Digital skills 'are key'

Employers in Wales will be told today that digital technology is key to enterprise, jobs and growth. World-leading technology experts will explain how best to harness ICT at the 'Digital 2013' event in Newport.

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Digital technology 'key to Wales' economic future'

The Welsh Government has organised today's Digital 2013 event to explain to employers how digital technology can lead to business growth. Credit: PA

A glimpse of the digital future in Wales will be unveiled today when a group of schoolchildren from Swansea will be giving business leaders a lesson on how to use new technology.

Digital 2013 is launched in Newport this morning with the promise of robots and cloud technology.

Organised by the Welsh Government - the aim of the conference is to showcase Wales as a place to locate and grow a digital business.

The event brings together a thousand delegates and includes a skills day at which firms can find out how new technology can provide opportunities to grow.

Economy Minister Edwina Hart says ICT is now integral to businesses in Wales and could generate a further £1.5bn to the economy over the next five years.

"Effective use of digital technologies is key to enterprise, jobs and growth and Digital 2013 is an ideal opportunity for Welsh businesses to hear how best to harness ICT from world-leading technology experts," she says.

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