Tech London Advocates Pledges 1 Million Tech Jobs
Tech London Advocates pledges to hit one million tech jobs by 2023.
18:39 11 March 2019
Tech London Advocates, the network of 7,000 tech leaders, investors and experts, pledges to hit one million tech jobs by 2023. It also promises to address three key obstacles to tech employment in the UK – attracting young people to the industry, gender diversity and inclusion for under-represented minorities.
Tech leaders who have signed the pledge include Lord Jim Knight, founder of TES Global; Baroness Shields, chairperson of BenevolentAI; Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, president of techUK, Kathryn Parsons, founder of Decoded; and Amali de Alwis MBE, founder of Code First Girls and ComputerWeekly’s Most Influential Woman in Tech in 2018.
Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates, said: “It is wonderful to see leading figures from the UK tech community pledging their commitment to this cause in such high numbers.
“Talent is the most pressing issue faced by digital businesses – both big and small – and only through joint action can we make a lasting difference. The tech sector is one of Britain’s stand out industries, and by strengthening its foundations we can sustain its growth, and keep Britain at the forefront of global innovation.”