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DOT EVERYONE: Latest initiative by digital pioneer Martha Lane Fox aims to “make Britain brilliant at the internet”

Martha Lane Fox speaker [square]Martha Lane Fox, founder of, has called for the creation of a new national institution to make “Britain the most digital nation on the planet”. This would be achieved by enabling people to understand, and take full advantage of, the transformative power of the Internet.

Enter “Dot Everyone” – an initiative developed by Martha that aims to establish frameworks to help navigate the online world. She argues that there are three areas that should be prioritised, and best demonstrate the opportunities available from this project: education, women and ethics.

  1. DOT EVERYONE has to help educate people from all backgrounds about the internet, and make sure no-one is left behind by lacking in digital skills. Those in power also need to understand how the internet can help redefine public services, improve the lives of the most vulnerable and bolster our economy.
  2. DOT EVERYONE must put women at the heart of the technology sector, because something that is for everyone should be built by everyone. Closing the gender gap will improve innovation, productivity and performance, and give Britain a real edge.
  3. Finally, we should aim for a much more ambitious global role in unpicking the complex moral and ethical issues that the internet presents.

Watch her deliver the 2015 Richard Dimbleby Lecture (above), which outlines how “we can and should be inventing the definitive public institution for our digital age.”

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Lord Chris Holmes outlines the vast implications of the digital revolution

Listen to Ben Horne, Chartwell’s Head of Online Content, host a Q&A session on the implications of the digital revolution with Lord Chris Holmes MBE, who famously delivered the most successful Paralympics of all time, through his role as Director of Paralympic Integration for London 2012.

This podcast episode focuses on Lord Holmes’ work with the Digital Skills Select Committee, which was appointed in 2014 to consider information and communications technology, competitiveness, and skills in the UK. With the technology sector rapidly changing, the Committee has been examining what this means for the labour market, as well as further implications of this changing digital landscape. Questions include:

  1. Are schools, further education institutions, businesses and other sectors ready for such developments?
  2. What will be the implications for the Government? Are the Government prepared for these changes?
  3. Where does this leave the UK in terms of global economic competitiveness? Does the UK have the infrastructure to remain at the cutting edge with these new technologies when compared to other countries?

The report is due out on February 17th 2015, and comes as a highly recommended read for people in all sectors. Listen to the interview below.

For more information on how to book Lord Holmes as a keynote speaker for your conference or client event, please get in touch with Leo von Bülow-Quirk at or call on +44 (0) 20 7792 8000.

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