This week (19- 23 June), has been Digital Leader’s Week, a week of focussed events around the UK that has celebrated, showcased and inspired the best digital transformation across the public, private and non-profit sectors.
The National Digital Conference on 22 June highlighted, in many quality presentations and discussions, that in this time of societal and economic uncertainty there has never been a greater need for leadership in the digital world, to find ways for social good and community inclusion, and to inspire and drive innovation and understanding.
There were calls for business, government, academia and non-profit organisations to strive even harder to find ways to empower people with digital skills and ensure that the UK grasps every opportunity to be a world digital leader.
There were also great contributions to the debate from some of the next generation of passionate, digital leaders: Molly Watt, Jessica Okoro and the winner of the 2017 Young Digital Leader of the Year, Jack Parsons.
Following the conference, the Digital Leaders 100 Awards again highlighted digital excellence in a raft of categories, covering every sector of the UK. Corsham Institute’s CEO, Rachel Neaman, was honoured with the inaugural Founder’s Award. She admitted that it had been a “complete surprise” and said;
“It is wonderful and humbling to be recognised in this way by the Digital Leader’s community. I am passionate about digital transformation and leadership and it is a true honour to be part of a group that helps focus and highlight all the great digital transformation work that is going on throughout the UK”.