30 influential North East decision-makers, from the public, private and academic sectors, came together to address the issues of digital inclusion and digital skills, in the region’s first Digital Leaders North East salon on February 14th.
Key discussants included David Sharpe from Binary Asylum, Gillian Miller from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and Bob Paton from Accenture.
The attendees discussed why the three sectors need to work closely together to help tackle the digital skills challenges in the region.
Gary Coyle, chairman of Digital Leaders North East and also the head of operations at Escher Group (UK), said it was enlightening to hear the different perspectives and insights from the different sectors and across region. There was a real energy in the room with people that wanted to collaborate and influence and bring about change.
The salon was hosted by NatWest Business Banking and was followed by networking drinks at Pitcher & Piano, which was open to all.
The next salon will take place on the 13th March.
For more information, visit: http://digitalleaders.co.uk/dl-local/dl-north-east/