Arlen Pettitt

A #TechNExt24 Fringe event from Wor Room, exploring how policymakers can help the tech sector and how the tech sector can help policymakers. Tech and innovation is at the heart of how we address the region's problems, with new ideas and approaches crucial in our efforts to address societal problems like health inequalities, the transition to net zero and the an ageing population. But the tech sector and policymakers sometimes seem to speak a different language. How can we create a policy environment which supports tech entrepreneurs and their businesses, and how can we harness the region's innovative potential to all our benefit?