The Trust Conference News

11

March

2014

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Meet the Speakers: Penny Power OBE

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Penny Power’s ambition is for all businesses and individuals to have digital skills so they can connect and create a profile that they feel in control of and adds value to their whole life.

She is currently the Founding Director of the Digital Youth Academy, Director of Scredible and Chair of Digital Business Britain.  Penny is also the author of ‘Know Me, Like Me, Follow Me:  What Online Social Networking Means for You and Your Business’.

She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to entrepreneurship in social and digital development.

Her vision started in 1998 when she founded the on line networking community Ecademy with her husband Thomas PowerIts sole purpose was to serve the growing needs of entrepreneurs to be connected and learn how to build their profiles in the global, digital economy.  As a result of experiences she had with many Business Support Networks she became concerned by the lack of time and investment to assist non-digital companies adapt to the digital economy.

She then penned the Manifesto for Digital Business Britain,  pledging a commitment to easing the barriers held within businesses towards the effective execution and exploitation of Social Media and digital transformation . This manifesto is supported by a Not for Profit called Digital Business Britain, offering local support to the Digital Skills agenda working with Local Government and Councils that care about Digital Inclusion.