2020 wasn’t the year we planned for. Yet despite the pandemic and its impact on all our lives, it was a busy year for Digital Jersey, as it was for many of our members.
We kicked off the year flying the flag for Jersey in Silicon Valley, New Jersey and the UK and hosted experts from around the world at our Annual Review.
When Covid hit, we reviewed activity and expenditure and gave back £100k of funding to Government half-way through the year with potentially more returned at the end of the year.
We pivoted to better support local society as well as industry, worked closely with Government to deliver Jersey’s Covid test and trace system and even set up the Virtual States Assembly.
We published the Island’s most in-depth skills study and recruited more students onto our courses than ever before. We continued to support our tech community to share ideas and connect, albeit virtually, through another successful TechWeek.
We also took this year to reflect on plans for the future, working with members and stakeholders to create a 5-Year Strategy for the digital economy.
All this was achieved by working with our partners and Government to nurture Jersey’s economy and support innovation across all sectors. It has been challenging at times, but rewarding to see that our efforts are paying dividends for the benefit of Jersey.
Read the full 2020 Annual Review in full below.