Geo Networks Limited (Geo), the leading provider of dedicated fibre networks, today announced its support of the first London Technology Week. The initiative, launched by Mayor of London Boris Johnson in March, celebrates the vibrancy of tech innovation in our capital city. Taking place in the week commencing 16th June 2014, it comprises of more than 25 events, bringing together over 1,000 influential tech experts.
Geo will be hosting an exclusive event ‘Where Big Data Flows’ on the 19th June, with a visit to see Geo’s optical fibre network deployed in the London sewer system. This special day of sewer visits will give attendees the opportunity to see two distinct infrastructures, the drainage systems that have supported London for over 150 years and the technology that will help to sustain London as a global technology hub.
Taking place in East London at one of Thames Water’s sites, attendees can witness Joseph Bazalgette’s original engineering feat and stunning architecture. They will also see the modern, state of the art, optical fibre communication system housed between 2 and 15m under the streets of London.
“We regularly hold visits to the sewers for our customers and are delighted that, for the first time, we can offer this opportunity to others,” said Chris Smedley, Chief Executive at Geo. “Not only will visitors witness the impressive Victorian sewer they will get to see a small piece of the critical fibre networks that everybody has heard about but rarely get to see.”
“London is at the epicentre of the global technology industry,” continues Smedley. “One of the reasons the city has become an international tech hub is due to the underlying infrastructure that supports the technologies we use every day. Geo is excited to be a part of this initiative and looks forward to working with the team at London Technology Week.”
For more information about the event and how you can potentially secure one of the limited places available, visit London Technology Week or Geo’s website.