Joint report of the Chief Strategy Officer, the Director of Community and Children’s Services and the Director of Innovation and Growth.
The Committee received a joint report of the Chief Strategy Officer, the Director of Community & Children’s Services and the Director of Innovation & Growth. The report detailed the progress of the Digital Skills Strategy 2018-2023 and outlined a transition pathway over the course of 2022-2023.
In response to a question raised by a member, the Committee was informed that there were not any plans to write a further digital skills strategy at this time, but that the ambitions within the current strategy would be embedded within the aims and objectives of any future strategies.
The Chief Strategy Officer advised that there would be ongoing digital skills work aimed at both internal staff at the Corporation and those at its wider institutions. Members heard that the People Strategy for the Corporation would look at skills; furthermore, as part of the HR TOM, skills had been prioritised in an early phase of the rollout.
The Chief Strategy Officer informed the Committee that a working group, consisting of strategy and digital skills staff, had been convened and that the group would identify actions and KPIs to address any remaining gaps in the final year of the Digital Skills Strategy.
In response to a question raised by a member, the Committee was advised that the appointment of a new Director of I.T, in addition to the existing portfolio of the Chief Operating Officer, would help to develop a clear vision of the core competencies of digital skills.
i) the report be noted;
ii) the Chief Strategy Officer to provide an update on the feedback received from residents in the City of London in response to the digital skills initiatives aimed at supporting them.