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M-SPARC AT WALES TECH WEEK

Wales Tech Week, was held this week (16-18/10) at the ICC in Newport, and M-SParc was there to exhibit our innovative work and outstanding tenants.  

Brought to you by Technology Connected, Wales Tech Week showcases Welsh technology, its ecosystem, and champions the industry on the global stage. 

M-SParc joined world class speakers on that stage for a panel session to discuss upskilling, discovering and mentoring tech talent in Wales, and providing career opportunities for graduates. 

Emily Roberts, Outreach and Community Manager, said “What came out of the discussions was the realisation that yes, it does take some time to make graduates workplace-ready, but it’s time worth taking. No employee is going to come into a company knowing everything, and the benefits of graduates is that they haven’t had a break from learning yet; so they’re the best people to absorb as much knowledge as possible in a short space of time.”  

Joining us at the hybrid event championing Welsh talent on the global stage were our tenants Animated Tech, Explorage, ValArt, Carnedd, and Brandified, who designed our impressive stand.

The stages at the event were streamed live by our tenants Haia, co-founded by our new Digital Innovation Manager Tom Burke. 

Tom Burke, CEO of Haia & M-SParc Digital Innovation Manager, said “We founded Haia with the vision that events could be elevated to a new level of sophistication. Our partnership with Wales Tech Week has brought us one step closer to that vision. It’s not just about hosting events; it’s about crafting unforgettable experiences. We are thrilled that Haia played a pivotal role in making Wales Tech Week an exceptional success.” 

The fact that there’s enough tech innovation in Wales to host such a large event over so many days is a credit to us all. We should be proud and confident to say that tech belongs in Wales, is created by Welsh people, and can support our Welsh economy.  

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Tom Burke

Digital Innovation Manager

tom@m-sparc.com

Tom used to work at the KFC in his hometown of Colwyn Bay before it mysteriously burned down. He then spent several years “on the lam” in East Germany, where he worked as an animator in Berlin. When the wall fell, Tom came home.

He enjoys climbing and hates ice-skating.