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June 20, 2017  11:09 AM

Chancellor Philip Hammond reveals the Brexit challenge for digital government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Brexit, Digital government

In one throwaway line, largely ignored among the wider Brexit comments in his Mansion House speech today (20 June 2017), chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond exposed the true...

May 4, 2017  11:08 AM

Three-quarters of non-tech workers want a job in IT – what’s stopping them?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"tech skills", Brexit, Digital economy, Digital skills, IT jobs, IT recruitment, IT skills, IT training

For a long time, people working in IT laboured under the knowledge that nobody from outside IT was interested in what they do because it’s all too technical  - a bit boring and geeky. It’s been impossible to have a conversation about tackling the long-term skills shortages in IT without...


March 29, 2017  11:58 AM

The digital revolution is unstoppable, inevitable – and bigger than Brexit

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Brexit, Digital economy, digital technology, DigitalEurope, EU, innovation, techUK

Let’s start with the disclosure. I voted for the UK to remain in the European Union (EU). My reasoning at the time was that the EU is an over-bureaucratic, dysfunctional organisation that ought to celebrate the difference between European nations not attempt to homogenise them; its leaders are...


March 24, 2017  12:36 PM

Securing the post-Brexit future of the great British tech success story

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"east london tech city", Brexit, CBI, Digital economy, Digital government, innovation, research

With the UK’s formal Brexit notification due on 29 March, heralding two years of uncertainty, the tech sector’s lobbying for consideration in negotiations with the EU is likely to...


March 17, 2017  11:41 AM

UK digital progress must not be hindered by Brexit uncertainty

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Digital UK", 5G, Brexit, Broadband, Digital government, EU, fibre, IT jobs, IT skills

Let’s think about the UK in 2027 for a moment. By then, just 10 years from now, we will have been out of the EU for eight years. We might not even be the UK any more, but if we are, the population is likely to have grown to 70 million,


October 28, 2016  10:08 AM

GDP growth reinforces vital importance of tech sector to UK economy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Theresa May", AWS, Brexit, budget, cloud, Digital economy, GDP, Google, Microsoft, Pricing

This week’s slightly-better-than-expected GDP figures show the importance of the tech sector to not just the UK economy but to any plans for our international trade relations once we leave...


October 21, 2016  10:55 AM

A welcome change of tone from government over FTTP broadband

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Digital UK", "Theresa May", Brexit, Broadband, BT, Digital economy, Digital government, fttc, FTTP, telecoms

As citizens of the UK try to decipher the new thinking and emerging rhetoric of a post-Brexit-vote government and a new Prime Minister, for us in tech there is already a welcome change of tone in one vital area. For six years, we were constantly told by


September 16, 2016  10:37 AM

UK needs to match – or better – Europe’s broadband and mobile ambitions

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Digital Economy Bill", 5G, Brexit, Broadband, BT, European Union, Mobile, Openreach, telecoms

A majority of the UK may have decided through the Brexit referendum that we officially don’t like the European Union, but as we work out what leaving it means,...


June 27, 2016  3:03 PM

After Brexit, we have a legacy government – so let’s build a new one based on digital technology

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Brexit, Government IT

Nobody today has the faintest idea what our government is going to look like or how it will work in a post-Brexit world. We are at least two years, possibly more, away from a...


June 27, 2016  1:37 PM

Brexit silver linings exist for UK technology – but they are hard to find

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Brexit, cloud, Digital economy, EU, IT budget, It spending

If there’s one thing you can credit the UK tech sector for, it’s a generally long-term view of the future. In this time of huge Brexit uncertainty, that pragmatism is perhaps the...

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