BelTech returns to explore Next Gen Connectivity in eighth annual conference

  • Local Northern Ireland technology conference BelTech is set to return virtually with its eighth annual event from 10 - 11 June.

    The two-day online event will be curated by Kainos, Allstate NI, Big Motive and Liberty IT.

    It will feature industry leaders from a range of disciplines including Co Tyrone native and CEO of popular neighborhood app Nextdoor, Sarah Friar.

    She will be joined by Expleo's Global Head of DevOps, Graeme Clarke and OutSystems Delivery Lead at Neueda, Emma Neill. 

    A forum for practitioners and leaders to exchange practical experiences of technology with peers, BelTech will also highlight achievements across the local tech scene throughout the past year.

    Software Engineering will be the main theme throughout the two days, with sessions on Hyper Automation, 5G and the Internet of Behaviours before exploring other emerging practices used in Digital Product Delivery.

    Registration is open now costing £30 per ticket

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    Tom Gray, Group CTO and Director of Innovation at Kainos and Curator of BelTech 2021 said: “BelTech has grown and evolved alongside the local tech industry in its eight years of existence to become a trusted source of knowledge, inspiration and innovation.

    "This year we will combine our ongoing focus on Software Engineering with the new theme of Digital Product Delivery. In these sessions, leading technologists will explore how best to create amazing multi-disciplinary teams and deliver value efficiently.

    “From an ecosystem bursting with potential, Northern Ireland’s tech professionals will unite to share practical insights, foster new partnerships and, most importantly, continue to engage and inspire the innovators of tomorrow when we return virtually in June.”

    Speaking as joint curators, senior leaders at Allstate, Jason McBride and Columb Duffy said: “BelTech has always been a conference which showcases Through Leadership and technology advancement. Each year, it provides the opportunity to hear from local and international speakers, sharing stories of their real-world experiences.

    "We look forward to hearing from the speakers talking about what the next disruptive technology trend could be, new ways of working that are being piloted and what really gets them excited in technology today.”

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    Brian Craig, Consultant at Liberty IT and fellow curator added: “After a year when the world stayed connected only through the powers of digital technology, there is more value than ever in uniting our tech community to share invaluable insights.

    "We technologists are always curious and on the lookout for the next big development, particularly when it comes to emerging technologies. It is great to see BelTech 2021 return with more opportunities to explore latest developments and share ideas with like-minded others.”

    BelTech 2021 is being supported by Belfast City Council, Expleo, Options and Unosquare. The event went virtual for the first time last year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

    To find out more and register for the virtual conference which takes place on June 10 and 11, visit:

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