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generation agile

Why we need Generation Agile

The Agile Business Consortium is calling for the inclusion of agility and agile skills in the education of everyone from primary school children, to working professionals.
public sector needs SD-WAN

Why the public sector needs SD-WAN to solve today’s network challenges

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds, explains why SD-WAN is relevant for the public sector, and bringing an understanding of the barriers to adoption may encourage other organisations in the sector to follow suite.
digital skills gap

Closing the digital skills gap: Three steps for business and government collaboration

We all have a responsibility to close the skills gap, but what are you going about it? Here, Ramkumar Chandrasekaran, HR Director, UK & Ireland at Tata Consultancy Services shares three steps for business and government collaboration.
financial literacy problem

Should the UK be investing more in its financial literacy problem?

New research reveals that one in three of us can’t figure out the correct change from a typical ‘big shop'. This poses the question as to whether the UK should be investing in its financial literacy problem.
dream stem project

The DREAM STEM Project at North Carolina Central University: Retaining talent

Caesar R. Jackson, Professor of Physics explores the DREAM STEM Project at North Carolina Central University, which includes retaining science, technology, engineering and mathematics talent in the U.S.
blockchain skills gap

Closing the blockchain skills gap

Ken Weber, Head of Social Impact, Ripple, assesses the blockchain skills gap and the role of academia, governments and private organisations in helping to address it.
the electricity industry

How to get a career in the electricity industry

The electricity industry is in need of a new generation of engineers with the skills to work on the energy systems of the future as it begins to benefit from a range of new smart and low carbon technologies.
executive coaching, arden university

Executive coaching: The hidden benefit

Ross Thompson at Arden University reveals the hidden benefit of executive coaching – which is the potential to unlock talent and capability via the promotion of candour and personal opinion.
alison pritchard, government digital service

Alison Pritchard becomes interim Director General of GDS

Defra's Alison Pritchard joins GDS as Director General, beginning her first week as the department’s interim chief.
teaching technology

Bridging the digital gap: The importance of teaching technology to older people

Alongside Maplewave, we explore the importance of teaching technology to older people in order to close the digital age divide and which methods will help close the digital gap.
digital capabilities

New report urges Government to improve its digital capabilities

A Science and Technology Committee report has concluded that the Government must improve its digital capabilities in order to enhance the relationship between citizens and the State.
UK-India tech

New boost for UK-India tech startup sectors

New initiative launched in India to give startups the skills they need to grow their business and drive UK-India tech collaboration.
our carbon footprint

The importance of reducing our carbon footprint and increasing our renewables workforce

Renewable energy is becoming a priority for governments all around the world in order to reduce our carbon footprint, but the skills shortage is slowing progression down.
public sector technology professionals

Future-proofing the skills of public sector technology professionals

SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2019[1] suggests that public sector technology professionals have a growing desire to utilise their expertise and focus on their career-based learning in order to play a bigger role in their organisation.
embed continuous improvement

How do we embed continuous improvement in our organisation?

CI and Quality Improvement are two tools for delivering efficient and effective public services. How can you embed these skills in your organisation? Andrew Sandford enlightens us here.
gender stereotypes in AI, I'd blush if I could

UNESCO recommendations to stop gender stereotypes in AI

UNESCO has published a report to investigate gender equality in digital professions and eliminate gender stereotypes in AI applications such as Siri.
country's skills gap

UK economy risks £3.3 billion loss if the country’s skills gap isn’t closed

The UK's future economic success is in jeopardy, warns the Association of Colleges, as latest forecasting highlights the impact of not closing the country's skills gap.
play-based learning

Play-based learning to develop 21st Century Skills

Aaditya Tangri, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalebr Americas and Founder of STEAMathalon shares his thoughts on why play-based learning today is important for a brighter future tomorrow.
importance of STEM skills

The importance of STEM skills and closing the gap

Mark Brownridge, Director General of the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) highlights the importance of STEM skills for the future of the private sector and how to close the current gap, here.
shared prosperity fund

What is going on with the Shared Prosperity Fund?

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director, Institute of Economic Development, expresses his frustrations with the lack of communication on the Shared Prosperity Fund consultation.

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