The Government is being urged to ramp up the adoption of technology in schools, for both teachers and pupils alike, on the back of a new study which shows nearly half of all schools have low levels of digital proficiency and are not tapping into the benefits tech can bring to the learning process.
The vast majority of business chiefs around the world are out of touch with what it takes to lead effectively and for their businesses to stay competitive in the digital economy, with reliance on antiquated leadership approaches undermining organisational performance.
The quest to find and recruit data professionals shows no sign of easing in London with new figures showing data roles are growing faster than any other profession, up 92% in the past 12 months alone, despite a year which was dominated by Brexit-related political and economic uncertainty.
Speculation over who will succeed Daniel Craig as the next James Bond may have been rife for months, but back in the real world it seems that 007 is becoming obsolete as MI5 kicks off a major recruitment drive to build an army of data and behavioural scientists to combat terrorist threats.
Artificial intelligence-related courses have emerged as the most popular in the UK this year, with Stanford University’s online machine learning course topping the charts, followed by courses such as AI for Everyone, Introduction to TensorFlow, and Programming for Everybody.
Data science, data protection and tech jobs are dominating the UK recruitment market, according to an analysis of LinkedIn users’ profiles, with artificial intelligence and machine learning roles leading the way.
Zurich UK has become the latest high-profile brand to open its own data academy as part of the finance giant’s plans to put data at the heart of its business and equip staff with skills for the future.
Wise, the campaigning group for greater gender balance in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), is calling for employers, professional bodies and educators to set a target of achieving 30% of women in core STEM roles on the back of new official figures which reveal there has been virtually no progress in the tech industry for a decade.