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The Digital Leaders Podcast

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The Digital Leaders Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast of interviews with influencers in the UK’s digital transformation space. Join host Tarah Ferguson as she sits down with some of the UK’s most accomplished leaders as they share their views on the importance of digital leadership in an evolving digital workforce and economy. Guests this season include former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, President of Expedia Partner Solutions Ariane Gorin, Executive Chair of the Board of Founders4Schools, Sherry Coutu CBE and Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Conduit, Paul Van Zyl. The Time is Now. The Place is The Digital Leaders Podcast and The Future is Digital.
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Episode 3: Tony Blair, Executive Chairman of the Institute for Global Change
On today’s episode we sit down with Executive Chairman of the Institute for Global Change and former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Tony Blair. In a wide ranging interview from the impacts of Brexit to Artificial Intelligence, Tony Blair, talking to Tarah Ferguson, expresses concern that Government officials have yet to find an effective way to connect with those driving the technological revolution saying “the change makers, the people engaged in making these huge changes with such impact on how we live, work and think; and the policy makers, those who are going to have to produce the governance and regulation and work out the impact of it all, are not in a proper dialogue together.”Calling for a Department of Digital and Technology, he says it should be staffed and run in a very different way to traditional government departments. It should bring together experts in technology and government and create a faster interchange between the private/tech sector and government, getting rid of old rules that don’t apply today and will help overcome the lack of understanding of the tech sector amongst policy-makers, which is predominantly a generational issue.In November 2017, the Tony Blair Institute, published a paper entitled Technology for the many: A public policy platform for a better, fairer future. The premise of the paper was to set out the challenges and the opportunities for governments in the face of rapid technological change and to highlight the numerous ways in which government can use technology for good, resulting in positive outcomes for the many.On today’s episode, I sit down with Tony, to learn more about the catalyst for the paper, why he believes government needs to start adopting technology now more than ever, and his thoughts on the biggest risks facing people in the tech sector and what that could mean for public policy in the UK.https://digileaders.com/digital-leaders-podcast/
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