"This article is a fascinating look at what is happening in the Middle East for women in tech. " Susan If you left your country of birth in the midst of a war and found yourself in a promising career at Google, you’d be forgiven for staying put. But Lara Noujaim had other ideas. The business graduate travelled from Lebanon to California in 2006 and, after completing an MBA at Santa Clara University, she found work in America’s thriving tech sector, joining Google as a Data Ev
I recently had an opportunity to participate in a panel discussion on the topic of the Tech Skills Gap. The panel included Christy Schroeder from the IBM Academic Initiative, Chris O'Malley, CEO of Compuware, Mary Ann Schatteman, President of MyNextITCourse and Sandra Saric, VP Talent Innovation at the Information and Communication Council of Canada. Watch the Highlights Reel here. Watch the full Panel Discussion here.
The UK government released a new Digital Skills Crisis report on June 13, 2016. It looks at the scope of the digital skills challenge and provides insights into how to close the gap including Digital Skills in Business and Digital Skills in Schools.
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"I have been following the skills gap issues in New Zealand for sometime. It is good to see that they take this issue seriously and make the process of bringing new talent onboard as smooth and pain free as possible. There is a lot to be learned from their example. " Susan New Zealand needs more IT professionals, and is hitting its targets through a mix of training existing residents and attracting new ones Wellington is as far as you can fly from Heathrow before you start
"I was excited to read this article because cyber security is one of the in demand skills. This is an innovative way of growing the skills base in a positive way. I think this approach could be replicated around the world." Susan Crest and the NCA call on UK industry to help support initiatives aimed at recruiting technically talent people into IT and IT security as an alternative to cyber crime Security certification body Crest has joined forces with the National Crime Age
"Seeing our jobs replaced by machines is certainly a terrifying thought but market segments such as manufacturing have been seeing this for years. The interesting thing is that analytical jobs related to technology are in great demand in manufacturing with a major skills gap emerging. So while jobs are going away; new jobs are being created." Susan Technology has been both a destructive and creative force. According to a 2015 paper The Future of Work in the Age of the Mac
Youth unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing our global economy: today 73 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are unemployed, a 6% increase since 2007. This issue is especially relevant in Latin America. Unemployed youngsters represent more than 40% of the total number of unemployed in many countries (a higher rate than in European countries) and the 14% youth unemployment rate is more than double the LATAM average rate of 6%. However, another fac
"We read a lot about organizations moving to a flexible work environment to save money on real estate. In this very practical article we learn how a workplace redesign can actually improve the ability for a team to collaborate. Michael McKiernan has done an excellent job of highlight the key steps in the process - define the problem; look at the real estate design; review the technology needs; focus on the people and how they like to work and finally - measure and adjust."
"The safety of our children in a digital world is a primary concern for many parents. The author says that children spend an average of seven hours a day in front of screens - from television and computers, to mobile phones and digital devices. That's a pretty amazing amount of time and reinforces why understanding the digital world is so important as a parenting skills. This article does an excellent job of breaking down the skills that children will need to survive and th