The Mayor of Greater Manchester’s Digital and Tech Summit will stake out the region’s claim to become the UK’s tech leader, on Thursday.
It is hoped the event will set out a bold programme of skills and infrastructure development, after bringing together Greater Manchester’s tech trailblazers.
To ensure the summit is industry-led, Mayor Andy Burnham has enlisted the support of digital leaders to help drive the plans forward, including:
• Sandy Lindsay MBE, Founder and Chair of leading communications consultancy Tangerine, and founder of The Juice Academy, the UK’s first industry-led social media apprenticeship programme
• Lawrence Jones MBE, Founder and CEO of UKFast, the largest privately-owned web hosting provider in the UK
• Katie Gallagher, Managing Director of Manchester Digital, the independent body created by Greater Manchester’s digital community to represent and champion it
• Kirsty Styles, Head of Talent and Skills at Tech North, a government-backed initiative charged with accelerating the growth of the digital business sector in the North of England.
The event takes place at the Museum of Science and Industry Conference Centre, on Liverpool Street.
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