Alison Mitchell

Sensor City

Alison is Executive Director at Sensor City, a collaborative venture between Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool, which is driving sensor technology and development across the UK.

Alison has helped to establish Sensor City as a national asset for emerging technologies, placing Liverpool and the UK at the forefront of world innovation in the sector. She also supports the establishment of hi-tech sensor businesses and start-ups, enabling graduate entrepreneurs from across the region to access leading experts and world-class research from the field of sensor technologies.

She joined Sensor City from BT Business, where she was Chief Information Officer, a position in which she helped transform the telecom giant’s products and services and technical delivery.

Her career spans 30 years in senior marketing, product development and business leadership roles across a range of start-ups to large companies. Alison has two Masters degrees including an MBA from Cranfield University.