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Welsh Technology Leaders Unite to Form New Technology Leadership Council


New Council will work to unify and champion the Welsh technology industry

Senior figures from some of the world’s largest and most influential technology businesses along with leaders from some of Wales’ most innovative rising stars to create a new Technology Leadership Council to champion the Welsh technology industry.

The initiative launched today from Technology Connected will be the largest and most encompassing of its kind, representing the breadth of the technology industry in Wales to create a unified voice for the sector.

Drawing on the expertise of its members, the Council will utilise its collective knowledge and influence, to unite, champion and promote Welsh technology across Wales and throughout the wider global marketplace.

Members of the Council will act as ambassadors for Welsh technology, actively leading, influencing and advising to expand the network and its global reach.

The Council launches with experts from Welsh technology, academia and business support services who are passionate about shaping a positive future of the industry and promote a global brand of Welsh technology – created in Wales, shaping the world.

The Technology Connected Technology Leadership Council:

Name Organisation
Professor. Pete Burnap Cardiff University
Christian Coates Method4
Katy Chamberlain Business in Focus
Nia Davies Davlec
Lee Griffin GoCompare
Mark John Tramshed Tech
Dr Cerian Jones Cerian Jones IP
David Jones NED
Nicola McNeely Technology Sector Head  HCR Law
Chris Meadows IQE PLC
Julian Morris Cisco
Damon Rands Wolfberry Cyber Security
Professor. Rob Rolley General Dynamics, UKSCD
James Smith DevOpsGroup
Gareth Williams Thales UK
Rob Wilson Sony UK

Over the upcoming months the Council will continue to grow to ensure it is representative of the breadth of the Welsh technology industry.

The formation of the Technology Leadership Council is the latest in a series of announcements from Technology Connected. Formerly the ESTnet, Technology Connected has represented the technology industry for nearly 20 years, facilitating connections within the industry to unify, champion and promote its economic and social impact.

The member’s organisation is responsible for some of Wales’ largest technology events and initiatives including The Emerging Tech Fest, Wales Technology Awards, Factory of the Future programmes and the Cardiff University Year in Industry partnership

Avril Lewis MBE, managing director of Technology Connected said;

“The launch of the Technology Leadership Council is a major step in our commitment to champion the breadth of the Welsh technology industry.

“By bringing together experts and influencers across all areas of technology, our aim is to help unify and promote our innovative industry and find real-world solutions to the current and future challenges the technology industry may face.

“The Council has some of the most influential figures in business and technology, creating a go-to organisation for news and insight within our industry, expanding the reach and influence of our sector and helping to create a global brand of Welsh technology.

“In a global marketplace, connectivity is key. The formation of the Technology Leadership Council will allow us to harness the collective reach and influence of key figures in technology, to help increase the network and global footprints of Welsh technology, connecting people and technologies both within our own sector and across markets, across the world.”

The media pack for the Technology Leadership Council, including member bios and photography is available for journalists here.