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April 16, 2015  1:24 PM

The missing election manifesto promise – educating MPs on the UK’s digital opportunity

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, Broadband, Conservatives, Data protection, GDS, innovation, Labour, privacy, Skills, tech startups

Who is going to be the big digital winner after the 2015 general election? Congratulations to anyone involved with smart ticketing on public transport - you're in for a good time....

March 19, 2015  5:38 PM

George Osborne set the UK on a digital roll – now a new government must accelerate the momentum

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
API, Banking, Broadband, budget, GDS, HMRC, Internet of Things, Mobile, research, Skills, smart city, Startups

It's rare that I'm inclined to congratulate George Osborne, but recognition is due to the Chancellor for making his latest budget the most tech-friendly ever.

Every year,...

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

July 4, 2014  10:49 AM

To every male IT leader – it is your responsibility to get more women into IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Digital skills, Diversity, IT leadership, recruitment, Skills

Congratulations to the 25 most influential women in UK IT - our annual list was announced yesterday, and it contains some amazing, high-achieving individuals (who happen to be...

June 18, 2014  11:51 AM

Invest in the UK’s IT heartland to secure the future of our digital economy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital skills, IT education, IT training, Skills, tech startups

It's the first ever London Technology Week this week, an apparent attempt to make tech a part of the capital's international trendy calendar alongside the likes of London Fashion Week and London Film Festival.

It has certainly grabbed some headlines - when was technology ever the...

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.

June 21, 2013  11:58 AM

Smart CIOs understand the distinction between digital and IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, cloud, digital, Mobile, Skills, Software, Software development, Strategy

Language has always been a barrier between business and IT. For years, technical jargon protected the IT department because their business colleagues assumed they needed these well-paid experts to understand all this complexity.

More recently, that jargon has been understandably used...

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