Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 May - Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay Dr Elin Haf Davies, CEO, aparito attended the festival which was organised by Innovation Point which is Wales’ innovation company.
Innovation Point is an international innovation partner providing services to help businesses develop new and disruptive technology ideas that help them grow. At this year’s festival for the first time The Top Women in Welsh Technology were announced and Dr Elin Haf Davies, CEO, aparito was names as one of the ten. The Top Women in Welsh Technology are the females driving the digital industry in Wales. Only 15% of the people working in STEM roles across the UK are female. Only 5% of leadership positions in the tech industry held by women. Innovation Point believes sharing the stories of female’s leading the way can inspire others to follow. Following a public nomination process, judges chose 10 women from across Wales and across sectors including females who’ve founded companies working worldwide, saving lives, creating careers, innovating and boosting the economy. The headline speakers at the event were David Rowan (founding editor, WIRED); Jackson Hull (GoCompare); Keith Teare (Silicon Valley Investor); Ken Skates AM. 2000 delegates attended the festival and this was the sixth annual event. Digital Festival is organised by Innovation Point in partnership with Welsh Government.