Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

Digital ThinkIn – Covid.com: digital change and opportunity post-pandemic

This is a newsroom ThinkIn. In-person and digital-only tickets are available.

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

How can digital technology be best deployed to build economic resilience and nimble government in the new era?

Our daily digital ThinkIns are exclusively for Tortoise members and their guests.

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In the midst of the crisis, we can already see a landscape of economic and governmental uncertainty stretching ahead of us. How can digital technology be best deployed to build economic resilience and nimble government in the new era?

Chair: Alexi Mostrous, Editor and Partner, Tortoise

This ThinkIn is in partnership with Capita

Our special guests include:

Andy Start, Chief Executive Officer, Government Services, Capita

Damian Collins MP, former chair the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee

Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Director, Tortoise Intelligence

How does a digital ThinkIn work?

A digital ThinkIn is like a video conference, hosted by a Tortoise editor, that takes place at the advertised time of the event. Digital ThinkIns are new to Tortoise. Now that our newsroom has closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, we feel it’s more important than ever that we ‘get together’ to talk about the world and what’s going on.

The link to join the conversation will be emailed to you after you have registered for your ticket to attend. When you click the link, you enter the digital ThinkIn and can join a live conversation from wherever you are in the world.

Members can enter their unique members' access code to book tickets. Find yours in My Tortoise > My Membership in the Tortoise app.

If you have any questions or get stuck, please read our FAQs, or get in touch with us at memberhelp@tortoisemedia.com

What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?

A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. It is a place where everyone has a seat at the (virtual) table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.

How we work with partners

We want to be open about the business model of our journalism, too. At Tortoise, we don’t take ads. We don’t want to chase eyeballs or sell data. We don’t want to add to the clutter of life with ever more invasive ads. We think that ads force newsrooms to produce more and more stories, more and more quickly. We want to do less, better.

Our journalism is funded by our members and our partners. We are establishing Founding Partnerships with a small group of businesses willing to back a new form of journalism, enable the public debate, share their expertise and communicate their point of view. Those companies, of course, know that we are a journalistic enterprise. Our independence is non-negotiable. If we ever have to choose between the relationship and the story, we’ll always choose the story.

We value the support that those partners give us to deliver original reporting, patient investigations and considered analysis.

We believe in opening up journalism so we can examine issues and develop ideas for the 21st Century. We want to do this with our members and with our partners. We want to give everyone a seat at the table.

This ThinkIn is in partnership with Capita.

In the midst of the crisis, we can already see a landscape of economic and governmental uncertainty stretching ahead of us. How can digital technology be best deployed to build economic resilience and nimble government in the new era?


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EDITOR and INVITED EXPERTS

Alexi Mostrous
Editor and Partner, Tortoise

Damian Collins MP
Former chair the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee

Andy Start
Chief Executive Officer, Government Services, Capita