Marika Beckford, Digital Skills Officer, West Midlands Combined Authority

Marika leads on the West Midlands Digital Skills Partnership, connecting industry to education, she is an experienced tech leader helping to build the Silicon Canal tech community in Birmingham and developer of the Digital Shapers UK blog network. Marika is passionate about the use of technology for civic and social good and co-developed the Tech Talent Charter ‘Employee and Allyship 2020 Toolkit’ championing diversity and inclusion across the tech industry. #shapethefuture