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Global Tech Week London - 18 January 2023

Adapting to the evolving digital wave - embracing the opportunities and managing the risks

Who should attend

Global Tech Week is designed for anyone with an interest and or responsibility for implementing financial and digital innovation in their business. This includes both technology suppliers and customers.


Join us for our Global Tech Week UK event, taking place in our London office on Wednesday 18 January 2023.

The digital wave continues to move at breakneck speed, with businesses forecasted to spend $10 trillion on digital transformation over the next five years. However, significant challenges including sanctions and trade issues, financial instability, third party risk, cybersecurity concerns and the continued impact of the global pandemic highlight the risks posed to many businesses' supply chains and operational resilience frameworks.

This event will bring together industry leaders, regulators, in-house counsel, and partners from our financial services and technology, media, and telecoms teams to discuss how to embrace the opportunities of digitalization while managing the risks.


16:00PM Welcome and introduction

Panel discussion: Operational resilience - critical third parties to the finance sector

The ever-increasing reliance of financial sector firms on a number of third party service providers is increasingly being identified by global regulators as a systemic risk to firms and the stability of financial systems, market integrity and consumer protection. In this session, we will discuss how firms, regulators and third party providers are assessing and addressing this risk and the emerging regulatory approaches.


  • Vijayalaxmi Aithani, Microsoft
  • Simon Gamlin, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Elizabeth Gilbert, Prudential Regulation Authority
  • Anna Tweedale, Santander

Panel discussion: Managing the volatile trade and supply landscape

Through a combination of sanctions, export controls, regulatory change, and supply chain volatility, the TMT sector continues to face an unprecedented and challenging landscape, set to continue and evolve in 2023. In this panel session, we will discuss how organisations are managing the new normal to best effect and prepare for what is on the horizon.


  • James Brown, Ricoh Europe
  • Tarsem Dhillon, Orange Business Group
  • James Hyde, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Osman Topal, AT&T
  • Scott Wallberg, Nokia

Networking drinks and canapes

As well as our formal programme of panel discussions, there will be an opportunity to network with industry leaders and to speak directly to our experienced lawyers.

Discover our other Global Tech Week events in Hong Kong, San Francisco and New York .