We host regular sessions to put a spotlight on and celebrate the activity taking place across the coalition. These sessions are an opportunity share recent progress and to answer your questions. 

Upcoming events

FutureDotNow: Accelerate 2022
Closing the workplace digital skills gap – discover new insights & build shared solutions

Thursday 26 May, 9:30 -13:00 


Join FutureDotNow on Thursday 26 May for Accelerate 2022 to discover new insights and build shared solutions to help close the workplace digital skill gap.

Accelerate 2022 will unite industry leaders, L&D professionals and digital skills advocates, to collaborate on one of the biggest challenges facing industry today – how to ensure all working age adults have the digital skills they need to prosper today and prepare for the future.

Hear new insights – as we launch a new FutureDotNow report into the digital skill gaps of working age adults, including:

  • The top 10 digital skills adults in work are most likely to be missing, and
  • Four new workforce personas spanning the spectrum of Essential Digital Skills. 

Learn from our panel of experts as they debate the findings, and from upskilling experts on the interventions and programmes already making a difference.

Join others in an interactive session designed to help you bring the insights to life and take action.

Whether you lead the upskilling programmes within your organisation, offer digital learning solutions or campaign for the crucial role digital skills play in business and society, Accelerate 2022 has something for you.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 


  • Sir Peter Estlin, FutureDotNow Chair
  • Liz Williams MBE, FutureDotNow CEO
  • Sunil Patel, Partner and UK Chief Data Officer, PwC
  • Jemma Waters, Head of Digital Impact and Inclusion, Lloyds Banking Group
  • More to be confirmed

Catch up on previous events

Flagship events

FutureDotNow Meet – April 2022:
Nationwide and iDEA

Join us as we hear from Nationwide Building Society and iDEA Foundation and take a deep dive into their collaboration on digital upskilling for the Nationwide workforce. We hear directly from the teams on the challenges they’ve faced, the solutions they’ve surfaced and the progress made so far. It’s a great opportunity to learn from real life, innovative, on-the-ground activity.

FutureDotNow Meet – March 2022:
The Weir Group

The Weir Group PLC’s Kirsteen Scott and Nathalie Brown joined us to discuss the firm’s digital skills journey, the challenges they’ve faced and their progress so far.
A fascinating session that really gets stuck into the hurdles faced – and overcome – by an international company as they introduce digital to manual, shop-floor employees

July Meet – A catch-22, essential digital skills for young people

With help from coalition members Catch 22 and Movement to Work, we heard first-hand from young people on the challenges they face gaining essential digital skills for work, and shared data unpacking the extent of the issue and what that means for business.

June Meet – Digital Future of Work

For this session, we were delighted to be joined by Lloyds Banking Group and FutureDotNow members for a working session to help you understand the relationship between business performance and essential digital skills. It included new data and insight and enabled discussions on how organisations can take action.

March Meet – FutureDotNow Playbook working session

We’re all about co-creation! We mixed things up a little and ran a quickfire workshop on the FutureDotNow Playbook. There were some fantastic discussions in our breakout rooms around how we can make the Playbook even better.

February Meet – Putting people at the heart of digital

In this session we discussed the importance of having a human-centric approach to digital – especially when considering your own employees and their learning. We had brilliant speakers from both Barclays and Microsoft who will be discussed their experiences in this space.

January Meet – FutureDotNow Playbook beta launch

FutureDotNow’s first coalition call of 2021 – we heard from NFCE, Skills Forward and saw FutureDotNow’s new Skills Playbook.

We heard from our speakers, NCFE and Skills Forward about what they are doing to support newly-made qualifications for Essential Digital Skills, and how your organisations can get involved and share best practice.

FutureDotNow has also created a Playbook and we were excited to share it with you in this session. If you’d like to know more about the FutureDotNow Playbook, take a look at the dedicated Playbook page here!

December Meet – Data and Insight on Essential Digital Skills

In the final session of 2020 we welcomed founding partner Lloyds Banking Group, BetheBusiness, Microsoft and Department for Education.

Essential Digital Skills

Take a look as we took a deep dive into the essential digital skills and how those skills can be delivered to your organisation.

Digital motives and DevicesDotNow

Our first virtual coalition meeting was hosted on April 17 and covered a whole host of topics, including the latest from our large employers engagement, an insight into Oliver Wyman’s motivation research and an update on the DevicesDotNow initiative.