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June 2, 2017  10:29 AM

Whoever wins election 2017, it’s time for a digital minister with real authority

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
#ukelection, Broadband, Digital government, Government IT, IT skills, Policy, Startups

You would expect, of course, that a publication such as Computer Weekly would call on whoever wins the 2017 general election to put the digital economy on its list of immediate priorities. While the

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 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,


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...


January 19, 2017  11:58 AM

The insurmountable Catch-22 of Davos discussing technology risks

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
ai, Artificial intelligence, Automation, Davos, Digital disruption, Employment, IT skills, Skills, Uber, WEF

We should take some encouragement that this week’s gathering of the powerful, the rich and the even richer in Davos chose technology risks as one of its key agenda items for...


November 10, 2016  12:49 PM

How the technology sector helped create President Trump

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Social innovation", Digital disruption, Digital economy, innovation, IT skills, jobs

It’s probably fair to say that the world doesn’t need another journalist trying to explain why Donald Trump won the US presidency right now. Nonetheless, I think that we in the technology sector need to look at both the shock being felt by many people at his victory, as well as the...


October 31, 2016  4:23 PM

The clampdown on IT contractors in Whitehall is another risk for digital government progress

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital government, Government IT, IR35, IT contractors, IT jobs, IT skills

IT contractors working in government are under pressure like never before over their tax status, and many people in Whitehall IT fear that a clampdown on the use of temporary staff could lead to a damaging exodus of vital digital skills. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is closely scrutinising...


October 7, 2016  11:17 AM

Government must not ignore the historic international nature of UK IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Theresa May", Digital economy, Digital government, Digital skills, Government IT, IT jobs, IT skills, IT training

We didn’t hear much about the digital economy during the recent political party conferences. Prime minister Theresa May made a throwaway comment in her big set-piece...


June 24, 2016  9:26 AM

Where are all the women in UK technology?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Diversity, IT gender roles, IT jobs, IT leadership, it management, IT recruitment, IT skills, Women in Technology

Since Computer Weekly launched its list of the most influential women in UK IT in 2011, the number of initiatives championing and


June 15, 2016  1:10 PM

Remaining in the EU is essential if the UK wants to be a global technology leader

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Brexit, Broadband, CIO, Digital economy, Digital skills, DigitalEurope, EU, Europe, European Commission, innovation, IT skills, Startups, tech startups

Here at Computer Weekly, we want what’s best for the UK tech sector and the people who work there – that’s why we believe that remaining in the European Union (EU) is vital at such a critical time in the transformation of our industry. But...


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