Matthew Lloyd has worked in the digital inclusion field since 2006. Originally trained as an engineer, he moved into community development in 2005. A year later, he was able to combine his community outreach skills with his technology skills when he joined the Communities @One project, the first national digital inclusion programme in Wales. His interest in overcoming challenges and supporting people to get online has continued. A successor project called Communities 2.0 followed, for which Matt created an ICT Strategy for the South West Wales region and led on 50 successful grant applications for community and voluntary organisations.
Today, as Digital Communities Wales Project Manager, his work involves managing the team of DCW Advisers and supporting them to promote and develop digital inclusion initiatives across Wales. Matt is passionate about ensuring that, working in partnership with many partners, support reaches the 15% of people who are currently offline in Wales who would benefit from developing digital skills to make our increasingly digital world that little bit easier.