COVID-19 exposed the UK’s digital divide onto the mainstream political agenda and drew needed attention to a modern measure of inequality.
- John Higgins CBE President, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
- Professor Danielle George MBE, President, The Institution of Engineering and Technology
- Helen Milner OBE, Chief Executive, Good things Foundation
- Freddie Quek, Chief Technology Officer, Times Higher Education
15:15 - Room Opens
15:20 - Scene setting by Chair
15:25 - Introductions by speakers
15:40 - Q&A and discussion
16:10 - Summary
16:15 - Close
Living through the COVID-19 Pandemic would have looked and felt very different without access to digital technologies. Indeed for many, it absolutely did.
The progress many of us made to move our lives online was not universal. COVID-19 exacerbated the inequalities that already existed in society, between those who can access and reap the benefits of digital technology and those who can’t – or feel they don’t need to.
The UK’s digital divide has fast become one of the most important measure of modern inequality.
This event is an opportunity to hear from the BCS and IET Presidents, explore the role of professional bodies and how individual members can make a positive impact to close the digital divide.
Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.
For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.