A panel of experts from the digital world have been brought together by GMCA to take part in a discussion of digital inclusion in the city region as part of the ongoing Digital City Festival, which continues until 23rd April.
While Covid-19 has accelerated digital transformation, it has also highlighted the inequalities caused by digital exclusion, such as poor access to digital devices, or internet and mobile connections. GMCA will host a keynote session of the Digital City Festival, titled Fixing the digital divide to share the city-region’s ambitions about how to ensure Greater Manchester is 100% digitally enabled.
This GMCA panel will discuss how the pandemic has been the catalyst for some of the fastest digital transformations ever seen, but that we must ensure our people remain at the heart of what we do. Participating speakers will include:
- Adam Micklethwaite, Director of Digital Social Inclusion, Good Things Foundation
- Diane Modahl MBE, Olympian & Commonwealth Games Gold Winner, Athlete & Motivator
- Bernadette Elder, Chief Executive Officer, Inspiring Communities Together
- Jan Collins, Head of B2B2C, TalkTalk
Panellists will consider how citizens and businesses should be supported to overcome digital exclusion to ensure everyone has equality of access to services, and whether access to the digital world should be a basic human right so that everyone whatever their age, location, or situation, can benefit from the opportunities digital brings.
The discussion takes place on April 22nd from 10am to 10.45am as part of Greater Manchester’s Digital City Festival.
Further information on this webinar and details of how to sign up for this and other Digital City Festival events is available online here.