This is Our Brum. Birmingham Tech4Good and Birmingham Tech Week

This Is Our Brum: Tech for Good

Community. Connection. Collaboration. This is our History. This is our Legacy. This Is Our Brum.

About this Event

Come join Birmingham Tech Week for “This Is Our Brum”, a community-oriented conversation about Identity, Connection, and Innovation across Birmingham’s three sectors. We will meet on Wednesday, October 9 from 10 AM – 4 PM in The Platform Space at Millennium Point. Together, we will discuss how Birmingham can leverage Commonwealth Games, HS2, and the burgeoning Tech Boom to generate inclusive and socially responsible growth.

Birmingham is poised to become a world-class leader in technology, cross-sector collaboration, and socially responsible development. “This Is Our Brum” is an opportunity to make that happen.

Morning sessions will feature guest speakers from Birmingham’s private, public, and charity sectors who will share on the impact they expect Birmingham’s upcoming growth to have on their sectors, followed by a networking lunch. Speakers include Austin Rodriguez from the Birmingham City Council, Ian Thomson and Nigel Cassidy from the University of Birmingham, and Yiannis Maos, founder of Birmingham Tech Week.

The afternoon session will be an Open Space discussion where attendees have the opportunity to propose and lead conversations about topics they want to discuss with the group. We will conclude with a networking activity designed to build cross-sector relationships.

Sounds interesting. Tell me more…

What is it, exactly?

  • Town-Hall-style conversation featuring speakers from Birmingham’s private, public, and charity sectors (more details on this below).
  • networking event designed to facilitate cross-sector relationships—with detailed suggestions on how to cultivate these relationships after the event.
  • An open forum for people to share their expertise, perspectives, thoughts, opinions, and concerns about Commonwealth Games, HS2, the Tech Boom, and Birmingham.
  • An opportunity to help define and shape Birmingham’s legacy.

What makes This Is Our Brum special?

  • In a word: YOU! Everyone’s voice matters, and everyone will have the opportunity to propose and lead a conversation about something that matters to them.

You’ll want to join this conversation if you are…

  • Someone who values connection, collaboration, and community.
  • Someone who wants to be part of a conversation that will shape Birmingham’s legacy.
  • Someone with personal or professional interest in Commonwealth Games, HS2, and/or Birmingham’s burgeoning Tech Boom
  • Someone who is excited to expand your network and to share your resources and network with other people.

Okay. I’m in. What else do I need to know?


  • Wednesday, October 9th from 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Teas, coffees, biscuits, and catered lunch are included with registration.


  • The Platform space at Millennium Point (Curzon Street Birmingham, UK B4 7XG)

What will I get out of it?

  • Connections. Connections. Connections.
  • Opportunities for collaboration.
  • Community development.
  • A deeper understanding of how each sector impacts the others.

Who will be there?

Panelists include:

  • Ardavan Amini, Complex Adaptive Systems Engineer from Birmingham City University
  • Asaybi Snape, Youth Advocate from The Children’s Society
  • Barrie Hodge, Head of Fundraising and Communications from St. Basil’s Youth Homelessness Charity
  • Chris Meah, Founder and CEO of School of Code
  • Edward Hobbs, Head of WeWork Birmingham Launch
  • Ian Thomson, Director of Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business at the University of Birmingham
  • Jane Fallon, Digital Lead of Public Services Reform from the West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Luke Strickland, Practice Lead for Environmental Assessment from Mott MacDonald
  • Marika Beckford, Digital Skills Officer from the West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Michaela Kendall, Founder and CEO of Birmingham-based Adelan Fuel Cell Company
  • Nigel Cassidy, Professor Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham
  • Sam Reader, Founder and CEO of WONDR
  • Yiannis Maos, Founder of Birmingham Tech Week

Ticket Prices

General Admission (Full Price)

£20.00+£2.15 Fee

Public Sector/Start-Up Professionals (Discounted)


Charity Sector Professionals (Discounted)


If you have any questions, please contact Devon Geary, the event organiser, at

We look forward to welcoming you on October 9th!


Oct 09 2019


10:00 am - 4:00 pm



More Info

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Day 3: Wednesday


The Platform at Millennium Point
Curzon Street Birmingham B4 7AP
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