Session 3: Born Disruptors – Meet three Young Digital Leaders of the Year
11.30am – 12.15pm
Many of us hear about young disruptors, but here on stage we have a chance to meet three of this year’s Young Digital Leaders of the Year. They will present their work and be interviewed by Maggie Philbin
Jessica Okoro, CEO and Founder, BeScience
Jessica Okoro setup BeScience STEM, a not-for-profit organisation providing means to creatively explore STEM with the whole community. With the help of her 700+ volunteers, they change the misconceptions of them being boring subjects. There are different programs and events available, catering for different age groups and interests, making STEM more accessible to all.
Jack Parsons, CEO and Founder, Your Feed UK
Jack is on a mission to connect 2 million young people to opportunities by 2020. Through hard work and determination, I am currently CEO of yourfeed - Supporting the new generation workforce in embracing their personal brand, realising their potential and showcasing their talent while tackling diversity.
Molly Watt, CEO and Founder, MollyWatt.com
Molly is a 22 year old inclusive technology evangelist, keynote speaker, children's illustrator and author. She is co founder of the Molly Watt Trust, director of Molly Watt Limited and also an ambassador of ReSound, Sense and an advocate of assistive technology.
Maggie Philbin, Digital Leaders Advisory Board
Most people will know Maggie from her work on Tomorrow’s World and she has stayed on the pulse of science and technology ever since. In 2014 she led an independent taskforce and her 2014 report ‘Digital Skills for Tomorrow’s World ‘met with considerable support across the sector. She leads the award winning TeenTech initiative, is President of the Institute of Engineering Designers, sits on the STEM Commission for Haringey and leads the Young STEM TaskForce.