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Tech Live 2018 Agenda

Wednesday 12 September

Manchester Science Park - Bright Building
Pencroft Way
Manchester
M15 6GZ


0815 – 0900

Registration and refreshments

 

0900 - 0905

WELCOME

Emily Wright, Head of Special Projects and Tech Editor, EG

 

0905 – 0945

WHAT’S YOUR TECH IDENTITY?

Representing a cross-section of the industry, our panellists discuss how they are focusing on their business’ own tech identity to ensure they are providing the right products to feed into the vision for Manchester’s future.

  • Mike Gedye, Executive Director - CBRE
  • Emma Long, Head of Corporate Strategy - LGIM Real Assets
  • Doug Ward, Co-founder - NODE

Followed by Q&A

 

0945 - 1000

WHY MANCHESTER IS WINNING

We present the hard data behind Manchester’s thriving tech scene, how it’s achieved its successes to date, and what could be the next big ‘thing’ for the city.

  • Adam Posner, North West Property Sector Lead, KPMG UK

 

1000 – 1045

A VIEW FROM THE GROUND

From start-ups to veterans, we bring together a series of tech and data-led businesses to understand what they need from a city for their business to thrive, and why Manchester fits the bill.

  • Mike Anderson, CEO, Padoq
  • Julie McGann, Head of Corporate Wellbeing Programmes, Unicorn & Co
  • Tom Renn, Managing Director, Manchester Science Park

Followed by Q&A

 

1045 - 1110

A STAR ON THE RISE

Since establishing Watch This Space in March 2016, Michelle Rothwell has become an inspiring pioneer in adopting previously unloved buildings in Manchester and turning them into quirky, ‘cluster’ spaces that are designed to appeal to the tech start-up generation of occupiers. She talks us through her remarkable story, and how her passion projects have begun to change the landscape of Manchester.

 

  • Michelle Rothwell, Founder, Watch This Space (and 2017 EG Rising Star)

 

1110 - 1115

CLOSING REMARKS

Emily Wright, Head of Special Projects and Tech Editor, EG

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