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
10:10 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
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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