Theme: Leading Digital Transformation

The conference produced a great day of disruptive ideas, best practice, exciting speakers and a genuinely cross-sector view of digital life in the UK, drawing upon a broad range of inputs from thoughts leaders including Ministers, Digital Leaders Advisory Board Members and Digital Leaders from Enterprise, SMEs, Public and the Non-profit sectors as well as Academia. 
— Robin Knowles, Digital Leaders

We ensured speakers were gender balanced with 11 women and 9 male speakers.

Overview of the Day

The 12th Annual National Digital Conference (ND17) was the centerpiece of 5 days of discussion and debate across the UK on all aspects of Digital Transformation and Leadership. In attendance were digital leaders, politicians, policy makers, innovators and inspirational speakers who identified, debated and brainstormed the key actions needed by leaders from all sectors to Digitally Transform the UK into a global leader.

 

 

Themes

During the day we took a hard look at leadership and leaders responsible for leading the UK’s Digital Transformation including challenges:

  • Is there the leadership in Government and business the UK needs to deliver recent strategy pledges;
  • Are the challenges of skills and diversity being tackled in a way that will generate impact;
  • Are Machine learning, AI and robotics sufficiently understood and can business and society cope with this new disruption;

 

Keynote Speakers

Jacqueline de Rojas @JdR_Tech President of techUK and Digital Leaders Advisory Board Member

Jacqueline de Rojas
@JdR_Tech

President of techUK and Digital Leaders Advisory Board Member

Mayank Prakash @mayankprakash Director General, Chief Digital and Information Officer of DWP

Mayank Prakash @mayankprakash

Director General, Chief Digital and Information Officer of DWP

Maggie Philbin @maggiephilbin CEO of TeenTech  

Maggie Philbin
@maggiephilbin

CEO of TeenTech

 

Molly Watt @MollyWattTalks CEO and Founder of mollywatt.com

Molly Watt
@MollyWattTalks

CEO and Founder of mollywatt.com

Jack Parsons @JackParsons_CEO CEO and Founder of yourfeed UK

Jack Parsons
@JackParsons_CEO

CEO and Founder of yourfeed UK

Emma Jones @emmaljones Small Business Crown Representative  

Emma Jones
@emmaljones

Small Business Crown Representative
 

Elizabeth Vega @InformedTweet Global CEO of Informed Solutions  

Elizabeth Vega
@InformedTweet

Global CEO of Informed Solutions
 

Clare Moriarty @ClareMoriarty Permanent Secretary for Defra  

Clare Moriarty
@ClareMoriarty

Permanent Secretary for Defra
 

Mike Beaven @MichaelCBeaven Managing Director of Methods Digital

Mike Beaven
@MichaelCBeaven

Managing Director of Methods Digital

Helen Ferris @Helso81 Director, Kainos

Helen Ferris
@Helso81

Director, Kainos

Simon Hansford @shansford CEO of UKCloud  

Simon Hansford
@shansford

CEO of UKCloud
 

Emma McGuigan @EmMcgoo Global CTO at Accenture  

Emma McGuigan
@EmMcgoo

Global CTO at Accenture

 

Nick Williams @nick_williams38 Managing Director, Consumer Digital at Lloyds Banking Group

Nick Williams
@nick_williams38

Managing Director, Consumer Digital at Lloyds Banking Group

Jessica Okoro @JessyOkoroSTEM CEO and Founder of BeScience

Jessica Okoro
@JessyOkoroSTEM

CEO and Founder of BeScience

Brian Fitzpatrick Director, Equiniti

Brian Fitzpatrick

Director, Equiniti

Ed Vaizey MP @edvaizey  

Ed Vaizey MP
@edvaizey



 

Daniel Korski @DanielKorski  CEO of Public.io  

Daniel Korski
@DanielKorski

 CEO of Public.io

 

Helen Milner @HelenMilner CEO of the Good Things Foundation  

Helen Milner
@HelenMilner

CEO of the Good Things Foundation
 

Holly Ellis @HollyAEllis Director of Capability at the Government Digital Service

Holly Ellis
@HollyAEllis

Director of Capability at the Government Digital Service

Cameron Stewart Head of PPM Product Development, Axelos

Cameron Stewart

Head of PPM Product Development, Axelos