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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...

February 12, 2016  10:23 AM

Why are so many organisations bringing outsourced IT back in-house?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
EDS, GDS, Government IT, Insourcing, local government, Outsourcing, Skills

To outsource or to not outsource? That, for many IT leaders, has been something of a religious question for a long time. You're either a follower or you're not.

But we are no nearer to answering the question of whether outsourcing works. In recent months, Computer Weekly has talked to...


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...


June 12, 2015  11:14 AM

UK needs better training focus to bridge the gap between digital culling jobs and creating them

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Banking, Boots, digital, Employment, HSBC, jobs, retail, Skills, Training

In the past week, HSBC and Boots chemists have...


May 6, 2015  10:07 AM

The digital challenge for the new government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, Government IT, Skills, Startups

It's been said that the general election this week is the most important for a generation. That's probably true on a number of levels - and certainly within the microcosm of the IT and digital community.

Technology is not going to decide who wins, but it is going to underpin the...


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