Examining the issues associated with digital poverty particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dave Donaghy – Hewlett Packard Enterprise
COVID-19 and lockdown have underlined the importance of access to, and comfort with, the digital world. Digital poverty is the inability, for a wide variety of reasons, to interact fully with the digital world, and its causes are social as much as technological. Digital capital is the foundation of our ability to engage fully with the digital world; by identifying what digital capital is, we may be better able to address the social and economic impacts of digital poverty.
About the speaker
Dave Donaghy is a software engineer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Bristol. He is a member of Council of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and Chair of Bristol Branch.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and has worked as a trustee of the League of Friends of the Royal United Hospitals in Bath since 2019.
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