BT is ramping up its commitment to boost to digital skills education with a new programme that which aims to provide training to 10 million British citizens and plug an estimated £63bn annual impact on the UK’s competitiveness.
The Institute of Coding - the body which is funded by the Government to the tune of £20 million - is launching a new campaign which aims to tackle stereotypes in the digital industry following a study which shows many youngsters are put off taking up careers in the sector by a perceived lack of diversity and inclusion.
The Data Literacy Project - aimed at strengthening skills among the workforce and forge a society “fluent in data” - might have attracted some big industry brands but the vast majority of data scientists are still concerned about the lack of data literacy in the UK.
Our ’Customer data integration and data technologies’ survey will be closing soon. DataIQ is looking to understand how co-ordinated the strategic goals of digital transformation are with the tactical deployment of new solutions, such as a customer data platform. This survey is made up of 15 questions and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
The Government is ramping up its commitment to increasing diversity in the UK tech sector by opening a third round of funding through the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund, with training providers able to bid for up to £100,000 to design programmes which retrain a diverse range of individuals for a career in cyber security.
Online electrical retailer AO.com is doing its bit to increase diversity in the technology industry by launching a new "Women in Tech" group, which will visit schools to promote careers in the sector as well as help shape the firm’s own strategy.
Fewer than a third (31%) of data professionals - including data analysts, data scientists and data quality managers - are fully confident in their ability to deliver trusted data at speed throughout their organisation, in direct contrast to their colleagues working in IT.