It has been a hectic and hugely enjoyable CogX for me so far, and there’s still an afternoon to go. See my comment below for links. 🔗

This morning we launched our new #DiversityandInclusion Toolkit to help founders and their teams build more diverse and inclusive businesses while providing equal opportunities for everyone aspiring to work in UK tech.

On Monday we launched the #TechZeroTaskforce, inviting companies to work together to fight the #climatecrisis and help consumers make greener choices. Our new Tech Zero Toolkit demystifies climate jargon and makes it easier for companies to measure their emissions and set a #NetZero plan.

On the same day our alumni companies Darktrace, Gapsquare and Greyparrot discussed the future of the UK’s #AI sector at an event run in partnership with the UK AI Council and #OfficeforAI. Talent emerged as the key challenge for scaling AI companies.

We also heard why #CreaTech, which describes companies that use tech for the delivery of creative industries, services and products, is “good for the soul”. Investment in UK Createch is forecasted to increase 14% year-on-year to reach a record £1.1B in 2021.

At 35%, only Climate Tech is expected to see a higher growth in VC capital. It was a super interesting event featuring insight from Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Digital and Culture at DCMS, and our Chair Stephen Kelly.

And this afternoon at 2pm, our COO Rowena Knapp will moderate the ‘How to build an inclusive workplace’ panel at CogX, which will look at the best way to start a dialogue with colleagues about D&I (based on the aforementioned Tech Nation D&I Toolkit). You can still sign up and attend the event virtually and for free.

#WeAreTechNation #CogX2021 #CogX #workplace #artificialintelligence #ukbusiness #techzero #creative #digital #toolkit

Tech Nation Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit

Diversity and Inclusion

Tech Zero Taskforce and Toolkit

What’s next for the UK and AI

Talent key to helping AI sector unlock ‘huge opportunity’

CreaTech ‘has the power to help the soul’ after Covid-19

CreaTech ‘has the power to help the soul’ after Covid-19

Event: How to build an inclusive workspace

How to build an inclusive workplace