Digital Innovators Competition Final 2023

Join us to hear the innovative solutions that have been developed by the students over the course of the 2023 Digital Innovators Programme.

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First Central Insurance & Technology Group

This presentation evening will see five student teams presenting their digital solutions to the following problem statement: 

As children get older in Guernsey they become less active.  How can technology be used to keep young people active in an inclusive and accessible way? 

Prizes for the Best Technical Solution and the Most Innovative Solution and Overall Winner will be awarded by a panel of industry expert judges.  

The judging panel

John Davison

Chief Technology Officer, First Central Group

John is Chief Information Officer of First Central Group. He joined the company as Group Chief Architect in August 2011 with responsibility for developing the business’s internal technical capabilities, particularly online. His wealth of experience has helped them digitise the traditional back-office insurance functions and build our own, more modern and flexible insurance 'suite'.
Prior to joining First Central, John spent many years developing innovative solutions for insurers and brokers worldwide, in both commercial and personal lines markets.

Dan Edmunds

Technical Operations Manager of First Central Group

Dan is the IT Technical Operations Manager of First Central Group. Having joined the company as a Senior Software Developer in 2014, Dan has grown with the business to become the Software Development Manager and, more recently, the IT Technical Operations Manager. His highly skilled team provides DevOps capabilities for the in-house insurance platform.

Prior to First Central, Dan has had a varied, engineering based background that has included designing commercial sonar systems to developing high volume e-commerce websites.

Dr Simon Sebire

CEO of the Health Improvement Commission

Simon leads the Commission and uses his background in behavioural science to inform our strategic direction. He is also Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, is married with two children and is passionate about keeping active. 

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Powered by First Central and organised by the Digital Greenhouse, the competition is part of the Digital Innovators Programme, which is designed to develop young peoples’ digital skills in preparation for a career in the technology and creative sectors.  Find out more about the programme and its aims here: 

Digital Innovators Programme

Students develop technology-based game plan to keep young people active in Guernsey

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