The Seven Pillars of the Digital Strategy

The Seven Pillars of the Digital Strategy

Minister of State for Digital Matt Hancock’s address to the Institute of Directors’ Digital Strategy Summit
Thank you for the invitation to join you here today.

I always feel at home when I’m at the IoD. I feel at home, because when I am at home, I’m surrounded by entrepreneurs.

My first job was solving the Y2K bug in COBOL in my family tech company. Both my parents started businesses. All my siblings have started their own businesses. I’m the one who took the low risk career – although given the last couple of years it doesn’t always feel like that.

With that background, it would have been easy for me to go into business too. I love it, find it interesting, and I profoundly believe that business, done right, is a force for good in the world.

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