techUK: Creating Digital Futures

  • 08 October 2019
  • 09:30 - 17:30
  • Bright Building – Mi-IDEA
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techUK is excited to hold its first flagship skills and opportunities conference, Creating Digital Futures, on 8 October in Manchester

The UK’s tech sector is thriving, growing at almost three times the rate of the rest of the economy creating new jobs and opportunities up and down the country. techUK and our members are committed to ensure that these opportunities are open to all.

Creating Digital Futures will showcase the myriad pathways into tech available and explore how we can reach, attract and retain diverse talent. The Conference will explore how we as a sector can tell our success stories better and ensure that as the economy digitises and the fourth industrial revolution charges ahead, no one is left behind.

The Conference offers policymakers and business leaders alike the opportunity to find out what works through interactive workshops throughout the day, take practical actions for implementation and be inspired by new ways of attracting, fostering and retaining talent.


09:30 Registration, networking & breakfast

10:00 Welcome

10:10 Keynote address

10:25 Morning keynote

10:45 Panel 1: How can the sector better tell its story?

11:30 Networking break

11:50 Session split:
––––– Track 1: Embedding diversity in the pipeline
––––– Track 2: The future of work: Opportunities and Challenges

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Panel 2: New Pathways to a career in tech

14:45 Session split:
––––– Track 1: Remedying the Skills Gap: Practical steps for employers and policy makers
––––– Track 2: Skills for the future: Reskilling and building a pipeline

15:45 Closing remarks

16:00 Drinks and networking

17:30 Conference close

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