Tech North Talent Summit This conference next week will seek to join up thinking around tech talent and digital skills development across the North of England. Mel KanarekEvents and Skills10th March 2016eventskillsTech North The Tech North Talent and Skills Summit takes place on Friday 18th March at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds. The event will bring together employers, SMEs, LEPs, policy makers, education institutions and other key stakeholders to identify how we can galvanise the power of our community to keep pace with the ever increasing growth and demand for great talent in the North. It promises to share what’s working, areas of promise and future-thinking taking place across the City regions, and explore how we can support developments in the future. Confirmed speakers include: Councillor James Lewis, Deputy Leader, Leeds City Council Lord Chris Holmes, 9x Paralympian Gold medallist & House of Lords Digital Skills Committee Andrea Young, Director of Digital Economy Unit, DCMS Iain Wright MP, Chair, Business Innovation & Skills Select Committee Sherry Coutu CBE Suzanne Duke, Director of Public Policy for Europe, LinkedIn Lee Perkins, Executive Vice President & MD, Sage UK & Ireland Giselle Stewart OBE, Head of UK Corporate Affairs, Ubisoft Sandy Lindsay MBE, Founder & Chair, Tangerine PR & The Juice Academy Lindsay Phillips, MD UK&I Applications Delivery Centres, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Karen Marshall, Apprentice, Education and Engagement Lead, Accenture Lou Mycroft, Teacher Education Programme Manager, Northern College Robert Partridge, Director of Student Opportunity, University of Leeds Atif Mahmood, CEO, Lumici Rik Cross, Director of Education, Code Club Herb Kim, Executive Chair, Tech North and Chair and Board Member, Tech City Ian Fordham & Ty Goddard, Co-founders, The Education Foundation (Summit chairs) The Summit is free to attend and tickets are still available.