Our immersive summit for future leaders + early careers, Get up close to the latest tech
Flagship conference featuring iconic and emerging leaders of business, culture and trends
Watch some of our featured sessions from last year and catch up across BTF 2022

Who`s attending


IRL attendees


Executive & Managers


Engineer backgroud


virtual attendees



A lot

of amazingly talanted folks

Who speaks

The biggest names in tech, business and culture have graced our stages (and our virtual screens) to share, to inspire and celebrate.

A C-suite HR/People professional with over 15 years of experience across a number of industries, currently specialising in digital and financial technology. Having climbed up the ranks and mentored many professionals along the way, my approach is straight talking, yet business focused. I believe that an individual’s key to success is understanding where your passion and expertise lies and breaking the barriers of stigma.  Being of Ghanaian decent has it challenges in the workplace, but this shouldn’t be an excuse to not want to aim higher.

Annette Evans
VP of People and Culture at Global Processing Services

Arlan Hamilton is an investor and the founder and Managing partner of Backstage Capital. In May 2020, Hamilton released her first book from Penguin Random House entitled It's About Damn Time, which is based on her personal journey into entrepreneurship and venture capital

Arlan Hamilton
Investor & Managing partner of Backstage Capital

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Jonathan Mildenhall
Chief Marketing Officer, Dave
Karen Blackett
UK Country Manager, WPP
Maxine Williams
Chief Diversity Officer, Meta
Michelle WIlliams
Singer, Actress & Mental Health Advocate
Patricia Bright
Beauty and Lifestyle guru, Influencer & Author

Sharmadean Reid is the Founder and CEO of Beautystack. Her mission is to use technology to economically empower women in the beauty and wellness industries, globally. A former fashion stylist and brand consultant who started WAH as a hip hop magazine for girls in 2006 while still at university. She then founded WAH Nails as a side project in 2009.WAH completely changed the beauty landscape with its millennial voice, feminist attitude and innovative salon space. She then wrote two books, delivered global pop up nail salons for 100s of brands, created a product line with Walgreen Boots Alliance and was awarded an MBE from HRH Queen in 2015 for services to beauty.Alongside all of this she shared her journey by organising business events for young female entrepreneurs culminating in futuregirlcorp.com.In 2016 she opened a dreamy salon in Soho, London, showcasing a Virtual Reality Nail Design app in collaboration with DVTK. She is constantly looking for ways to push the salon experience further through technology.With her experience from WAH, she founded Beautystack, a new way to book beauty through images.

Sharmadean Reid
Founder & CEO, Beautystack
Steven Bartlett
Entrepreneur, Investor, BBC Dragon

Temi coker is an absolute force of creativity, depicting layers of his nigerian culture with colors, patterns, dimensions and textures. He doesn't just create art, he creates powerful experiences that move and challenge beauty standards. His work is a movement.

Temi Coker
Multidisciplinary artist

From a young age Timo has been heavily influenced by business and technology starting his first company, Alpha Tutoring at 14 and his second EntrepreneurXpress at 17 which he ended up selling 11 months later.
In his second year of university studying Computer Science, Timothy started Fanbytes after seeing how marketing to Gen Z was broken.
Fast forward 4 Years, Fanbytes is a 65 person company helping brands like the Government, Deliveroo, McDonalds and Nike to win the hearts of Gen Z.
Timo is an internally renowned speaker on the topic of marketing sharing the stage with Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix and Ogilvy’s Rory Sutherland to name a few as well as a guest columnist for The Guardian, The Drum and Campaign Magazine.
Timo has also used his influence for good, building the Fanbytes fund which invests and funds influencer campaigns for black businesses aiming to erode the cycle of a lack of support and funding for black owned businesses.
Timo’s single mindedness is changing the way the marketing world views Gen Z has drawn a lot of attention with his candid thoughts on marketing seeing him grow an audience of 10,000’s of people on Linkedin.

Timothy Armoo
CEO, Fanbytes

Timnit Gebru is the founder and executive director of the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (DAIR). Prior to that she was fired by Google in December 2020 for raising issues of discrimination in the workplace, wher is a fourth year undergraduate student at Howard University studying Computer Science with a minor in Philosophy. Her research primarily explores how diversity is annotated in Computer Vision datasets and investigates the relationships between racism and Machine Learning. She has worked as a STEP Google intern, a NYU CURP research fellow and most recently, a DUB research intern at the University of Washington. e she was serving as co-lead of the Ethical AI research team. She received her PhD from Stanford University, and did a postdoc at Microsoft Research, New York City in the FATE (Fairness Accountability Transparency and Ethics in AI) group, where she studied algorithmic bias and the ethical implications underlying projects aiming to gain insights from data. Timnit also co-founded Black in AI, a nonprofit that works to increase the presence, inclusion, visibility and health of Black people in the field of AI, and is on the board of AddisCoder, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching algorithms and computer programming to Ethiopian highschool students, free of charge.

Tinmit Gebru
Founder & Executive Director, DAIR institute
2023 speakers to be announced soon

Don't just take our word for it - here's what attendees have to say

Remel London

"My mind is blown at how inspiring it was to not only attend but host @BlackTechFest today!"
Oct 13, 2022

Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan
"Black Tech Fest is a fantastic festival that celebrates Black culture and brings together innovators, creators and leaders. Tickets are free, and I want you to get involved"
Oct 19, 2021


"What this event gave to me I can not explain to you in words. Come with me next year! ... This was a 10/10 event with a 10/10 venue, food, resources, organisations, guests and hosts. Thank you @blacktechfest @colorintech"
Oct 13, 2022

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