14 Apr 15 Events

Announcing our First #TechCityWomen Speaker: Jess Butcher!



We’re very excited to announce our first speaker in the #TechCityWomen meet-up series will be Jess Butcher, Co-founder and CMO of Blippar



Taking place in the heart of London, these meet-ups will allow technology professionals to come together in a relaxed environment to discuss the challenges faced by women in technology and come up with immediately actionable steps to promote greater equality and diversity in the tech industry. After one of our thought leaders speaks on a topic for 10-15 minutes, we will open up the conversation to all attending, giving everyone a chance to share their perspectives, opinions and advice for career advancement. Don’t worry, there will be an opportunity before and after to help yourself to a glass of wine, mingle, expand your network of like-minded professionals and find new career mentors.   



If you haven’t checked out Blippar yet, you’re missing out.



Blippar is the world’s largest image recognition and augmented reality platform. It powerfully narrows the online-offline divide with visual search, enabling users to look at any object through their mobile phone’s camera to activate immediate digital search and receive relevant, real-time information about the product. 





Image Source: Beyond Digital Strategy 





Jess recently published a thought-provoking article for the Financial Times in which she voices the predicament faced by all parents today when raising their kids: Are children “swiping their way through childhood”? Should we moderate our children’s exposure to technology? If so, how much?



This dilemma is particularly poignant for Jessica as a new mother and female techpreneur. As the co-founder and CMO of Blippar Jessica promotes the idea of exploring the world through our smartphone, encouraging us to become ever more glued to our tech. However, when Jess noticed that her toddler had a passion for tech, she wished he was outdoors exploring the world through his sense and his imagination. Click here to read the full article in the Financial Times (paywall). 




Jessica Butcher - FT - Blippar

Smartphones Vs the real world: A tech entrepreneur's quandary Financial Times





Jessica has already made an impact on the tech world with this article, and we’re so excited to hear her speak about balancing motherhood with a career in technology and other challenges faced by women in technology due to the gender imbalance in this industry.




Event Details


Date: 21 May 2015

Location: A_SPACE, 38 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9HF (click here for a map!) 




6:30-6:45pmHelp yourself to a glass of wine and some nibbles!


6:45-7:00pm: Opening speaker - Jessica Butcher, Co-founder and CMO of Blippar


7:00-7:30pm: Q&A / Open Discussion


7:30-8:00pm: Opportunity to network



If you are interested in attending, you can get in touch with Izzy at, @igriffinsmith or 0203 206 1921. We look forward to hearing from you! 




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