When IT Meets Politics:

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November 30, 2019  8:05 PM

Your election choice: Protectionist Stagflation or Radical (Technology enabled) Change

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, Conservative, digital, green, Labour, Libdem, Skills, Uncategorized

Without radical change, particularly to our education and training system to give our current and future workforce the skills of the future, that future is bleak, who-over wins on December 12th. Thec Conservative spending plans are ambitious. They require much more than the Brexit Dividend from...

November 5, 2019  6:44 PM

Making sense of the current UK Cybersecurity Skills scene

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
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Your opportunity to catch up

Next week (12th November) I look forward to catching up with what is happening on the UK cybersecurity skills scene at the first Digital Policy Alliance review meeting since I


November 3, 2019  5:49 PM

Insurability is the key to Cybermaturity

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Uncategorized

Computer users spend over £150 billion a year on products and services that do not always protect them and their customers from on-line attack and fraud. They spend barely £7 billion on cyber insurance for when they fail.  By contrast spend on fire protection and fire insurance are about the...


December 29, 2018  8:39 PM

Addressing the shortages of construction skills that threaten Broadband Roll-out

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Carillion, DSS, Gigaclear, Hyperoptic, idea, Liberty Global, Uncategorized, Virgin Media

Problems with quality, not just quantity threaten to derail full fibre roll out as they did cable TV roll out 25 years ago. Over the past couple of years broadband roll-out projects (BT, Virgin, City Fibre etc.) have become increasingly delayed because of shortages of relevant...


December 19, 2018  12:10 PM

Happy Christmas and a Hokey Cokey New Year

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Uncategorized

We have had a barrage of reports and articles telling us what the various types of Brexit deal really mean, None of them come remotely close to this for clarity and vision.


December 18, 2018  2:29 PM

Have your Christmas Presents vanished from your doorstep?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Uncategorized

So far only one of the presents we have ordered on-line this year failed to arrive - more than one e-mails telling us of delivery slots arrived after the parcel. It was therefore only chance that some-one was in to collect.  I did,  however, enjoy the you tube video referenced in the


August 21, 2018  8:03 AM

Why all the fuss about AI?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Uncategorized

What happens when you put modern processing power and data storage and reliable communications to cloud based services behind 40 year old AI processes, repackage the results to get protection under US IPR law and then add a flow of press releases from academics hungry for research funds, start-ups...


May 23, 2018  1:48 PM

After us the drought of democracy?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Uncategorized

The BBC cover of a report from the Environment Agency warning of serious water shortages by 2050 while sufficient to supply 20 million consumers is being wasted prompted an attack of déjà vu. Similar statements were made in the...


January 18, 2018  7:29 PM

Who opposes on-line age checking and why?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
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Articles have recently appeared in the Daily Telegraph and on the BBC website  making the claim that age checking, as required under the Digital Economy Act, will drive adolescents towards the dark web. They quote an


January 15, 2018  3:04 AM

Who is serious about data protection?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.ico, Data protection, GDPR, IETF, Uncategorized

The latest data breach in Leicester City Council , putting some of the most vulnerable in society at immediate risk from potential local predators, illustrates why it is so important to implement the...


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