Venue: ODI Leeds, 3rd Floor - Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG
‘Digital skills’ does not mean ‘computer wizard.’ In a fast and technologically-driven world, most jobs require at least basic IT skills – using email, spreadsheets, word processing, navigating websites, uploading pictures, etc. Jobs in the ‘digital’ or ‘tech’ sector require more advanced skills, from knowing programming languages and coding to data analysis and machine learning.
Alois has a keen interest in open data as he believes it can play an important role in creating real social change. He joins from the council’s Business Improvement team where he continues to work as a Project Officer involved in business analysis and change management. Having started with Leeds City Council on its Graduate Development Programme in September 2015, Alois has acquired experience in data analysis and information management. Currently, he juggles between Open Data management, Smart Cities projects and many Kanban User Stories.
Michael is new to the public sector and Open Data worlds, having joined Leeds City Council’s Graduate Development Programme in September 2016. Prior to this, he studied International Relations at the University of Leeds; including spending a year studying in Germany. He will be co-ordinating Smart Cities and Open Data projects for his first 8-month placement at the Council.
Forsyth has worked for the council for over 20 years. The past three have been in Information Governance doing information compliance work. Before that he worked as a Change Manager for Legal Services. Forsyth will be involved in the effort to change the culture within the organisation to a position of information being open by default.