Theme: Leading Digital Transformation

The conference produced a great day of disruptive ideas, best practice, exciting speakers and a genuinely cross-sector view of digital life in the UK, drawing upon a broad range of inputs from thoughts leaders including Ministers, Digital Leaders Advisory Board Members and Digital Leaders from Enterprise, SMEs, Public and the Non-profit sectors as well as Academia. 
— Robin Knowles, Digital Leaders

We ensured speakers were gender balanced with 11 women and 9 male speakers.

Overview of the Day

The 12th Annual National Digital Conference (ND17) was the centerpiece of 5 days of discussion and debate across the UK on all aspects of Digital Transformation and Leadership. In attendance were digital leaders, politicians, policy makers, innovators and inspirational speakers who identified, debated and brainstormed the key actions needed by leaders from all sectors to Digitally Transform the UK into a global leader.




During the day we took a hard look at leadership and leaders responsible for leading the UK’s Digital Transformation including challenges:

  • Is there the leadership in Government and business the UK needs to deliver recent strategy pledges;
  • Are the challenges of skills and diversity being tackled in a way that will generate impact;
  • Are Machine learning, AI and robotics sufficiently understood and can business and society cope with this new disruption;