Free Real Estate Live Webinar: Attracting Creative and Digital Tech Talent in Liverpool City Region
Liverpool is renowned for its cultural prowess and boasts a strong createch and digital cluster, with a particular expertise in AI as the top UK city for immersive technology.
The sector has grown by 77% over the past decade and is seeing continued expansion as ground-breaking collaboration across Liverpool City Region seeks to place Liverpool at the heart of digital world heritage. Liverpool is ranked number one in the UK for both entrepreneurship and business growth, but how are the digital and creative sectors driving growth and which companies are thriving? What spaces do these companies need and what are employees looking for when relocating to Liverpool?
WEBINAR SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Melanie Lewis, Chief Executive, Shakespeare North Playhouse
Melanie Lewis joined Shakespeare North Trust in September 2021. As Chief Executive she leads this new ground-breaking cultural attraction along with her incredible team. Throughout her career she has worked in iconic venues and on a wide array of projects and initiatives. Her passion lies with shaping and enriching the whole visitor experience and bringing lifelong learning to the people we serve, be that in our local community, our city, from across the UK and around the world. Melanie worked at National Museums Liverpool for nine years, with seven years as an Executive Director on the Leadership Team. During that time, she has been responsible for all commercial outputs, visitor experience, security, and strategy and planning. She has taken a lead role in transformational change projects and been instrumental in many major initiatives. Prior to her work at National Museums Liverpool, she held senior roles with Everton Football Club and Blackburn Rovers Football Club with a keen focus on creating excellent visitor experiences.
Geeth de Mel, Senior Research Scientist, IBM Research Europe
Geeth is a Senior Research Scientist and a manager with IBM Research Europe (UK) based in Daresbury, UK. His research interests are in artificial intelligence — especially in domain-specific knowledge extraction for decision support systems in the presence of (or lack of) dynamicity, trust, and provenance. Currently, he is the global strategy lead for data extraction and validation for new materials discovery within IBM Research’s climate and sustainability research theme. Prior to this, he was a research scientist at IBM Research TJ Watson Research Center (USA) and a postdoctoral researcher at the US Army Research Laboratory. He graduated from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland).