To create a network of digital champions through GO ON Birmingham which is linked to a National Campaign of people that can help others engage with technology in their community, workplace or home, by creating 2,000 digital champions made up of citizens, employees and businesses across Birmingham.
- Digital Birmingham
- Housing Associations
- Chamber of commerce
- Social enterprises
- Tinder Foundation
- Digital Unite
- Telecommunication providers
What makes this approach smart?
Actively promoting and increasing digital skills will improve social and economic ability of citizens
- To launch a booklet (toolkit) and resources that can be used to help others learn digital skills and get online
- To enable the digital champions to network so they can act as a conduit for important communications around digital inclusion
- Increase the network, especially with employers to ensure employees have the digital skills to improve their careers and move the business forward
- Use digital champions network to act as a test users of the Birmingham Living Lab to trial any new software / technologies that may be developed as part of the Smart City Roadmap