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London, Cardiff, Edinburgh & Belfast join forces to launch National Digital Week

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This morning, London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast joined forces to launch the fifth National Digital Week.

The four Digital Ministers for each of the UK Parliaments joined forces to explain the importance of digital transformation in each of their countries and the opportunities it offers to level up public services and business opportunities.

The week, which covers the whole of the UK, is online, making all its content accessible to the whole UK, particularly relevant during a week where the government advice is to remain at home to avoid planned railways chaos.

This is the UK’s biggest gathering of people focused on four key questions driven by digital transformation. However most importantly it is the only Digital or Tech Week in the UK that is truly nationwide. Over 30,000 free sessions have been booked so far by leaders in business, government and charities in the week ahead from across the whole UK.

Speaking about how the UK outside of London has embraced Digital, Robin Knowles, Digital Leaders Founder said, “Last Week saw the focus of the digital community in the UK on London.”

“There is no doubt about London’s importance as a global tech powerhouse, but this National Digital Week shows that digital is now no longer a London led initiative.”

“Every corner of the UK is now leading locally on delivering transformation of businesses and public services.”

“No one is asking London to show the rest of the UK the way anymore.”

“The level of expertise, knowledge and networks outside of the capital means the opportunities for digital growth, skills and participation are being realised nationally and as we say at Digital Leaders the UK is about being #notjustLondon”

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Digital Leaders Week 2021 launches to celebrate, showcase & inspire digital transformation

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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"

To find out more about Digital Leaders Week, visit: https://week.digileaders.com/

You can watch the full 'Welcome' video for Digital Leaders Week below:


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Launching Digital Leaders Week | 12 - 16 October

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Today (12 October) marks the start of Digital Leaders Week.

Digital Leaders, the national initiative promoting digital transformation, leadership and innovation has launched the UK’s 4th Digital Leaders Week.

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 60,000 free sessions have been booked so far by leaders in business, government and charities. These online events will be provided by 400 experts from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with over 300 hours of content over the five days.

The online launch heard from the four Digital Ministers for the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. From Whitehall, Caroline Dineage MP, Minister for Digital and Culture, DCMS said, "The fourth Digital Leaders Week comes at such an unprecedented time in all our lives."

"The past months have dramatically accelerated digital transformation across our economy."

"We must now use DLWeek to learn from this pandemic by sharing our experiences and help one another grow and develop, not just across the tech sector, but the economy as a whole."

Russell Haworth, Chair of Digital Leaders said, "It’s so important at this difficult time 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."

Louise Stokes, Director for Digital Leaders Week added, "Every expert speaker is giving their time for free this week."

"So if you’re facing accelerated digital transformation or if your organisation is, then Digital Leaders Week is your opportunity to find the ideas, build your network and hear about the initiatives and services you need to transform during these challenging times."

View the full video here below. For more information go to https://week.digileaders.com/


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Margot James MP launches Digital Leaders Week 2019

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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."