The Mayor of London is currently developing a new Smart London Plan. This will set out how he plans to deliver better digital services, increase digital inclusion and improve cyber-security. It will also show how he plans to use technology to deliver his economic, environment, and transport strategies.
The possibilities allowed by technology are truly exciting, but we must think about how they impact older Londoners.
Join Positive Ageing in London and Age Platform Europe (UK section), with help from Wise Age Ltd, on Thursday 22 February 2017, for a conference to discuss how the needs of older people in should be addressed in this strategy.
The Digital Inclusion Conference will feature a series of expert speakers, but importantly this is an opportunity for you to have your say. We will run two break-out sessions to get your input, and we will draw on the discussions throughout the day to produce a written submission for the mayor’s Chief Digital Officer.
Key questions we will explore include:
- What type of considerations should the mayor have in developing this strategy?
- How should the mayor tackle digital exclusion among older Londoners?
- What barriers do older people face in getting online?
For more information, please see the event details and RSVP below.
We hope you will be able to join us.
Thursday, 22 February, 2017
10.30 – 3.30 pm
Europe House, Smith Square, London
|10.30||Arrival & registration|
|11.00||Introduction||Mr Chris Walsh, Chair of Positive Ageing in London, and Chair of Age Platform (UK Branch)|
|11.15||IT use in rural & urban locations, findings from the Technology In Later Life (TILL) project||Presentation by Dr Hannah R. Marston, Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area, The Open University|
|11.45||Lessons from Europe||Presentation by F Moira Allan, Pass It On Network France|
|12.15||Impact of digitalisation on older people, benefits and problems||Presentation by Professor Stuart Anderson, University of Edinburgh|
|12.45||Developing the Smart London Plan||Presentation by the GLA (TBC)|
|13.15||Lunch & networking|
|13.45||New and current advances in use for IT for and by older people||Presentation by Freddie MsMahon, Innovation and digital entrepreneur|
|2.15||Activity #1||Focus groups to explore key issues, concerns and in relation to the Digital Inclusion strategy, an opportunity to put forward recommendations.|
|3.00||Activity #2||Large discussion – presented by group facilitators – followed by discussion on key points to be raised from the meeting to be sent by us as our contribution on the Mayor of London’s strategy on Digital Inclusion from the perspective of older Londoners.|