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January 27, 2017  12:56 PM

A successful industrial strategy for UK tech depends on people, not politics

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital economy, Digital government, Education, IT innovation, IT skills, IT training, Stem

The mere existence of an industrial strategy for the UK – especially one that prioritises science, technology and innovation - is a hugely positive step for everyone in IT. But it’s...

November 5, 2015  4:36 PM

Women are breaking the glass firewall in IT – but they need the men in IT to do more

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, Education, jobs, mentors, recruitment, Skills

One of the most pleasing aspects of this year's UKtech50 - Computer Weekly's annual list of the 50 most influential people in UK IT - is that over one-third of the nominees...

August 14, 2015  2:43 PM

A-levels show progress in IT education, but IT leaders can do more

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Computer science, Education, jobs, recruitment, school, Skills, students, university

At last. This year, computing was the fastest growing A-level subject - nearly 30% more students took the exam. At university level, applications for computer science degrees are up 3% -...

August 4, 2014  2:44 PM

The new computing curriculum starts next month – don’t waste this opportunity

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital skills, Education, recruitment, Skills

While children are off enjoying their summer holidays, the last thing they want to hear is about next term. But in a few weeks, the school year they return to in September will be one of the most important for the future of IT in the UK.

The much-heralded

February 14, 2014  1:10 PM

Coding for kids is great – but where do digital skills come from in the meantime?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Camden, Coding, Digital skills, Digital strategy, dwp, Education, Skills, Training, Universal Credit

There has been a lot of discussion lately on the topic of teaching school children how to code.

October 18, 2013  11:46 AM

Something is broken in UK IT skills and recruitment

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, Computer science, Education, IT jobs, Training, university

The oldest, longest running story in Computer Weekly is the IT skills shortage.

No matter what the time period, the latest technologies, or the state of the economy, the UK IT sector has never yet been able to say, "OK, we've got enough people now - thanks."

It's a topic...

January 11, 2012  11:26 AM

IT teaching reform arrives at last – we may not get the opportunity again

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Education, GCSE, ICT, Technology

There are some topics in technology that you wish you no longer had to write about.

Government IT failures, for example. The scarcity of UK tech start-ups growing into international players. The business/IT divide. The lack of women in IT. And for as long as I can remember - the...

January 18, 2011  3:46 PM

IT employment stats show scale of the problem of engaging young people to work in IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, Education, Employment, recruitment, school, Skills, Teaching, university

The latest statistics on UK IT employment confirms what I had suspected - and blogged about late last year - about young people's prospects as IT professionals.

According to...

October 5, 2010  1:59 PM

The IT community’s global economic challenge

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
E-book, economy, Education, Leadership, Management

One of the oldest and most-discussed issues in IT management is the relationship between IT and "the business" and the role (or lack of a role) that IT leaders play in the boardroom. For a change last week I had the opportunity to take a much broader perspective on the relationship between IT...

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