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  • DIGITAL COUNCIL OF THE YEAR SHARES ITS JOURNEY

    Salford City Council

    During the most inspirational week in the digital transformation calendar, over 230 events will take place for leaders across the UK offering them free access to best practice and innovative ideas.

    First in Salford, at 9 am Monday 17 June, is a Digital Salford Discovery session at Salford Civic Centre, Swinton. Guests will hear from Debbie Brown, Director of Service Reform and Steven Fry, Head of Customer and Digital Services and teams involved in a range of digital projects. These range from how the council is improving customer contact to making services quicker, easier and better, introducing a chatbot and enabling staff to work smarter.

    From 1.30 pm to 3 pm on Monday 17 June, Salford’s Chief Digital Officer Jon Corner hosts a session on Salford Smart City – Salford’s ambition for a connected city. 

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    Jon will be joined at The Landing by key commercial partners from Arup and Barclays to Deloitte for a roundtable conversation about the benefits that 5G can bring for public services.

    Finally, on Tuesday 18 June, from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm, the council is hosting a livestream event - Salford’s Digital You – the life changing impact of digital inclusion.

    Join in online to hear about the challenges and successes of the council’s groundbreaking digital inclusion project for Salford residents.

    City Mayor Paul Dennett, speaking in 2018 said,

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    ” I am very proud that Salford was recognised with such prestigious awards.  We are using digital technology to transform the city which is a key part of creating a better, fairer Salford, helping to tackle inequality and make a real difference to local people’s lives. We are improving digital literacy which in turn tackles issues such as social isolation helps improve health and wellbeing and enables people to access leaning and job opportunities.”

    Russell Haworth, Chair of Digital Leaders said,

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    “It’s important to have a national week that reminds us all that digital transformation remains essential for a positive future for the UK economy and our transformation of government services. Digital leadership and how our leaders drive outcomes inside government, enterprise and the third sector is an essential ingredient of success.”

    Robin Knowles CEO of Digital Leaders said,

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    “We are proud to have over 100 partners supporting this UK wide week of activities that will help build our national confidence.”

    Digital Leaders Week gives those leaders born before the 1990s the skills and knowledge required to naturalise from ‘digital immigrants’ to ‘digital natives’; as well as ensure the UK tech industry remains at the forefront of global digital transformation.

    This digital transformation is especially poignant as a result of our changing relationship with our European neighbours and the rest of the world.

    For more information go to http://digileaders.com/week to hear first-hand the stories that will inspire digital change through people, outcomes and personal accountability. 

    #digileaders #DLWeek




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