Representatives from across the Welsh tech sector met with the Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, Margot James, and Wales Office Minister Stuart Andrew at the Palace of Westminster to discuss the growing industry.

Hosted by Margot James, the roundtable event took place on the last day of Wales Week in London which celebrated the successes of Wales’ thriving tech sector with some of the most influential and exciting names in the industry.

Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries Margot James said: “Today has been a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Welsh tech sector and discuss how we can continue to support our world-class entrepreneurs and digital innovators across the country.

“It was also encouraging to talk about how to improve diversity in the sector as we celebrate International Women’s Day.”

Among the attendees was Dr Wil Williams, CEO of Newport-based Alacrity Foundation, a unique educational charity that mentors and trains graduates to create the next generation of hi-tech companies based in Wales; and David Warrender, CEO of Innovation Point, which aims to drive and increase digital innovation in Wales.

Ministers learned about emerging trends and priorities in the region and heard about the wider economic and societal impacts that might result from new innovations.

Wales is home to a booming digital hub with a rising number of digital businesses across the country. Last year, the UK Government announced an annual £10m of government support until 2020/21 for a new Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult and this is a key part of ongoing work to build a Britain fit for the future.

Wales Week in London is an annual series of activities and events centred around St David's Day that celebrate and promote the best of Wales.

Other attendees at the roundtable were: Gareth Lewis, CEO and co-founder, Delio; Dyfan Searell, CEO and co-founder, Elider Health; Maria Palmieri, government relations, Tech City UK; Dave Sadler, head of IT recruitment, Acorn; Dan Fearnley, CEO, Circle IT; Chris Griffiths, CEO, OpenGenuis; Grethe Vaughan, COO, Vizolution; Hugo Spowers, Founder, Riversimple; Adam Williams, code club regional co-ordinator (Wales), Raspberry Pi - Academy; Dr Andrew Nelson, president and CEO, IQE – Wales first unicorn; Avril Lewis, managing director, The ESTnet; David Warrender, CEO, Innovation Point; Victoria Norman, CEO, Signum Health; Dr Wil Williams, CEO, Alacrity Foundation; Aled Rees, principal technical analyst, EE; Paul Roberts, CEO and founder of Stockomendation; and Mark John, co-founder of TramShed Tech and COO of Big Learning Company.