Leeds Digital is about promoting the City Region all year round. The City has a bright, thriving and growing tech sector, and the huge success of Leeds Digital Festival (in 25-27 April and 18-29 September) has helped put Leeds on the map. But the tech sector doesn’t stop and that’s why there’s now a platform for year round activity Leeds Digital.

Register for events part of this festival below:

Yorkshire Data & Digital Conference 2023, 19 September

As part of Leeds Digital Festival, techUK are partnering with the Yorkshire Post to shape the agenda of the Yorkshire Data & Digital Conference 2023. Chaired by Sue Daley, techUK’s Director of Technology and Innovation, the conference will offer unparalleled networking opportunities with politicians, business leaders, media and thought provoking influencers from across Yorkshire. techUK members can get a 25% discount on tickets and you can book your place here! Get in touch with [email protected] for the promo code.

Member event: LCFDIJTAL, Opening Beats, 19 September
This event is supported by techUK member Axiologik and Xdesign. The aim is to raise funds for Leeds Community Foundation over a shared love for music and soul. Find out more and register here.

Member event: Closing the Gender Investment Gap in Leeds, 21 September

techUK members Data City and Panintelligence, are hosting an expert panel discussing the gender investment gap in Leeds and beyond. Find out more and register here.

Member event: The Data Crowd #6 - Leeds Digital Festival 2023, 27 September

TechUK member Oakland Group have partnered with The Data Crowd to deliver the annual Data Crowd Day of Data. The Festival of Data brings together a host of amazing speakers, including some of the brightest Data minds on the globe; this event truly showcases Leeds as a leader in the UK Data landscape.

Learn more and register here.

Other events part of Leeds Digital Festival hosted by techUK member Axiologik

Member event: Tackling the Cyber Skills Gap - Leeds Digital Festival, 19 September 

Hays will present their Cyber Security Report 2023 which states that over 70 per cent of organisations will be investing in upskilling their cyber professionals. They will also have 2 guest speakers from industry: talking about moving from Greenfield to Cyber Maturity and then choosing the best Software plus developing the team! They will also discuss their NEW – Hire Train Deploy offering, as they help organisations to improve their security posture and diversity.

Member event: Attracting, Employing and Retaining Diverse Talent - Leeds Digital Festival, 27 September

At Generation and Hays they understand that attracting and recruiting diverse talent in the tech industry is more complex than just making a great statement on Job Descriptions and hoping for the best. Candidates whilst hugely talented and motivated for success, typically experience multiple barriers entering the workplace. Whether that’s through a lack of industry experience or a related degree; or coming from a low socio-economic background, capacity to support people with multiple barriers is a key ingredient in Generations’s success in unlocking opportunities for both job seekers and employers in the region, connecting underrepresented talent with growing organisations. They will host a panel event with representation from each key function in the Generation machine to explore what common themes occur and what businesses need to consider at each stage of an applicant’s employment journey. 

Member event: From ‘Smart’ to ‘Future-Ready’ Cities –Panel: What does it take to embrace future-ready city vision?, 27 September

techUK member Cognizant will host an in-person panel discussion on what will it take to truly embrace future-ready city vision with contribution from key council members of smart cities featured in the IWD smart city profile.

Register your place here.


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Generative AI Panel - A technical hurdle or a technical accelerator? 

Join Codurance and friends for an engaging fireside chat on the impact of AI on software engineering and design at Leeds Digital Festival. We are delighted to announce techUK's Katherine Holden, Head of Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID, will be part of the panel for this fascinating discussion. Learn more and book here.

techUK – Building Stronger Local Economies 


techUK champions the tech sector throughout the UK. We work with local authorities, devolved government, and local and national policy makers to advocate for the tech sector in strengthening economic growth and resilience. We provide opportunities for our members and local stakeholders to meet, build relationships, and collaborate to drive forward local projects. For more information or to get in touch, please visit our Nations and Regions Hub and click ‘contact us’. 

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Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson

Head of Nations and Regions, techUK

Ileana Lupsa

Ileana Lupsa

Programme Manager, Local Public Services and Nations and Regions, techUK

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