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Digital Leaders Week featuredAre you a leader in the UK’s digital marketplace for ideas, initiatives and services? Is your organisation or place? If the answer is yes, then here’s your chance to demonstrate that. The 2021 Digital Leaders Week is now opening its doors for Partners and Speakers.

As we unlock the UK’s economy, this is the biggest gathering of people focused on three key questions our organisations face during this accelerated period of digital transformation: What works? How to? And where can we get advice?

Get involved. Those who are driving forward digital transformation in the UK will be sharing the very best practice, showcasing their services and offering solutions that are practical and real.

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

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"

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

How digital disruption has transformed the workforce

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/


FutureDotNow Digital Skills Week

Join FutureDotNow for their inaugural #DigitalSkillsWeek

FutureDotNow Digital Skills Week

Join FutureDotNow as they launch the inaugural Digital Skills Week (18th - 22nd May).

The week will consist of interactive and informative events hosted in partnership with thought leaders, influencers and industry. Join FutureDotNow on 18th May to help drive the digital skills agenda for employees and organisations as we create a UK ready for its digital future.

Powered by Lloyds Banking Group and Digital Leaders, the week will consist of a series of interactive virtual meetings. The virtual kick-off event will be on Monday, the 18th May at 10am with a session hosted by our Chair Sir Peter Estlin. In this session we will also have some exciting VIP guests reflecting on the period since our launch and doing some future gazing into a post Covid-19 world.

Find out more about the events below and more about Digital Skills Week here.


18/05/2020: FutureDotNow’s bi-annual coalition event & Digital Skills Week kick off

Join some of FutureDotNow’s key stakeholders for an update on the coalition’s first six months.

Hear from a panel of experts on the impact of COVID-19 on the UK’s digital skills, and what this could mean for FutureDotNow.

FutureDotNow’s Digital Skills Week is powered by Digital Leaders and Lloyds Banking Group. Featuring a series of interactive discussions it will cover the digital skills landscape with talks including motivation, employer skills and digital skills toolkits.

19/05/2020: FutureDotNow's Digital Skills Week: Bridging the digital motive gap

Hear from Oliver Wyman on how to ‘light a fire’ and supercharge your digital skills initiatives.

Join Oliver Wyman in reflecting on their recent research on the digital motives gap.

Hear from a large organisation on their initial takeaways from the research and how it will be used to shape their thinking.

Partake in an open discussion around the key findings and recommendations, with opportunity to raise questions to the research team.

19/05/2020: FutureDotNow's Digital Skills Week: Building a toolkit for the digital skills landscape

FutureDotNow is delighted to invite you to our series of events – and to this one, brought to you in partnership with the Tech Talent Charter

Join us for a discussion on creating a digital skills toolkit for the UK. This will be an interactive event where coalition members will the need to curate the digital skills landscape

Hear from Debbie Forster MBE, CEO of the Tech Talent Charter on their approach to launching an Inclusion and Diversity open playbook and what this might mean for digital skills

20/05/2020: FutureDotNow's Digital Skills Week: Equipping your workforce for a digital future

FutureDotNow is delighted to invite you to our series of events – and to this one, brought to you in partnership with Asda.

In this session you will:

  • Find out how we are engaging with industry to address the digital capability of their workforces, with a viewpoint from Asda on their journey as one of the largest retail organisations in the UK
  • Find out how we are tackling digital skills in the workforce through engaging with UK employers
  • Learn more about our approach and why we are focussing on the Essential Digital Skills

21/05/2020: FutureDotNow's Digital Skills Week: What is your workforce saying about digital?

FutureDotNow is delighted to invite you to our series of events – and to this one, brought to you in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group.

Using data from the 2020 Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index and insights from a panel of employees, gain a better understanding of digital skills from the perspective of the workforce.

Join FutureDotNow in reflecting upon Lloyd’s Banks Consumer Digital Index and the digital skills landscape in the UK.

Hear a range of employees perspective and get an insight into digital skills initiatives from the viewpoint of the workforce.

22/05/2020: FutureDotNow's Digital Skills Week: Looking to the future

Insights and reflections from FutureDotNow’s Digital Skills Week on the future digital skills landscape.

Hear from FutureDotNow’s CEO Liz Williams on the key insights and takeaways from Digital Skills week.

Join a discussion on the future priorities and what this might mean for our work together through FutureDotNow.

 

 


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Margot James MP launches Digital Leaders Week 2019

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."