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Southampton poised to become regional technology and AI hub

Published: 5 July 2019
Image courtesy of UK Tech News
Image courtesy of UK Tech News

At an inaugural conference sponsored by Starling Bank and toob on June 14, 120 members of the City’s tech community came to discuss the Internet of Things, high-speed infrastructure investment, accelerating local tech start-up ventures and the future of the region as a tech hub.

Speaking as the keynote speaker at the conference, WSI Director and the government’s AI Champion Professor Dame Wendy Hall said: “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”.

Read more at UK Tech News.

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