Google Came to Play

Posted: 08/02/2023

”It’s weeks like this that remind us how great it is to be driving positive change through technology and innovation.”

Last week we we’re pleased to welcome Members of the Google team to Jersey, where they would talk to our Tech Start-up Bootcampers, local students and the Island’s industry leaders about developing, testing and applying digital solutions to address a diverse range of community, social and environmental issues.

Google experts John Abel, Phil Richardson and Jean-Francois Perras delivered a number of ideation workshops, the first one with the eight entrepreneurs taking part in our recently launched Tech Start-Up Bootcamp initiative. Next up, was an exclusive Digital Jersey members event, in which they delved into the world of idea development and how to turn ideas into tangible products or services.

Group of people in class room | Digital Jersey | Google came to play

The google team went on to present and inspire the tech leaders of tomorrow at Les Quennevais School, Beaulieu School and Highlands College to highlight career opportunities in the tech sector and emerging roles across the digital landscape.

Beaulieu | Digital Jersey | Google came to play

During their time here the team also met with Government officials to explain Google’s idea development process, with a specific focus on how digital solutions can support long-term efforts to meet carbon neutral and sustainability objectives.

They also discussed approaches to developing tech solutions to address real-life challenges and issues, hosted a CEO roundtable, which brought together senior digital and finance professionals, explored current trends in the fintech space.

Digital Jersey CEO Tony Moretta said: “We have built up a strong relationship with the Google team over several years and I was really pleased to welcome them to Jersey to meet with and talk to a broad cross section of people here – from students and government officials to tech entrepreneurs and finance leaders. That is one of the things that Digital Jersey does best – connecting people and giving them access to the digital tools, frameworks and knowledge that can help them realise their ambitions and ultimately help shape Jersey’s future by adopting a digital-first mindset.”

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