EvoNorth Agenda

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Day 1

08:00 Registration / Breakfast / Networking / Exhibition 

09:00 Emma Degg, Chief Executive, North West Business Leadership Team - Confirmed

09:15 Alex Heritage, Chief Executive, NHS Transformation Unit  - Confirmed

09:30 Susan Clews, Chief Executive, ACAS - Confirmed

09:45 Leaders debate - Business Innovation and Investment

  • Natalie Bain, Deputy Director, northern Powerhouse Lead, Department for International Trade - Confirmed
  • Emma Degg, Chief Executive, North West Business Leadership Team - Confirmed
  • Colin Bell, Business Growth Director, North East Local Enterprise Partnership – Confirmed
  • Sarah Longlands, Director, IPPR – Confirmed 

10:15 - Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities – Confirmed

10:30 Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition 

11:10 Strategic Partner – Richard Rawcliffe, Vice President UK Public Sector, Dell EMC - Redefining Digital Transformation

Join DELL Technologies to explore how the continued advancement of technology driven by the four emerging trends of big data, always connected devices, social networks and cloud computing has resulted in an exponential growth of data and the creation of opportunities to drive human progress for digital citizens with access to information at their fingertips


11:25 Leaders Debate – Health, Social Care and Wellbeing in partnership with Virgin Media Business

  • James Sumner, Chief Officer, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust – Confirmed
  • Dr Tracey Vell MBE, Associate Lead for Primary and Community Care, Greater Manchester, Health and Social Care Partnership – Confirmed
  • Prof Paul Johnstone, Regional Director for the North, Public Heath England - Confirmed
  • Keith Smith, Business Development Manager, Virgin Media Business - Confirmed

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11:55 Thought Leader Masterclass- Adam Cunnington CEO Public Sector Plc 

Housing, Infrastructure and Town Centre Regeneration

Learn how Public Sector Plc council partnerships across England are getting more from their land and property assets; retaining ownership, creating new income streams and developing assets to support commercialisation.

Public Sector PLC

12:25 Lunch / Networking / Exhibition 

13:40 Keith Smith, Business Development Manager, Virgin Media Business - Confirmed

Virgin Media Business

13:55 Dr Nicola Headlam, Head of Northern Powerhouse at Cities and Local Growth Unit - Confirmed

14:10 - Refreshments/Networking/ Exhibition

15:20 Leaders debate - The Peoples Powerhouse - Confirmed

  • Edna Robinson, Chair of the Big Life Group, Trafford Housing Trust and The People’s Powerhouse - Confirmed
  • Chris Marsh, Programme Lead Public Service Reform, Doncaster Council – Confirmed
  • Tracy Fishwick, Managing Director, Transform Lives Company – Confirmed
  • Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, CLES – Confirmed

15:50 Tracy Harrison, Deputy Chief Executive, Northern Housing Consortium - Confirmed

16:05 Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership - Confirmed 

16:20 Closing remarks

Day 2

08:00 Registration / Breakfast / Networking / Exhibition 

09:00 Cllr Michael Mordey,  Deputy Leader, Sunderland City Council - Confirmed

09:15 Steve Modric, Head of Strategy, Homes England North West - Confirmed

09:30 Peter Molyneux, Major Roads Director, Transport for the North - Confirmed

09:45 Leaders debate  - Transport and Connectivity

  • Anna-Jane Hunter, Director, North of England Rail, Network Rail - Confirmed
  • Peter Molyneux, Major Roads Director, Transport for the North - Confirmed
  • Lorna Pimlott, Director of Sponsorship and Policy, HS2 Ltd – Confirmed
  • Chris Nutton, Major Projects Director, TransPennine Express – Confirmed

10:15 Alan Reiss, Director of Policy Strategy & Communications at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority - Confirmed

10:30 Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition 

11:25 Leaders Debate – The Future of Energy for the Northern Powerhouse

  • Andrew Clark, Energy Programme Lead, North East Local Enterprise Partnership – Confirmed 
  • Keith Owen, Head of Systems Development and Energy Strategy,  Northern Gas Networks – Confirmed
  • Mark Taylor, Deputy Director for Energy Innovation, BEIS - Confirmed
  • Joe Howe, Executive Director and Professor, Thornton Energy Research Institute - Confirmed

11:55 Thought Leader Masterclass -James Kelly Head of Cities, North of England, Uber 

 The Future of Urban Mobility

Technology is enabling cities around the world to recognise the social, environmental and economic benefits of new methods of mobility. How do cities position themselves to reap the benefits and avoid the pitfalls that lay ahead as we move from old mobility to new mobility? 


12:25 Lunch / Networking / Exhibition 

13:40 Edna Robinson, Chair of the Big Life Group, Trafford Housing Trust and The People’s Powerhouse

13:55  Dr Hakim Yadi OBE, CEO of the Northern Health Science Alliance - Confirmed 

14:10 Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition 

15:20 Leaders debate - Education, Skills & Employment

  • Gary Wallis-Clarke, Executive Head Teacher, West Jesmond Primary School, National Leader of Education and member of Northern Powerhouse Education and Skills group - Confirmed
  • Craig Ivison, Head of Employment & Skills, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership – Confirmed
  • Sinead O'Sullivan, Director of Delivery, Department for Education - Confirmed
  • Dr Sam Grogan, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience, University of Salford - Confirmed
  • Shona Duncan, Head of Education and Skills, Tees Valley Mayoral Combined Authority - Confirmed

15:50 Professor Chris Taylor OBE,FREng Associate Vice President, Digital Futures- Confirmed

16:05 Closing remarks

These times and invited speakers are subject to change without notice

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