Alongside almost 100 digital leaders within the City Region Leeds City Council held their Leeds digital summit at ODI Leeds.
Go digital or be digitised
Following on from the opening speech by Tom Riordan the CEO of Leeds City Council Rashid Palmer a distinguished engineer at IBM talked about digitisation. The essence of Rashid’s speech was to learn digital skills for the future economy and future jobs or have the threat of being digitised and losing your job.
A journey towards Leeds becoming world-class at digital
As part of workshops and brainstorming during the day facilitated by Overlap Associates Digital Leaders came up with many ideas around how Leeds could be world class at digital. We have to remember that 75% of the UK economy is the services industry. This industry is most susceptible to digital transformation.
Let’s go digital and not be digitised
If data is the new oil then one thing all delegates did agree upon was the need to skill up our future workforce for new era digital jobs.
Dylan Roberts thought the Digital Summit was good and he went on to say “The key questions is what we going to do next and will the people in the room really join up and collaborate?”. On the note we will have to wait and see what happens next. You can listen to full podcast below.