Solent: Book your places for South Coast Tech Awards

Technology and telecoms companies in the Solent region are urged to book their places for the South Coast Tech Awards on December 3.

The inaugural awards will be a pre-Christmas celebration of tech in the region over the past year. The event, staged at Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, has been launched by The Business Magazine following positive feedback from the growing tech community.

The awards are sponsored by Aura Technology, Onecom, Sanderson, Wilkins Kennedy, BDB Pitmans, Irwin Mitchell, Smith & Williamson, University of Southampton Science Park, Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, and Carswell Gould.

Guest speaker and presenter is Spencer Kelly.

Kelly is a respected technology presenter and computer scientist who’s been in the business for over 20 years.

He has reported from countries across the globe on a range of technology issues – from the latest mobile internet devices in Japan and the crazy walking robots of South Korea, to the life-changing impact of just one computer on an Indian Village, and one SIM card on the slums of Johannesburg. He has tested satellite broadband in the scorching Namib desert, and been turned into an alien in the studios of Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco. And he has reported on the re-emergence of 3D movies and TV in Los Angeles. You should see his frequent flyer account.

As part of a life-long love affair with science and technology, Kelly graduated with a double first in Computer Science from Cambridge University. He has also recently been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology by the University of Coventry.

He has interviewed many big names in the world of entertainment and technology, including film director James Cameron, Music legends and Sir Paul McCartney, Microsoft bosses Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer and notorious figures Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. He’s also been invited to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

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