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Microsoft Digital Skills Week

On-demand virtual keynotes and resources to help everyone build skills and insight for the digital economy.

On-demand keynotes

Hear from thought leaders on important issues ranging from student employability, bridging the talent gap, and building a more environmentally sustainable future.

Microsoft Skills and Talent Webinar: Connecting diverse talent to tech job opportunities


  • Soraya Scott
    Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft UK
  • Paul Geddes
    Chief Executive Officer, QA
  • Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP
    Secretary of State for Education
  • Jessica Leigh Jones MBE
    Chief Executive Officer, iungo Solutions
  • Jimmy McLoughlin OBE
    Founder, Jobs of the Future
  • Dion McKenzie
    Co-Founder, Colourintech

In the hybrid world of work, a high priority for many leaders is how to build a diverse talent pipeline fit to enable sustainable growth. At the same time, many workers across the UK are actively seeking new job opportunities. But a widening gulf between employers seeking digital talent and people searching for opportunities continues to exist. This session will explore some of the ways we can bridge this gap and connect talent to opportunity.

Microsoft Higher Education Webinar: Empowering institutions and students to thrive in the new world of work


  • Chris Rothwell
    Director of Education, Microsoft UK
  • Papinder Dosanjh
    Head of Data Science and Machine Learning, ASOS
  • John McCarthy
    Associate Chief Operating Officer, University of Salford

Higher Education leaders are invited to this timely discussion on the opportunity ahead for universities and colleges. With new insights from Microsoft and LinkedIn, we will discuss solutions for improving employability outcomes, the importance of developing technology skills, the role industry can play in helping universities deliver digital capabilities for all students and the steps we can collectively take to thrive in the new world of work.

Microsoft Skills Webinar: Preparing today's workforce for a more environmentally sustainable future


  • Hugh Milward
    General Manager, Corporate, External, Legal Affairs, Microsoft UK
  • Hannah Harrison
    Head of Strategy & Planning, Digital Services, United Utilities
  • Karim Palant
    Senior Manager, Public Policy and Economic Graph, LinkedIn
  • Myles McCarthy
    Director, Green Finance and eMobility, The Carbon Trust
  • Richard Barker
    Professor of Accounting at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • Eve Joseph
    Sustainability Customer Lead, Microsoft

To harness the power of technology, it's critical that people have the right skills and organisations have the right talent needed to build a greener, more sustainable future. But where do we begin? What are green skills? What steps do leaders need to take to equip their teams with skills that can drive a sustainable business? Join us to hear from sustainability and commercial leaders the skills and talent considerations your organisation can embrace today.

Microsoft Skills Day: Get On Greater Manchester

On 4th November, we joined forces with leaders across Greater Manchester to discuss skills, talent and our collective opportunity to accelerate the digital economy.

Accelerating Greater Manchester's Digital Economy


  • Richard Ellis
    General Manager: Small, Medium and Corporate Customers, Microsoft UK
  • Ben Higgin
    Head of Technology and Investments, PwC
  • Helen Webb
    Chief People and Services Officer, Co-Op
  • David Burns
    Chief Technology Officer, Wejo
  • Sam McGreevy
    Product Owner, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Katie Gallagher
    Managing Director, Manchester Digital

Thinking differently about digital talent in Greater Manchester


  • Simon Lambert
    Chief Learning Officer, Microsoft UK
  • Allan Allison
    Sales Director, Apprenticeships & Funded Learning, QA
  • Marylin Schlamkow
    Chief Partnerships Officer, Generation
  • Aaron Saxton
    Director Of Disruptive Learning, UA92
  • Amelia Bampton
    Regional Director, Codurance
  • Adele Reynolds
    Principal Skills Manager, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Microsoft Skills Webinar: Cybersecurity in a hybrid world


  • Nicolás Charritton
    Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft UK


With three workshops to choose from, there's something for everybody at Digital Skills Week. Choose the one that best suits you and register today.


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