Apr 06

Clarkslegal & forburyTECH host the Latest Thames Valley IT Forum @ Verizon in Reading alongside Barclays, James Cowper Kreston & LAUDIS Business Advisers

Thursday 6th April saw the return of the tri-annual Thames Valley IT Forum held at the Verizon offices in Reading.

The IT Forum attracts decision-makers of likeminded SMEs in the telecoms and technology sector across the South East, offering a fun, informative and interactive networking platform. The IT Forum encourages collaboration and knowledge sharing with businesses facing similar challenges and ambitions.

Keynote speaker Andrew Twigg of TWG Systems discussed the “Evolution of Addiction” focussing on how computer gaming has used instant real time feedback through the internet to make games more addictive resulting in some significant revenues for the big gaming companies.

Ashan Arif, Partner at Clarkslegal and director of specialist tech start-up adviser, forburyTECH said “today’s event was another success for the organisers and delegates alike.  30 odd IT SMEs from across the Thames Valley enjoyed a thought provoking discussion on computer gaming, its social impact and the quite staggering revenues achieved by some of the top computer gaming companies.  The IT Forum continues to grow from strength to strength and is providing IT SMEs with a much needed platform in the Thames Valley to network and collaborate with similar businesses.”

forburyTECH is a complete business advisory for start-up and early stage technology businesses. It is an “all in one place” platform for entrepreneurs to gain the vital support and information needed to make their business a success. forburyTECH provides a collective service of legal advice, funding opportunities, HR support and business strategy, growth and development.

The next Thames Valley IT Forum is taking place on Thursday 22nd June at Microsoft in Reading. For more information, please contact


Ash Arif

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