Liz Mear is CEO of The Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast, covering around 4.1 million residents.

She’s passionate about technology, which is clear from the fact she carries a little device in her handbag called an ‘AliveCor’, which helps predict and prevent strokes.

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