TechTrade Yorkshire to launch in September

TechTrade Yorkshire to launch in September

Microsoft and the IT director of Eddie Stobart are amongst those sharing their expertise at the TechTrade Yorkshire (TY16) event, taking place place at Elland Road, Leeds.

Set to focus on how tech can transform organisations’ productivity, efficiency and innovation, this free one-day programme will welcome senior IT professionals from throughout the region, whether they have digital responsibility for a microbusiness or a multinational.

Keynote speaker James Akrigg, head of technology for partners at Microsoft will take to the stage to talk about how organisations can achieve more with technology – an enabler for modern working. Further speakers include Vince Sparks, IT director of Eddie Stobart; Dylan Roberts, chief digital officer at Leeds City Council; and Richard Carter, chief executive of Nostrum Group.

The knowledge-based seminars and 10 minute WIFLE (What I Feel Like Expressing) sessions will run alongside an exhibition hosting around 50 tech specialists. Brands will showcase their products and services, with The Intellectual Property Office, Media Yorkshire, Blue Logic and Manchester-headquartered Godel Technologies among the names already confirmed.

TY16 is delivered by Mooncas, the team behind the Manufactured Yorkshire which took place in May. Founder Chrissie Gale comments on the plans for the sister TechTrade event: “Yorkshire is fast becoming renowned for its digital prowess, with some of the country’s most prolific technological talent based here in the region. This event is designed to bring that community together, to help unlock Yorkshire’s further potential for growth.

“We don’t just want to look at IT from a functional or compliance perspective. We want to highlight its potential to fuel the much-discussed Northern Powerhouse. James Akrigg is therefore one of many speakers we look forward to welcoming to TY16 as part of our goal to see Yorkshire’s tech future, today.”