Posted on September 6, 2018 by staff

Trio of female speakers to speak at Leeds tech event


Three of the biggest female names in the Leeds tech sector have been confirmed as the latest speakers for an exclusive event about the region’s flourishing digital industry.

With 1,350 digital companies employing 10,000 people, the city is riding the crest of a digital wave but the competition has never been hotter.

BusinessCloud has joined forces with regional property company Bruntwood for our breakfast event on October 2 – ‘How can Leeds win the tech race?’ – and will hear from a stellar line-up of speakers.

The latest three heavyweight speakers to confirm are Anne Dornan, head of Innovation at  Bruntwood; Eve Roodhouse, chief officer, economic development, City of Leeds; and Laura Harper, partner, head of Intellectual Property, Creative & Digital Industries, ICT law, Shoosmiths.

Leeds already hosts the largest digital festival in the North while the success of Bruntwood’s flagship 13-storey Platform building underlines the sector’s credentials.

However the competition posed by Manchester and Birmingham has never been more intense in Leeds, which has added to the tech recruitment challenge in the city, with more than half of digital companies reporting a problem.

This is just one of the issues that a panel of experts will be discussing at the free ‘How can Leeds win the tech race? event on October 2 at 3 Sovereign Square in  Leeds.

The other speakers taking part are James Gupta, founder & CEO, Synap;  Richard Ellis, managing principal – Digital Retail, Answer Digital;  Adam Hildreth, CEO, Crisp Thinking; Alex Epstein, chief marketing officer, Big Change; Mark Fordyce, managing director, York Data Services; and Martin Stow, director, Nexus.

The event on October 2 runs from 8am-9.30am.