Henry Kippin Neil Ross Cate Kalson Jenny Hartley (Moderator)

Technology and a manifesto for change

A Session by Jenny Hartley (Moderator) , Cate Kalson , Dr Henry Kippin and Neil Ross

About this Session

A joint panel session with Opencast and techUK discussing the freshly published techUK manifesto and the challenges and opportunities that technology offers the NE and wider UK tech economy.

The session, featuring speakers from Opencast, techUK and the North of Tyne Combined Authority, will explore how technology can transform the regional and national economy – and the challenges that remain.

Our panel

Cate Kalson – chief people officer, Opencast

Dr Henry Kippin – chief executive, North of Tyne Combined Authority

Neil Ross – associate director, policy, techUK

Moderator: Jenny Hartley – director, Invest Newcastle

Who this event is for

This session is aimed at people working in the North East and UK-wide tech business sectors, and those interested in Opencast's work and its impact. Opencast people will also attend.

About Opencast

Opencast is a fast-growing, independent technology consultancy working with government and business to design, build and run technology solutions with purpose.

We believe in making life better through the power of people and technology. To achieve this, we deliver human-focused solutions to the challenges our clients face – harnessing the potential of people and working together to ensure technology is done in the right way. Our vision is to make a positive impact on society through solutions that are simpler, more sustainable and fairer for all. Find out more


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About The Speakers

Say hello to your Speakers for this Session.

Jenny Hartley (Moderator)

Jenny Hartley (Moderator)

Director, Invest Newcastle

Cate Kalson

Cate Kalson

Chief People Officer, Opencast Software

Dr Henry Kippin

Dr Henry Kippin

Managing Director, North of Tyne Combined Authority

Neil Ross

Neil Ross

Associate director, Policy, techUK

Topics Covered


Tech for Good


Emerging Technology

Culture Change