden, founder of mobile-only Starling Bank.

Keith Teare, the Silicon Valley investor and serial entrepreneur.

Chris Ward, Head of Space Research and Development for Airbus in the UK.

Mark Bentall, Head of Technology, Development and Innovation for Airbus in the UK (and a key member of the Endeavr Executive Team).


Learn from tech legends. Explore mega trends like 5G, artificial intelligence and digital privacy. Attend deep dive panels.  Join round-table discussions. Focus on start-ups. Bright minds. The lifeblood of the digital future. Listen to companies and individuals pitching innovative ideas and businesses to investors on a showcase stage.

If you’d like to join us, visit the Innovation Point website to register.  Or, if you’d like to discuss sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, please contact Tony Dowling.  Call +44(0)7812 582213 or email tony.dowling@innovationpoint.uk


Published: Wednesday, 17 October 2018

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