About This Networking Event

Wednesday 18 October 2023 | 17:30 - 19:30

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The regional technology sector is facing significant skills shortages which risk hampering growth, innovation and productivity.

Universities and colleges can play an important role in helping businesses address these challenges. We are hosting a panel conversation as part of Birmingham Tech Week to look at what businesses need, what education institutions can offer and how to build better, deeper, and more strategic partnerships to support growth.

Confirmed panellists include:

• Prof Gino Martini, Managing Director, Precision Health Technologies Accelerator
Rachel Woolf, People Director, Zzoomm
Sam Hardy, Director of Flexible and Online Learning, University of Warwick
• Prof. Tom Harrison, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor for Education Innovation, University of Birmingham
• Harpal Mattu, Managing Director for Agilyx Group

There will be an opportunity for delegates to share what works well and identify what needs to change in addressing this business-critical problem area, followed by networking over drinks and canapés.

Key Topics Covered
  • What do businesses need to address the skills shortage

  • What can education institutions offer to increase skills

  • How can we build strategic partnerships to support growth

Who Should Attend

The panel session is aimed at anyone working in senior roles in or associated with the technology sector or in educational institutions. Places are limited – early booking is encouraged.

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