Defence Digital Skills Launch Webinar

The DGP Defence Digital Skills Framework was successfully launched at Farnborough Connect. 

If you missed the launch of the new Defence Group Partnership Defence Framework this week, make sure you visit the Farnborough International website where you can still view the webinar and hear speakers from industry and academia discuss the role of the new learning portal and the importance of digital skills to the future growth of the UK Defence sector by clicking here

Alternatively, you can view the launch session via the below YouTube link. 

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Launch of the DGP Digital Skills Framework

Getting Ready for our 

Digital Future…

The Defence Growth Partnership Skills Group invites you to join us for the launch of our new UK Digital Skills portal designed to ensure all of us working in the UK Defence sector have access to the necessary skills to take full advantage of the digital revolution.

The event forms part of FIA Connect, this year’s reimagined online Farnborough Air Show, at 1400 Monday 20 July.

Hosted as part of the ADS FIA Connect programme, the webinar features:


Introduction to the DGP

Andrew Cowdery- DGP Industry Co Chair

UK economy and importance of skills

Nadhim Zahawi MP

Business and Industrial Minister

The Importance of skills
in the UK recovery

Clive Higgins

Director of Government Affairs, Leonardo   

Our Digital Future

 Hugh Milward – Microsoft

Dr John Erkoyuncu – Cranfield University

Panel Discussion

Lynda McVay – DGP Skills lead (Chair)

Julia Sutcliffe – BAE Systems

Hugh Milward – Microsoft

Dr John Erkoyuncu – Cranfield University

Vicky Weise – Qinetiq

Closing Address

Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP – DGP Deputy Chair

Hosted as part of the ADS FIA Connect programme, the webinar features:

As a member of the UK Defence Sector, you have the opportunity to join the webinar and learn about DGP Skills Group initiative aimed at delivering the ongoing transformation of the UK Defence Industry and what this offers you and your ongoing transformation of the UK Defence Industry and whats this offers you and your ongoing personal development.

To register for free and to ensure your access to the event as well as the full FIA Connect programme, please visit the Farnborough Air Show website