Join us for this webinar on techUK’s Local Digital Index for 2023, exploring the Index findings, what this means for the tech sector, companies, employees and economy. The session will discuss how and why companies, combined authorities and others must strengthen the UK’s regional tech sector alongside London, what companies need to be thinking about in terms of devolution, levelling up and improving regional activity.

Speakers include:

Professor Kerensa  Jennings

Professor Kerensa Jennings

Director, Data Platforms, BT Group

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James Antell

James Antell

Senior Consultant, Henham Strategy

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Claire Delahunty

Claire Delahunty

Faster Britain Ambassador, ITS Technology

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Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans

Director, Markets, techUK

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Sheila Flavell CBE

Sheila Flavell CBE

Chief Operating Officer, FDM Group

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techUK launched the third edition of the Local Digital Index at Birmingham Tech Week. The Index presented a varied picture for the tech sector across the UK’s nations and regions amidst challenging economic conditions, both domestically and internationally. While the digital ecosystems across the UK have overall improved since 2020 thanks to government and business intervention, a concern emerges that technological innovation may be outpacing the speed at which the UK is embracing these transformative changes.

From finance to skills, digital infrastructure to innovation, and collaborative working there’s more to consider to ensure the whole UK benefits from technological advances, new roles in tech, and wider improvements to public services.

The Index highlights the potential for growth and economic development by bridging the gap in Digital GVA between regions. If the six regions with the lowest Digital GVA reached the UK median, it could contribute a remarkable £4.8 billion to the UK economy. Join us on 8 December to find out more about how we can improve the whole UK’s tech sector and digital economy.


Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson

Head of Nations and Regions, techUK

Ileana Lupsa

Ileana Lupsa

Programme Manager, Local Public Services and Nations and Regions, techUK

Tracy Modha

Team Assistant - Markets, techUK



techUK – Building Stronger Local Economies

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