Hosting EmTech shows Belfast has gone from 'tech hub to global leader' - says Bazaarvoice's Seamus Cushley

  • Bazaarvoice’s NI site lead, Seamus Cushley has said that “hosting EmTech over the next three years is an indication of where we [Northern Ireland] are in the European and global footprint in terms of technology.”

    Retail software firm Bazaarvoice is one of EmTech’s seven Bright Future Partners for this year’s renowned technology event, which is being held virtually in Belfast on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 July.

    Seamus added that there are a number of reasons as to why Bazaarvoice partnered with the MIT Technology Review’s annual conference.

    “Globally, we have a vision to make shopping transparent, which really strongly aligns with a number of elements of the intelligent future aspect of EmTech Europe” he continued.

    “From the Belfast perspective, hosting EmTech over the next three years is an indication of where we are in the European and global footprint in terms of technology. It’s an indication of the last 20 years of how we matured from being an interesting technology hub to being a global leader in digital services and product development.

    “EmTech as a conference gives us a unique opportunity to learn from global experts, but also share our story about globally what we do, how we are different, and our future around artificial intelligence and machine learning particularly, so again a coming together both of local experts and global experts to plan a future for Northern Ireland.”

    EmTech Europe 2021 will be focused on sustainability in tech development, with the main themes being "a sustainable future", "and intelligent future", "a healthy future," and "an equitable future."

    It will bring together researchers, leaders, CEOs, and tech enthusiasts from around the world to discuss the latest developments in cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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    The 2022 and 2023 conferences are intended to move back to the regular live event format in Belfast, with Covid-19 restrictions permitting.

    Find out more about EmTech Europe and how to register for this year’s virtual event here.

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