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How Leeds is building a connected digital inclusion ecosystem to increase access, engagement and participation to close the digital divide.

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Synopsis

Closing the digital divide requires joined up thinking and action. This webinar showcases how the city of Leeds drives digital inclusion, led by the council’s ambition to build a compassionate city that tackles poverty and reduces inequalities.

We are delighted to have Amy Hearn, Digital Inclusion Manager for 100% Digital Leeds, sharing how Leeds is building a coordinated and connected digital inclusion ecosystem across Leeds – working with the third sector, public sector, health and care, and tech sector – to strengthen digital inclusion infrastructure in communities to increase access, engagement and participation.

Come and learn from 100% Digital Leeds leading one of the most successful digital inclusion programmes in the UK.

About the speakers

Amy HearnAmy Hearn

Amy Hearn, Digital Inclusion Manager, 100% Digital Leeds. For the past five years Amy has played an integral role in developing, defining, and delivering the 100% Digital Leeds programme, part of the Integrated Digital Service at Leeds City Council and NHS (Leeds) West Yorkshire ICB.

100% Digital Leeds is one of the most successful digital inclusion programmes in the country, and the council continues to invest in a permanent team to drive the digital inclusion agenda across the city.

The team builds partnerships and networks to develop interventions that achieve shared priorities, working to improve outcomes for everyone by increasing digital access, engagement, and participation. They work with over 200 organisations, teams, settings, and services across all sectors. They have brought over £3million into the city.

Freddie Quek, Chair of BCS Digital Divide Specialist Group

Freddie is a highly experienced and multiple award-winning global technology leader who has worked in Singapore, US and UK across many industry sectors. He started the #joiningthedots initiative joining up 14 UK tech leaders communities to address #digitalinclusion, became special advisor and Community Board member of the Digital Poverty Alliance and established the BCS Digital Divide Specialist Group.

He serves on the boards at University of Bristol, BCS Influence Board and eLife, and is a member of the Technology Advisory Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He co-founded TechLinkUkraine to help displaced Ukrainian tech professionals.

Freddie is a Fellow of BCS and judge for the UK IT Industry and Women in IT awards.

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For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

This event is brought to you by: Digital Divide specialist group, Hampshire branchDorset branchBCSWomen specialist group and NeurodiverseIT specialist group

Webinar: Digital for all: Building a connected digital inclusion ecosystem in Leeds
Date and time
Tuesday 16 April, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location

Webinar
Price
Free