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GovNet owners launch new company and confirm first event for September

Partnership Media Group (PMG), which owns public sector event organiser GovNet, has announced the launch of a new company and in turn confirmed a new event.

Business Technology Research (BTR) has been created to provide business and technical leaders with the knowledge, tools and connections to drive digital and business transformation.

BTR’s inaugural event will be Digital Assets Live, which is scheduled to be held in London, 24 September. The conference, which organisers say has already received support from organisations including State Street, Citi and Standard Chartered, will focus on the future of digital assets, digital securities and blockchain enabled asset tokenisation.

BTR will host a number of forums, workshops, and conferences in its first year, addressing and exploring topics such as digital transformation, emerging technologies, privacy and security, data and analytics, fintech and responsible technology.  

The BTR team, which is being headed-up by portfolio director Kieran Found, will also continue to publish free resources on its website, including white papers, in-depth reports, case studies, videos and blogs. 

Found said BTR’s priority when launching Business Technology Research has been to deliver a “grown up conversation” on digital transformation and emerging technologies while steering clear of hype and hyperbole.

He said: “Due to the devastating outbreak of Covid-19 we had to significantly alter our plans, but feel with the world of work radically changing, it is more important than ever to help businesses embrace digital change and the opportunities presented by technology.”

James Tucker, chief operating officer at PMG, added: “We want BTR to become the largest technology-focused business community in the world and provide our members with the education, skills and connections to successfully drive their transformation projects forward.

“We have assembled a highly knowledgeable team, many of whom have played a key role in the overwhelming growth and success of Blockchain Live, to ensure all of BTR’s future events are proficiently planned and expertly delivered.”