Digital Leaders Week featured

Digital Leaders Week has launched once again for 2021 to help celebrate, showcase and inspire digital transformation.

The 5th Digital Leaders Week is the brainchild of Digital Leaders, the national initiative promoting digital transformation, leadership and innovation.

Digital transformation is essential for the future of the UK’s economy in the context of a changing trade relationship with the rest of the world. The linchpin of this new world will be the quality of the nation’s digital leadership and how these leaders drive outcomes inside the government, enterprise, SMEs and the third sector.

Digital Leaders has created a shared professional space for senior leadership from different sectors promoting effective, long-term digital transformation.

This is the UK’s biggest single gathering of people focused on four key questions driven by digital transformation: What’s next? Why? How? And where? Over 35,000 free sessions have been booked so far by leaders in business, government and charities. These online events will be provided by 315 experts from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with over 300 hours of content over the five days.

Caroline DinenageThe event was launched by the four Ministers from the Home Nations, who are responsible for digital in their country. Speaking about the week, Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister for Digital and Culture, DCMS said, “I am really pleased to be launching Digital Leaders Week as we emerge from the pandemic and into a period of turbo charged digital growth.”

“The impact of Covid-19 on individual lives and UK businesses cannot be understated, but through the darkness of the last twelve months digital has provided us a beacon of light allowing us to work and stay in touch with our family and friends”

Jacqueline de RojasCommenting on the launch, Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President of Digital Leaders thanked the weeks sponsor before going onto say,
“All four Ministers have highlighted the importance of digital in supporting us through the pandemic and now in helping them rebuild their economies.”

“It is also significant that all four referenced the importance of data in shaping public services and support to where and how it is needed most.”

“For me that’s why it is so important to have a National Week that helps all leaders build their digital confidence and helps deliver the digital transformation essential for a positive future for the UK economy and our public services.”

Explaining a bit more about the week Robin Knowles, Founder of Digital Leaders Week said, “At Digital Leaders Week #DLWeek we only have the one “Event Pass” – we could call it VIP or Gold, but we think of it as “Your Pass” – Free access to 227 talks, 315 speakers and 38 topics.”

“You can join live or access talks on demand afterwards.”

“So if you’re facing accelerated digital transformation or if your organisation is, then Digital Leaders Week is your opportunity to find the ideas, networks and hear from services you need to transform during these challenging times”

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