#DLWeek: Digital Leaders Week Roundup

Digital Leaders Week 2019 is a national celebration of opportunities, challenges and support for the digital transformation of Britain’s businesses, public services and society. With over 200 events across the UK and 2,000 participants, techUK was very proud to play a role in the proceedings last week and help push the digital agenda further.

Here are some of the highlights.


On Monday morning Digital Minister Margot James MP launched Digital Leaders Week 2019, alongside Jacqueline de Rojas, president, techUK. During the panel the discussion, the leaders looked at the new newly launched Digital Futures Youth Report.

The Digital Futures Index seeks to encourage debate on what matters most as we shape our digital future in the UK. This year the index looked into the key metrics that could help us judge whether we are setting the right course to realise a UK at the top of its digital game.


Find out more about the Launch of the Digital Futures Youth Report here. 

Elsewhere, Professor Mark Thompson delivered the Annual Lecture in the Houses of Parliament, alongside a panel of experts. The topic was the relationship between technology and society, and how it is ultimately political in character. You can find the full lecture here

Find out more from the activities that took place on Monday here.


Tuesday continued with a wide variety of digital transformation events. Including the Digital DNA 2019 conference where more than 3,000 of the world’s tech community gathered together in a show of strength on the first day of Digital DNA 2019 in Belfast, highlighting the importance of keeping digital at the forefront of people’s minds. More on this can be found here

For a summary of Tuesday's activities, you can find them here


Wednesday and Thursday were also very busy days with over 97 events taking place across the two days.

The main highlight was the Digital Leaders 100 Awards where over 300 Digital Leaders, influencers and innovators from across the UK gathered in Fitzrovia last night for the announcement of the prestigious Digital Leaders 100 Awards. The evening was attended by techUK president Jacqueline de Rojas and it was very good to see to see members Elizabeth Vega, CEO, Informed Solutions and Russell Haworth, CEO, Nominet handing out the Digital Skills or Inclusion Initiatives of the Year award and the Overall Winner respectively. techUK would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees and thank them for their contributions across both the public and private sectors.


For more about the activities on the night you can visit the link here.

You can also find full roundups for the of Wednesday and Thursday below:

#DLWeek was an awesome week to be a part of and techUK would like to thank the organisers for their hard work and providing an opportunity to showcase the thriving digital sector.


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    Harri Turnbull

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