Gerard Grech is a technology innovation specialist and futurist, working at the cutting-edge of tech start-ups in London, Paris and New York over 20 years.
A pioneer in digital, Gerard has consistently been at the forefront of the latest consumer and business innovation. He was one of the first tech leaders in the audio, video and apps on mobile wave as well as in helping put London and the UK at the global forefront of technological innovation.
As founding CEO of Tech Nation, he is accelerating the growth of high-growth digital businesses in the UK. His work involves predicting and spotting the next wave of big tech trends—Monzo, Revolut and Deliveroo are just a few of the companies that Tech Nation has helped grow to unicorn status. Tech Nation runs the most successful technology accelerators in Europe. Before Tech Nation, Gerard was Chief Executive of Tech City, Europe’s fastest-growing tech cluster, where companies such as FarFetch and Wise evolved from.
A frequent media commentator (FT, BBC, Sky, Guardian, Bloomberg), Gerard is renowned for his ability to spot the next wave of innovation and business. He is also currently a member of the UK Government’s Digital Economy Council and the World Economic Forum Digital Europe Board as well as a governing board member of the Barbican, Europe’s largest Arts Centre.
An engaging public speaker experienced in presenting topics to global audiences, Gerard also moderates panels and regularly appears in podcasts, TV interviews, news broadcasts and more.
AI and Robotics are just the beginning.
New platforms and transformative technologies are dropping in costs and unleashing new business and consumer demands across sectors and geographies. The 2020s will see exponential growth in the adoption of these technologies as they start to converge, creating multiple orders of value creation and sector transformation. Gerard explains what these technologies are and what impact they may have on our future.
What will fuel the future growth of the next Technology Unicorns ($1Bn valued businesses)?
Gerard explains what it takes to innovate and scale.
How companies and founders can prosper in the new entrepreneurial age.
Venture capital funding into European tech startups hit a record high of $115Bn in 2021. This inspirational presentation explores why the UK and Europe are primed to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurship and how companies can take advantage of this wave of tech-led innovation, post-pandemic.
Gerard dives into recent trends in policy towards fostering start-up culture and scale-up success. With over a decade of experience in the UK, the EU and the USA, he explains the fastest and smartest way policy makers and governments can interact with tech entrepreneurs to ensure economic and social growth.
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"I was up early to catch your session, Gerard, and it went very well. Thank you so much for participating in the Summit, you did a fantastic job."
KeyNote Speech, WP Engine EMEA Summit, Nov’ 2021 Corporate brand and Communications Director, WP Engine
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