A lively, interactive session on "Understanding and addressing the digital skills gap" was held at the Aspire business centre in Leeds.
Led by Mindscape CEO, Paul McGolpin, the discussion identified not only the skills gap, but also the shift as organisations need to plan for their future in a transforming environment. While there is no panacea, it was acknowledged that doing nothing was not an option.
It became clear that embedding skills and experience in an organisation was essential for real progress. Moreover, it was agreed that tech skills are not sufficient; important business skills and soft skills, such as team working and communications, are essential. Leadership was also identified as an issue.