Digital Leaders Week

Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, Margot James MP has today launched Digital Leaders Week 2019.

The week has over 240 events hosted across the whole UK, dedicated to increasing understanding of and leadership of digital transformation.

The platform and programme for professional digital leaders promoting digital transformation and building the UK’s digital confidence across all sectors, is proud to announce the UK’s 3rd Digital Leaders Week has arrived. The week will raise awareness of the opportunities in place to support leadership and to support transformation by leveraging innovation, skills and experience from across the tech sector and the country.

Across the UK, from the 17 – 21 June, over 240 events will offer 15,000 leaders free access to best practice; allowing them to build stronger networks and provide a better understanding of the need to adopt new thinking and embrace innovation.

Digital Transformation is essential for the future of the UK economy and especially crucial outside of a changed relationship with our European neighbours and in the context of a changing trading 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 government, enterprise, SMEs and of course, within the third sector.

Digital Leaders know that unless they were born in the 1990s, they are likely to be a ‘digital immigrant’ – someone whose ability to use a smartphone, tablet and interact via social media networks does not come as naturally as it does for ‘digital natives’. As with any immigrant into a foreign culture, there are new languages, attitudes and mind-sets that must be learned.

Digital Leaders Week 2019 is here to enable the leaders of today become the leaders for a new Digital Industrial Age. Over 230 events across Britain will offer 15,000 leaders free access to best practice, allow them to build stronger networks and provide a better understanding of the need to adopt new thinking and embrace innovation. They will hear first-hand the stories that will inspire digital change through people, outcomes and personal accountability.

Digital Leaders, the nationwide programme for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government, industry and charities, has today announced the finalists who make up the Digital Leaders 100 (DL100) list for 2019 and opened the public vote.

Launching Digital Leaders Week, Digital Minister Margot James said, “I really want to congratulate everyone involved in Digital Leaders Week.”

“This is a fabulous series of programmes and events across the UK and it is going to bring people together, make connections, help people learn and celebrate and champion our great tech sector.”

Welcoming the Minister to the launch Russell Haworth, Chair of Digital Leaders said, “It’s important to have a National Week that reminds us all that Digital Transformation remains essential for a positive future for the UK economy and our transformation of government services.”

“Digital Leadership and how our leaders drive outcomes inside government, enterprise and the third sector is an essential ingredient of success.”

Robin Knowles CEO of Digital Leaders added, “We are so pleased to have the Digital Minister with us this morning to get us underway.”

“Thank you to over 100 partners supporting this UK wide week of activities that will help build our national confidence #UKWide.”

“Ever region is taking part and we have activities across all of our 15 topic areas.”

“Doubling the size this year and the inclusion of so many regional conferences shows that digital transformation is #NotjustLondon.”