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Festival looks to the future

We would all like a crystal ball to see how the next few months are going to pan out, but in the absence of that, you can take part in a Festival of the Future, which runs from 13 October.


Robots growing fields of wheat, the tiger who came to tea and virtual yoga are just some of the exciting sessions on offer for free at a new virtual event.

Cllr Peter Wharf, portfolio holder for Corporate Development and Change, said, “Some people might think digital isn’t for them, but actually it’s for everyone, so we want to increase Dorset’s knowledge of digital.

“Digital simply means using data and technology to improve people’s lives, listening to what they need and understanding their experience to design solutions. This festival will help everyone see how they can make the most of what is currently available now and in the future.

“Just think about the changes that have come about as a result of COVID, from catch ups with friends on Zoom and virtual conferences, to online appointments with your GP or virtual queues to order your shopping online and you will get an idea of how digital really impacts us all.

“Dorset is a hive of digital activity, so we want to really showcase what is going on and attract investment and skills to this part of the country.’

The Festival of the Future has over 55 sessions across three days.

There is something for everyone from ‘Skills for the future world of work’ for those looking to upskill, to ‘Leading in a digital world’ for senior business leaders.  All the sessions are recorded, so even if you can’t attend the live event, be sure to sign up so you can watch later.


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