Silicon Yorkshire, one of the fastest growing technology communities in the UK, has merged with Leeds Cloud, the organisation supporting cloud infrastructure for businesses across the city.
Building on the collective strength and extended network of both organisations, a new board of directors has also been appointed.
Supporting the original vision of Silicon Yorkshire; to spark conversation, ignite ideas and generate opportunity, the group will now work on the programme of events, speaker occasions and business-to-business activities that it delivers.
As well as attracting the leading minds, innovative disruptors and c-suite executives from the tech and digital industries, the group will provide a platform to drive conversation around the topics that matter most to those working in the sectors.
Silicon Yorkshire CEO Geoff Shepherd said: “What a great organisation Leeds Cloud is. We are really excited to be joining forces with this rapidly growing events and opportunity-creation platform for the cloud technology community.
“The Leeds Cloud Team will add real capability to Silicon Yorkshire. Working closely with these Yorkshire tech entrepreneurs is going to rapidly accelerate the progress of the group within the next twelve months, as we work towards our ambition to become the largest technology community in the North of England.”
Also bringing experience to the boardroom table are Sam Hasson, co-founder of Tinkle, the smarter business phone system, and Gareth Huxall, Md of ViVoTECH, delivering bespoke IT solutions to business.