CW Unplugged is an initiative designed to inspire young entrepreneurs, engineers and technology leaders to come forward and share their insights informally.
Championed by CW Special Interest Group champions and key partners, it was agreed that CW Unplugged events would strive to:
- Attract young technologists and entrepreneurs under 35
- Take place after work to accommodate young professionals who struggle to take time off during the working day
- Be creative in their format
The first CW Unplugged event series focused on the highs and woes of start-up culture which was kindly hosted and sponsored by Mills & Reeve at their Cambridge and London office. Speakers included Stan Karpenko, Founder and CEO of Give Vision, the start–up whose game changing software enables smart glasses to act as eyes for blind people; Steve Marsh, Founder and CEO of GeoSpock Ltd, a leader in creating databases for handling extreme scale up data in real time; Vishal Chatrath, former Chief Business Officer of VocalIQ, the speech-based artificial intelligence start-up; and David Excell, Co-Founder and CTO of Featurespace, a world leader in Adaptive Behavioural Analytics for fraud and risk management. Find out more here.
CW Unplugged events are renowned for attracting passionate individuals from the tech scene – so they are well attended for the networking alone. They are also a great catalyst for ambitious initiatives. For example, CW launched a year-long Digital Inclusion campaign which seeks to explore issues or challenges surrounding gender equality and accessibility.
We want to be a network that appeals not just to industry leaders but also to the next generation of technology engineers and entrepreneurs.