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February 6, 2019  10:38 AM

A Skills Policy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Artificial intelligence, Robotics, Skills

The pace of change in the skills in demand (as machine intelligence, now called AI, matures) is matched only by the pace of change in educational technology (using machine intelligence to transform the learning experience) and the ways we can use to acquire the new skills. Both have overtaken...

May 31, 2018  4:21 PM

A UK Strategy for the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Skills

The Education Select Committee of the House of Commons has invited evidence for an enquiry into the challenges posed and...

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May 31, 2018  9:32 AM

Digital Skills – the view from 1997

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Skills

I am currently assembling material to quote in a submission to the Education Selection committee enquiry into skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The EURIM Briefing below was prepared in response to a request from Sir Leon Brittan to help with the planned follow up to the "European Year of...


March 1, 2018  8:59 PM

The Prime Minister’s Skills Funding Review goes well beyond “mere” funding

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
apprenticeships, Skills, Training

Ten days ago the Prime Minister took time out from Brexit to deliver a blockbuster of a speech on the need to reform the funding of Higher Education . The reactions from the


August 17, 2017  10:08 AM

Removing Digital from the Pointless Ponzi Skills scheme

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
apprenticeships, Skills

The Election Campaign revealed the unpopularity of the Student Loan scheme with students and parents. The Apprenticeship Levy scheme, at least in its current state, is equally unpopular with employers. At the time of the election


March 31, 2017  6:35 PM

Teenage girl hacker “kills” 3,000 Italians – a tale for Brexit Day

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
"Computer security", Big Data security, Brexit, Security, Skills

mavis-wash Brexit Day, 29th March, was the 46th Anniversary of the conclusion of the


July 2, 2016  1:44 PM

Putting the IT into BrexIT: what do we (and they) really want?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, Data protection, IPR, privacy, Skills, TTIP

We have heard much regurgitation of pre-referendum positions, interspersed with "firing from the hip" from those determined to preserve the past from the future.


June 25, 2016  3:57 PM

What effect will Brexit have on the ICT industries and professions?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Banks, Brexit, Broadband, Data centres, Data protection, fibre, Fintech, investment, Legacy systems, privacy, reform, Security, Skills, Smart phones, Switzerland

After the meeting of the European Council next week we will have a clearer idea of whether the Brexit vote will lead to a positive relationship with a reformed European Confederation. If


January 4, 2016  6:43 PM

UK Digital Strategy – two weeks to give your views on how the UK will cross “the next frontier”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, Cabinet office, DCMS, Defra, Digital strategy, RAeGDS, Skills


On the 29th December, while most of the world's digital leaders were off-line , Ed Vaizey called for inputs to digitalstrategy@culture.gov.uk...


February 17, 2015  10:04 AM

Will Government Verify survive the impending cybersecurity skills crisis?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.gov.uk, Compliance, Crapband, crisis, cybersecurity, digichampz, e-skills, IAM, ICAEW, Skills, Verify

Few outside the community of those obsessed with digital identity will keep up to date with postings and comments on  the Gov.UK Identity Assurance Blog  but a regular reader recently drew my attention to a recent posting, on "


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