Episode 14: Mayoral candidates on the region’s future and how digital fits in We interview Hannah Kitching and Rob Murphy to find out their plans for Sheffield City Region if elected. Iain BroomePodcast2nd May 2018digital policySheffieldSheffield City Region Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed Episode 14 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast is ready for you. It’s a good one, as we interviewed two of the candidates in the upcoming Sheffield City Region mayoral election: Hannah Kitching of the Liberal Democrats and Rob Murphy from The Green Party. We asked them about their plans for the region and, in particular, what they saw for the digital sector in the future. I think you’ll find it an interesting listen and thank you to those of you who sent us questions beforehand. I hope we covered most of your suggestions. It’s worth mentioning that we did ask all four candidates from the major parties. Conservative, Ian Walker, couldn’t make the show, but did record a short response to one of our key questions separately. That follows the conversation with Hannah and Rob. And Labour’s Dan Jarvis declined to come on the podcast, but did take part in a roundtable earlier in the week. Both Chris and Mel were at that meeting and offer their thoughts on what he said in this episode too. After all that, we go through the usual new and events from around Sheffield’s digital community. In particular, Chris offers more detail on the Urban Connected Communities 5G bid following the interview I did with Mark Gannon. I hope you enjoy this rather unique episode and, as always, do get in touch to let us know what you think. Now with chapters! Our episodes are typically split into at least two sections, which include an interview and then the latest news updates. You can now easily skip between these sections if you use an app that supports chapters! Notes and links Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference. Here is that list for episode 13. Hannah Kitching (@HannahK\_LD) on Twitter Rob Murphy for Mayor | Green Party Ian Walker | for Sheffield Hallam Dan Jarvis MP Coadec | The Policy Voice of Startups Episode 13: Mark Gannon on dotSHF progress and Sheffield’s Urban 5G Test Bed bid – Sheffield Digital Building a Digital Coalition for Sheffield – Mark Gannon – Medium dotSHF – Sheffield’s Digital Coalition – DL100 Government seeks major city to lead large-scale urban 5G test project | PublicTechnology.net CTX is a Sheffield startup with a tool for searching multiple services – Sheffield Digital BusinessCloud homepage Digital Business Drop-in event in Sheffield on 10th May – Sheffield Digital Home – UTC Sheffield Chris Dymond on Twitter: “How many secondary schools have a fully specced Cybersecurity Operations Centre?!” Meet our members | Sheffield Digital Become a member of Sheffield Digital Did I miss something you’re looking for? Just get in touch and let me know. Join the conversation We’re really keen to get your feedback on the podcast. You can share your thoughts with us on Twitter or on the channel in the Sheffield Digital Slack community. Thank you for the music Thanks again to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.