We are delighted to reveal three of the stage Hosts of Wales Tech Week 2023: Chris Jones, Josie d’Arby, and Mariclare Carey-Jones.
Chris, originally from Aberaeron in West Wales, trained and worked as a camera man, travelling the world, working for companies, corporations and various broadcast channels, as well as achieving 29 years as a weather presenter forecaster on S4C.
By now, Chris has a busy schedule hosting awards ceremonies, lecturing, leading and chairing conferences and exhibitions, and with public speaking events, in both Welsh and English as well as hosting a weekly radio show on Swansea Sound and two popular podcasts. Chris is the Entrepreneur in residence at Bridgend College and works in schools and colleges to promote entrepreneurship and starting a business and has his own range of weather themed merchandise and gifts that sell across the country and online. His walking and guided tours business, Vale Walks, is very busy with walks across the Vale of Glamorgan as as well as guided tours all over Wales
Chris is a patron of a West Wales prostate cancer support charity, an ambassador for the Prostate Cymru charity group and a trustee board member of Keep Wales Tidy.
Josie d’Arby began her career as a junior reporter on ITV children’s programmes, whilst still a pupil in school in Wales. Prior to graduation she began presenting programmes for Children’s BBC, where she worked on many of their high-profile shows, and presented many events including the Children’s BAFTA awards, and Children in need Red Nose Day programmes.
Josie fronted Channel 5’s youth programmes for two years, before joining Ben Shepard and Dermot O’Leary on Channels 4’s the Bigger Breakfast before a return to the BBC, where she specialised in music broadcasting, working on shows such as Top of the Pops and Tune Team. Josie was part of ITV’s broadcasts following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Josie has presented many national programmes from here in Wales as well as working on broadcasts for BBC Wales and ITV Wales. She is delighted to be a part of the team welcoming you to Wales and showcasing what we have to offer nationally and globally.
Mariclare Carey-Jones is a talented Presenter and Broadcast Journalist, who has travelled the world filming television and radio shows for ITV, BBC and Made Television.
Her great passions are wildlife and rural affairs, and she can currently be heard presenting Radio 4’s ‘Farming Today’ programme and ‘Country Focus’ on BBC Radio Wales. However, Mariclare also has a proven track record in news and current affairs programmes, reporting on a range of stories from crime and politics to ground breaking developments in technology. Her credits include ITV News, Wales This Week, The Wales Report, and Wales Live. She has also presented and produced several award winning documentary films.
Mariclare is experienced at presenting live events, from red carpet awards to panel discussions and conferences. Mariclare brings professionalism and status to every event she hosts.
Why attend Wales Tech Week?
Wales Tech Week puts Welsh tech on the global stage.
This is a crucial event to discover how tech can improve and transform your organisation, your bottomline, and how you work – from agriculture, consulting, finance, law, manufacturing, public sector, and everything in between.