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January 18, 2016  3:30 PM

We need coordination between old economy job cuts and digital economy job creation

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BT, Digital skills, jobs, recruitment, Skills

BT has one of its main contact centres in a tower block in Swansea city centre - it's the highest office building for miles around, just a short stroll to the sea front. From its upper-floor windows you can see across Swansea Bay to the lights and smoke from the giant steel works in neighbouring...

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...


September 18, 2015  10:30 AM

The nonsense about robots taking your job risks a culture of digital fear

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
ai, Artificial intelligence, Automation, jobs, recruitment, ROBOTS, Skills, Training

"300,000 jobs at high risk of automation"; "Robots have put 1.3 million Londoners' jobs at risk"; "Robots could take 35% of UK jobs in the next 20 years, says new study" - these were just three of the hyperbolic headlines that accompanied a frenzy of media coverage last week following a


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% -...


July 9, 2015  12:11 PM

IT employers must finally commit to tackling diversity in UK tech

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

Computer Weekly's annual event to announce our list of the 50 most influential women in UK IT has become our most popular event of the year. We're delighted with the way...


July 3, 2015  1:23 PM

Immigration is a dirty word – but it’s one IT has to address to solve digital skills gap

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital skills, Employment, government, offshore, Outsourcing, recruitment, Skills, Startups

The political climate in the UK makes it difficult to talk about immigration and its effect on the IT sector, given the wider sensitivities around the subject. But it's a topic that needs to be considered if the UK is to make the most of the opportunity to become a world leader in the digital...


December 5, 2014  4:00 PM

The key themes from this year’s UKtech50: digital, recruitment, and out-of-touch suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, CTO, digital, Government IT, it management, recruitment, Skills, uktech50

Soon after Computer Weekly launched our UKtech50 programme to identify the most influential people in UK IT, over four years ago, we were approached by a couple of the female IT leaders...


November 14, 2014  12:01 PM

However many ‘modes’ you choose, the IT department needs to change

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, digital, Gartner, IT department, it management, recruitment, Skills

The age of the "command and control" IT department is over - of that fact most experts are agreed. The balance of power in corporate IT has shifted away from the IT team - and away from their technology suppliers - to their users in the business. But plenty of IT leaders are still trying to come...


September 26, 2014  2:18 PM

CIOs should use IT apprenticeships to tackle digital skills shortages

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, CIO, Digital skills, Labour, recruitment, Skills

One of the things Labour leader Ed Miliband remembered to say in his party conference speech this week was to criticise the IT industry.

He singled out IT...


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


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