Digital Leaders 2012/2013
The Digital Leaders Programme is a free to attend, invitation-only programme that brings together influential leaders from all backgrounds to get to grips with the role digital can play as a key enabler for the delivery of transparent, efficient, and citizen centric services in a new age of Digital Government.
The importance of harnessing digital technology and the internet as a provider of information, services, and social interaction is at the heart of Government plans for service provision; making it the default option for interaction between citizens and government.
Launched at the House of Commons in October 2010, this invitation only programme offers senior decision makers the opportunity to come together to explore policy and build a professional network around digital delivery at the very top levels of Government departments, local Government, communities, the private sector, and quangos.
The Digital Leaders Masterclass is a new feature for the 2012/13 Programme. This summer will see the first of a new quarterly programme of Masterclasses which will, over two days, offer a small cohort of Digital Leaders the opportunity to workshop at the offices of leading organisations and gather first-hand experience on digital by default, citizen engagement, organisational shapes for a digital delivery and tools that deliver, as well as rub shoulders with leading minds and fellow delegates from central and local Government, housing, health, NGOs and industry.
Graham Walker, Chair of Digital Leaders, Advisor to the UK Digital Champion, and one of the architects of the Government’s new commitment to digital by default service delivery, will host and facilitate the inaugural Digital Leaders Summer Masterclass throughout the two days.
Chaired by Graham Walker, the 2012/2013 programme will focus on the key topics of Digital Engagement, and the themes of e-accessibility, ageing well, skills, online transactions, and social housing. The series will encourage Digital Leaders to consider the following objectives:
- To learn and be inspired on how to become truly digital organisations by thought-leaders, programme managers and industry specialists with advice and resources on how to effectively harness technology and embed a digital culture at the heart of business strategies.
- To address the obstacles to a real and universal Channel Shift to digital, including supporting all users to access digital services, including through assisted digital channels, and the internal culture change and skills capabilities needed in order to put digital and users first.
- To get to grips with the practicalities of implementing new user engagement channels, including social media, and consider the challenges of legal issues, data assurance, and security.
- To explore opportunities for defining and shaping policy and service design through greater user engagement, with case studies of how digitally crowdsourced feedback can be successfully incorporated into service iterations.
Please note that the Digital Leaders Programme is free to attend and by invitation only. Should you wish to be considered for an invitation please fill out the form below. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 378 0422.