National Digital Conference 2021 – Leading in a Digital Age
In the 16th National Digital Conference, we will think about digital leadership across the three main sectors and across the whole UK.
Leaders face new challenges as a result of digital disruption and COVID-19. The biggest changes are the increased pace of doing business, the shift in organizational culture (and the corresponding tensions between “change makers” and employees with a traditional mindset), the new need for a flexible and distributed workplace, and greater expectations of productivity.
It stands to reason leaders need to adapt or improve their core skills to lead in this digital world. We will be hearing from many of the programmes being run, best practice in different sector and from the thinkers who are leading the increase in the UK’s digital confidence.
Some of the particular skills that Leaders need include having:
A transformative vision – the ability to anticipate markets and trends, make savvy business decisions, and solve tough problems in turbulent times;
Digital literacy – a general digital literacy, as opposed to hard-core technical skills like programming or data science; and
Adaptability – being open-minded and innovative.
Over the course of the day we will think by sector, but from all corners of the UK and beyond about how to teach leadership and what leaders need to be taught and understand at such a challenging time for the UK, whatever sector they are operating in.