The Northernlands event returns for its third year! We are thrilled that the Embassy for The Netherlands join us again as a partner. We also welcome West Yorkshire Combined Authority as a new partner for this year, helping to highlight and support the innovation that happens in the region and beyond.

Like last year, you can look forward to two days of fantastic speakers from across the UK and the Netherlands, covering topics from transport, health, the future of work and skills, the Climate Emergency, data rights and safety, and much much more. We are also showcasing emerging startups who are ready to make their mark and make a difference.

Taking part couldn't be easier - register now via Eventbrite to get regular updates and early-access goodies (like sneak peeks of the talks and video content), or come back to this page on 15 & 16 March for the live-stream. It's that simple.

Agenda

Please be aware this schedule is subject to change due to speaker availability, technical issues and live elements which may cause the schedule to under or over-run.

Monday 15th March 2021

Morning - 09:45 - 12:30 GMT

  1. Paul Connell, Founder, ODILeeds
  2. Karel Van Oosterom, Ambassador, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  3. Kersten England, CEO Bradford City Council & West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  4. Sharena Lee Satti, Spoken Word Artist
  5. Shiv Malik, Head of Growth, Streamr
  6. Caroline Gorski, Group Director - R² Data Labs, Rolls-Royce
  7. George Konstantakopoulos, Business Innovation Lead, FutureEverything
  8. Julian Tait, Founder, Open Data Manchester
  9. Jeni Tennison, Vice President ODI HQ
  10. Danielle Knight, Collaboration Partner, University of Westminster
  11. Zandra Moore, Joint Founder, Pan Intelligence
  12. Tom Salmon, The Data City
  13. Paul Connell, ODI Leeds

Afternoon - 14:00 - 16:15 GMT

  1. Paul Connell, Founder, ODILeeds
  2. Karel Van Oosterom, Ambassador, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  3. Kersten England, CEO Bradford City Council & West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  4. Sharena Lee Satti, Spoken Word Artist
  5. Rikkert Paping, Logex - Netherlands
  6. Herko Coomans, Ministry of Health, Wellbeing & Sport - Netherlands
  7. Marc Farr, Founder, Beautiful Info
  8. Matt Clancy, Economist, Iowa State University
  9. Gea Mikic, Icebreaker One
  10. Gary Butterfield, Everyday Juice Ltd
  11. Paul Connell, ODI Leeds

Tuesday 16th March 2021

Morning - 09:45 - 12:30 GMT

  1. Paul Connell, ODI Leeds
  2. Karel Van Oosterom, Embassy
  3. Kersten England, Leeds LEP
  4. Sharena Lee Satti, Independent
  5. Rory Canavan, Arup
  6. James Maddison & Ben Snaith, ODI HQ
  7. Benno Schwarz, Hello Energy - Netherlands
  8. Dennis Dokter, Relationship Officer, Nexus
  9. Matt Blakeley, Head of Sales & Marketing, Ludimos
  10. TBC, Space Hub Yorkshire
  11. Leonard Carey, AwareTag
  12. Jordan Appleson, Hark
  13. Paul Connell, ODI Leeds

Afternoon - 14:00 - 16:00 GMT

  1. Paul Connell, Founder, ODILeeds
  2. Ambassador, Ambassador, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  3. Kersten England, CEO Bradford City Council & West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  4. Sharena Lee Satti, Spoken Word Artist
  5. Daan Wijnants, Felyx - Netherlands
  6. Thimo Sommer, Toogethr - Netherlands
  7. Stuart Sherman, Founder, IMC
  8. Jet Berndsen, City of Amsterdam - Netherlands
  9. Ruben Nieuweinhus, MD, TechConnect
  10. Ben Goldacre, Author & Campaigner, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford
  11. Paul Connell, Finish

Sponsors

Nothernlands 3 is a collaboration between ODI Leeds and The Kingdom of the Netherlands, the start of activity to create, support, and amplify the cultural links between The Netherlands and the North of England. It is with their generous and vigourous support, and the support of other energetic organisations, that Northernlands can be delivered.

  • Kingdom of the Netherlands