Programme Director appointed to Digital Nottingham


October 26th, 2021

A Programme Director has been appointed to Digital Nottingham.

Susannah Goh will take up the role on Monday 8 November 2021.

Digital Nottingham is a vision of collaboration to help transform the city – developing Nottingham’s potential, skills and ambitions, while providing opportunities for growth and regeneration in a digital and data-driven world.

Professor Paul Grainge was appointed as Academic Director in October and the Programme Director role now completes the leadership team.

Bringing together academics, businesses, communities and organisations Digital Nottingham aims to catalyse and connect civic, research and innovation endeavour around digital transformation – from data-driven policymaking, health research and investment planning to the myriad ways that digital products and innovations bear on social, cultural and work life.

Susannah brings extensive leadership and innovation experience and expertise spanning technology and science, enterprise, society and creativity.  She is particularly passionate about enhancing health, education and skills, social inclusion, economic prosperity and environmental sustainability through digitisation and data.

Her recent work has included: directing a health innovation institute, at Birmingham City University; developing major UK collaborations and programmes, at the Energy Systems Catapult; and instigating and leading the strategic and operational development of sustainable construction and built environment innovation activities for the West Midlands region, at the Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands.

She said: “It is truly wonderful to be joining Digital Nottingham and the University of Nottingham. Digital innovation and data connectivity employed correctly- that is, with a strongly person-centred and place-based approach- will afford us ways of accelerating lasting positive change

Susannah Goh   

Through these means we can give rise to resilient communities, business ecosystems and public services, and a buoyant cultural identity as a city.  This will afford Nottingham a set of robust prospects and foster, increasingly, a high quality of life for all.”

Professor Grainge, Academic Director for Digital Nottingham said: “I’m delighted to welcome Susannah to the Digital Nottingham team and to start putting our vision for the project into action.”

Born and raised in historic towns, in Lower Saxony and North Rhein-Westphalia, Germany, of Chinese heritage and with long-standing connections to Britain, Susannah has a special interest in intercultural dialogue and exchange. She completed her undergraduate studies at Durham University and went on to graduate studies at the University of Cambridge.

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