MIL-OSI Economics: The Mayor of London and rising stars from Solve for Tomorrow competition join Samsung UK, as Partner and Sponsor of London Tech Week

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LONDON, UK – 6th October, 2021 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd took part in London Tech Week as a partner and sponsor of the festival, hosting the Future of EdTech and Future of Work panels at Samsung KX in front of a live audience.
 
The week-long festival welcomed founders, global leaders, senior investors and rising stars to collaborate and discuss the role of technology in society. As well as looking at technology, London Tech Week addresses the opportunities and challenges that are forming around the digitisation of society, bridging the digital divide. It is London Tech Week’s mission is to build a better, more inclusive, digital world, with the support of partners such as Samsung.
 
As part of the festival, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, visited Samsung KX to hear more about Samsung’s growing CSR initiatives that focus on upskilling the next generation, such as Solve for Tomorrow, delivering a welcome speech as part of the Future of Work summit.
 
 

 
 

 
 
With Knowledge and Skills one of the key themes for this years’ LTW festival, and education a key area of focus for Samsung, the brand produced a panel discussion that explored the feelings and experiences of the next generation, called “The Great Skills Revolution Re-boot,” which took place on Wednesday 22nd September.
 
The panel was comprised of Solve for Tomorrow finalists and the programme community manager who shared their views on the biggest challenges and opportunities for young people when it comes to rebooting their skills, and the role of technology over the last 18-months. Sina Sadrzadeh, CEO and founder of the technology social enterprise platform, Peppercorn, and host of The Millennial Entrepreneur podcast, was invited to moderate the panel.
 
The session united a group of young people who have battled through a year of constant change, yet despite that, were able to fuse their ideas and talents to imagine alternative solutions that tackle some of society’s biggest problems.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
The panel tackled questions around how the pandemic has influenced people’s approach to rebooting and developing skills, in addition to asking how businesses can help the young people of today gain access to the right knowledge and skills.
 
Alec Conway, winner of the first Solve for Tomorrow competition in the UK, said “It was a pleasure to be part of this programme from Samsung, it was a really great challenge and I think more businesses should be providing opportunities like this. The task inspired me to build my confidence and to want to make a difference to society, delivering the tools and giving me the platform I needed to make it happen. If we can allow young individuals the opportunity to come together and share their ideas and their knowledge, I feel we’ll be able to address these problems in our world and society much quicker”

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