Tech. Catalyst

Building the next generation of digital commerce talent

Tech. recognises that there is a huge shortage of STEM talent across the commerce industry. To accelerate the time it takes for the industry to reduce this gap, we have created Tech. Catalysts.

Tech. Catalysts is a comprehensive programme, designed to provide learning, skills and support for the next generation of technology leaders in the commerce space. It exposes those who take part to new parts of the industry, valuable contacts and exclusive training that will propel their career.

Tech. Catalysts aims to:

  • Accelerate the learning and development of future tech leaders
  • Empower tech talent with skills and contacts that can accelerate their career
  • Embrace diversity as a strategic goal to drive forward the industry
  • Shine a spotlight on the commerce industry as a dynamic and exciting place to carve out a technology career

The Programme

A cohort of 50 people will be hand chosen to take part in a curated programme. As well as attending the regular programme, those chosen will also have access to bespoke content sessions run by partners and supporters, unique networking opportunities, and meet and greets with keynote speakers.

Tech. Catalysts receive

  • 2 speed mentoring sessions. A group of 20 mentors, 10 each day, from across the commerce and technology space with spend 15 minutes with 5 different groups of Catalysts to share short, sharp bursts of wisdom and insight
  • Each day the cohort will get an exclusive meet and greet with one of the keynote speakers. This is a fantastic opportunity to understand these speakers’ careers and what they look for when hiring future leaders
  • The Catalysts will be invited to the VIP drinks reception during the industry party to network with senior people from across the commerce industry
  • A bespoke guided tour of the show floor by a leading technology expert, to understand about the latest innovations driving the commerce industry
  • A workshop run each day one focused on leadership, and the other on digital skills
  • Exposure & Marketing on Tech. website
  • Access to all the Tech. Series for the next 12 months
  • A follow up networking event 6 months after Tech. to meet with mentors and partners

Who is eligible?

Those of manager level to director level in a technology and digital role working in a retailer, brand and CPG or technology company, looking to take their next step in their career. They must have 2+ years working in a technology role.

Applicants must write 250 words on why they should be selected for the programme and what they are hoping to get out of it.

Applications close on 21st June.



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