During London Tech Week, techUK will be running a series of conversations with leading UK tech leaders. We will be talking about the role key digital technologies can play in realising the UK’s post Covid recovery plans and help support organisations across the UK build back better.
As we look to recovery it is crucial that we build the future we need, equipping people with the right skills to thrive in a new future-facing economy. This means ensuring that we can identify which skills are necessary, how best to direct people to the right skills provision for them and ultimately back into the workforce.
If we fail to do this many people risk being left behind. The digital skills agenda and digital exclusion problem is one we have continued to chip away at, but the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted how much more is left to do and instilled a new sense of urgency and purpose.
Ensuring the UK has the skilled workforce needed is also key to delivering sustainable post-pandemic growth. While some businesses may snap back to how they used to operate before, the lockdown and changing habits under it will create demand for new products and services. This shift in demand will have a subsequent effect on people, requiring them to develop new skills as a result of the changing economy.
techUK’s panellists will explore the future of reskilling and retraining and what initiatives the tech industry has been spearheading. Speakers include:
- Roderick Flavell, CEO, FDM Group
- Cheryl Allen, HR Director, Atos
- Hannah Cornick, Head of Digital Impact and Sustainability, BT
- Sarah Atkinson, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Micro Focus
- Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK
techUK are proud once again to be a strategic partner of London Tech Week, which includes the techUK talks series and many more events and opportunities. You can see all techUK's activities at London Tech Week here. Please reach out to laura.foster@techUK.org if you have any questions!