Naga Munchetty to host the Impact Awards

Written by Louise Stokes, DigitalAgenda

Naga Munchetty, will host the 2019 Impact Awards in London on 7th March. The news follows hard on the heels of the announcement that Digital Minister Margot James is to give the keynote address at the Impact Awards on 7 March.

DCMS are the official government partner for the 2019 awards following last week’s announcement by culture secretary Jeremy Wright of their official government backing for the DigitalAgenda Impact Awards. Speaking at the Responsible Tech Conference in London, DCMS Secretary of State Jeremy Wright said “I am proud that we will be supporting this year’s DigitalAgenda Impact Awards as its official government partner. These awards, showcase the best innovations in responsible ‘tech for good’ from across UK businesses, government and non-profits.”

The government’s support for the Impact Awards is part of a wider programme designed to spark a wave of innovation in tech for social good including £700,000 in support and mentoring for projects that deploy artificial intelligence to address challenges such as food waste and the illegal wildlife trade, as part of a world-first ‘data trust’ programme.

DigitalAgenda has named 36 projects as the 2019 finalists. The winners of 12 key categories will also be unveiled on 7 March, along with the winner of a People’s Choice poll, still open for the public voting until 28 February.

Naga will host the evening and welcome a fantastic speaker line-up that includes, Paul Miller from Bethnal Green Ventures, Tessa Clarke from OLIO, Headline sponsor Russell Haworth from Nominet and Rod Schwartz from impact investor Clearly So.

Describing the Awards event, Robin Knowles from Digital Leaders said “the awards event connects good ideas to good money, including at the networking evening reception afterwards, supported this year by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation”. Tickets are on sale now.

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