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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

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...


July 24, 2015  11:18 AM

Scalextric shows the way to winning the digital race

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
digital, Internet, Startups

If, like me, your childhood featured the joys of Scalextric, then you can't fail to feel a frisson of excitement at the prospect of controlling the racing cars from your smartphone, and sharing race data with your friends.

This is just one of the


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...


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...


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,...


June 5, 2014  10:20 AM

Russia’s investment in tech startups depends on overcoming concerns of its new web-savvy generation

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
3G, 4G, Broadband, innovation, Mobile, Skolkovo, Startups, tech startups

According to Bloomberg's ranking of the most innovative countries in the world, Russia ranks only 18th - ahead of China but behind not only most of its global competitors, but also relative...


June 3, 2014  8:36 AM

Bringing the technology world to Russia

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cisco, IBM, innovation, Intel, SAP, Skolkovo, Startups, tech startups

The billions of rubles of government money being invested in the Skolkovo Innovation Centre on the outskirts of Moscow (


June 2, 2014  9:31 AM

How Moscow money and the post-Soviet generation hope to create Russia’s Silicon Valley

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
innovation, Skolkovo, Startups, tech startups

The Skolkovo Innovation Centre is about a half-hour drive from Red Square, in a 400 hectare building site on the outskirts of Moscow. Today and tomorrow, it's the venue for the second annual


May 30, 2014  10:42 AM

Large firms are turning to tech startups because traditional IT suppliers are failing to innovate

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Big Data, cloud, innovation, Mobile, Startups, tech startups, Unilever

Amid all the talk of the growth of the UK's tech startup scene in recent years, there has been one significant development that has gone relatively unremarked - the failure of...


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