Digital leaders week - 14 to 18 June 2021

Digital Leaders Week

As a leader in the digital marketplace, who won the overall DL100 award in 2018, we’re delighted to be involved again in this celebratory week for sharing digital ideas and initiatives. Salford City Council is hosting a wide range of virtual sessions showcasing the range of digital solutions we used to help residents and businesses during the pandemic.

Another Salford leader, Naomi Timperley, is also hosting three Digital Leader events. Naomi is the co-founder of Tech North Advocates and has been in the top 50 Computer Weekly Most Influential Women in UK IT list in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

More information below including links to book onto the events:

Making Good Connections

A talk by Naomi Timperley, Freelance Growth and Innovation Consultant and Project Director of FreelanceHER100, FreelanceHER100

  • This took place on Monday 14 June 2021, 3.30pm

Watch a recording of Making Good Connections

This event is part of the University of Salford’s Festival of Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted by the Launch Business Incubator in the Salford Business School


Salford’s Digital Leaders

A talk by Bella Copland, Director of programmes, IN4.0

Panel to include Debbie Brown (Strategic Director, Service Reform, Salford City Council), Steve Fry (Assistant Director Digital and Customer Services) and Mo Isap (Founder and CEO IN4.0 Group)

  • This took place on Tuesday 15 June 2021, 12.30pm

Watch a recording of Salford’s Digital Leaders


How to turn an idea into a business

A talk by Naomi Timperley, Freelance Growth and Innovation Consultant and Project Director of FreelanceHER100, FreelanceHER100

  • This took place on Tuesday 15 June 2021, 1.30pm

Watch a recording of How to turn an idea into a business

This event is part of the University of Salford’s Festival of Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted by the Launch Business Incubator in the Salford Business School


Spirit of Salford helpline

A talk by Claire Fewings, Locality and Digital Inclusion Service Manager, Salford City Council

  • Wednesday 16 June 2021, 11am

Book onto Spirit of Salford Helpline


Salford City Council – COVID-19 financial response

A talk by Penny Mitchell, Dianne Smith and Jane Betts, Service Managers for Council Tax, Benefits and Business Rates

  • Wednesday 16 June 2021, 2pm

Book onto COVID-19 financial response


Salford’s Digital Providers Network

A talk by Karen Snape, Digital Inclusion Manager, Salford City Council

  • Thursday 17 June 2021, 11am

Book onto Salford’s Digital Providers Network


DevOps in local government

A talk by Scott Patterson, UX designer at Salford City Council 

Panel to include Rob Langford (Digital Data Manager), Ashish Patel (DevOps Manager) and Jissy Sony (Senior Developer)

  • Friday 18 June 2021, 11am

Book onto DevOps in local government


FreelanceHER 100

A talk by Naomi Timperley, Freelance Growth and Innovation Consultant and Project Director of FreelanceHER100, FreelanceHER100

  • Friday 18 June 2021, 2pm

Book onto FreelanceHER 100

Visit the Digital Leaders website for details of all the events taking place during Digital Leaders Week 2021.