The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA)  is hosting an event to discuss digital recovery and growth for our region.

The online event, on 16 March, will explore how best to unleash further growth opportunities for tech and how to make better use of data for recovery. This webinar will examine how the business cluster, education partners and public sector can work together to support our regions recovery.  Representatives from these groups are invited to attend.

Chaired by Charlotte Alldritt, Director of the Centre for Progressive Policy, the webinar will bring together a panel of the North of Tyne’s regional business and political leaders, digital and data experts:

  • Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council and NTCA Cabinet Member for Business Competitiveness
  • Paul Struthers, EVP and Managing Director, UK & Ireland, Sage PLC
  • Cate Kalson, Director & Head of Talent, Oliver Wyman Digital
  • Steve Caughey, Director of the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD), Newcastle University
  • Dr Henry Kippin, Director of Economic Growth, North of Tyne Combined Authority
Digital and Data panellists, from Left to Right, Row 1: Charlotte Alldritt, Cate Kalson, Councillor Nick Forbes. Row 2: Dr Henry Kippin, Paul Struthers, Steve Caughey.

The panel members of the NTCA Digital and Data event.

Cllr Nick Forbes, NTCA Cabinet Member for Business Competitiveness said: “Recovery and growth for our region is at the heart of the Combined Authority’s vision. We have seen the tech sector’s resilience during the pandemic and the crisis has only accelerated the pace of digitisation.

“And we know that utilising the tech sector for continuous improvement and innovation is critical if we are to move towards improved livelihoods and increased economic prosperity.

“The North of Tyne Digital and Data event will be a great way to engage with key thinkers and experts in the business and tech field and give local people the opportunity to maximise on opportunities in the region.”

Find out about the thoughts, strategies and plans of the region’s top business minds, experts, and political leaders to harness the power of digital to support our economic recovery: Follow this link to book your place.

The webinar will be hosted on Zoom by North of Tyne Combined Authority. Registration is via the link and Eventbrite will be used to circulate joining instructions a week before the event. Registration will close 24 hours before the event.

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