Showcasing young talent & closing the skills gap
What is Leaders of Tomorrow?
Katie King - published Author and CEO of AI in Business, and the Digital Transformation EXPO team, have collaborated with leading corporates and academics to launch the second cohort of an inclusive programme for upskilling schools on the impact artificial intelligence (AI) is having on careers.
Commencing February 2022, the project aims to train, support and showcase young tech talent at secondary school, closing the skills gap surrounding the AI. Following a successful first cohort in 2020, the second cohort of the programme will support students at St Thomas the Apostle College in Peckham via a 4-week programme.
The Student Programme
King will serve as both the programme facilitator and the first guest speaker, sharing some of the insights from her recently published second book on AI, AI Strategy for Sales and Marketing, as well as job outlooks and skills data that will impact the students’ The Student Programme King will serve as both the programme facilitator and the first guest speaker, sharing some of the insights from her recently published second book on AI, AI Strategy for Sales and Marketing, as well as job outlooks and skills data that will impact the students’ future careers. Maria Axente, Responsible AI & AI for Good Lead at PwC UK, who delivered a brilliant session on AI ethics for the first cohort, will return as the second speaker. Also joining the programme is Akhil Akella, an impressive eight-year-old from Leicester who taught himself how to code during lockdown and who has developed educational software for his classmates. He won a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) award for his efforts.
The final speaker will be Randeep Sidhu, a Product and AI specialist whose expertise is in Health Tech. Randeep focuses on inequality and reaching those who are hardest to reach globally. In June 2020, Randeep was asked to join NHS Test and Trace as a director and to build and run the NHS C19 app (which has been proven to stop millions of Covid infections and thousands of deaths since its launch). He also worked at Babylon Health (the largest GP service in the UK) where he also helped grow their work in Rwanda.
Students participate in a competition, with the finalists invited to present their ideas at the Digital Transformation EXPO Europe 2022. The winner will receive mentoring from Lord Clement-Jones, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence.