Sarah joined Cisco to open its newest Innovation Centre Mi-IDEA, situated on Manchester Science Park and is the outcome of a partnership between Cisco and MSP. Mi-IDEA seeks to solve tomorrow’s real life world problems by working with the most Innovative start-ups, industry partners, academia and government. The aim of these partnerships is to create new go to market solutions leveraging emerging technology. As Head of Programmes in Europe Sarah now seeks to extend these partnerships and programmes into our existing and future European Innovation centres. Sarah was previously part of the SLT for a fast growing ISP which originated as a start-up on Manchester Science Park. Women representation in business and technology is a passion of Sarah’s, she currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Women’s Charity Smart Works having previously volunteered for the charity as an interview coach and mentor.