Join the Progressive Policy Institute and its Mosaic network for a celebration of the App Economy and its growth over the past 15 years!
- Julia Adamson, Managing Director for Education & Public Benefit at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
- Dr. Michael Mandel is Vice President and Chief Economist at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington DC
- Panel: Casey Calista, Hana Sutch, Taylor Maag and Rajani Rao
5:15pm - Welcome remarks - Julia Adamson
5:25pm - Keynote Conversation
5:50pm - Remarks on Research and Methodology - Dr. Michael Mandel
6:00pm - Panel discussion
6:30pm - Networking reception
8:00pm - Event closes
First, hear from a series of notable speakers on the growth of the App Economy over the past 15 years. Then, hear from an impressive panel of policy experts and local app developers about their experience working in the App Economy, the development of digital skills and the value apps add to the broader UK economy.
Following the panel, we will host a reception where folks can network with like-minded technologists, app developers and coders. Enjoy free food and drinks while building new connections with tech professionals from around the world.
About the speakers
Julia is the Managing Director for Education & Public Benefit at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. An expert on computing education, digital skills and women in technology, Julia is a trusted advisor to governments and policymakers, she is responsible for driving the success of the world-leading programmes that have transformed the lives of millions of children across the UK such as Barefoot Computing, Computing at School and the National Centre for Computing Education.
Dr. Michael Mandel
Dr. Michael Mandel is Vice President and Chief Economist at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington DC and senior fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School (UPenn). He was chief economist at BusinessWeek prior to its purchase by Bloomberg. With experience spanning policy, academics, and business, Dr. Mandel has helped lead the public conversation about the economic and business impact of technology for the past two decades. Mandel’s seminal analysis showing how ecommerce creates jobs and reduces inequality was featured by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Financial Times, among others.
This event is brought to you by: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) and Women Who Code