Microsoft for Startups Tech Evening

What we'll do

ABOUT THE SESSION
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At Microsoft, we’re delighted to put together an event focused on startup engineering and bringing together some of the most talented tech leaders tackling hard problems. Join us on Wednesday 15th January 2020 at Microsoft Reactor, London. This event will be a mix of meetup, networking and fantastic technical content to start 2020! Amazing right? 😊

AGENDA
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18:00-18:45 Welcome drinks, networking
18:45 On-stage program begins
18:45-18:50 Welcome and overview of the Microsoft for Startups program by Amali de Alwis, Managing Director at Microsoft for Startups UK.
18:50-19:05 On-stage interview with Sonal Rattan, Co-Founder and CTO at eXate.
19:05-19:20 On-stage interview with Manjit Johal, CTO at Avora.
19:20-19:35 On-stage interview with Maksim Sipos, CTO at CausaLens.
19:35-19:50 How to bring your ML models to market faster and at scale with Ruth Yakubu, Cloud Advocate at Microsoft.
19:50-20:00 Wrap-up and close
20:00-21:30: Networking, food and drinks

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
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This event is aimed at technical people in the startup ecosystem. Join us to hear inspiring technical stories and get an update on the latest innovations in Cloud Computing.

KEY REASONS TO JOIN
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- Join 120 of your fellow members of the London startup community for an evening of networking and learning;
- Hear from three London-based startups about their journey from idea to success, and learn about the strategies and partnerships they used to grow and scale;
- Meet and network with other local startup leaders;
- Great food and wine at Microsoft Reactor London!

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
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We will have multiple speakers throughout the evening - our host for the evening will be Microsoft for Startups MD, Amali de Alwis.

Amali De Alwis is the UK Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups, prior to which she was CEO of Code First: Girls (a multi award-winning training company focused on increasing diversity in tech). Outside of the day job, Amali is a Board member at ADA National College for Digital Skills, and Advisory Board member at Founders Academy. She is a founding member at Tech Talent Charter, and a Commonwealth First business mentor.

She is a London Tech Week Ambassador and Judge for the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards; and was recently awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list 2019 for Services to diversity and training in the Tech Industry.