The Minimum Digital Living Standard: What business needs to know to close the workforce digital skills gap

Join FutureDotNow and expert guests; Professor Simeon Yates and Dr Emma Stone, June 4 10:00 – 11:00 for a FutureDotNow exclusive event that unpicks what industry needs to know about their new research on the Minimum Digital Living Standard.

In this second webinar of 2024, we continue our work helping business understand the latest external data and research into the UK digital skills gap, to support informed action.

  • Name: The Minimum Digital Living Standards: What business needs to know to close the workforce digital skills gap
  • Date: Tuesday 4 June
  • Time: 10:00-11:00

“What is the minimum basket of digital goods, services, and skills that households need to live and participate in the digital world?”

Over 60 minutes we’ll unpack this question, bringing this new research to life, and look at what it means for business and the workforce, so you can apply the findings to your context to help you in close the workforce digital skills gap.

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Professor Simeon Yates

Simeon is Professor of Digital Culture in the Department of Communications and Media at the University of Liverpool and Joint Director of the Digital Media and Society Institute. He has undertaken research on the social, political and cultural impacts of digital media for over three decades. His current work focuses on projects that address digital inclusion and exclusion issues, working with academic and government colleagues to develop policies and interventions to support digital inclusion. This includes working with the UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT),. He also works extensively with charity organisations such as the Good Things Foundation, and recently completed a  a project to explore a “Minimum Digital Living Standard” for UK households.

Dr Emma Stone

Dr Emma Stone is Director of Evidence and Engagement at Good Things Foundation – the UK’s leading digital inclusion charity. Good Things runs the National Digital Inclusion Network, National Databank, National Device Bank, and Learn My Way – all free resources for communities to tackle digital exclusion. Emma’s work straddles policy, partnerships, research and thought leadership – and includes being a founding member of the Minimum Digital Living Standards team. Emma lives in Sheffield, which is also where Good Things has its HQ.