Technology, Communication Author: WIM Committee, Mitch Kwo Editor: Luke Sheehan Nov 19, 2020 01:45 AM (GMT+8)

Tips and Strategies: How Smaller Tech Start Ups Can Accelerate Growth 


On December 9-11, 2020, EqualOcean will host this year's World Innovators Meet (WIM). WIM2020 will take on a bolder stance and adopt a more global outlook by taking the form of an online conference that will be streamed simultaneously in all countries and regions that champion the realm of technology and innovation. 

During the World Innovators Meet, the WIM Committee will release the annual blockbuster WIA list, the World Innovation Awards, based on our annual industry and investment research findings, together with a series of research reports.

We are delighted to announce Russ Shaw, one of the world’s leading experts on the success of London’s tech ecosystem, as one of our confirmed speakers at World Innovators Meet 2020. His fireside chat will discuss ‘Tips and Strategies: How Smaller Tech Start Ups Can Accelerate Growth.’

Russ Shaw is the founder of Tech London Advocates (TLA) and Global Tech Advocates (GTA), a private sector-led collection of groups and leaders promoting tech ecosystems and addressing the issues on the horizon; these groups are non-profit communities of individuals with aspirations to build and promote tech hubs globally. Russ initially founded TLA in 2013 to give the private sector  technology industry an independent voice. Since then, TLA has been championing London as a global tech hub. During WIM2020, Russ will address the biggest challenges faced by tech companies in the UK, such as infrastructure, immigration, digital skills, diversity and access to funding. In line with these issues, Russ has been campaigning with TLA to tackle these obstacles. They have been successful in introducing a Chief Digital Officer for London and placing digital jobs on the Shortage Occupation List for the first time. 

In 2016, Russ founded Global Tech Advocates, which licenses the TLA operating model to countries and regions worldwide, including Singapore, Spain, Northern Ireland and China. He is also the founding partner of London Week, a London Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London, and an Advisory Board member for Founders4Schools and the Government’s Digital Skills Partnership. Russ is also a Trustee for Modern Muse Charity, which supports young women and girls who want to study STEM subjects.

Russ has a Bachelor of Science from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an angel and venture investor and has been non-executive director of a number of high-growth businesses, including Dialog Semiconductor and Unwire. 

What are the common problems faced by tech companies as they grow in size and scale? What are the growth mindsets that tech startups should adopt? How to create a growth culture in a company? We will be honored to have Russ Shaw join EqualOcean in Beijing at the 2020 World Innovators Meet, on December 9, 2020, to share his renowned expertise on the future of the technology industry and its impact on tech startups. 

About WIM

Hosted by EqualOcean, the World Innovators Meet (WIM) is a world-class event for innovators. It provides limitless opportunities to learn from and connect with the most sought-after technology pioneers.

About WIA

The World Innovation Awards (WIA) are announced at WIM to recognize game-changers across various industries and geographies. Selected by a committee of distinguished experts, entrepreneurs and investors, the WIAs are designed to acknowledge technology disruptors striving to make a positive impact.


Register for the event

We sincerely welcome you to join WIM2020 on December 9-11, 2020.

Click here to register and you will receive:

[Global Trends] Key insights from 11 Industry and Overseas Chapters made available to you for all three days of WIM2020.

[Insightful Conversation] Connect with 120 top-notch global speakers, listen to their perspectives and interact with them online.

[Innovative Community] Join an exclusive network of 10,000 professionals to participate in discussions and gain first-hand information from fellow participants.

[Business Networking] Gain 1:1 business-connect opportunity to launch or speed up partnerships worldwide.

[Comprehensive Report] Exclusive in-depth research reports will be delivered right to your mailbox.

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Join the WIM2020 family and become a member of the World Innovation Community, participating in a technology and innovation carnival that connects the world right at your doorstep, all while drawing a special end to the extraordinary 2020!


If you would like to become/recommend a speaker, discuss cooperation opportunities or media partnerships, apply for the World Innovators Awards or to be a volunteer, please click here to fill in the WIM2020 Cooperation Form (we recommend you to do so on a computer). We will be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you and welcome!