Ola Gwozdz Digital Inclusion

In the realm of digital inclusion, Ola Gwozdz’s voice stands out. As an award-winning researcher, data philosopher, and IoT innovation specialist, Ola’s work goes beyond traditional boundaries to address the pressing need for equity in the digital landscape.

With a decade of experience in technology adoption within major projects like the Olympics and CrossRail, Ola brings a unique perspective to the table. Her research, spanning multiple social discourses and scientific disciplines, delves deep into the intricate relationship between digital innovation, inclusivity, and sustainability.

“At the current rate of progress it will take up to 286 years to close the inequality gap. Why does it matter in the context of digital?” Ola discusses how, in a world where technology has the power to either deepen or bridge societal divides, the importance of digital inclusion cannot be overstated.

“The problem often lies not in the lack of willingness or resources to solve the problems but rather in applying old logic and rational approaches to relational problems that simply are not fit for the 21st century’s complexities,” says Ola Gwozdz. Her research unveils a critical truth: the barriers to digital inclusion are not merely technical but deeply rooted in societal inequalities. By bridging the gap between perspectives, Ola advocates for a relational approach that acknowledges the complexities of the 21st century.

One of the cornerstones of Ola’s work is the “iBelong” workshop. By inviting diverse voices to the table, Ola facilitates meaningful discussions that challenge existing norms.

Beyond academia, through initiatives like Blueprint, Ola works tirelessly to redesign spaces and inspire communities in need. Her commitment to digital inclusion extends beyond research papers and into real-world interventions that drive positive change.

As we navigate the complexities of the digital age, Ola’s message resonates loud and clear: digital inclusion is not just a goal but a moral imperative. By harnessing the power of technology for the benefit of all, we can build a future where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Hear more from Ola Gwozdz and other insightful speakers at our hybrid KSE event: Future-proof Your Business: What Does it Take to Stay Digitally Inclusive?