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Manchester Digital Tech Leader Talks

Manchester Digital Tech Leader Talk

Manchester Digital's Tech Leader Talks offers the opportunity for senior leaders in large-scale digital and tech businesses here in the North West to come together with other C-Level individuals to network, share best practices and make new connections.

This event will be in the format of a breakfast networking session followed by a Q & A. The morning will include a light breakfast for all attendees, refreshments and an Industry Insight session.

This event will also be a Female line up to support International Women's Day 2024.

Date: Thursday 7th March 2024

Time: 09:00 - 10:30

Venue: Manchester Digital, Tech Incubator, Manchester Technology Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED

We will be joined by:

Rebecca from Krakenflex

Rebecca is Director of Delivery at KrakenFlex - a fast growing Manchester based scaleup building technology to drive the green energy transition as part of the wider Octopus Energy Group. With a background in consulting, Rebecca has delivered projects & programmes across the UK and South Africa in a variety of domains from public sector to financial services, and coached clients in implementing agile and lean practices to accelerate their impact. She’s a strong advocate for driving greater diversity and inclusion in technology and a firm believer in the combined power of people & technology to create a green and equitable world.

Alison, Chief People & Operations Director at Auto Trader

Working closely with Chris, Auto Trader’s Technology director, Alison co-leads the Platform and Operations teams who count among their responsibilities ensuring the reliability and scalability of the infrastructure and the provision of data, systems and operational support to b2b customers.

Alison also helps shape the progressive culture and environment at Auto Trader, ensuring the attraction, development and retention of a talented, engaged and diverse workforce is second to none in the industry. Alison serves as the chair of Manchester Digital, the independent trade association for the thriving digital sector in the North West of England. Alison was also named ‘Woman of the Year’ in 2017 at the Women in IT Awards.

Catherine Wilks from Slalom

Catherine will be asking questions at our Tech Leader Talks.

Jess McKenna, Head of Product Design and Research at BT

Jess is passionate about designing experiences to make people healthier and happier. As well as leading the Product Design team at Push Doctor, a fast growing Health Tech start-up offering online appointments for private and NHS patients, Jess is now in her second health tech start-up venture leading the design and research function for Etc.Health, which is being built within BT Group's Etc start-up incubator. Her current focus is designing experiences that motivate and encourage people to take preventative approaches to managing their health, ensuring we live as healthily as we can, for as long as possible.  Prior to these experiences Jess honed her skills with over 15 years design experience taking in best practice across a variety of industries including fashion, travel and finance.

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To reserve your place, book your ticket today. This event is aimed at senior leaders and decision makers only, please email if this does not apply to you but you would like to attend. We reserve the right to cancel any orders.

Please flag any special dietary or accessibility requirements to as soon as possible.

7 March 2024 9:00 - 10:30
Manchester Technology Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED

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