IoD launches new Public Square series

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in Yorkshire is launching a new series of Public Square events to debate key issues affecting business in the region.

The first event – Digital Futures – takes places on Thursday 10 March at Old Broadcasting House, Leeds, 10am-12noon.

James Maunder, IoD director of IT and programmes, will be among the speakers addressing how the digital sector – one of the fastest growing industries in the UK – can help drive economic growth.

The event will also debate the issue of cyber security. A recent IoD report – Cyber Security: Underpinning the Digital Economy – revealed that under a third of cyber attacks were reported to police and half of attacks resulted in the interruption of business operations.

James will be joined by Amy De-Balsi, owner of Herd, a company specialising in recruitment to the digital and tech sector in the Leeds City Region.

IoD regional director Natalie Sykes said: “Our Public Square events provide the opportunity for businesses to come together and debate the hot issues affecting them in 2016.”

Digital Futures is open to IoD members (free) and non-members (£15+vat) and is followed by a Leaders Lunch at Crafthouse, Leeds. Again, this is open to members (£25+vat) and non-members (£30+vat).

To book a place, email

The Public Square series is being run in conjunction with Leeds Beckett University and Leeds City Council.

Natalie Sykes IoD
Natalie Sykes

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