The Croydon Tech City Summit is being held at noon this Friday, June 6 at Croydon College, and is expected to attract professionals from all over the tech industry to discuss technology in Croydon.
Many people in the field will appear at the event, including London’s Deputy Mayor for Skills and Enterprise Kit Malthouse and the Chief Technical Officer of the Financial Times, John O’Donovan.
The issues to be discussed at the event include, among others, the reason technology industries have chosen Croydon as their base – naming it ‘the Silicon Valley of the South’ – and the opportunities and challenges that can be found in Croydon’s technological ecosystem.
Speakers will tell of tech success stories in Croydon, and there will also be discussion on what Croydon needs to do to attract technology companies. Other seminars will focus on the future and how to foster coding and other digital talent in the borough.
Croydon has the second highest number of technology and media businesses outside central London, and the growth in numbers between 2011 and 2013 is the fifth largest.
If this trend continues, the number of technology and media business in Croydon will become the fifth highest in London. Just behind the City of London, Westminster, Canary Wharf and Southwark.