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New conversion degree courses ‘will help boost diversity in AI tech roles’

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said more than £18 million will be invested in new degree courses and online training tools New conversion degree courses in artificial intelligence and data science will help boost diversity in the technology sector and help “upskill” adults, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)… Read More


Gender equality in tech: it’s time for businesses to start turning words into actions
Initiatives and board-level discussions are important. But for more tangible change to happen, a shift needs to occur before people enter the workplace, writes Okta software developer Sara Daqiq When looking back at the impact that figures such as Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper had on computer programming, the state of female representation within STEM... Read More

Park Place Technologies flying Irish students to US for Women in STEM initiative

The data centre maintenance company has partnered with I Wish (Inspiring Women In STEM) to attract young women to careers in technology The UK STEM industry is in the throes of a skills shortage estimated to be costing the country £1.5 billion annually. While women represent 47 percent of the UK workforce, just 12 percent… Read More


Half of UK CIOs fear IT talent scarcity post-Brexit

As UK firms wrangle with uncertainty caused by Brexit delays, CIOs fear that a dearth of tech talent is on the horizon Over half of UK business leaders are anxious about Brexit’s impact on their IT workforce, according to a report released today by Barclaycard. 51 per cent of UK CIOs are concerned that they… Read More


A holistic view on solving the cyber security skills gap
Organisations need to focus on development and diversity and target traits over skills Cyber attacks are increasing in prevalence and disruptive potential, and several high profile breaches and data leaks have acted as a major wake-up call as to just how vulnerable critical systems are to disruption and damage. Recent years have also seen the... Read More


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