Digital Jobs Action Summit
What do we mean by ‘digital skills crisis’? How might we build a strategy to solve it?
Welcome and Introduction to The Digital Jobs Action Summit by Kirsty Styles; Head of Talent and Skills at Tech North.
What is the Problem?
Statistics from the Tech Nation report, presented by Julian Misell of Tech City UK.
Northern Skills Spotlight
A presentation of research and data about skills provision across the North by Stuart MacDonald of The Centre for Local Economic Strategies.
Best Practice and Policy Ideas
Grace Blakely of IPPR North presents their research about which organisations have done tech skills provision well previously, and which areas of focus the organisation believe to be a good starting point.
How New York is mastering talent
Lauren Andersen of The New York Tech Talent Pipeline shares the success that Mayor Bill De Blasio’s team has had bridging the digital skills gap in New York.
Nick Srnicek of City University gives us some insights from his book ‘Platform Capitalism’ and talks about how technology is changing the current labour market.
What is the REAL problem?
Chaired by Richard Gregory, Tech North
- Sherry Coutu, Founders4Schools
- Nina Swanwick, HSBC
- John Farenden, EY
- Simone Roche, Northern Power Women
- Oliver Quinlan, Raspberry Pi Foundation
The supply of workers and the perception of jobs
Chaired by Kirsty Styles, Tech North
- Gemma Cameron, Co-op Digital and Hack
- Liam Parkinson, Twitch
- Laura Partridge, N8 Research Partnership
- Anna Smith, BBC
The demand from companies and the culture of work
Chaired by April Williams, Tech City UK
- Ben Lind, Hedgehog Labs
- Joanna Wake, RAW Digital
- Ellie Yates, Hiring Hub
- Terry Manyeh, Reclaim MCR
Why can’t we learn?
Chaired by Ben Cave, Tech City UK
- Mark Riches, DigitalMe
- Rosie Clayton, RSA
- Karen Price, The Tech Partnership
- Dom McGregor, Social Chain
- Rupinder Garcha, Code First: Girls
Geek Talent – The School Curriculum
Solution Path – Changing University Outcomes
Entry Level Boss – The terrifying job hunt
Founders and Coders – Going International
North Coders – Bootcamps at home
HMP Humber and Code 4000 – Re-skilling prisoners