Creating a Diverse Digital Health Ecosystem in Leeds

17th June 2019, 5:30pm

Co>Space North, Leeds
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Join us on 17th June as we kick off Digital Leaders Week 2019. 

Leeds has a thriving digital health ecosystem - we are home to 160 med-tech and health informatics companies; we have the largest concentration of health informaticians in the UK; we have 22% of all digital health jobs in the UK in our city.

But how diverse is that ecosystem and what can we do to make it inclusive for everyone?

Diversity in tech is regularly in the headlines, and for good reason. Gender and race bias have been shown to predominate in data driven algorithms – here is just one recent article on the topic from MIT. There is a case that diverse teams have more chance of spotting and correcting bias in data driven digital products and services. We know that diverse leadership at the top of organisations results in better performance. Lastly, we have a skills gap in tech and we need women as well as men to join the sector and, once they are in it, to stay in it. There is both a societal and a business case for more diversity in tech.

This event is for anyone who is interested in contributing to making our city the best for a diverse and thriving digital health ecosystem. Join the conversation about how we make this happen.

Co>Space North, Platform (Floor 5), New Station Street, Leeds, LS1 4JB, U.K.


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