Lord Puttnam addressed a breakfast meeting of the IIEA’s Digital Future Group on the topic of Education in the Digital Society. Introducing his keynote with a short clip from his latest film, We are the people we are waiting for, the Oscar-winning film producer highlighted the crucial role of the education system in preparing young people of today for the emerging Digital society of tomorrow. He emphasised the need for the education system to embrace technology and foster digital literacy at an early stage to create the next generation of informed and responsible digital participants. He called on Government to prioritise education spending and provide the resources necessary to meet this challenge. As a resident of County Cork and chairperson of the Irish Government’s International Content Services Centre Taskforce, Lord Puttnam takes a keen interest in developments in Ireland and he concluded his speech with his observations on the Irish education system.

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