Skills & Talent

From basic digital skills and in-work apprenticeships to executive training and formal education; the digital skills gap is recognised as holding back UK plc. Nearly one in four of us have not kept pace and lack the basic digital skills to manage core tasks such as managing information, communicating online or making a transaction. Supporting the development of these skills is an issue for employers, educators and government if we are to fulfil our potential as one of the most digitally competitive nations.

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Meet our Speakers

We've gathered some of the top experts in the field to discuss this topic. With years of experience between them, they're well-equipped to offer invaluable insights and perspectives.

Abigail Everett

Abigail Everett

Client Services Manager, Policy in Practice

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton

Director, Digital Rebels

Orsolya Galantai

Orsolya Galantai

Co-founder, Leader, Spark Institute

Daniel Gale

Daniel Gale

Digital Inclusion Manager, GRCC

Christopher Gale

Christopher Gale

Business Development Director, We Are Digital

Srilekha Ganesan

Srilekha Ganesan

Developer, Opencast

Michael Gardiner

Michael Gardiner

Digital Development Specialist, South of Scotland Enterprise

Deven Ghelani

Deven Ghelani

Director and Founder, Policy in Practice

Sabby Gill

Sabby Gill

CEO / Chair, Dext / Digital Leaders

Richard Godfrey

Richard Godfrey

Managing Director, Syncity Ltd

Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin

Managing Director, The JGA Group

Mark Hall

Mark Hall

Lead Consultant – agile delivery manager, Opencast

Denise Hampson

Denise Hampson

CEO, Desire Code

Ed Harrison

Ed Harrison

Junior User Researcher, Opencast

Katie Heard

Katie Heard

Head of Research and Data Insights, Good Things Foundation

Adam Hill

Adam Hill

Founder, Tech for Good North East

Tiina Hill

Tiina Hill

Head of Delivery, Single Digital Presence for Libraries, The British Library

Mo Isap

Mo Isap

CEO IN4 Group, IN4

Kerry-Anne Kane

Kerry-Anne Kane

Opencast Software, Practice Lead (QA)

Sue Keogh

Sue Keogh

Founder and Director, Sookio

Russell Kerr

Russell Kerr

Head of UX Design, Whitespace

David Kibble

David Kibble

Lead Integration Architect, DWP Digital

Robin Knowles

Robin Knowles

Founder and CEO, Digital Leaders

Becky Kuang

Becky Kuang

Senior Service Designer, Snook

Jacqui Leggetter

Jacqui Leggetter

Head of Integration, DWP Digital

Sessions

The Launch of Digital Leaders Week 2023

19 June 2023, 09:00 AM
Robin Knowles Richard Lochhead MSP Sally Dyson Denis Murphy Paul Scully MP Sabby Gill Paul Duffy

Money, Investment, and Start-up Business Support

19 June 2023, 09:30 AM
Tech NExt

Refurbish, Rebuild & Upgrade or Remanufacture surplus IT equipment for the best ESG?

19 June 2023, 10:00 AM
George Cook

Closing the gap: £19 billion in unclaimed benefits and its impact on social outcomes.

19 June 2023, 11:00 AM
Deven Ghelani Abigail Everett

Small wins, big gains: fostering user-centred design in Government

19 June 2023, 12:00 PM
Jessica Riley Coco Chan

Developing service design skills through apprenticeships

19 June 2023, 01:00 PM
Richard Goodwin

Digital Transformation Defined

19 June 2023, 01:00 PM
Alan Brown

Free Digital Drop in Clinics

19 June 2023, 01:15 PM
Barnet Boost

How to start your inclusive design journey

19 June 2023, 02:00 PM
Natalia Riley Becky Kuang

A Better Connected and Collaborative Digital City

19 June 2023, 02:00 PM
Simon Cowen

How to augment your teams for excellent project delivery - Best Practices

19 June 2023, 02:00 PM
Holly Waite

New ways to conceptualise digital exclusion: The Periodic Table of Internet Elements

19 June 2023, 04:00 PM
Kat Dixon

Inclusive Service design and Accessibility

19 June 2023, 04:00 PM
Daniel Gale

DesignTalks

19 June 2023, 05:00 PM
Tech NExt

Demystifying Diversity with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

20 June 2023, 08:30 AM
Tech NExt

Wigan’s Data Analytics Journey – Transforming Data to Insight

20 June 2023, 09:30 AM
Jeanette Rycroft Gemma Bathurst Whittle

Digital Tools to Boost your Productivity

20 June 2023, 09:30 AM
Tech NExt

From Silos to Synergy: Unifying your IT Operations and Service Management

20 June 2023, 10:00 AM
Kieran Anson Nicola Conquer Ryan Duce

Developing apps to aid culture change.

20 June 2023, 10:00 AM
Scott Patterson

Local Digital Declaration discovery project - update

20 June 2023, 10:00 AM
Pippa Savill

The Digital Skills Pathway for Shared Prosperity: What Works and What Next

20 June 2023, 10:30 AM
Katie Heard

Open Innovation: How corporate-startup collaboration can turbocharge digital transformation

20 June 2023, 11:00 AM
Mohammed Sijelmassi

How to reach the next normal: Sustainable businesses

20 June 2023, 11:00 AM
Orsolya Galantai

How to hire more Women in Tech

20 June 2023, 11:00 AM
Gillian Arnold

Brand Strategy & Product Marketing for B2B Tech Startups

20 June 2023, 12:30 PM
Tech NExt