Croydon Digital Talks : Future Tech Talent

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Croydon Digital are excited to bring you our next Digital Talks. Join us for an evening session focusing on Tech skills and how we can develop a homegrown talent pipeline in our borough. We have gathered some amazing corporate leaders and entrepreneurs who will be sharing their expertise on developing future tech talent and careers of the future.
Welcoming all Croydon businesses and residents as well as our tech community to join the debate about developing future tech talent & skills.

Agenda

5:00pm: Networking & Drinks

5:30pm:
Welcome from Opama Khan, Head of Digital Place, Croydon Digital
Welcome from Caireen Mitchell, Principal Croydon College

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

· Gi Fernando MBE, Founder of Freeformers – Future Skills

· Catherine Knivett, Vice Chair - Skills & Diversity Council, Tech UK – Skills & Diversity

· Koby Yogaretnam - EDUCATE Business & Investment Lead, UCL Institute of Education – “The Golden Triangle: Evidence Informed Education Technology”

PANEL DISCUSSION – Developing a home grown talent pipeline for tech. Chaired by Neil Williams, Chief Digital Officer, Croydon Digital Service

What specific challenges to tech companies struggle to recruit for? What skills are lacking? How can we address this need? How do we link our young people to jobs?

o Fadia Clarke, Vice Principal -Training, Skills & HE, Croydon College

o Karthi Velayutham - London director for Women Who Code

o Kevin Standish, Principal, John Ruskin College

o Croydon Adult Learning & Training (CALAT)

7:00pm: Close