Paddy Paddison, the co-founder and chief information and technology Officer of Cornwall-based broadband provider Wildanet, has been appointed as vice-chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Digital Skills Partnership.
The CIoS Digital Skills Partnership is one of eight local partnerships set up by the Government as part of its digital strategy to create a “world-leading digital economy that works for everyone”.
Paddison will bring his 30+ years’ experience in the technology sector to help lead the partnership, which brings together private, public and third sector organisations.
He said: “Digital skills are critical to the success of individuals, the communities they live in, organisations they work for and the county as a whole. I share the Digital Skills Partnership’s vision to create a digital skills ecosystem here in Cornwall to support Cornwall’s future in the future digital economy.
“I strongly believe that Cornwall has the companies, learning organisations and the people that can make Cornwall an international destination for digital skills and companies within the upcoming fourth Industrial Revolution.”