Exploring how to help those who are homeless, or at risk of becoming so, through the use of technology.
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Being digital is no longer just an advantage in life, it is a matter of subsistence. Most services have an electronic element to them, for example, you cannot claim benefits without maintaining an online presence. This is hard for many in society for a multitude of reasons but is worst for those without a secure roof over their heads.
In this discussion, we will cover:
- What is the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists?
- Why is there a WCIT Homelessness Panel and what do they do?
- How does tech help homelessness and how do we combat Digital Poverty?
- What can you do to help?
- How WCIT and BCS are working together
About the speaker
Jason Scott-Taggart, WCIT
Jason has been an IT manager for 30 years and a Liveryman of the WCIT for six years. Working most of his career in Financial Services, he has always had a keen interest in how technology can be used to address society’s challenges.
Sean Sadler, WCIT & BCS
Sean is currently working as a CIO Advisor, having previously worked as an IT Leader for 22 years across the whole spectrum of IT, within both the private and public sectors. Sean is currently a Chartered IT professional of the BCS, as well as a Freeman of the WCIT and has a passion for using technology to address digital exclusion and homelessness.
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This event is brought to you by: BCS Digital Divide specialist group and BCS Hampshire branch