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Breakfast Briefing to Highlight Role in Creating a Digitally Inclusive Wales

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To mark Responsible Business Week (24-28 April 2017), Digital Communities Wales is running a breakfast briefing on Thursday 27 April at Cardiff City Stadium for business leaders who want to be at the vanguard of creating a digitally inclusive Wales.

Many businesses are using digital technology to revolutionise the way they operate. From manufacturing processes, to service delivery, to marketing and communications – the business world is undergoing an extraordinary digital transformation. Digital Communities Wales, a Welsh Government funded project which is delivered by the Wales Co-operative Centre, will be shining a light on this issue and asking how businesses can drive forward a ‘digital revolution’ which includes everyone.

“Not everyone is equipped for this digital age – nearly one in five adults in Wales are still not online and in some places that figure is as high as one in three. Both staff and customers are facing challenges, with many people being left behind.”

Said Matthew Lloyd, Project Manager at Digital Communities Wales. 

The briefing will provide an introduction to digital inclusion and explain the scale of the issue in Wales, its implications, the role businesses can play in eradicating the problem and the social and economic benefits of doing so. It’ll also highlight how businesses can develop strategies and policies for digital inclusion and provide advice on embedding digital inclusion into day-to-day business activities.

The session will be led by Karen Lewis and Matthew Lloyd from Digital Communities Wales, who have been working to reduce digital exclusion in Wales for over 12 years. Between them they have extensive experience of advising organisations on how to cut digital exclusion and create social and economic benefits in the communities where they operate.

Breakfast refreshments will be served on arrival. Places are free but delegates should register in advance at https://responsible-business-and-digital-inclusion.eventbrite.co.uk

Further information from Catherine Evans, Marketing Manager, Digital Communities Wales at the Wales Co-operative Centre, Catherine.evans@wales.coop, 07968 231294