We may be sticklers for statistics but our real passion is the people and the stories behind the numbers. From bedroom developers to multi-national, world-leaders in technology and innovation, Leeds is teeming with talent. Some people are at the bleeding edge of the curve creating the future of service delivery, whilst others are just starting out on an Open Data journey working in challenging, complex and political environments to bring a relatively new and unproven innovation to businesses across the city and the UK. Hear some of their experiences or share yours on our blog, and keep an eye out for the latest events, training and networking happening in Leeds.


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Using tech for healthy ageing

Today's guest blog is an update regarding our recent Local Government Association sponsored Innovation Lab across the North of England. Lee Emery from Stockport talks about the proposal chosen to be developed further below.
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Upcoming Events

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Tech Nation on Tour: Leeds

Date: 27/09/2018

Venue: ODI Leeds, 3rd Floor Munro House, Duke St, Leeds LS9 8AG

Tech Nation on Tour is an exclusive event for founders, entrepreneurs, investors and tech ecosystem partners. We want you to be part of the conversation as we tour 11 cities across the UK.

Join us to take a closer look at the most comprehensive mapping of the digital tech ecosystem to date and learn more about Tech Nation and our exciting plans for the future.

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Immersive Tech Summit 2018

Date: 16/10/2018

Venue: KPMG, 1 Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4DA.

Interested in seeing how immersive technology can be used within a variety of different industries to transform and shape our levels of interactivity and storytelling experience, solving a multitude of business challenges?

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University of Leeds Hackathon

Date: 26/10/2018 - 28/10/2018

Everyone is invited to our join our 24 hour non-stop hackathon looking at the challenging and exciting area of Financial Technology in partnership with major technology leaders (HSBC, IMC, AQL and others). Join us for this event, work in a team and propose a concept, or build a prototype, or design a start-up.

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Alois Afilipoaie

Alois has a keen interest in open data as he believes it can play an important role in creating real social change. He joins from the council’s Business Improvement team where he continues to work as a Project Officer involved in business analysis and change management. Having started with Leeds City Council on its Graduate Development Programme in September 2015, Alois has acquired experience in data analysis and information management. Currently, he juggles between Open Data management, Smart Cities projects and many Kanban User Stories.

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Michael Ramsey

Michael is new to the public sector and Open Data worlds, having joined Leeds City Council’s Graduate Development Programme in September 2016. Prior to this, he studied International Relations at the University of Leeds; including spending a year studying in Germany. He will be co-ordinating Smart Cities and Open Data projects for his first 8-month placement at the Council.

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Forsyth Hill

Forsyth has worked for the council for over 20 years. The past three have been in Information Governance doing information compliance work. Before that he worked as a Change Manager for Legal Services. Forsyth will be involved in the effort to change the culture within the organisation to a position of information being open by default.

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