Growing the economy, enabling sustainability, and a catalyst for innovation

“There were 5 exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003, but that much information is now created every two days.”

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman at Google

The demand for data is growing and the challenge to meet that demand is more important than ever. Data centres provide the core infrastructure that underpins all digital activity across government, business and community.

Join techUK and Datum for this roundtable discussion with data centres in Greater Manchester and officers from Manchester City Council and other local authorities to discuss the important role that data centres play in the tech ecosystem, the opportunities provided by data centres and the challenges for the future of data centres in the UK.

This roundtable will seek to inform and explore with data centres representatives, partners and local authority contacts the opportunities for job creation, community regeneration, new sustainability initiatives (and how this can help Manchester meet its climate goals), innovation in areas such as edge computing and supporting new industries in the North West’s digital economy.

Only those who have registered will be able to attend and photographic ID must be shown by all attendees to gain entry to the site for security purposes.

If you work closely with data centres, or outside the Manchester area, please contact Luisa or Matt to discuss this as spaces are limited.

Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson

Head of Nations and Regions, techUK

Luisa C. Cardani

Luisa C. Cardani

Head of Data Centres Programme, techUK

Ileana Lupsa

Ileana Lupsa

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

Tracy Modha

Team Assistant - Markets, techUK

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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