Somayeh Aghnia Annette Allmark Freddie Quek

BCS Digital Skills Network - Reading

A Session by Annette Allmark , Somayeh Aghnia and Freddie Quek

About this Session

About the Digital Skills Network

The Digital Skills Network Reading event is the fourth event in our regional series. To date we have had excellent attendance in London, Manchester and Glasgow as these unique networking events bring together representatives from across the region including employers, education, local government, and policy makers with a commitment to improving the digital skills gap.


We will create a forum that encourages a lively and productive dialogue between national and local employers, and educators on their perspectives on how emerging tech and the digital skills shortage is impacting businesses and education channels alike, what's going on to help and what more can be done.

Our aim is to progress efforts being made to address the digital skill gap.


Through these discussions you will come away with new ideas, food for thought, and knowledge of options that can be used and applied immediately within their own organisations and can be shared with their wider networks. As part of the network, attendees will make new connections to collaborate and find opportunities to join forces, avoiding fragmentation in strategies to improve the digital skills gap.

All attendees will receive the first sight of BCS' latest digital skills report.

Who is this event for:

Employers (Senior decision makers, Business Leaders (large / SMEs), Apprenticeship Leads.)

Individual's leading/ involved or interested in the region's digital skills strategy

Learning & Development Heads

Training Providers

Local policy makers


Those involved with digital inclusion and diversity workplace initiatives

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

BCS is a membership organisation. If you enjoy this event, please consider joining BCS. You’ll be very welcome. You’ll receive access to many exclusive career development tools, an introduction to a thriving professional community and also help us Make IT Good For Society.

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21 June 2023, 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

About The Speakers

Annette Allmark

Annette Allmark

Director of Learning and Development Product Commercialisation, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Somayeh Aghnia

Somayeh Aghnia

Founder and CEO, Geeks Lt

Freddie Quek

Freddie Quek

Chair/Chief Technology Officer, Digital Poverty Alliance/Times Higher Education


Crowne Plaza Hotel

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