Through the Looking Glass:Diversity & Inclusion in Lancashire’s Digital Sector

16:00 – 17:00

Join us at this open and honest conversation addressing the issue of diversity, inclusion and race within the digital sector in Lancashire

About this Event

This roundtable discussion is designed to hold a mirror up and address the issue of diversity, inclusion and race within the digital sector in Lancashire. We’ll be taking an honest look at how the region’s digital sector is doing at the moment, and asking is it enough, and if not, why not?

This event is not a magic wand that can resolve the issues within the sector but it will provide a platform for people to come together in a safe and confidential space to explore ways that change can happen to improve the inclusion and diversity of the region going forward.

Meet The Panel:

  • Joey Xoto, Co-Founder – Viddyoze

  • Ed Matthews-Gentle FRSA – Creative Lancashire

Ed Matthews-Gentle is Programme Leader, Creative Lancashire and strategic lead for Creative Industries at Lancashire County Council.

Creative Lancashire is dedicated to helping raise the profile of Lancashire’s creative talent, and to harnessing the economic potential in individuals and organisations working in the creative industries through building collaborations, facilitating networks, and providing business development support and advice.

Ed is a specialist business advisor and consultant with over twenty years’ experience working with creative organisations. Current collaborations include National Festival of Making, British Textile Biennial, the development of the Lancashire 2025 bid to host UK City of Culture and overseeing the new LEP Cultural Investment Strategy. More recently he was invited by Crafts Council to join the Craft UK – Anti-Racism Working Group.

“I advise on how design thinking and creative processes can transform businesses from any sector, combined with the long-term view to conceive and develop exciting and creative concepts that frequently combine my interests in style, design and the arts – creating a space to share knowledge, ideas and expertise.”

For more information about Digital Lancashire Reboot 2020 and for the upcoming schedule for other Reboot 2020 events please visit our website.


***This event is a Digital Lancashire organised event. Everybody is welcome and if you have any access requirements or any questions about this event, please email***


This event will be online via Zoom – We’ll send you an email with a Zoom link to join us at the event the day before the event.


If you would like to talk to the Digital Lancashire team about getting involved in Reboot 2020 as a speaker or sponsor or have any questions, please call 01772 846 221 or email

Through the Looking Glass:Diversity & Inclusion in Lancashire’s Digital Sector
  • Date 15/10/2020
  • Time 4:00 pm
  • Location Online
  • Cost free
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