Principal Policy Officer for Digital Skills
Greater London Authority
Doniya Soni is experienced in policy development, stakeholder engagement, research and communications, developing these skills in the technology industry, a public affairs agency and the public sector. Currently Principal Policy Officer at the Greater London Authority, she is tasked with delivering the Mayor’s digital and STEM skills manifesto pledges and developing a strategy to ensure Londoners are equipped with the skills for the future.
Doniya has covered a number of policy areas including digital skills, immigration, diversity, future of work, and education. She is passionate about using technology to innovate and make a positive impact.
10:05 am - 10:40 am
Culture, Training & Resources: Bridging the public sector digital skills gap
Theatre: Digital and Technology
- Pre-empting the impact of digitalisation on skill needs and public sector workforce
- Adjusting recruitment efforts to the realities of the modern labour landscape, and attracting young digital talent
- Investment into effective digital-first training
- Focusing on developing digital career paths, opening up recruitment and changing pay structures to attract key staff