Paul Jones, chief digital information officer for the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has been announced as the latest speaker to join the line-up for the first ever Silicon Yorkshire Expo, which takes place on Wednesday 19 April from 10am – 2pm at the Everyman Cinema in Leeds.

With responsibility for a team of more than 400 digital, IT and information specialists, delivering vital services across the Trust, Paul will explain how his experience of holding senior roles across the public and private sector including CTO for NHS England and Group CIO of Serco, have shaped him to become the leader he is today.

Providing insight into his role, with reference to the technological innovations and advancements within the healthcare sector, Paul will share current projects and his thoughts on what we can expect in the future.

Founding director of Silicon Yorkshire, Geoff Shepherd, comments: “We are so pleased to announce that Paul will join us as a speaker at the Silicon Yorkshire Expo. His experience of tech and expertise within healthcare will give our audience access to one of the greatest talents in the sector.

“It will be really interesting to get a first-hand insight from Paul on how tech impacts on the healthcare system and what more we can expect to see in the future. Looking back at the advancements that have been made, there must be so much more on the horizon.”

Paul comments: “I’m really looking forward to the Silicon Yorkshire Expo and to sharing my thoughts with other tech executives. As well as sharing my own experiences, I am interested to meet with others and to find out more about what they are working on.

“Groups like Silicon Yorkshire bring together so many different thoughts, ideas and approaches to tech. It is through collaboration that meaningful discussion happens. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes from this event.”

Paul will join Bruce Daisley, former VP EMEA of Twitter and two times Sunday Times bestseller and workplace culture enthusiast, Bruce Daisley, who is also speaking at the event.

As well as the opportunity to hear from leading tech experts, delegates will also receive a free copy of Bruce’s latest book, Fortitude, which asks people to consider if the version of resilience they have been spun is a toxic myth.

Welcoming tech and digital executives from Leeds, Yorkshire and the wider business community, the event is set to spark debate and ignite discussion between more than 250 guests and delegates expected to attend.